The Tabernacle Erected1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 a “On the first day of the first month you shall set up the ▼
▼ Lit dwelling placetabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3 c “You shall place the ark of the testimony there, and you shall screen the ark with the veil. 4 “You shall d bring in the table and ▼
▼ Lit arrange its arrangement, f arrange what belongs on it; and you shall g bring in the lampstand and ▼
▼ Or lightmount its lamps. 5 “Moreover, you shall i set the gold altar of incense before the ark of the testimony, and set up the veil for the doorway to the tabernacle. 6 “You shall set the altar of burnt offering in front of the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 7 “You shall j set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water ▼
▼ Lit therein it. 8 “You shall set up the court all around and ▼
▼ Lit put the screenhang up the veil for the gateway of the court. 9 “Then you shall take the anointing oil and m anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its ▼
▼ Or utensilsfurnishings; and it shall be holy. 10 “You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar, and o the altar shall be most holy. 11 “You shall anoint the laver and its stand, and consecrate it. 12 “Then you shall p bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 13 q “You shall put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister as a priest to Me. 14 “You shall bring his sons and put tunics on them; 15 and you shall anoint them even as you have anointed their father, that they may minister as priests to Me; and their anointing will ▼
▼ Lit be for themqualify them for a s perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.” 16 Thus Moses did; according to all that the Lord had commanded him, so he did. 17 Now t in the first month ▼
▼ Lit inof the second year, on the first day of the month, the ▼
▼ Lit dwelling placetabernacle was erected. 18 Moses erected the tabernacle and ▼
▼ Lit putlaid its ▼
▼ Or basessockets, and set up its boards, and ▼
▼ Lit putinserted its bars and erected its pillars. 19 He spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent ▼
▼ Lit over it aboveon top of it, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 20 Then he took aa the testimony and put it into the ark, and ▼
▼ Lit setattached the poles to the ark, and put the ▼
▼ Lit propitiatorymercy seat ▼
▼ Lit over the ark aboveon top of the ark. 21 He brought the ark into the tabernacle, and ae set up a veil for the screen, and screened off the ark of the testimony, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 22 Then he af put the table in the tent of meeting on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil. 23 He set the arrangement of ag bread in order on it before the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 24 Then he placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle. 25 He ah lighted the lamps before the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 26 Then he ai placed the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the veil; 27 and he aj burned fragrant incense on it, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 28 Then he set up the ▼
▼ Or screenveil for the doorway of the tabernacle. 29 He al set the altar of burnt offering before the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and am offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 30 He placed the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing. 31 an From it Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet. 32 When they entered the tent of meeting, and when they approached the altar, they washed, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 33 He ao erected the court all around the ▼
▼ Or dwelling placetabernacle and the altar, and ▼
▼ Lit put the screenhung up the veil for the gateway of the court. Thus Moses finished the work.
The Glory of the Lord34 ar Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the as glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 Moses at was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 36 Throughout all their journeys au whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the sons of Israel would set out; 37 but av if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up. 38 For throughout all their journeys aw the cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.
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