Altar of Incense
30:1 And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense
upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.
30:2 A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the
breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits
shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of
30:3 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top
thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns
thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round
30:4 And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the
crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides
of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for
the staves to bear it withal.
30:5 And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and
overlay them with gold.
30:6 And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the
ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the
testimony, where I will meet with thee.
30:7 And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every
morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense
30:8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall
burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD
throughout your generations.
30:9 Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt
sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink
30:10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of
it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of
atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it
throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.
30:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
30:12 When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel
after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom
for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that
there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.
30:13 This they shall give, every one that passeth among
them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of
the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel
shall be the offering of the LORD.
30:14 Every one that passeth among them that are numbered,
from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto
30:15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not
give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering
unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
30:16 And thou shalt take the atonement money of the
children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of
the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a
memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to
make an atonement for your souls.
Basin for Washing
30:17 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
30:18 Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot
also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between
the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou
shalt put water therein.
30:19 For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and
their feet thereat:
30:20 When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation,
they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they
come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by
fire unto the LORD:
30:21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that
they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them,
even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.
30:22 Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
30:23 Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure
myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so
much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet
calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
30:24 And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel
of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:
30:25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an
ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall
be an holy anointing oil.
30:26 And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the
congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
30:27 And the table and all his vessels, and the
candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense,
30:28 And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels,
and the laver and his foot.
30:29 And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most
holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
30:30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and
consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the
30:31 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel,
saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me
throughout your generations.
30:32 Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither
shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of
it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
30:33 Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever
putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off
from his people.
30:34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee
sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet
spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like
30:35 And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after
the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy:
30:36 And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of
it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the
congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto
you most holy.
30:37 And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye
shall not make to yourselves according to the composition
thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.
30:38 Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell
thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.