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EXODUS, 33
The tent of the meeting

33:1     And the Lord said to Moses, Go forward from this place, you and the people whom you have taken up out of the land of Egypt, to that land about which I made an oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, To your seed will I give it. 2 And I will send an angel before you, driving out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite : 3 Go up to that land flowing with milk and honey ; but I will not go up among you, for you are a stiff-necked people, for fear that I send destruction on you while you are on the way.
33:4     Hearing this bad news the people were full of grief, and no one put on his ornaments. 5 And the Lord said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiff-necked people: if I come among you, even for a minute, I will send destruction on you; so take off all your ornaments, so that I may see what to do with you. 6 So the children of Israel took off their ornaments at Mount Horeb, and did not put them on again.
33:7     Now it was Moses' way to put up the Tent of meeting outside the tent-circle, at some distance away; giving it the name of The Tent of meeting. And everyone desiring to make his prayer to the Lord went to the Tent of meeting outside the tent-circle. 8 And whenever Moses went out to the Tent of meeting, all the people got up and everyone went to the door of his tent, looking after Moses till he went inside the Tent. 9 And whenever Moses went into the Tent, the pillar of cloud came down, and took its place by the door of the Tent, as long as the Lord was talking with Moses. 10 And all the people saw the cloud at the door of the Tent, and they went down on their faces, everyone at the door of his tent. 11 And the Lord had talk with Moses face to face, as a man may have talk with his friend. And when Moses came back to the tents, his servant, the young man Joshua, the son of Nun, did not come away from the Tent.
33:12     And Moses said to the Lord, See, you say to me, Be this people's guide on their journey, but you have not made clear to me whom you will send with me. But you have said, I have knowledge of you by name, and you have grace in my eyes. 13 If then I have grace in your eyes, let me see your ways, so that I may have knowledge of you and be certain of your grace ; and my prayer is that you will keep in mind that this nation is your people. 14 And he said, I myself will go with you and give you rest. 15 And Moses said, If you yourself are not going with us, do not send us on from here. 33:16 For is not the fact of your going with us the sign that I and this people have grace in your eyes, so that we, that is, I and your people, are separate from all other people on the face of the earth ?
33:17     And the Lord said to Moses, I will do as you say: for you have grace in my eyes, and I have knowledge of you by your name. 18 And Moses said, O Lord, let me see your glory. 19 And he said, I will make all the light of my being come before you, and will make clear to you what I am ; I will be kind to those to whom I will be kind, and have mercy on those on whom I will have mercy. 20 But it is not possible for you to see my face, for no man may see me and still go on living. 21 And the Lord said, See, there is a place near me, and you may take your place on the rock : 22 And when my glory goes by, I will put you in a hole in the rock, covering you with my hand till I have gone past: 23 Then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back: but my face is not to be seen.

