The LORD said to Moses:
Command the Israelites to bring pure, pressed olive oil to you for the lamp, to keep a light burning constantly.
Aaron will tend the lamp, which will be inside the meeting tent but outside the inner curtain of the covenant document, from evening until morning before the LORD. This is a permanent rule throughout your future generations.
Aaron must continually tend the lights on the pure lampstand before the LORD.
You will take choice flour and bake twelve loaves of flatbread, two-tenths of an ephah for each loaf.
You must place them in two stacks, six in a stack, on the pure table before the LORD.
Put pure frankincense on each stack, as a token portion for the bread; it is a food gift for the LORD.
Aaron will always set it out before the LORD, Sabbath after Sabbath, on behalf of the Israelites, as a permanent covenant.
It will belong to Aaron and his sons. They must eat it in a holy place because it is the most holy part of their share of the LORD's food gifts, a permanent portion.