The LORD said to Moses,
References for Numbers 8:1
"Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you set up the seven lamps, they are to light the area in front of the lampstand.1' "
References for Numbers 8:2
Aaron did so; he set up the lamps so that they faced forward on the lampstand, just as the LORD commanded Moses.
This is how the lampstand was made: It was made of hammered gold2--from its base to its blossoms. The lampstand was made exactly like the pattern3 the LORD had shown Moses.
References for Numbers 8:4