1In the same manner thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon; of cedar wood shalt thou make it.2Its length shall be a cubit and its width a cubit; it shall be square and its height two cubits; its horns shall be of the same.3And thou shalt cover it with pure gold, its top and its sides round about, and its horns; and thou shalt make unto it a moulding of gold round about.4And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under its moulding by its two corners on both sides for places for the staves to bear it with.5And thou shalt make the staves of cedar wood and cover them with gold.6And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the seat of reconciliation that is over the testimony, where I will testify unto thee of myself.7And Aaron shall burn sweet incense thereon every morning; when he dresses the lamps, he shall burn it.8And when Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn incense upon it continually before the Lord throughout your ages.9Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon nor burnt sacrifice nor present; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.10And Aaron shall make reconciliation upon the horns of it once a year with the blood of the reconciliation for sin; once a year shall he make reconciliation upon it throughout your ages; it shall be most holy unto the Lord.
11And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying,12When thou takest the number of the sons of Israel after the sum of them, each one shall give a ransom for his soul unto the Lord, when thou dost number them, that there be no mortality in them because of numbering them.13This shall be given by every one that passes among those that are numbered: half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs); a half shekel shall be the offering to the Lord.14Anyone that passes among those that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give the offering unto the Lord.15The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give the offering unto the Lord to make reconciliation for your souls.16And thou shalt take the reconciliation money of the sons of Israel and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the testimony, and it shall be a memorial unto the sons of Israel before the Lord to reconcile your souls.
17And the Lord spoke further unto Moses, saying,18Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and its base also of brass, to wash with; and thou shalt place it between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar, and thou shalt put water in it.19And from it Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet.20When they go into the tabernacle of the testimony, they shall wash with water that they not die, or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn the offering unto the Lord that must be consumed by fire,21they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they not die. And he and his seed shall have it as a perpetual statute throughout their generations.
22The Lord spoke further unto Moses, saying,23Thou must take unto thee of the principal spices: of excellent myrrh five hundred shekels and of aromatic cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of aromatic calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,24and of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive one hin;25and thou shalt make of it the oil of the holy anointing, a superior ointment, after the art of the apothecary, which shall be the oil of the holy anointing.26And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the testimony with it and the ark of the testimony27and the table and all its vessels and the lampstand and its vessels and the altar of incense28and the altar of burnt offering with all its vessels and the laver and its base.29Thus thou shalt consecrate them, and they shall be most holy; whatever touches them shall be sanctified.30And thou shalt also anoint Aaron and his sons and sanctify them that they may be my priests.31And thou shalt speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, This shall be my oil of the holy anointing throughout your ages.32It shall not be poured upon man’s flesh; neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it; it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.33Whoever compounds any like it and puts any of it upon a stranger shall be cut off from his people.34And the Lord said unto Moses, Take unto thee aromas, stacte and onycha and aromatic galbanum and pure frankincense, of each in equal weight.35And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy;36and thou shalt beat some of it very small and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the testimony, where I will testify unto thee of myself. It shall be most holy unto you.37And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves another according to the composition thereof: it shall be holiness unto thee for the Lord.38Whoever shall make another like unto that to smell it shall be cut off from his people.