The LORD said to Moses,
"Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning continually.
Outside the curtain of the Testimony in the Tent of Meeting, Aaron is to tend the lamps before the LORD from evening till morning, continually. This is to be a lasting ordinance1 for the generations to come.
The lamps on the pure gold lampstand2 before the LORD must be tended continually.
"Take fine flour and bake twelve loaves of bread,3 using two-tenths of an ephaha4 for each loaf.
Set them in two rows, six in each row, on the table of pure gold5 before the LORD.
Along each row put some pure incense6 as a memorial portion7 to represent the bread and to be an offering made to the LORD by fire.
This bread is to be set out before the LORD regularly,8 Sabbath after Sabbath,9 on behalf of the Israelites, as a lasting covenant.
It belongs to Aaron and his sons,10 who are to eat it in a holy place,11 because it is a most holy12 part of their regular share of the offerings made to the LORD by fire."