The LORD said to Moses,
"Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you set up the seven lamps, they are to light the area in front of the lampstand.1' "
Aaron did so; he set up the lamps so that they faced forward on the lampstand, just as the LORD commanded Moses.
This is how the lampstand was made: It was made of hammered gold2--from its base to its blossoms. The lampstand was made exactly like the pattern3 the LORD had shown Moses.
The LORD said to Moses:
"Take the Levites from among the other Israelites and make them ceremonially clean.47
To purify them, do this: Sprinkle the water of cleansing5 on them; then have them shave their whole bodies6 and wash their clothes,7 and so purify themselves.8