And he brought out of him a man of mercy,
Which found favor in the sight of all flesh;
A man beloved of God and men, even Moses,
Whose memorial is blessed.
He made him like to the glory of the saints,
And magnified him in the fears of his enemies.
By his words he caused the wonders to cease;
He glorified him in the sight of kings;
He gave him commandment for his people,
And showed him part of his glory.
He sanctified him in his faithfulness and meekness;
He chose him out of all flesh.
He made him to hear his voice,
And led him into the thick darkness,
And gave him commandments face to face,
Even the law of life and knowledge,
That he might teach Jacob the covenant,
And Israel his judgments.
He exalted Aaron, a holy man like to him,
Even his brother, of the tribe of Levi.
He established for him an everlasting covenant,
And gave him the priesthood of the people;
He beautified him with comely ornaments,
And girded him about with a robe of glory.
He clothed him with the perfection of exultation;
And strengthened him with apparel of honor,
The linen breeches, the long robe, and the ephod.
And he compassed him with pomegranates of gold,
And with many bells round about,
To send forth a sound as he went,
To make a sound that might be heard in the temple,
For a memorial to the children of his people;
10 With a holy garment, with gold and blue and purple, the work of the embroiderer,
With an oracle of judgement, even with the Urim and Thummim;
11 With twisted scarlet, the work of the craftsman;
With precious stones graven like a signet, in a setting of gold, the work of the jeweller,
For a memorial engraved in writing, after the number of the tribes of Israel;
12 With a crown of gold upon the mitre, an having graven on it, as on a signet, HOLINESS,
An ornament of honor, a work of might,
The desires of the eyes, goodly and beautiful.
13 Before him there never have been any such;
No stranger put them on, but his sons only, and his offspring perpertually.
14 His sacrifices shall be wholly consumed
Every day twice continually.
15 Moses filled consecrated him,
And anointed him with holy oil:
It was to him for an everlasting covenant,
And to his seed, all the days of heaven,
To minister to him, and to execute also the priest’s office,
And bless his people in his name.
16 He chose him out of all living
To offer sacrifice to the Lord,
Incense, and a sweet savor, for a memorial,
To make reconciliation for your people.
17 He gave to him in his commandments,
Yes, authority in the covenants of judgements,
To teach Jacob the testimonies,
And to enlighten Israel in his law.
18 Strangers gathered themselves together against him,
And envied him in the wilderness,
Even Dathan and Abiram with their company,
And the congregation of Korah, with wrath and anger.
19 The Lord saw it, and it displeased him;
And in the wrath of his anger they were destroyed:
He did wonders upon them,
To consume them with flaming fire.
20 And he added glory to Aaron,
And gave him a heritage:
He divided to him the first fruits of the increase;
And first did he prepare bread in abundance:
21 For they shall eat the sacrifices of the Lord,
Which he gave to him and to his seed.
22 Howbeit in the land of the people he shall have no inheritance,
And he has no portion among the people:
For he himself is your portion and inheritance.
23 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar is the third in glory,
In that he was zealous in the fear of the Lord,
And stood fast in the good forwardness of his soul when the people turned away,
And he made reconciliation for Israel.
24 Therefore was there a covenant of peace established for him,
That he should be leader of the saints and of his people;
That he and his seed
Should have the dignity of the priesthood for ever.
25 Also he made a covenant with David the son of Jesse, of the tribe of Judah;
The inheritance of the king is his alone from son to son;
So the inheritance of Aaron is also to his seed.
26  God give you wisdom in your heart
To judge his people in righteousness,
That their good things be not abolished,
And that their glory endure for all their generations.
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The rendering represents the most probable text.10:21+Verse10:2121 is omitted by the best authorities.10:27+The10:27Greek text of this verse is uncertain.11:5+11:5Gr.11:5tyrants11:15-16+Verses11:15-1615 and 16 are omitted by the best authorities.12:6+The12:6remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.12:8+12:8Or,12:8punished12:11+12:11Or,it12:11has not utterly rusted him13:13+13:13Gr.along13:13with.13:14+The13:14remainder of verse 13, and verse 14, are omitted by the best authorities.13:22+13:22Or,secrets,13:22and13:25+The13:25remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.14:12+14:12Gr.14:12Hades.14:16+14:16Gr.14:16Hades.14:20+Most14:20authorities readcome14:20to an end.16:15-16+Verses16:15-1615 and 16 are omitted by the best authorities.16:21+16:21Gr.among16:21hidden things.16:22+The16:22remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.16:23+16:23Gr.16:23heart.16:30+The16:30Greek text of this line is uncertain.16:30+16:30Gr.The16:30soul of every living thing.17:4+17:4Gr.17:4him.17:5+Verse17:55 