The Tabernacle Erected and Arranged
40 Then the Lord aspoke to Moses, saying: 2 “On the first day of the bfirst month you shall set up cthe tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3 dYou shall put in it the ark of the Testimony, and 1partition off the ark with the veil. 4 eYou shall bring in the table and farrange the things that are to be set in order on it; gand you shall bring in the lampstand and 2light its lamps. 5 hYou shall also set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the Testimony, and put up the screen for the door of the tabernacle. 6 Then you shall set the ialtar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 7 And jyou shall set the laver between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. 8 You shall set up the court all around, and hang up the screen at the court gate.
9 “And you shall take the anointing oil, and kanoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy. 10 You shall lanoint the altar of the burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar. mThe altar shall be most holy. 11 And you shall anoint the laver and its base, and consecrate it.
12 n“Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle of meeting and wash them with water. 13 You shall put the holy ogarments on Aaron, pand anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister to Me as priest. 14 And you shall bring his sons and clothe them with tunics. 15 You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall surely be qan everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”
16 Thus Moses did; according to all that the Lord had commanded him, so he did.
17 And it came to pass in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, that the rtabernacle was 3raised up. 18 So Moses raised up the tabernacle, fastened its sockets, set up its boards, put in its bars, and raised up its pillars. 19 And he spread out the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent on top of it, as the Lord had commanded Moses. 20 He took sthe Testimony and put it into the ark, inserted the poles through the rings of the ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark. 21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, thung up the veil of the covering, and partitioned off the ark of the Testimony, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
22 uHe put the table in the tabernacle of meeting, on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil; 23 vand he set the bread in order upon it before the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses. 24 wHe put the lampstand in the tabernacle of meeting, across from the table, on the south side of the tabernacle; 25 and xhe lit the lamps before the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses. 26 yHe put the gold altar in the tabernacle of meeting in front of the veil; 27 zand he burned sweet incense on it, as the Lord had commanded Moses. 28 aHe hung up the screen at the door of the tabernacle. 29 bAnd he put the altar of burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and coffered upon it the burnt offering and the grain offering, as the Lord had commanded Moses. 30 dHe set the laver between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar, and put water there for washing; 31 and Moses, Aaron, and his sons would ewash their hands and their feet with water from it. 32 Whenever they went into the tabernacle of meeting, and when they came near the altar, they washed, fas the Lord had commanded Moses. 33 gAnd he raised up the court all around the tabernacle and the altar, and hung up the screen of the court gate. So Moses hfinished the work.
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