That first plan contained directions for worship, and a specially designed place of worship.
A large outer tent was set up. The lampstand, the table, and "the bread of presence" were placed in it. This was called "the Holy Place."
Then a curtain was stretched, and behind it a smaller, inside tent set up. This was called "the Holy of Holies."
In it were placed the gold incense altar and the gold-covered ark of the covenant containing the gold urn of manna, Aaron's rod that budded, the covenant tablets,
and the angel-wing-shadowed mercy seat. But we don't have time to comment on these now.
After this was set up, the priests went about their duties in the large tent.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)