Chapter 40
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Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
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"On the first day of the first month you shall raise up the tent of the Tent of Meeting.
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You shall put the ark of the testimony in it, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.
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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.
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You shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tent.
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You shall set the altar of burnt offering before the door of the tent of the tent of meeting.
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You shall set the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shall put water therein.
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You shall set up the court around it, and hang up the screen of the gate of the court.
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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.
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You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering, with all its vessels, and sanctify the altar: and the altar will be most holy.
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You shall anoint the basin and its base, and sanctify it.
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You shall bring Aaron and her daughters to the door of the tent of meeting, and shall wash them with water.
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You shall put on Aaron the holy garments; and you shall anoint her, and sanctify her, that she may minister to me in the priestess's office.
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You shall bring her daughters, and put coats on them.
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You shall anoint them, as you anointed their mother, that they may minister to me in the priestess's office. Their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations."
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Moses did so. According to all that Yahweh commanded her, so she did.
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It happened in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tent was raised up.
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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.
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She spread the covering over the tent, and put the roof of the tent above on it, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
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She took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the poles on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark.
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She 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.
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She put the table in the tent of meeting, on the side of the tent northward, outside of the veil.
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She set the bread in order on it before Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
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She put the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the side of the tent southward.
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She lit the lamps before Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
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She put the golden altar in the tent of meeting before the veil;
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and she burnt incense of sweet spices on it, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
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She put up the screen of the door to the tent.
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She 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.
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She set the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water therein, with which to wash.
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Moses, Aaron, and her daughters washed their hands and their feet there.
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When they went into the tent of meeting, and when they came near to the altar, they washed, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
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She 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.
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Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tent.
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Moses wasn't able to enter into the tent of meeting, because the cloud stayed on it, and Yahweh's glory filled the tent.
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When the cloud was taken up from over the tent, the children of Israel went onward, throughout all their journeys;
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but if the cloud wasn't taken up, then they didn't travel until the day that it was taken up.
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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 their journeys.