“You are to make the robe 1 of the ephod completely blue.
You are to make two more 1 gold rings and attach them to the bottom of the two shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod, close to the juncture above the waistband of the ephod.
They are to tie the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod by blue cord, so that it may be above the waistband of the ephod, and so that the breastpiece will not be loose from the ephod.
When these men broke into Micah’s house and stole 1 the carved image, the ephod, the personal idols, and the metal image, the priest said to them, “What are you doing?”
The priest was happy. He took the ephod, the personal idols, and the carved image and joined the group. 1
When David realized that Saul was planning to harm him, 1 he told Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod!”
The five men who had gone to spy out the land broke in and stole 1 the carved image, the ephod, the personal idols, and the metal image, while the priest was standing at the entrance to the gate with the six hundred fully armed men. 2
The priest replied, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you struck down in the valley of Elah, is wrapped in a garment behind the ephod. If you wish, take it for yourself. Other than that, there’s nothing here.” David said, “There’s nothing like it! Give it to me!”