New International Version
"Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
King James Bible
And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron and his sons thou shalt anoint, and shalt hallow them, that they may serve me as priests.
World English Bible
You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest's office.
Young's Literal Translation
and Aaron and his sons thou dost anoint, and hast sanctified them for being priests to Me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons - For the reason of this anointing, see Clarke's note on Exodus 29:7. It seems that this anointing oil was an emblem of Divine teaching, and especially of those influences by which the Church of Christ was, in the beginning, guided into all truth; as is evident from the allusion to it by St. John: "Ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. The anointing which ye have received from him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him; 1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27.
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'Thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon.' --EXODUS xxx. 1. Ceremonies are embodied thoughts. Religious ceremonies are moulded by, and seek to express, the worshipper's conception of his God, and his own relation to Him; his aspirations and his need. Of late years scholars have been busy studying the religions of the more backward races, and explaining rude and repulsive rites by pointing to the often profound and sometimes beautiful ideas underlying them. When that process is applied to Australian …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"Whereby we Cry, Abba, Father. "
After you put these clothes on your brother Aaron and his sons, anoint and ordain them. Consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head.
You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy.
Say to the Israelites, 'This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come.
He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him to consecrate him.
Moses then said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD spoke of when he said: "'Among those who approach me I will be proved holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.'" Aaron remained silent.
It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down on the collar of his robe.
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