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1 "Make an altar out of acacia wood, for burning incense. 1 "Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense.
2 It is to be square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide, and it is to be 36 inches high. Its projections at the four corners are to form one piece with it. 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 its top, all four sides, and its projections with pure gold, and put a gold border 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 carrying rings for it and attach them below the border on two sides to hold the poles with which it is to be carried. 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 these poles of acacia wood and cover them with gold. 5 Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
6 Put this altar outside the curtain which hangs in front of the Covenant Box. That is the place where I will meet 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 Every morning when Aaron comes to take care of the lamps, he is to burn sweet-smelling incense on it. 7 "Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps.
8 He must do the same when he lights the lamps in the evening. This offering of incense is to continue without interruption for all time to come. 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 Do not offer on this altar any forbidden incense, any animal offering, or any grain offering, and do not pour out any wine 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 is to perform the ritual for purifying the altar by putting on its four projections the blood of the animal sacrificed for sin. This is to be done every year for all time to come. This altar is to be completely holy, dedicated to me, 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 said to Moses, 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 "When you take a census of the people of Israel, each man is to pay me a price for his life, so that no disaster will come on him while the census is being taken. 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 Everyone included in the census must pay the required amount of money, weighed according to the official standard. Everyone must pay this as an offering to me. 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 Everyone being counted in the census, that is, every man twenty years old or older, is to pay me this amount. 14 All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to the LORD.
15 The rich man is not to pay more, nor the poor man less, when they pay this amount for their lives. 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 Collect this money from the people of Israel and spend it for the upkeep of the Tent of my presence. This tax will be the payment for their lives, and I will remember to protect them." 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 said to Moses, 17 Then the LORD said to Moses,
18 "Make a bronze basin with a bronze base. Place it between the 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 are to use the water to wash their hands and feet 19 Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet with water from it.
20 before they go into the Tent or approach the altar to offer the food offering. Then they will not be killed. 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 feet, so that they will not die. This is a rule which they and their descendants are to observe forever." 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 said to Moses, 22 Then the LORD said to Moses,
23 "Take the finest spices - 12 pounds of liquid myrrh, 6 pounds of sweet-smelling cinnamon, 6 pounds 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 and 12 pounds of cassia (all weighed according to the official standard). Add one gallon of olive oil, 24 500 shekels of cassia--all according to the sanctuary shekel--and a hin of olive oil.
25 and make a sacred anointing oil, mixed like perfume. 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 Tent of my presence, the Covenant Box, 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 altar for burning incense, 27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense,
28 the altar for burning offerings, together with all its equipment, and the washbasin with its base. 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.
29 Dedicate these things in this way, and they will be completely holy, and anyone or anything that touches them will be harmed by the power of its holiness. 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 ordain them as priests in my service. 30 "Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
31 Say to the people of Israel, "This holy anointing oil is to be used in my service for all time to come. 31 Say to the Israelites, 'This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come.
32 It must not be poured on ordinary men, and you must not use the same formula to make any mixture like it. It is holy, and you must treat 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 makes any like it or uses any of it on anyone who is not a priest will no longer be considered one of my 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 part of each of the following sweet spices - stacte, 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 Use them to make incense, mixed like perfume. Add salt to keep it 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 part of it into a fine powder, take it into the Tent of my presence, and sprinkle it in front of the Covenant Box. Treat this incense as completely 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 Do not use the same formula to make any incense like it for yourselves. Treat it as a holy thing dedicated to me. 37 Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the LORD.
38 If anyone makes any like it for use as perfume, he will no longer be considered one of my people." 38 Whoever makes any like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from his people."