As a jeweler engraves signets, so shall you engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel. You shall enclose them in settings of gold filigree. 12 And you shall set the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of remembrance for the sons of Israel. And Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord on his two shoulders for remembrance.
The High Priest was to bear the weight of all his people on his shoulders as he approached the throne of God. The High Priest was to remember them by bearing their weight on his shoulders. Jesus Christ would bear the weight of His people as our great High Priest as He lugged that cursed tree up that dusty road. Our High Priest has once for all bore our names and our sins before God on our behalf.