Exodus 30 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Then make a small altar out of acacia wood for burning incense. 1 "Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense.
2 It must be eighteen inches square and three feet high, with horns at the corners carved from the same piece of wood as 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 Overlay the top, sides, and horns of the altar with pure gold, and run a gold molding around the entire altar. 3 Overlay the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it.
4 Beneath the molding, on opposite sides of the altar, attach two gold rings to support the carrying poles. 4 Make two gold rings for the altar below the molding--two on opposite sides--to hold the poles used to carry it.
5 The poles are to be made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold. 5 Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
6 Place the incense altar just outside the inner curtain, opposite the Ark's cover -- the place of atonement -- that rests on the Ark of the Covenant. I will meet with you there." 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 trims the lamps, he must burn fragrant incense on the altar. 7 "Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps.
8 And each evening when he tends to the lamps, he must again burn incense in the LORD's presence. This must be done from generation to 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 Do not offer any unholy incense on this altar, or any burnt offerings, grain offerings, or drink offerings. 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 purify the altar by placing on its horns the blood from the offering made for the atonement of sin. This will be a regular, annual event from generation to generation, for this is the LORD's supremely holy altar." 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 And the LORD said to Moses, 11 Then the LORD said to Moses,
12 "Whenever you take a census of the people of Israel, each man who is counted must pay a ransom for himself to the LORD. Then there will be no plagues among the people as you count 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 His payment to the LORD will be one-fifth of an ounce of silver. 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 All who have reached their twentieth birthday must give this 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 this offering is given to the LORD to make atonement for yourselves, the rich must not give more, and the poor must not give less. 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 Use this money for the care of the Tabernacle. It will bring you, the Israelites, to the LORD's attention, and it will make atonement 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 And the LORD said to Moses, 17 Then the LORD said to Moses,
18 "Make a large bronze washbasin with a bronze pedestal. Put it between the Tabernacle 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 wash their hands and feet there 19 Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet with water from it.
20 before they go into the Tabernacle to appear before the LORD and before they approach the altar to burn offerings to the LORD. They must always wash before ministering in these ways, or they will 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 This is a permanent law for Aaron and his descendants, to be kept from generation to 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 Then the LORD said to Moses, 22 Then the LORD said to Moses,
23 "Collect choice spices -- 12 1/2 pounds of pure myrrh, 6 1/4 pounds each of cinnamon and of sweet 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 12 1/2 pounds of cassia, and one gallon of olive oil. 24 500 shekels of cassia--all according to the sanctuary shekel--and a hin of olive oil.
25 Blend these ingredients into a 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 this scented oil to anoint the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, 26 Then use it to anoint the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony,
27 the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and all its accessories, the incense altar, 27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense,
28 the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the large washbasin with its pedestal. 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.
29 Sanctify them to make them entirely holy. After this, 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 Use this oil also to anoint Aaron and his sons, sanctifying them so they can minister before me as priests. 30 "Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
31 And say to the people of Israel, 'This will always be my holy anointing oil. 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 body of an ordinary person, and you must never make any of it for yourselves. 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 Anyone who blends scented oil like it or puts any of it on someone who is not a priest will be cut off from the community.'" 33 Whoever makes perfume like it and whoever puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from his people.' "
34 These were the LORD's instructions to Moses concerning the incense: "Gather sweet spices -- resin droplets, mollusk scent, galbanum, and pure frankincense -- weighing out the same 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 Using the usual techniques of the incense maker, refine it to produce a pure and holy incense. 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 very fine and put some of it in front of the Ark of the Covenant, where I will meet with you in the Tabernacle. This incense is 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 this incense for yourselves. It is reserved for the LORD, and you must treat it as holy. 37 Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the LORD.
38 Those who make it for their own enjoyment will be cut off from the community." 38 Whoever makes any like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from his people."