Exodus 30 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Make an acacia-wood altar for burning incense. 1 "Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense.
2 The altar should be square, eighteen inches long and eighteen inches wide. It should be three feet high. Its horns should be permanently attached. 2 It is to be square, a cubit long and a cubit wide, and two cubits high--its horns of one piece with it.
3 Cover the altar with pure gold, including its top, all its sides, and its horns. You should also make a gold molding all around it. 3 Overlay the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it.
4 Make two gold rings and attach them under the molding on two opposite sides of the altar. They will house the poles used to carry the altar. 4 Make two gold rings for the altar below the molding--two on opposite sides--to hold the poles used to carry it.
5 Make acacia-wood poles and cover them with gold. 5 Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
6 Place the incense altar in front of the veil that hangs before the chest containing the covenant, in front of the cover that is on top of the covenant document where I will meet with you. 6 Put the altar in front of the curtain that is before the ark of the Testimony--before the atonement cover that is over the Testimony--where I will meet with you.
7 Aaron will burn sweet-smelling incense on the incense altar every morning when he takes care of the lamps. 7 "Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps.
8 And again when Aaron lights the lamps at twilight, he will burn incense. It should be a regular incense offering in the LORD's presence in every generation. 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.
9 Don't offer the wrong incense on the altar or an entirely burned offering or a grain offering. Don't pour a drink offering on it. 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.
10 Once a year Aaron should perform a ritual of reconciliation on its horns with the blood of the purification offering for reconciliation. Once a year in every generation he should perform a ritual of reconciliation at the altar. It is most holy to the LORD. 10 Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offering for the generations to come. It is most holy to the LORD."
11 The LORD spoke to Moses: 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each of them should pay compensation for their life to the LORD when they are counted. Then no plague will descend on them when they are counted. 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 Every one who is counted should pay a half shekel according to the official shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs). The half shekel is a gift offering to the LORD. 13 Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to the LORD.
14 Every one who is counted, from 20 years old and above, should present a gift offering to the LORD. 14 All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to the LORD.
15 When you bring this gift offering to the LORD to pay compensation for your lives, the rich shouldn't give more and the poor shouldn't give less than the half shekel. 15 The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the LORD to atone for your lives.
16 Take the compensation money from the Israelites and use it to support the service of the meeting tent. It will serve for the Israelites as a reminder in the LORD's presence of the compensation paid for your lives. 16 Receive the atonement money from the Israelites and use it for the service of the Tent of Meeting. It will be a memorial for the Israelites before the LORD, making atonement for your lives."
17 The LORD spoke to Moses: 17 Then the LORD said to Moses,
18 Make a copper basin for washing along with its copper stand. Put it between the meeting tent and the altar, and put water in it. 18 "Make a bronze basin, with its bronze stand, for washing. Place it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and put water in it.
19 Aaron and his sons will use it to wash their hands and their feet. 19 Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet with water from it.
20 When they go into the meeting tent or approach the altar to minister and to offer a food gift to the LORD, they must wash with water so that they don't die. 20 Whenever they enter the Tent of Meeting, they shall wash with water so that they will not die. Also, when they approach the altar to minister by presenting an offering made to the LORD by fire,
21 They must wash their hands and their feet so that they don't die. This will be a permanent regulation for them, for Aaron and his descendants in every generation. 21 they shall wash their hands and feet so that they will not die. This is to be a lasting ordinance for Aaron and his descendants for the generations to come."
22 The LORD spoke to Moses: 22 Then the LORD said to Moses,
23 Now take for yourself high-quality spices: five hundred weight of solid myrrh; half as much of sweet-smelling cinnamon, that is, two hundred fifty; two hundred fifty weight of sweet-smelling cane; 23 "Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant cane,
24 five hundred of cassia—measured by the sanctuary shekel—and a hin of olive oil. 24 500 shekels of cassia--all according to the sanctuary shekel--and a hin of olive oil.
25 Prepare a holy anointing oil, blending them like a skilled perfume maker to produce the holy anointing oil. 25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil.
26 Use it to anoint the meeting tent, the chest containing the covenant, 26 Then use it to anoint the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony,
27 the table and all its equipment, the lampstand and its equipment, the incense altar, 27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense,
28 the altar for entirely burned offerings and all its equipment, and the washbasin with its stand. 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.
29 Make them holy so that they may be perfectly holy. Whatever touches them will become holy. 29 You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy.
30 Then anoint Aaron and his sons and make them holy to serve me as priests. 30 "Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
31 Say to the Israelites: This will be my holy anointing oil in every generation. 31 Say to the Israelites, 'This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come.
32 Don't allow anyone else to use this oil. Don't make another oil like it by using the same formula. This oil is holy, and you should regard it as holy. 32 Do not pour it on men's bodies and do not make any oil with the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred.
33 Whoever blends an oil like it or whoever uses the oil on someone else will be cut off from the people. 33 Whoever makes perfume like it and whoever puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from his people.' "
34 The LORD said to Moses: Take an equal amount of each of these spices: gum resin, onycha, galbanum, and pure frankincense. 34 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Take fragrant spices--gum resin, onycha and galbanum--and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts,
35 Like a skilled perfume maker, carefully blend them together and make incense, seasoned with salt, pure and holy. 35 and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer. It is to be salted and pure and sacred.
36 Beat some of it into a fine powder and put part of it in front of the covenant document in the meeting tent where I will meet with you. You should regard it as perfectly holy. 36 Grind some of it to powder and place it in front of the Testimony in the Tent of Meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you.
37 When you make incense according to this formula, you shouldn't make any of it for your own use. You should regard it as holy to the LORD. 37 Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the LORD.
38 Whoever makes incense with this same formula to enjoy its fragrance will be cut off from the people. 38 Whoever makes any like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from his people."