The LORD said to Moses,
"Command the people of Israel to provide you with pure olive oil for the lampstand, so it can be kept burning continually.
Aaron will set it up outside the inner curtain of the Most Holy Place in the Tabernacle a and must arrange to have the lamps tended continually, from evening until morning, before the LORD. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be kept by all future generations.
The lamps on the pure gold lampstand must be tended continually in the LORD's presence.
"You must bake twelve loaves of bread from choice flour, using three quarts b of flour for each loaf.
Place the bread in the LORD's presence on the pure gold table, and arrange the loaves in two rows, with six in each row.
Sprinkle some pure frankincense near each row. It will serve as a token offering, to be burned in place of the bread as an offering given to the LORD by fire.
Every Sabbath day this bread must be laid out before the LORD on behalf of the Israelites as a continual part of the covenant.
The loaves of bread belong to Aaron and his male descendants, who must eat them in a sacred place, for they represent a most holy portion of the offerings given to the LORD by fire."
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)