Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Collect choice spices -- 12 1/2 pounds of pure myrrh, 6 1/4 pounds a each of cinnamon and of sweet cane,
12 1/2 pounds of cassia, and one gallon b of olive oil.
Blend these ingredients into a holy anointing oil.
Use this scented oil to anoint the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant,
the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and all its accessories, the incense altar,
the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the large washbasin with its pedestal.
Sanctify them to make them entirely holy. After this, whatever touches them will become holy.
Use this oil also to anoint Aaron and his sons, sanctifying them so they can minister before me as priests.
And say to the people of Israel, 'This will always be my holy anointing oil.
It must never be poured on the body of an ordinary person, and you must never make any of it for yourselves. It is holy, and you must treat it as holy.
Anyone who blends scented oil like it or puts any of it on someone who is not a priest will be cut off from the community.'"
These were the LORD's instructions to Moses concerning the incense: "Gather sweet spices -- resin droplets, mollusk scent, galbanum, and pure frankincense -- weighing out the same amounts of each.
Using the usual techniques of the incense maker, refine it to produce a pure and holy incense.
Beat some of it very fine and put some of it in front of the Ark of the Covenant, where I will meet with you in the Tabernacle. This incense is most holy.
Never make this incense for yourselves. It is reserved for the LORD, and you must treat it as holy.
Those who make it for their own enjoyment will be cut off from the community."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)