Exodus 40
NASB 1977
The Tabernacle Erected

     1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2“On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3“And you shall place the ark of the testimony there, and you shall screen the ark with the veil. 4“And you shall bring in the table and arrange what belongs on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and mount its lamps. 5“Moreover, you shall set the gold altar of incense before the ark of the testimony, and set up the veil for the doorway to the tabernacle. 6“And you shall set the altar of burnt offering in front of the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 7“And you shall set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. 8“And you shall set up the court all around and hang up the veil for the gateway of the court. 9“Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and shall consecrate it and all its furnishings; and it shall be holy. 10“And you shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar; and the altar shall be most holy. 11“And you shall anoint the laver and its stand, and consecrate it. 12“Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 13“And you shall put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint him and consecrate him, that he may minister as a priest to Me. 14“And you shall bring his sons and put tunics on them; 15and you shall anoint them even as you have anointed their father, that they may minister as priests to Me; and their anointing shall qualify them for a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.” 16Thus Moses did; according to all that the LORD had commanded him, so he did.

     17Now it came about in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was erected. 18And Moses erected the tabernacle and laid its sockets, and set up its boards, and inserted its bars and erected its pillars. 19And he spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent on top of it, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 20Then he took the testimony and put it into the ark, and attached the poles to the ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark. 21And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up a veil for the screen, and screened off the ark of the testimony, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 22Then he put the table in the tent of meeting, on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil. 23And he set the arrangement of bread in order on it before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 24Then he placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle. 25And he lighted the lamps before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 26Then he placed the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the veil; 27and he burned fragrant incense on it, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 28Then he set up the veil for the doorway of the tabernacle. 29And he set the altar of burnt offering before the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 30And he placed the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing. 31And from it Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet. 32When they entered the tent of meeting, and when they approached the altar, they washed, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 33And he erected the court all around the tabernacle and the altar, and hung up the veil for the gateway of the court. Thus Moses finished the work.

The Glory of the LORD

     34Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 35And Moses 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. 36And throughout all their journeys whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the sons of Israel would set out; 37but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up. 38For throughout all their journeys, 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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