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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 Make it square -- eighteen inches long and eighteen inches wide -- and make it thirty-six inches high. The corners that stick out like horns must be one piece with the altar. 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, its sides, and its corners with pure gold, and put a gold strip all around the altar. 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 beneath the gold strip on opposite sides of the altar, and slide poles through them 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 the poles from acacia wood and cover them with gold. 5 Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
6 Put the altar of incense in front of the curtain that is near the Ark of the Agreement, in front of the lid that covers that Ark. There 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 must burn sweet-smelling incense on the altar every morning when he comes to take care of the oil lamps. 7 "Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps.
8 He must burn incense again in the evening when he lights the lamps, so incense will burn before the Lord every day from now on. 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 use this altar for offering any other incense, or burnt offering, or any kind of grain offering, or drink offering. 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 the altar ready for service to God by putting blood on its corners -- the blood of the animal offered to remove sins. He is to do this once a year from now on. This altar belongs completely to the Lord's service." 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 count the people of Israel, every person must buy back his life from the Lord so that no terrible things will happen to the people when you number them. 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 person who is counted must pay one-fifth of an ounce of silver. (This is set by using one-half of the Holy Place measure, which weighs two-fifths of an ounce.) This amount is a gift 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 person who is counted and is twenty years old or older must give this amount to the Lord. 14 All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to the LORD.
15 A rich person must not give more than one-fifth of an ounce, and a poor person must not give less. You are paying this to the Lord to buy back your 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 Gather from the people of Israel this money paid to buy back their lives, and spend it on things for the service in the Meeting Tent. This payment will remind the Lord that the Israelites' lives have been bought back." 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 bowl, on a bronze stand, for washing. Put the bowl and stand between the Meeting Tent and the altar, and put water in the bowl. 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 must wash their hands and feet with the water from this bowl. 19 Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet with water from it.
20 Each time they enter the Meeting Tent they must wash with water so they will not die. Whenever they approach the altar to serve as priests and offer a sacrifice to the Lord by fire, 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 they will not die. This is a rule which Aaron and his descendants are to keep from now on." 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 Then the Lord said to Moses, 22 Then the LORD said to Moses,
23 "Take the finest spices: twelve pounds of liquid myrrh, half that amount (that is, six pounds) of sweet-smelling cinnamon, six 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 twelve pounds of cassia. Weigh all these by the Holy Place measure. Also take four quarts of olive oil, 24 500 shekels of cassia--all according to the sanctuary shekel--and a hin of olive oil.
25 and mix all these things like a perfume to make a holy olive oil. This special oil must be put on people and things to make them ready for service to God. 25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil.
26 Put this oil on the Meeting Tent and the Ark of the Agreement, 26 Then use it to anoint the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony,
27 on the table and all its dishes, on the lampstand and all its tools, and on the incense altar. 27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense,
28 Also, put the oil on the altar for burnt offerings and on all its tools, as well as on the bowl and the stand under the bowl. 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.
29 You will prepare all these things for service to God, and they will be very holy. Anything that touches these things must be holy. 29 You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy.
30 "Put the oil on Aaron and his sons to give them for service to me, that they may serve me as priests. 30 "Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
31 Tell the Israelites, 'This is to be my holy olive oil from now on. It is to be put on people and things to make them ready for service to God. 31 Say to the Israelites, 'This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come.
32 Do not pour it on the bodies of ordinary people, and do not make perfume the same way you make this oil. 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 If anyone makes perfume like it or puts it on someone who is not a priest, that person must be cut off from his people.'" Incense 33 Whoever makes perfume like it and whoever puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from his people.' "
34 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Take these sweet-smelling spices: resin, onycha, galbanum, and pure frankincense. Be sure that you have equal amounts of each. 34 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Take fragrant spices--gum resin, onycha and galbanum--and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts,
35 Make incense as a person who makes perfume would do. Add salt to it 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 some of the incense into a fine powder, and put it in front of the Ark of the Agreement in the Meeting Tent, where I will meet with you. You must use this incense powder only for its very special purpose. 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 make incense for yourselves the same way you make this incense. 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 makes incense like this to use as perfume must be cut off from his people." 38 Whoever makes any like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from his people."