The sanctuary’s lamp and bread

1 The LORD said to Moses:
2 Command the Israelites to bring pure, pressed olive oil to you for the lamp, to keep a light burning constantly.
3 Aaron will tend the lamp, which will be inside the meeting tent but outside the inner curtain of the covenant document, from evening until morning before the LORD. This is a permanent rule throughout your future generations.
4 Aaron must continually tend the lights on the pure lampstand before the LORD.
5 You will take choice flour and bake twelve loaves of flatbread, two-tenths of an ephah for each loaf.
6 You must place them in two stacks, six in a stack, on the pure table before the LORD.
7 Put pure frankincense on each stack, as a token portion for the bread; it is a food gift for the LORD.
8 Aaron will always set it out before the LORD, Sabbath after Sabbath, on behalf of the Israelites, as a permanent covenant.
9 It will belong to Aaron and his sons. They must eat it in a holy place because it is the most holy part of their share of the LORD's food gifts, a permanent portion.