Exodus 301And you shall make the altar of incense of incorruptible wood. 2And you shall make it a cubit in length, and a cubit in breadth: it shall be square; and the height of it shall be of two cubits, its horns shall be of the same piece. 3And you shall overlay its grate with pure gold, and its sides round about, and its horns; and you shall make for it a molding of gold round about. 4And you shall make under its molding two rings of pure gold; you shall make it to the two corners on the two sides, and they shall be holders for the poles, so as to bear it. 5And you shall make the poles of incorruptible wood, and shall overlay them with gold. 6And you shall set it before the veil that is over the ark of the Testimony, wherein I will make Myself known to you from there. 7And Aaron shall burn upon it fine compound incense every morning; whenever he trims the lamps he shall burn incense upon it. 8And when Aaron lights the lamps in the evening, he shall burn incense upon it; a constant incense offering always before the Lord for their generations. 9And you shall not offer strange incense upon it, nor and offering made by fire, nor a sacrifice; and you shall not pour a drink offering upon it. 10And once in the year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns, he shall purge it with the blood of purification for their generations: it is most holy to the Lord. 11And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 12When you take a census of the children of Israel for their number, then every man shall give a ransom for his soul to the Lord, then there shall not be among them a destruction in the visiting of them. 13And this is what they shall give, as many as pass the survey, half a shekel which is according to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs). The half-shekel shall be the offering to the Lord. 14Everyone that passes the survey from twenty years old and upwards shall give the offering to the Lord. 15The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than the half-shekel in giving the offering to the Lord, to make atonement for your souls. 16And you shall take the money of the offering from the children of Israel, and shall give it for the service of the tabernacle of testimony; and it shall be to the children of Israel a memorial before the Lord, to make atonement for your souls. 17And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 18Make a bronze laver, and a bronze base for it, for washing; and you shall put it between the tabernacle of witness and the altar, and you shall pour forth water into it. 19And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet with water from it. 20Whenever they shall go into the tabernacle of witness, they shall wash themselves with water, so they shall not die, whenever they advance to the altar to do service and to offer the whole burnt offerings to the Lord. 21They shall wash their hands and feet with water, whenever they shall go into the tabernacle of witness; they shall wash themselves with water, that they die not; and it shall be for them a perpetual statute, for him and his posterity after him. 22And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 23Also take for yourself sweet herbs, the flower of choice myrrh five hundred shekels, and the half of this two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling calamus, 24and of cassia five hundred shekels of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil. 25And you shall make it a holy anointing oil, a perfumed ointment tempered by the art of the perfumer: it shall be a holy anointing oil. 26And you shall anoint with it the tabernacle of witness, and the ark of the tabernacle of witness, 27and all its furniture, and the lampstand and all its utensils, and the altar of incense, 28and the altar of whole burnt offerings and all its utensils, and the table and all its utensils, and the laver. 29And you shall sanctify them, and they shall be most holy: everyone that touches them shall be hallowed. 30And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them that they may minister to Me as priests. 31And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, This shall be to you a holy anointing oil throughout your generations. 32On man's flesh it shall not be poured, and you shall not make any for yourselves according to this composition: it is holy, and shall be holiness unto you. 33Whosoever shall make it in like manner, and whosoever shall give of it to a stranger, shall be destroyed from among his people. 34And the Lord said to Moses, Take for yourself sweet herbs, stacte, onycha, sweet galbanum, and transparent frankincense; there shall be and equal weight of each. 35And they shall make with it perfumed incense, tempered with the art of a perfumer, a pure holy work. 36And of these you shall beat some very fine, and you shall put it before the testimonies in the tabernacle of testimony, from where I will make Myself known to you: it shall be to you a most holy incense. 37You shall not make any for yourselves according to this composition; it shall be to you a holy thing for the Lord. 38Whosoever shall make any in like manner, so as to smell it, shall perish from his people.
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