The LORD spoke to Moses,
"Command the Israelites to bring you pure, virgin olive oil for the lamp stand so that the lamps won't go out.
In the tent of meeting, outside the canopy where the words of my promise are, Aaron must keep the lamps lit in the LORD's presence from evening until morning. It is a permanent law for generations to come.
Aaron must keep the lamps on the pure gold lamp stand lit in the LORD's presence.
"Also take flour and bake twelve rings of bread. Each ring will contain four quarts of flour.
Put them in two stacks of six each on the gold table in the LORD's presence.
Lay pure incense on top of each stack. The incense on the bread will be a reminder, an offering by fire to the LORD.
Every day of worship [a priest] must arrange the bread in the LORD's presence. It is a continual reminder of my promise to the Israelites.
The bread will belong to Aaron and his sons. They will eat it in a holy place. It is very holy, set apart from the LORD's offering by fire. This is a permanent law."