1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “On the first day of the first
month you shall raise up the tent of the Tent of Meeting. 3 You shall put
the ark of the testimony in it, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.
4 You shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are on
it. You shall bring in the lampstand, and light the lamps of it. 5 You
shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and
put the screen of the door to the tent. 6 You shall set the altar of burnt
offering before the door of the tent of the tent of meeting. 7 You shall
set the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shall put water
therein. 8 You shall set up the court around it, and hang up the screen of
the gate of the court. 9 You shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the
tent, and all that is in it, and shall make it holy, and all its furniture:
and it will be holy. 10 You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering, with
all its vessels, and sanctify the altar: and the altar will be most holy.
11 You shall anoint the basin and its base, and sanctify it. 12 You
shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tent of meeting, and shall
wash them with water. 13 You shall put on Aaron the holy garments; and you
shall anoint him, and sanctify him, that he may minister to me in the
priest’s office. 14 You shall bring his sons, and put coats on them.
15 You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may
minister to me in the priest’s office. Their anointing shall be to them for
an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations. 16 Thus did Moses:
according to all that Yahweh commanded him, so he did.
17 It happened in the first month in the second year, on the first day of
the month, that the tent was raised up. 18 Moses raised up the tent, and
laid its sockets, and set up the boards of it, and put in the bars of it, and
raised up its pillars. 19 He spread the covering over the tent, and put
the roof of the tent above on it, as Yahweh commanded Moses. 20 He took
and put the testimony into the ark, and set the poles on the ark, and put the
mercy seat above on the ark. 21 He brought the ark into the tent, and set
up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony, as Yahweh
commanded Moses. 22 He put the table in the tent of meeting, on the side
of the tent northward, outside of the veil. 23 He set the bread in order
on it before Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses. 24 He put the lampstand in
the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the side of the tent southward.
25 He lit the lamps before Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses. 26 He put
the golden altar in the tent of meeting before the veil; 27 and he burnt
incense of sweet spices on it, as Yahweh commanded Moses. 28 He put up the
screen of the door to the tent. 29 He set the altar of burnt offering at
the door of the tent of the tent of meeting, and offered on it the burnt
offering and the meal-offering, as Yahweh commanded Moses. 30 He set the
basin between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water therein, with
which to wash. 31 Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and their
feet there. 32 When they went into the tent of meeting, and when they came
near to the altar, they washed, as Yahweh commanded Moses. 33 He raised up
the court around the tent and the altar, and set up the screen of the gate of
the court. So Moses finished the work.
34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Yahweh
filled the tent. 35 Moses wasn’t able to enter into the tent of meeting,
because the cloud stayed on it, and Yahweh’s glory filled the tent.
36 When the cloud was taken up from over the tent, the children of Israel
went onward, throughout all their journeys; 37 but if the cloud wasn’t
taken up, then they didn’t travel until the day that it was taken up.
38 For the cloud of Yahweh was on the tent by day, and there was fire in
the cloud by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all
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