Exodus 30:1-10 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "You shall make an altar to burn incense upon; of acacia wood shall you make it. 1 "Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense.
2 A cubit shall be its length, and a cubit its breadth; it shall be square, and two cubits shall be its height; its horns shall be of 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 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides round about and its horns; and you shall make for it a molding of gold round about. 3 Overlay the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it.
4 And two golden rings shall you make for it; under its molding on two opposite sides of it shall you make them, and they shall be holders for poles with which to carry 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 You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. 5 Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
6 And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, 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 And Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it; every morning when he dresses the lamps he shall burn it, 7 "Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps.
8 and when Aaron sets up the lamps in the evening, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations. 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 You shall offer no unholy incense thereon, nor burnt offering, nor cereal offering; and you shall pour no libation thereon. 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 Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year; with the blood of the sin offering of atonement he shall make atonement for it once in the year throughout your generations; 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."