EXODUS, 34
The covenant renewed

34:1     And the Lord said to Moses, Make two other stones like the first two ; and I will put on them the words which were on the first stones, which were broken by you. 2 And be ready by the morning, and come up on Mount Sinai, and come before me there in the morning, on the top of the mountain. 3 No one is to come up with you, and let no man be seen anywhere on the mountain; let no flocks or herds come near to get their food at its foot. 4 So Moses got two stones cut like the first ; and early in the morning he went up Mount Sinai, as the Lord had said, with the two stones in his hand. 5 And the Lord came down in the cloud and took his place by the side of Moses, and Moses gave worship to the name of the Lord. 6 And the Lord went past before his eyes, saying, The Lord, the Lord, a God full of pity and grace, slow to wrath and great in mercy and faith ; 7 Having mercy on thousands, overlooking evil and wrongdoing and sin ; he will not let wrongdoers go free, but will send punishment on children for the sins of their fathers, and on their children's children to the third and fourth generation. 8 Then Moses quickly went down on his face in worship. 9 And he said, If now I have grace in your eyes, let the Lord go among us, for this is a stiff-necked people, and give us forgiveness for our wrongdoing and our sin, and take us for your heritage.
34:10     And the Lord said, See, this is what I will undertake : before the eyes of your people I will do wonders, such as have not been done in all the earth or in any nation : and all your people will see the work of the Lord, for what I am about to do for you is greatly to be feared.
34:11     Take care to do the orders which I give you today ; I will send out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. 12 But take care, and do not make any agreement with the people of the land where you are going, for it will be a cause of sin to you. 13 But their altars are to be overturned and their pillars broken and their images cut down : 14 For you are to be worshippers of no other god : for the Lord is a God who will not give his honour to another. 15 So see that you make no agreement with the people of the land, and do not go after their gods, or take part in their offerings, or be guests at their feasts, 16 Or take their daughters for your sons ; for when their daughters give worship before their gods, they will make your sons take part with them.
    17 Make for yourselves no gods of metal.
    18 Keep the feast of unleavened bread ; for seven days your food is to be bread without leaven, as I gave you orders, at the regular time in the month Abib ; for in that month you came out of Egypt.
    19 Every first male child is mine ; the first male birth of your cattle, the first male of every ox and sheep.
    20 A lamb may be given in payment for the young of an ass, but if you will not make payment for it, its neck will have to be broken. For all the first of your sons you are to make payment. No one is to come before me without an offering.
    21 Six days let work be done, but on the seventh day take your rest : at ploughing time and at the grain-cutting you are to have a day for rest.
    22 And you are to keep the feast of weeks when you get in the first-fruits of the grain, and the feast at the turn of the year when you take in the produce of your fields.
    23 Three times in the year let all your males come before the Lord, the God of Israel. 24 For I will send out the nations before you and make wide the limits of your land ; and no man will make an attempt to take your land while you go up to give worship to the Lord, three times in the year.
    25 No leaven is to be offered with the blood of my offering, and the offering of the Passover feast may not be kept till the morning.
    26 Take the first-fruits of your land as an offering to the house of the Lord your God.
    Let not the young goat be cooked in its mother's milk
34:27     And the Lord said to Moses, Put all these words in writing ; for on them is based the agreement which I will make with you. 28 And for forty days and forty nights Moses was there with the Lord, and in that time he had no food or drink. And he put in writing on the stones the words of the agreement, the ten rules of the law.
34:29     Now when Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two stones in his hand, he was not conscious that his face was shining because of his talk with God. 30 But when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, and the shining of his face, they would not come near him for fear. 31 Then Moses sent for them ; and Aaron, with the chiefs of the people, came to him; and Moses had talk with them. 32 And later, all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them all the orders which the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai. 33 And at the end of his talk with them, Moses put a veil over his face. 34 But whenever Moses went in before the Lord to have talk with him, he took off the veil till he came out. And whenever he came out he said to the children of Israel what he had been ordered to say ; 35 And the children of Israel saw that the face of Moses was shining : so Moses put the veil over his face again till he went to the Lord.

EXODUS, 35
Offering to the Lord

35:1     And Moses sent for all the children of Israel to come together, and said to them, This is what the Lord has said and these are his orders. 2 Six days let work be done, but the seventh day is to be a holy day to you, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord ; whoever does any work on that day is to be put to death. 3 No fire is to be lighted in any of your houses on the Sabbath day.
35:4     And Moses said to all the meeting of the children of Israel, This is the order which the Lord has given: 5 Take from among you an offering to the Lord ; everyone who has the impulse in his heart, let him give his offering to the Lord ; gold and silver and brass ; 6 And blue and purple and red and the best linen and goats' hair, 7 And sheepskins coloured red, and leather, and hard wood, 8 And oil for the lights, and spices for the holy oil and for the sweet perfumes for burning. 9 And beryls and jewels to be cut for the ephod and for the priest's bag.
35:10     And let every wise-hearted man among you come and make whatever has been ordered by the Lord ; 11 The House and its tent and its cover, its hooks and its boards, its rods and its pillars and its bases ; 12 The ark with its cover and its rods and the veil hanging before it ; 13 The table and its rods and all its vessels, and the holy bread ; 14 And the support for the lights, with its vessels and its lights and the oil for the light; 15 And the altar for burning spices, with its rods, and the holy oil and the sweet perfume, and the curtain for the door, at the door of the House; 16 The altar of burned offerings, with its network of brass, its rods, and all its vessels, the washing-vessel and its base ; 17 The hangings for the open space, its pillars and their bases, and the curtain for the doorway ; 18 The nails for the House, and the nails for the open space and their cords ; 19 The robes of needlework for the work of the holy place, the holy robes for Aaron the priest, and the robes for his sons when acting as priests.
35:20     And all the children of Israel went away from Moses. 21 And everyone whose heart was moved, everyone who was guided by the impulse of his spirit, came with his offering for the Lord, for whatever was needed for the Tent of meeting and its work and for the holy robes. 22 They came, men and women, all who were ready to give, and gave pins and nose-rings and finger-rings and neck-ornaments, all of gold ; everyone gave an offering of gold to the Lord. 23 And everyone who had blue and purple and red and the best linen and goats' hair and sheepskins coloured red and leather, gave them. 24 Everyone who had silver and brass gave an offering of them to the Lord; and everyone who had hard wood, such as was needed for the work, gave it. 25 And all the women who were expert with their hands, made cloth, and gave the work of their hands, blue and purple and red and the best linen. 26 And those women who had the knowledge, made the goats' hair into cloth. 27 And the rulers gave the beryls and the cut jewels for the ephod and the priest's bag; 28 And the spice and the oil for the light, and the holy oil and the sweet perfumes. 29 The children of Israel, every man and woman, from the impulse of their hearts, gave their offerings freely to the Lord for the work which the Lord had given Moses orders to have done.
35:30     And Moses said to the children of Israel, See, the Lord has made selection of Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah ; 31 And he has made him full of the spirit of God, in all wisdom and knowledge and art of every sort; 32 As an expert designer of beautiful things, working in gold and silver and brass; 35:33 Trained in the cutting of stones and the ornamenting of wood and in every sort of handwork. 34 And he has given to him, and to Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, the power of training others. 35 To them he has given knowledge of all the arts of the handworker, of the designer, and the expert workman ; of the maker of needlework in blue and purple and red and the best linen, and of the maker of cloth; in all the arts of the designer and the trained workman they are expert.

