Exodus 30:4-14 NIV

4 Make two gold rings for the altar below the molding—two on each of the opposite sides—to hold the poles used to carry it.

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5 Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.

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6 Put the altar in front of the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law—before the atonement cover that is over the tablets of the covenant law—where I will meet with you.

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7 “Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps.

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8 He must burn incense again when he lights the lamps at twilight so incense will burn regularly before the LORD for the generations to come.

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9 Do not offer on this altar any other incense or any burnt offering or grain offering, and do not pour a drink offering on it.

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10 Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offeringa for the generations to come. It is most holy to the LORD.”

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    • ¹ 30:10 - Or "purification offering"

      Atonement Money

      11 Then the LORD said to Moses,

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          12 “When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the LORD a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come on them when you number them.
          13 Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel,b according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to the LORD.

          References for Exodus 30:13

            • º 30:13 - That is, about 1/5 ounce or about 5.8 grams; also in verse 15
              14 All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to the LORD.

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              Study tools for Exodus 30:4-14

              • a 30:2 - That is, about 1 1/2 feet long and wide and 3 feet high or about 45 centimeters long and wide and 90 centimeters high
              • b 30:10 - Or "purification offering"
              • c 30:13 - That is, about 1/5 ounce or about 5.8 grams; also in verse 15
              • d 30:23 - That is, about 12 1/2 pounds or about 5.8 kilograms; also in verse 24
              • e 30:23 - That is, about 6 1/4 pounds or about 2.9 kilograms
              • f 30:24 - That is, probably about 1 gallon or about 3.8 liters