Exodus 30 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 [The LORD continued,] "Build an altar out of acacia wood for burning incense. 1 "Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense.
2 Make it 18 inches square and 36 inches high. The horns and altar must be made out of one piece [of wood]. 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 all of it with pure gold--the top, the sides, and the horns. Put a gold molding 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 put them below the molding on opposite sides to hold the poles for carrying it. 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 the poles out of acacia wood, and cover them with gold. 5 Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
6 Put the altar in front of the canopy which [hangs] over the ark containing the words of my promise. I will meet with you there in front of the throne of mercy that is on the ark. 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 must burn sweet-smelling incense on this 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 Also, when Aaron lights the lamps at dusk, he must burn incense. For generations to come an incense offering must burn constantly in the LORD's presence. 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 "Never burn any unauthorized incense on this altar or any burnt offerings or grain offerings. Never pour a 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 must make peace with the LORD by putting blood on its horns. Once a year--for generations to come--blood from the offering must be placed on the altar to make peace with the LORD. 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 Then the LORD said to Moses, 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 "When you take a census of the Israelites, each person must pay the LORD a ransom for his life when he is counted. Then no plague will happen to 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 As each person is counted, he must give one-fifth of an ounce of silver using the standard weight of the holy place. This one-fifth of an ounce of silver is a contribution 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 Everyone counted who is at least 20 years old must give this contribution to the LORD. 14 All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to the LORD.
15 The rich must not give more than one-fifth of an ounce of silver, and the poor must not give less. This contribution is given to make peace with the LORD and make your lives acceptable to the LORD. 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 money the Israelites give to make peace with the LORD, and use it to pay the expenses of the tent of meeting. It will be a reminder for the Israelites in the LORD's presence that the sins in their lives are removed." 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 stand for washing. Put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and fill it with water. 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 for washing 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 of meeting, they must wash so that they will not die. Before they come near the altar to serve as priests and burn an offering by fire to the LORD, 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 will wash their hands and feet so that they will not die. This will be a permanent law for him and his descendants for generations to come." 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: 12½ pounds of powdered myrrh; half as much, that is, 6¼ pounds of fragrant cinnamon; 6¼ pounds of fragrant 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 12½ pounds of cassia--all weighed using the standard weight of the holy place--and 4 quarts of olive oil. 24 500 shekels of cassia--all according to the sanctuary shekel--and a hin of olive oil.
25 Have a perfumer make these into a holy oil, a fragrant mixture, used only for anointing. This will be the holy oil used for anointing. 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 meeting, the ark containing the words of my promise, 26 Then use it to anoint the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony,
27 the table and all the dishes, the lamp stand and all the utensils, the altar for incense, 27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense,
28 the altar for burnt offerings and all its accessories, and the basin with its stand. 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.
29 In this way you will dedicate them for their holy purpose. Then they will be most holy, and anything that touches them will become holy. 29 You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy.
30 Anoint Aaron and his sons as well. In this way you will set them apart for their holy duties of serving me as priests. 30 "Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
31 "Say to the Israelites, 'For generations to come, this will be my holy oil used only for anointing. 31 Say to the Israelites, 'This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come.
32 It must never be poured on the bodies of other people. Never make any perfumed oil using this formula. 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 prepares a perfume like this or puts it on anyone who is not a priest must be excluded 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 one part fragrant spices (two kinds of gum resin and aromatic mollusk shells), and mix them with one part 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 Have a perfumer make it into fragrant 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 Grind some of it into a fine powder, and put it in front of [the ark containing] the words of my promise in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you. You must treat it as most 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 Never make any incense for yourselves using this formula. Treat 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 prepares anything like it for his own enjoyment must be excluded from his people." 38 Whoever makes any like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from his people."