EXODUS, 36
Making the tabernacle

36:1     So let Bezalel and Oholiab get to work, with every wise-hearted man to whom the Lord has given wisdom and knowledge, to do whatever is necessary for the ordering of the holy place, as the Lord has given orders. 2 Then Moses sent for Bezalel and Oholiab, and for all the wise-hearted men to whom the Lord had given wisdom, even everyone who was moved by the impulse of his heart to come and take part in the work: 3 And they took from Moses all the offerings which the children of Israel had given for the building of the holy place. And still they went on giving him more free offerings every morning. 4 Then the wise men, who were doing all the work of the holy place, came from their work ; 5 And said to Moses, The people are giving much more than is needed for the work which the Lord has given us orders to do. 6 So Moses made an order and had it given out through all the tents, saying, Let no man or woman make any more offerings for the holy place. So the people were kept from giving more. 7 For the material they had was enough and more than enough for all the work which had to be done.
36:8     Then all the expert workmen among them made the House with its ten curtains ; of the best linen, blue and purple and red, they made them, with winged ones worked by expert designers. 9 Every curtain was twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide, all of the same measure.
36:10     And five curtains were joined together, and the other five curtains were joined together. 11 And they put twists of blue cord on the edge of the outside curtain of the first group, and in the same way on the outside curtain of the second group. 12 Fifty twists on the one curtain and fifty on the edge of the curtain of the other group ; the twists being opposite to one another. 13 And they made fifty hooks of gold, joining the curtains one to another with the hooks ; and so the House was made.
36:14     And they made curtains of goats' hair for the tent ; eleven curtains were made. 15 Every curtain was thirty cubits long and four cubits wide, all of the same measure. 16 Five curtains were joined together to make one group, and six curtains were joined together to make the other group. 17 And they put fifty twists of cord on the edge of the outside curtain of the first group, and fifty twists on the edge of the outside curtain of the second group, 18 And fifty hooks of brass for joining them together to make the tent. 19 And they made a cover of sheepskins coloured red, to go over the tent, and a cover of leather over that.
36:20     And for the uprights of the House they made boards of hard wood. 21 The boards were ten cubits long and one cubit and a half wide. 22 Every board had two tongues fixed into it ; all the boards were made in this way. 23 They made twenty boards for the south side of the House: 24 And for these twenty boards, forty silver bases, two bases under every board, to take its tongues. 25 And for the second side of the House, on the north, they made twenty boards, 26 With their forty silver bases, two bases for every board. 27 And for the west side of the House, at the back, they made six boards, 28 And two boards for the angles at the back. 29 These were joined together at the base and at the top to one ring, so forming the two angles. 30 So there were eight boards with sixteen bases of silver, two bases under every board.
36:31     And they made rods of hard wood ; five for the boards on one side of the House, 32 And five for the boards on the other side of the House, and five for the boards at the back, on the west. 33 The middle rod was made to go right through the rings of all the boards from one end to the other. 34 All the boards were plated with gold, and the rings through which the rods went were of gold, and the rods were plated with gold.
36:35     And he made the veil of the best linen, blue and purple and red, worked with winged ones designed by expert workmen. 36 And they made four pillars for it of hard wood plated with gold : they had hooks of gold and four silver bases. 37 And they made a curtain for the door of the tent, of the best linen with needlework of blue and purple and red ; 38 And five pillars for the curtain, with their hooks ; the heads of the pillars were of gold and they were circled with bands of gold ; and their five bases were of brass.

