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Exodus

Chapter 40

1. And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
2. On the first day of the first month shall you set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
3. And you shall put in it the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the veil.
4. And you shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and you shall bring in the lampstand, and light its lamps.
5. And you shall set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.
6. And you shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
7. And you shall set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and shall put water in it.
8. And you shall set up the court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court gate.
9. And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is in it, and shall hallow it, and all its utensils: and it shall be holy.
10. And you shall anoint the altar of the burnt offering, and all its utensils, and sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy.
11. And you shall anoint the laver and its base, and sanctify it.
12. And you shall bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and wash them with water.
13. And you shall put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
14. And you shall bring his sons, and clothe them with coats:
15. And you shall anoint them, as you did anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
16. Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he.
17. And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was raised up.
18. And Moses raised up the tabernacle, and fastened its sockets, and set up its boards, and put in its bars, and raised up its pillars.
19. And he spread out the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent over it; as the LORD commanded Moses.
20. And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the poles on the ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark:
21. And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses.
22. And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil.
23. And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
24. And he put the lampstand in the tent of the congregation, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle.
25. And he lighted the lamps before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
26. And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the veil:
27. And he burnt sweet-smelling incense on it; as the LORD commanded Moses.
28. And he set up the hanging at the door of the tabernacle.
29. And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the grain offering; as the LORD commanded Moses.
30. And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there, for washing.
31. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet there:
32. When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as the LORD commanded Moses.
33. And he raised up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.
34. Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
35. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode upon it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
36. And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:
37. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.
38. For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.