So let my lord the king now listen to the words of his servant. If the Lord has incited you against me, may he take delight in 1 an offering. But if men have instigated this, 2 may they be cursed before the Lord! For they have driven me away this day from being united with the Lord’s inheritance, saying, ‘Go on, serve other gods!’
Hiram sent his fleet and some of his sailors, who were well acquainted with the sea, to serve with Solomon’s men. 1
Then he said to me, “These are the houses for boiling, where the ministers of the temple boil the sacrifices of the people.”
1 “And you, bring near 2 to you your brother Aaron and his sons with him from among the Israelites, so that they may minister as my priests 3 – Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.
Now these are the garments that they are to make: a breastpiece, 1 an ephod, 2 a robe, a fitted 3 tunic, a turban, and a sash. They are to make holy garments for your brother Aaron and for his sons, that they may minister as my priests.
Does it seem too small a thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the community of Israel to bring you near to himself, to perform the service of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand before the community to minister to them?
I was eyes for the blind and feet for the lame;
A river of fire was streaming forth and proceeding from his presence. Many thousands were ministering to him; Many tens of thousands stood ready to serve him. 1 The court convened 2 and the books were opened.
But I confess this to you, that I worship 1 the God of our ancestors 2 according to the Way (which they call a sect), believing everything that is according to the law 3 and that is written in the prophets.
So also 1 Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns, 2 since they indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire 3 in a way similar to 4 these angels, 5 are now displayed as an example by suffering the punishment of eternal fire.
the woven garments for serving in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments for his sons to minister as priests.”
the hangings for the courtyard, the curtain for the entrance of the gate of the court, 1 which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their ropes, along with all the furnishings for their service and everything that is made for them. So they are to serve. 2