EXODUS, 37
Alters of the tabernacle

37:1     And Bezalel made the ark of hard wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide and a cubit and a half high ; 2 Plating it inside and out with the best gold, and putting an edge of gold all round it. 3 And he made four gold rings for its four angles, two on one side and two on the other, 4 And rods of the same wood plated with gold. 5 These rods he put in the rings at the sides of the ark, for lifting it. 6 And he made the cover all of gold, two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 7 And he made two winged ones, hammered out of one bit of gold, for the two ends of the cover ; 8 Placing one at one end and one at the other ; the winged ones were part of the cover. 9 And their wings were stretched out over the cover ; the faces of the winged ones were opposite one another and facing the cover.
37:10     And he made the table of hard wood, two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high ; 11 Plating it with the best gold and putting a gold edge all round it. 12 And he made a frame all round it about as wide as a man's hand, edged with gold all round. 13 And he made four gold rings, and put the rings at the angles of its four feet. 14 The rings were fixed under the frame to take the rods with which the table was to be lifted. 15 The rods for lifting the table he made of hard wood plated with gold. 16 And all the table-vessels, the plates and spoons and basins and the cups for liquids, he made of the best gold.
37:17     Then he made the support for the lights, all of the best gold ; its base and its pillar were of hammered gold ; its cups and buds and flowers were all made out of the same metal: 18 It had six branches coming out from its sides, three from one side and three from the other ; 19 Every branch having three cups made like almond flowers, every cup with a bud and a flower on all the branches ; 20 And on its pillar, four cups like almond flowers, every one with its bud and its flower ; 21 And under every two branches a bud, made with the branch, for all six branches of it. 22 The buds and the branches were made of the same metal, all together one complete work of the best hammered gold. 23 And he made the seven vessels for the lights, and all the necessary instruments for it, of gold. 24 A talent of the best gold was used for the making of it and its vessels.
37:25     And he made the altar for the burning of spices, using the same hard wood ; it was square, a cubit long and a cubit wide and two cubits high ; the horns made of the same. 26 The top and the sides and the horns were all plated with the best gold ; and he put an edge of gold all round it. 27 And he made two gold rings, placing them on the two opposite sides under the edge, to take the rods for lifting it. 28 The rods he made of the same hard wood, plating them with gold.
37:29     And he made the holy oil and the perfume of sweet spices for burning, after the art of the perfume-maker.

EXODUS, 38
Court of the tabernacle

38:1     The altar of burned offerings he made of hard wood ; a square altar, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, 2 And he put horns at its four angles made of the same, plating it all with brass ; 3 And brass was used for all the vessels of the altar, the baskets and the spades, the basins and the meat-hooks and the fire-trays ; all the vessels he made of brass 4 And he made a network of brass for the altar, under the frame round it, stretching half-way up ; 5 And four rings for the four angles of this network, to take the rods. 6 The rods he made of hard wood plated with brass. 7 He put the rods through the rings at the opposite sides of the altar for lifting it ; he made the altar hollow, boarded in with wood.
38:8     And he made the washing-vessel of brass on a brass base, using the polished brass looking-glasses given by the women who did work at the doors of the Tent of meeting.
38:9     To make the open space, he put hangings on the south side, of the best linen, a hundred cubits long: 10 Their twenty pillars and their twenty bases were brass ; and the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver. 11 And for the north side. hangings a hundred cubits long, on twenty brass pillars in brass bases, with silver hooks and bands. 12 And on the west side, hangings fifty cubits long, on ten pillars in ten bases, with silver bands. 13 And on the east side, the open space was fifty cubits long. 14 The hangings on one side of the doorway were fifteen cubits long, on three pillars with their three bases ; 15 And the same on the other side of the doorway ; on this side and on that the hangings were fifteen cubits long, on three pillars with their three bases. 16 All the hangings were of the best linen. 17 And the bases of the pillars were of brass ; their hooks and the bands round the tops of them were of silver ; all the pillars were ringed with silver. 18 And the curtain for the doorway of the open space was of the best linen, with designs of blue and purple and red in needlework ; it was twenty cubits long and five cubits high, to go with the hangings round the sides. 19 There were four pillars with their bases, all of brass, the hooks being of silver, and their tops and their bands being covered with silver. 20 All the nails used for the House and the open space round it were of brass.
38:21     This is the price of the making of the House, even the House of witness, as it was valued by the word of Moses, for the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest. 22 Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything as the Lord had given orders to Moses. 23 And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan ; a designer and a trained workman, expert in needlework of blue and purple and red and the best linen.
38:24     The gold used for all the different work done for the holy place, the gold which was given, was twenty-nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels in weight, by the scale of the holy place. 25 And the silver given by those who were numbered of the people was a hundred talents, and a thousand, seven hundred and seventy-five shekels in weight, by the scale of the holy place. 26 A beka, that is, half a shekel by the holy scale, for everyone who was numbered ; there were six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty men of twenty years old and over. 27 Of this silver, a hundred talents was used for making the bases of the pillars of the holy place and of the veil ; a talent for every base. 28 And a thousand, seven hundred and seventy-five shekels of silver was used to make the hooks for the pillars, and for plating the tops of the pillars and for making their bands. 29 The brass which was given was seventy talents, two thousand four hundred shekels ; 30 From it he made the bases of the doorway of the Tent of meeting and the brass altar and the network for it and all the vessels for the altar, 31 And the bases for the open space all round and for its doorway, and all the nails for the House and for the open space.

