Then the LORD said to Moses,
“Set up the Tabernacle on the first day of the new year.
Place the Ark of the Covenant inside, and install the inner curtain to enclose the Ark within the Most Holy Place.
Then bring in the table, and arrange the utensils on it. And bring in the lampstand, and set up the lamps.
“Place the gold incense altar in front of the Ark of the Covenant. Then hang the curtain at the entrance of the Tabernacle.
Place the altar of burnt offering in front of the Tabernacle entrance.
Set the washbasin between the Tabernacle and the altar, and fill it with water.
Then set up the courtyard around the outside of the tent, and hang the curtain for the courtyard entrance.
“Take the anointing oil and anoint the Tabernacle and all its furnishings to consecrate them and make them holy.
Anoint the altar of burnt offering and its utensils to consecrate them. Then the altar will become absolutely holy.
Next anoint the washbasin and its stand to consecrate them.
“Present Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the Tabernacle, and wash them with water.
Dress Aaron with the sacred garments and anoint him, consecrating him to serve me as a priest.
Then present his sons and dress them in their tunics.
Anoint them as you did their father, so they may also serve me as priests. With their anointing, Aaron’s descendants are set apart for the priesthood forever, from generation to generation.”
Moses proceeded to do everything just as the LORD had commanded him.
So the Tabernacle was set up on the first day of the first month of the second year.