“Tell the Israelites: You must observe My Sabbaths, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, so that you will know that I am Yahweh who sets you apart.
Keep My statutes and do them; I am Yahweh who sets you apart.
so that he does not corrupt his bloodline among his people, for I am Yahweh who sets him apart.”
But because he has a defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar. He is not to desecrate My sanctuaries, for I am Yahweh who sets them apart.”
by letting the people eat their holy offerings and having them bear the penalty of restitution. For I am Yahweh who sets them apart.”
You must not profane My holy name; I must be treated as holy among the Israelites. I am Yahweh who sets you apart,
I also gave them My Sabbaths to serve as a sign between Me and them, so they will know that I am Yahweh who sets them apart as holy.
They must keep My instruction, or they will be guilty and die because they profane it; I am Yahweh who sets them apart.
Consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am Yahweh your God.
They are to be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God. For they present the fire offerings to Yahweh, the food of their God, and they must be holy.
They are not to marry a woman defiled by prostitution. They are not to marry one divorced by her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.
Lord, Your testimonies are completely reliable;
holiness is the beauty of Your house
for all the days to come.
When My sanctuary is among them forever, the nations will know that I, Yahweh, sanctify Israel.”
He said to me, “This is the place where the priests will boil the restitution offering and the sin offering, and where they will bake the grain offering, so that they do not bring them into the outer court and transmit holiness to the people.”
Gather the people;
sanctify the congregation;
assemble the aged;
gather the children,
even those nursing at the breast.
Let the groom leave his bedroom,
and the bride her honeymoon chamber.
“Consecrate every firstborn male to Me, the firstborn from every womb among the Israelites, both man and domestic animal; it is Mine.”
(just as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every firstborn malewill be dedicated to the Lord)
And the Lord told Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes
Then Moses came down from the mountain to the people and consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.
“Tell the people: Purify yourselves in readiness for tomorrow, and you will eat meat because you cried before the Lord: ‘Who will feed us meat? We really had it good in Egypt.’ The Lord will give you meat and you will eat.
“Go and consecrate the people. Tell them to consecrate themselves for tomorrow, for this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There are things that are set apart among you, Israel. You will not be able to stand against your enemies until you remove what is set apart.
Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, because the Lord will do wonders among you tomorrow.”
I chose you before I formed you in the womb;
I set you apart before you were born.
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
Put these on your brother Aaron and his sons; then anoint, ordain, and consecrate them, so that they may serve Me as priests.
“This is what you are to do for them to consecrate them to serve Me as priests. Take a young bull and two unblemished rams,
He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed and consecrated him. Then Moses presented Aaron’s sons, clothed them with tunics, wrapped sashes around them, and fastened headbands on them, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle them on Aaron and his garments, as well as on his sons and their garments. In this way, he and his garments will become holy, as well as his sons and their garments.
Clothe Aaron with the holy garments, anoint him, and consecrate him, so that he can serve Me as a priest.
Even the priests who come near the Lord must purify themselves or the Lord will break out in anger against them.”
Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send for his children and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought: Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts. This was Job’s regular practice.