Exodus 30
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1“And you have made an altar [for] making incense; you make it of shittim wood; 2a cubit its length and a cubit its breadth (it is square), and two cubits its height; its horns [are] of the same. 3And you have overlaid it with pure gold—its top, and around its sides, and its horns; and you have made a crown of gold for it all around; 4and you make two rings of gold for it, under its crown on its two ribs; you make [them] on its two sides, and they have become places for poles to carry it with them. 5And you have made the poles of shittim wood, and have overlaid them with gold; 6and you have put it before the veil, which [is] by the Ark of the Testimony, before the propitiatory covering which [is] over the Testimony, where I meet with you. 7And Aaron has made incense on it, incense of spices, morning by morning; in his making the lamps right, he makes incense [on] it, 8and in Aaron’s causing the lamps to go up between the evenings, he makes incense [on] it; [it is] a continual incense before YHWH throughout your generations. 9You do not cause strange incense to go up on it—and burnt-offering and present; and you do not pour out a drink-offering on it; 10and Aaron has made atonement on its horns once in a year, by the blood of the sin-offering of atonements; once in a year he makes atonement for it, throughout your generations; it [is] most holy to YHWH.”

11And YHWH speaks to Moses, saying, 12“When you take up the census of the sons of Israel for their numbers, then they have each given an atonement [for] his soul to YHWH in their being numbered, and there is no plague among them in their being numbered. 13This they give, everyone passing over to those numbered, half a shekel, by the shekel of the holy place (the shekel [is] twenty gerahs); half a shekel [is] the raised-offering to YHWH; 14everyone passing over to those numbered, from a son of twenty years and upwards, gives the raised-offering of YHWH; 15the rich do not multiply, and the poor do not diminish from the half-shekel, to give the raised-offering of YHWH, to make atonement for your souls. 16And you have taken the atonement-money from the sons of Israel, and have given it for the service of the Tent of Meeting; and it has been to the sons of Israel for a memorial before YHWH, to make atonement for your souls.”

17And YHWH speaks to Moses, saying, 18“And you have made a laver of bronze (and its base of bronze), for washing; and you have put it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and have put water [in] there, 19and Aaron and his sons have washed their hands and their feet from it; 20they wash [with] water in their going into the Tent of Meeting, and do not die; or in their drawing near to the altar to minister, to make incense [as] a fire-offering to YHWH, 21then they have washed their hands and their feet, and they do not die, and it has been a continuous statute to them, to him and to his seed, throughout their generations.”

22And YHWH speaks to Moses, saying, 23“And you, take [these] principal spices for yourself: five hundred [shekels] of liquid myrrh, and the half of that—two hundred and fifty [shekels]—of spice-cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty [shekels] of spice-cane, 24and five hundred [shekels] of cassia, by the shekel of the holy place, and a hin of olive oil; 25and you have made it a holy anointing oil, a compound mixture, work of a compounder; it is a holy anointing oil. 26And with it you have anointed the Tent of Meeting, and the Ark of the Testimony, 27and the table and all its vessels, and the lampstand and its vessels, and the altar of incense, 28and the altar of burnt-offering and all its vessels, and the laver and its base; 29and you have sanctified them, and they have been most holy; all that is coming against them is holy; 30and you anoint Aaron and his sons, and have sanctified them for being priests to Me. 31And you speak to the sons of Israel, saying, This is a holy anointing oil to Me, throughout your generations; 32it is not poured on [the] flesh of man, and you make nothing [else] like it in its proportion; it [is] holy—it is holy to you; 33a man who compounds [any] like it, or who puts of it on a stranger, has even been cut off from his people.”

34And YHWH says to Moses, “Take to yourself spices—stacte, and onycha, and galbanum—spices and pure frankincense; they are part for part; 35and you have made it an incense, a compound, work of a compounder, salted, pure, holy; 36and you have beaten [some] of it small, and have put of it before the Testimony in the Tent of Meeting, to where I meet with you; it is most holy to you. 37As for the incense which you make, you do not make [any] for yourselves in its proportion; it is holy to you for YHWH; 38a man who makes [any] like it—to be refreshed by it—has even been cut off from his people.”


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Exodus 29
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