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Exodus 40:1-33 (New American Standard)

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The Tabernacle Erected

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "1On the first day of the first month you shall set up the atabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3 "2You shall place the ark of the testimony there, and you shall screen the ark with the veil. 4 "You shall 3bring in the table and b4arrange what belongs on it; and you shall 5bring in the lampstand and cmount its lamps. 5 "Moreover, you shall 6set the gold altar of incense before the ark of the testimony, and set up the veil for the doorway to the tabernacle. 6 "You shall set the altar of burnt offering in front of the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 7 "You shall 7set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water din it. 8 "You shall set up the court all around and ehang up the veil for the gateway of the court. 9 "Then you shall take the anointing oil and 8anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its ffurnishings; and it shall be holy. 10 "You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar, and 9the altar shall be most holy. 11 "You shall anoint the laver and its stand, and consecrate it. 12 "Then you shall 10bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 13 "11You shall put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister as a priest to Me. 14 "You shall bring his sons and put tunics on them; 15 and you shall anoint them even as you have anointed their father, that they may minister as priests to Me; and their anointing will gqualify them for a 12perpetual priesthood throughout their generations." 16 Thus Moses did; according to all that the LORD had commanded him, so he did. 17 Now 13in the first month hof the second year, on the first day of the month, the itabernacle was erected. 18 Moses erected the tabernacle and jlaid its ksockets, and set up its boards, and linserted its bars and erected its pillars. 19 He spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent mon top of it, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 20 Then he took 14the testimony and put it into the ark, and nattached the poles to the ark, and put the omercy seat pon top of the ark. 21 He brought the ark into the tabernacle, and 15set up a veil for the screen, and screened off the ark of the testimony, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 22 Then he 16put the table in the tent of meeting on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil. 23 He set the arrangement of 17bread in order on it before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 24 Then he placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle. 25 He 18lighted the lamps before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 26 Then he 19placed the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the veil; 27 and he 20burned fragrant incense on it, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 28 Then he set up the qveil for the doorway of the tabernacle. 29 He 21set the altar of burnt offering before the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and 22offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 30 He placed the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing. 31 23From it Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet. 32 When they entered the tent of meeting, and when they approached the altar, they washed, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 33 He 24erected the court all around the rtabernacle and the altar, and shung up the veil for the gateway of the court. Thus Moses finished the work.
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