"Then they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.
"They shall also put on it all its utensils by which they serve in connection with it: the firepans, the forks and shovels and the basins, all the utensils of the altar ; and they shall spread a cover of porpoise skin over it and insert its poles.
and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the doorway of the gate of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their cords and all the equipment for their service ; and all that is to be done, they shall perform.
'The priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman's hand, and he shall wave the grain offering before the LORD and bring it to the altar ;
and the priest shall take a handful of the grain offering as its memorial offering and offer it up in smoke on the altar, and afterward he shall make the woman drink the water.
Now on the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed it and consecrated it with all its furnishings and the altar and all its utensils ; he anointed them and consecrated them also.
The leaders offered the dedication offering for the altar when it was anointed, so the leaders offered their offering before the altar.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Let them present their offering, one leader each day, for the dedication of the altar."
and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace offerings 24 bulls, all the rams 60, the male goats 60, the male lambs one year old 60. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.
"As for the censers of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, let them be made into hammered sheets for a plating of the altar, since they did present them before the LORD and they are holy ; and they shall be for a sign to the sons of Israel."
So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers which the men who were burned had offered, and they hammered them out as a plating for the altar,
Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer and put in it fire from the altar, and lay incense on it; then bring it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone forth from the LORD, the plague has begun !"
"But you and your sons with you shall attend to your priesthood for everything concerning the altar and inside the veil, and you are to perform service. I am giving you the priesthood as a bestowed service, but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death."
"But the firstborn of an ox or the firstborn of a sheep or the firstborn of a goat, you shall not redeem ; they are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar and shall offer up their fat in smoke as an offering by fire, for a soothing aroma to the LORD.
Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build seven altars for me here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here."
Balak did just as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.