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Exodus 40:1-38

40  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2  “On the day of the first new moon, the first of the month, you shall set up the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting. 3  And you shall place there the ark of the Lessons, and screen the ark with the veil, 4  and bring in the table and set it, and bring in the lampstand and set up its lamps, 5  and put the gold altar before the ark of the Lessons for incense, and put in place the screen of the door of the tabernacle, 6  and put the altar for the burnt-offering before the door of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting, 7  and put the laver between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water there, 8  and put in place the court around it and put up the screen of the gate of the court, 9  and take the anointing-oil and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it and hallow it and all its furnishings and have it sacred, 10  and anoint the altar for the burnt-offering and all its furnishings 11  and hallow the altar and have the altar holiest of the holy, and anoint the laver and its pedestal and hallow it, 12  and bring Aaron and his sons near the door of the Tent of Meeting and bathe them with water, 13  and dress Aaron in the sacred garments and anoint him and hallow him and let him be priest to me, 14  and bring his sons near and dress them in tunics 15  and anoint them as you anointed their father and let them be priests to me, and let them have their anointing take effect for a perpetual priesthood generation after generation.” 16  And Moses did just as Jehovah had commanded him, did just so. 17  And on the day of the first new moon in the second year, on the first of the month, the tabernacle was set up. 18  And Moses set up the tabernacle and put down its plinths and placed its frames and put in its bars and set up its pillars, 19  and spread the tent over the tabernacle and laid the cover of the tent over it on top, as Jehovah had commanded Moses, 20  and took the Lessons and put them in the ark and placed the poles on the ark and put the mercy-seat on top of the ark, 21  and brought the ark into the tabernacle and put in place the screening veil and screened the ark of the Lessons, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 22  And he put the table in the Tent of Meeting deep in at the side of the tabernacle on the north, outside the veil, 23  and set it with bread before Jehovah, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 24  And he placed the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting opposite the table, deep in at the side of the tabernacle on the south, 25  and set up the lamps before Jehovah, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 26  And he placed the gold altar in the Tent of Meeting before the veil, 27  and burned aromatic incense on it, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 28  And he put the door-screen in place for the tabernacle, 29  and placed the altar for the burnt-offering at the door of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting, and offered on it the burnt-offering and the grain-offering, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 30  And he placed the laver between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water there for washing; 31  and Moses and Aaron would wash their hands and feet out of it 32  when they went into the Tent of Meeting, and when they approached the altar they would wash, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 33  And he set up the court around the tabernacle and the altar, and put the screen at the gate of the court. And Moses finished the work. 34  And the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and Jehovah’s glory filled the tabernacle; 35  and Moses could not go into the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled down on it and Jehovah’s glory had filled it. 36  And when the cloud lifted from the tabernacle the sons of Israel marched, throughout their marches, 37  and if the cloud did not lift they did not march till the day that it lifted. 38  For Jehovah’s cloud was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, before the eyes of all the house of Israel throughout their marches.

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