EXODUS, 39
Ephod and the breastpiece

39:1     And from the needlework of blue and purple and red they made the robes used for the work of the holy place, and the holy robes for Aaron, as the Lord had given orders to Moses.
39:2     The ephod he made of gold and blue and purple and red and the best linen ; 3 Hammering the gold into thin plates and cutting it into wires to be worked into the blue and the purple and the red and the linen by the designer. 4 And they made two bands for joining its edges together at the top of the arms. 5 And the beautifully worked band which went on it was of the same design and the same material, worked in gold and blue and purple and red and twisted linen-work, as the Lord gave orders to Moses.
39:6     Then they made the beryl stones, fixed in twisted frames of gold and cut like the cutting of a stamp, with the names of the children of Israel. 7 These he put on the ephod, over the arm-holes, to be stones of memory for the children of Israel, as the Lord had said to Moses.
39:8     The priest's bag was designed like the ephod, of the best linen worked with gold and blue and purple and red. 9 It was square and folded in two, as long and as wide as the stretch of a man's hand ; 10 And on it they put four lines of stones : in the first line was a carnelian, a chrysolite, and an emerald; 11 In the second, a ruby, a sapphire, and an onyx; 12 In the third, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; 13 In the fourth, a topaz, a beryl, and a jasper; they were fixed in twisted frames of gold. 14 There were twelve stones for the twelve tribes of Israel ; on every one the name of one of the tribes of Israel was cut, like the cutting of a stamp. 15 And on the bag they put gold chains, twisted like cords. 16 And they made two gold frames and two gold rings, the rings being fixed to the ends of the priest's bag ; 17 And they put the two twisted chains on the two rings at the ends of the priest's bag ; 18 And the other two ends of the chains were joined to the two frames and fixed to the front of the ephod over the arm-holes. 19 And they made two rings of gold and put them on the two lower ends of the bag, on the inner side nearest to the ephod. 20 And two other gold rings were put on the front of the ephod, over the arm-holes, at the join, and over the worked band. 21 And the rings on the bag were fixed to the rings of the ephod by a blue cord, keeping it in place over the band, so that the bag might not get loose, as the Lord gave orders to Moses.
39:22     The robe which went with the ephod was made all of blue ; 23 With a hole at the top in the middle, like the hole in the coat of a fighting-man, edged with a band to make it strong. 24 The skirts of the robe were worked all round with fruits in blue and purple and red made of twisted linen. 25 And between the fruits all round the skirt they put gold bells, as the Lord gave orders to Moses. 26 All round the skirt of the robe were bells and fruits in turn.
39:27     The coats for Aaron and his sons they made of the best linen ; 28 And the twisted head-dress for Aaron, and beautiful head-dresses of linen, and linen trousers, 29 And a linen band worked with a design of blue and purple and red, as the Lord had said to Moses.
39:30     The plate for the holy crown was made of the best gold, and on it were cut these words, HOLY TO THE LORD. 31 It was fixed to the head-dress by a blue cord, as the Lord had given orders to Moses. 32 So all the work on the House of the Tent of meeting was done ; as the Lord had given orders to Moses, so the children of Israel did it. 33 Then they took the House to Moses, the tent with all the things for it ; its hooks, its boards, its rods, its pillars, and its bases ; 34 The outer cover of sheepskins coloured red, and the cover of leather, and the veil for the doorway ; 35 The ark of the law, with its rods and its cover ; 36 The table, with all its vessels and the holy bread ; 37 The support for the lights, with the vessels for the lights to be put in their places on it, and all its vessels, and the oil for the lights ; 38 And the gold altar, and the holy oil, and the sweet perfume for burning, and the curtain for the doorway of the tent ; 39 And the brass altar, with its network of brass, and its rods and all its vessels, and the washing-vessel and its base ; 40 The hangings for the open space, with the pillars and their bases, and the curtain for the doorway, and the cords and nails, and all the instruments necessary for the work of the House of the Tent of meeting ; 41 The robes for use in the holy place, and the holy robes for Aaron and his sons when acting as priests. 42 The children of Israel did everything as the Lord had given orders to Moses. 43 Then Moses, when he saw all their work and saw that they had done everything as the Lord had said, gave them his blessing.

