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Exodus 30:1-10 (Today's New International Version)

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The Altar of Incense

30:1-5pp -- Ex 37:25-28

1 "Make an altar1 of acacia wood for burning incense.2 2 It is to be square, a cubit long and a cubit wide, and two cubits higha--its horns3 of one piece with it. 3 Overlay the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it.4 4 Make two gold rings5 for the altar below the molding--two on each of the opposite sides--to hold the poles used to carry it. 5 Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.6 6 Put the altar in front of the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law--before the atonement cover7 that is over the tablets of the covenant law--where I will meet with you. 7 "Aaron must burn fragrant incense8 on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps. 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 9 Do not offer on this altar any other incense10 or any burnt offering or grain offering, and do not pour a drink offering on it. 10 Once a year11 Aaron shall make atonement12 on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offeringb13 for the generations to come.14 It is most holy to the LORD."
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