Exodus 30:1-10 MSG

1 "Make an Altar for burning incense. Construct it from acacia wood,
2 one and one-half feet square and three feet high with its horns of one piece with it.
3 Cover it with a veneer of pure gold, its top, sides, and horns, and make a gold molding around it
4 with two rings of gold beneath the molding. Place the rings on the two opposing sides to serve as holders for poles by which it will be carried.
5 Make the poles of acacia wood and cover them with a veneer of gold.
6 "Place the Altar in front of the curtain that hides the Chest of The Testimony, in front of the Atonement-Cover that is over The Testimony where I will meet you.
7 Aaron will burn fragrant incense on it every morning when he polishes the lamps,
8 and again in the evening as he prepares the lamps for lighting, so that there will always be incense burning before God, generation after generation.
9 But don't burn on this Altar any unholy incense or Whole-Burnt-Offering or Grain-Offering. And don't pour out Drink-Offerings on it.
10 Once a year Aaron is to purify the Altar horns. Using the blood of the Absolution-Offering of atonement, he is to make this atonement every year down through the generations. It is most holy to God." The Atonement-Tax