is omitted by the best authorities.17:9+Verse17:99 is omitted by the best authorities.17:10+This17:10line is added by the best authorities.17:13+Some17:13ancient authorities read17:13their.17:16+Verses17:1616, 18, and 21 are omitted by the best authorities.17:17+The17:17preceding part of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.17:18+Verses17:1816, 18, and 21 are omitted by the best authorities.17:21+Verses17:2116, 18, and 21 are omitted by the best authorities.17:22+The17:22remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.17:26+A17:26line is here omitted by the best authorities.17:27+17:27Gr.17:27Hades.18:3+The18:3remainder of verse 2, and verse 3, are omitted by the best authorities.18:27+The18:27remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.18:31+18:31Or,a18:31rejoicing to18:33+The18:33remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.19:5+The19:5remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.19:6+The19:6preceding part of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.19:12+19:12Gr.thigh19:12of flesh.19:18-19+Verses19:18-1918 and 19 are omitted by the best authorities.19:21+The19:21remainder of verse 20, and verse 21, are omitted by the best authorities.19:25+19:25Gr.to19:25bring to light.19:25+The19:25remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.19:30+19:30Gr.laughter19:30of the teeth.20:3+Verse20:33 is omitted by the best authorities.20:14+A20:14line of this verse is here omitted by the best authorities.20:17+The20:17latter part of verse 17 is omitted by the best authorities.20:20+20:20Gr.20:20parable.20:32+Verse20:3232 is omitted by the best authorities.21:5+21:5Gr.21:5him.21:18+21:18Gr.unexamined21:18words.21:25+The21:25text seems to be uncertain.22:9-10+Verses22:9-109 and 10 are omitted by the best authorities.22:13+22:13Or,defiled:22:13in his onslaught turn22:23+The22:23remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.23:3+The23:3remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.23:4+23:4Gr.lifting23:4up of eyes.23:4+The23:4remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.23:5+The23:5remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.23:6+23:6Gr.appetite23:6of the belly.23:8+Most23:8authorities read23:8left.23:16+23:16Or,made23:16a fire blaze up23:28+Verse23:2828 is omitted by the best authorities.24:1+24:1Gr.her24:1own soul.24:15+See24:15Exodus 30:34.24:18+Verse24:1818 is omitted by the best authorities.24:24+Verse24:2424 is omitted by the best authorities.24:30+24:30Gr.24:30canal.24:32+24:32Gr.24:32them.25:12+Verse25:1212 is omitted by the best authorities.25:26+25:26Gr.according25:26to your hand.25:26+The25:26remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.26:5+26:5Gr.26:5countenance.26:15+26:15Gr.26:15weight.26:16+26:16Gr.26:16his.26:19-27+Verses26:19-2719-27 are omitted by the best authorities.27:2+27:2Gr.27:2rub.28:10+The28:10order of the lines in this verse is uncertain.29:5+29:5Gr.the29:5season.29:7+Some29:7ancient authorities readMany29:7therefore.29:23+The29:23remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.30:11+These30:11three lines are absent from the oldest MSS.30:12+These30:12three lines are absent from the oldest MSS.30:12+These30:12three lines are absent from the oldest MSS.30:17+The30:17oldest MSS. omitAnd30:17eternal rest.30:17+30:17Gr.age-long30:17rest.31:2+This31:2appears to be the meaning; but the Greek text here is probably corrupt.31:6+31:6Or,comes31:6to pass in their faces31:12+31:12Gr.open31:12not your throat upon it.32:21+32:21Gr.without32:21stumbling blocks.33:14+A33:14line of this verse is here omitted by the best authorities.33:31+The33:31Greek text of this line is probably corrupt.35:14+35:14Gr.35:14if35:17+Some35:17ancient authorities readfor35:17the righteous.36:2+The36:2remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.36:6+The36:6remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.36:11+The36:11ancient authorities readI36:11took them for mine inheritance:but36:11the Greek text is here very confused.36:17+36:17Gr.God36:17of the ages.36:19+36:19Gr.36:19throat.38:6+38:6Or,38:6he38:19+38:19Gr.against38:19the heart.38:24+38:24Gr.he38:24that is lessened in his business.38:28+38:28Gr.38:28renew.38:33+This38:33line is absent from the oldest MSS.38:34+38:34Gr.38:34age.39:1+39:1Gr.Except39:1him that.39:11+39:11Gr.39:11cease.40:2+The40:2Greek text of this line is probably corrupt.40:17+40:17Gr.40:17in.40:27+40:27Gr.40:27him.41:4+41:4Gr.41:4hades41:8+The41:8remainder of this verse is omitted by the best authorities.41:21+41:21Or,the41:21face of a kinsman42:6+42:6Or,A42:6seal42:11+42:11Or,a42:11rejoicing42:11+42:11Gr.called42:11forth.42:18+42:18Gr.42:18sign.43:1+43:1Gr.of43:1clearness.43:10+43:10Gr.43:10judgement.43:23+The43:23most ancient authorities readJesus43:23planted it.43:25+43:25Gr.43:25creation.Several43:25ancient authorities readpossession43:25of cattle.44:2+44:2Gr.44:2created.44:3+Most44:3authorities readThey44:3shall take counsel.44:4+The44:4Greek text is here corrupt.44:11+44:11Or,In44:11their testaments45:7+45:7Gr.45:7blessed.45:8+45:8Gr.45:8strength.45:12+45:12Gr.an45:12engraving of a signet of holiness.45:15+45:15Gr.filled45:15his hands.45:24+45:24Or,45:24sanctuary