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Exodus 40 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Setting Up the Tabernacle

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:1 -

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:2 - “On the first day of the first month you shall set up the [fn]tabernacle of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:3 - “You shall place the ark of the testimony there, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:4 - “You shall bring in the table and [fn]arrange what belongs on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and [fn]mount its lamps.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:5 - “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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:6 - “You shall set the altar of burnt offering in front of the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:7 - “You shall set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water [fn]in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:8 - “You shall set up the court all around and [fn]hang up the screen for the gateway of the court.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:9 - “Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it and set it apart as holy and all its [fn]furnishings; and it shall be holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:10 - “You shall anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and set the altar apart as holy, and the altar shall be most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:11 - “You shall anoint the laver and its stand, and set it apart as holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:12 - “Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:13 - “You shall put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint him and set him apart as holy, that he may minister as a priest to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:14 - “You shall bring his sons and put tunics on them;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:15 - and you shall anoint them even as you have anointed their father, that they may minister as priests to Me; and their anointing will be for them for a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:16 - Thus Moses did; according to all that Yahweh had commanded him, so he did.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:17 -

Now it happened, in the first month [fn]of the second year, on the first day of the month, the [fn]tabernacle was erected.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:18 - Moses erected the tabernacle and [fn]laid its bases and set up its boards and [fn]inserted its bars and erected its pillars.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:19 - He spread the tent over the tabernacle and placed the covering of the tent [fn]on top of it, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:20 - Then he took the testimony and put it into the ark and [fn]attached the poles to the ark and put the [fn]mercy seat [fn]on top of the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:21 - He brought the ark into the tabernacle and placed the veil of the screen and screened off the ark of the testimony, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:22 - Then he put the table in the tent of meeting on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:23 - He set the arrangement of bread in order on it before Yahweh, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:24 - Then he placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:25 - He lighted the lamps before Yahweh, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:26 - Then he placed the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the veil;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:27 - and he burned fragrant incense on it, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:28 - Then he placed the screen at the doorway of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:29 - He placed the altar of burnt offering before the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and he offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:30 - He placed the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:31 - From it Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:32 - When they entered the tent of meeting, and when they approached the altar, they washed, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:33 - He erected the court all around the [fn]tabernacle and the altar, and he put up the screen for the gateway of the court. Thus Moses finished the work.

The Glory of Yahweh

(Exo 13:21, 22; Num 9:15–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:34 -

Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:35 - And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had dwelt on it, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:36 - Now throughout all their journeys whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the sons of Israel would set out;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:37 - but if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:38 - For throughout all their journeys, the cloud of Yahweh was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.
LSB Footnotes
Lit dwelling place
Lit arrange its arrangement
Or light
Lit there
Lit put
Or utensils
Lit in
Lit dwelling place
Lit put
Lit put
Lit over it above
Lit set
Or propitiatory seat, place of atonement
Lit over the ark above
Or dwelling place
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