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Oil and Incense

30:22 53 The Lord spoke to Moses:54 30:23 “Take55 choice spices:56 twelve and a half pounds57 of free-flowing myrrh,58 half that—about six and a quarter pounds—of sweet-smelling cinnamon, six and a quarter pounds of sweet-smelling cane, 30:24 and twelve and a half pounds of cassia, all weighed59 according to the sanctuary shekel, and four quarts60 of olive oil. 30:25 You are to make this61 into62 a sacred anointing oil, a perfumed compound,63 the work of a perfumer. It will be sacred anointing oil.

30:26 “With it you are to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony, 30:27 the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and its utensils, the altar of incense, 30:28 the altar for the burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its base. 30:29 So you are to sanctify them,64 and they will be most holy;65 anything that touches them will be holy.66

30:30 “You are to anoint Aaron and his sons and67 sanctify them, so that they may minister as my priests. 30:31 And you are to tell the Israelites: ‘This is to be my sacred anointing oil throughout your generations. 30:32 It must not be applied68 to people’s bodies, and you must not make any like it with the same recipe. It is holy, and it must be holy to you. 30:33 Whoever makes perfume like it and whoever puts any of it on someone not a priest69 will be cut off70 from his people.’ ”

30:34 The Lord said to Moses: “Take71 spices, gum resin,72 onycha,73 galbanum,74 and pure frankincense75 of equal amounts76 30:35 and make it into an incense,77 a perfume,78 the work of a perfumer. It is to be finely ground,79 and pure and sacred. 30:36 You are to beat some of it very fine and put some of it before the ark of the testimony in the tent of meeting where I will meet with you; it is to be most holy to you. 30:37 And the incense that you are to make, you must not make for yourselves using the same recipe; it is to be most holy to you, belonging to the Lord. 30:38 Whoever makes anything like it, to use as perfume,80 will be cut off from his people.”


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