And thou shalt make an altar to burnincense upon: of shittimwood shalt thou make it.
A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same.
And thou shalt overlay it with puregold, the topa thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.4
And twogoldenrings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the twocornersb thereof, upon the twosides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.5
And thou shalt make the staves of shittimwood, and overlay them with gold.6
And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony,before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.
And Aaron shall burn thereon sweetincensec every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
And when Aaronlightethd the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetualincensebefore the LORD throughout your generations.9
Ye shall offer no strangeincense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements:once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is mostholy unto the LORD.