LĔWI 8 (Levi 8)

1 There I again saw the vision as formerly, after we had been there seventy days.

2 And I saw seven men in white clothing, who were saying to me, ‘Arise, put on the vestments of the kehunnah, the crown of righteousness, the oracle of understanding, the robe of truth, the breastplate of faith, the miter for the head, and the apron for neḇuah power,

3 each carried one of these and put them on me and said, ‘From now on be a kohĕn, you and all your posterity.

4 The first anointed me with qodesh oil and gave me a staff.

5 The second washed me with pure water, fed me by hand with bread and qodesh wine, and put on me a qodesh and glorious vestment.

6 The third put on me something made of linen, like an ĕphoḏ.

7 The forth placed around me a girdle which was like purple.

8 The fifth gave me a branch of rich olive wood.

9 The sixth placed a wreath on my head.

10 The seventh placed the diadem of the kohĕn on me and filled my hands with incense, in order that I might serve as kohĕn for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim.

11 And they said to me, ‘Lĕwi, your posterity shall be divided into three offices as a sign of the glory of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 who is coming.

12 The first lot shall be great; no other shall be greater than it.

13 The second shall be in the role of kohĕn.

14 But the third shall be granted a new name, because from Yahuḏah a sovereign will arise and shall found a new kehunnah in accord with the gentile model of the people and for all nations.

15 His presence is beloved, as a naḇi of the Most High, a descendant of Aḇraham, our father.

16 To you and your posterity will be everything desired in Yisra’ĕl, and you shall eat everything attractive to behold, and your posterity will share among themselves 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄’s table.

17 From among them will be kohenim, judges, and scribes, and by their word the sanctuary will be controlled.

18 When I awoke, I understood that this was like the first dream.

19 And I hid this in my heart as well, and I did not report it to any human being on the earth.