The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning regularly.
Aaron shall set it up in the tent of meeting, outside the curtain of the covenant, a to burn from evening to morning before the Lord regularly; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.
He shall set up the lamps on the lampstand of pure gold b before the Lord regularly.
You shall take choice flour, and bake twelve loaves of it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each loaf.
You shall place them in two rows, six in a row, on the table of pure gold. c7
You shall put pure frankincense with each row, to be a token offering for the bread, as an offering by fire to the Lord.
Every sabbath day Aaron shall set them in order before the Lord regularly as a commitment of the people of Israel, as a covenant forever.
They shall be for Aaron and his descendants, who shall eat them in a holy place, for they are most holy portions for him from the offerings by fire to the Lord, a perpetual due.
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