New International Version
Remove Aaron's garments and put them on his son Eleazar, for Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will die there."
King James Bible
And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.
Darby Bible Translation
and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron shall be gathered [to his peoples], and shall die there.
World English Bible
and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them on Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered [to his people], and shall die there."
Young's Literal Translation
and strip Aaron of his garments, and thou hast clothed with them Eleazar his son, and Aaron is gathered, and doth die there.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Strip Aaron of his garments - This was, in effect, depriving him of his office; and putting the clothes on his son Eleazar implied a transfer of that office to him. A transfer of office, from this circumstance of putting the clothes of the late possessor on the person intended to succeed him, was called investing or investment, (clothing); as removing a person from an office was termed divesting or unclothing. Among the Catholics, and in the Church of England, this same method is used in degrading ecclesiastics. Hence such a degradation is termed by the common people stripping a man of his gown.
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"Aaron's sacred garments will belong to his descendants so that they can be anointed and ordained in them.
"Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command at the waters of Meribah.
Moses did as the LORD commanded: They went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community.
"Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people."
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