EXODUS, 40
Erection of the tabernacle

40:1     And the Lord said to Moses, 2 On the first day of the first month you are to put up the House of the Tent of meeting. 3 And inside it put the ark of the law, hanging the veil before it. 4 And put the table inside, placing all the things on it in order ; and put in the support for the lights, and let its lights be burning. 5 And put the gold altar for burning perfumes in front of the ark of the law, hanging the curtain over the doorway of the House. 6 And put the altar of burned offerings before the doorway of the House of the Tent of meeting. 7 And let the washing-vessel, with water in it, be put between the Tent of meeting and the altar. 8 And put up the hangings forming the open space all round it, with the curtain over its doorway. 9 And take the holy oil and put it on the House and everything in it, and make it and everything in it holy: 10 And put oil on the altar of burned offering, and make it and all its vessels holy ; this altar is to be most holy. 11 And put oil on the washing-vessel and its base, and make them holy. 12 Then let Aaron and his sons come to the door of the Tent of meeting ; and after washing them with water, 13 You are to put on Aaron the holy robes ; and you are to put oil on him, and make him holy, so that he may be my priest. 14 And take his sons with him and put coats on them ; 15 And put oil on them as you did on their father, so that they may be my priests : the putting on of oil will make them priests for ever, from generation to generation.
40:16     And Moses did this ; as the Lord gave him orders, so he did. 17 So on the first day of the first month in the second year the House was put up. 18 Moses put up the House ; placing its bases in position and lifting up its uprights, putting in the rods and planting the pillars in their places ; 19 Stretching the outer tent over it, and covering it, as the Lord had given him orders. 20 And he took the law and put it inside the ark, and put the rods at its side and the cover over it ; 21 And he took the ark into the House, hanging up the veil before it as the Lord had given him orders. 22 And he put the table in the Tent of meeting, on the north side outside the veil. 23 And he put the bread on it in order before the Lord, as the Lord had said. 24 The support for the lights he put in the Tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side: 25 Lighting the lights before the Lord, as the Lord had given him orders. 26 And he put the gold altar in the Tent of meeting, in front of the veil: 27 Burning sweet perfumes on it, as the Lord had given him orders. 28 And he put up the curtain at the doorway of the House. 29 And at the door of the House of the Tent of meeting, he put the altar of burned offerings, offering on it the burned offering and the meal offering, as the Lord had given him orders. 30 And between the altar and the Tent of meeting he put the vessel with water in it for washing. 31 In it the hands and feet of Moses and Aaron and his sons were washed, 32 Whenever they went into the Tent of meeting, and when they came near the altar, as the Lord had given orders to Moses. 33 And he put up the hangings forming the open space round the House and the altar, and put the curtain over the doorway. So Moses made the work complete.
40:34     Then the cloud came down covering the Tent of meeting, and the House was full of the glory of the Lord ; 35 So that Moses was not able to go into the Tent of meeting, because the cloud was resting on it, and the House was full of the glory of the Lord. 36 And whenever the cloud was taken up from the House, the children of Israel went forward on their journey: 37 But while the cloud was there, they made no move till it was taken up. 38 For the cloud of the Lord was resting on the House by day, and at night there was fire in the cloud, before the eyes of all the people of Israel, and so it was through all their journeys.
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