"And you shall make holy clothes for Aaron your brother, for honor and for beauty"—Exodus 28:2.

The kohanim (priests) are commanded to don special priestly vestments – four special garments for the regular priest, eight for the high priest – before serving in the Holy Temple.

Though these clothing were stunningly beautiful, inlaid with gold and precious gems, the priest is enjoined not to take personal pleasure from them. Rather he should wear then solely because this is G‑d's command.