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] its length, and a cubit its breadth;
foursquare shall it be; and two cubits [shall be] its hight:
its horns [shall be] of the same.
30:3 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, its top, and its
sides round about, and its horns; and thou shalt make to it a
crown of gold round about.
30:4 And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown
of it, by its two corners, upon the two sides of it shalt thou
make [it]; and they shall be for places for the staffs to bear
30:5 And thou shalt make the staffs 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 upon it sweet incense every morning:
when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
30:8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at evening, he shall burn
incense upon it; a perpetual incense before the LORD,
throughout your generations.
30:9 Ye shall offer no strange incense upon it, nor
burnt-sacrifice, nor meat-offering; neither shall ye pour
drink-offering upon it.
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 a year shall he make atonement upon it
throughout your generations: it [is] most holy to the LORD.
30:11 And the LORD spoke to 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 to the LORD, when thou numberest them: that there may 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:) a 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 to the LORD.
30:15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give
less than half a shekel, when [they] give an offering to 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 to the children
of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
30:17 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
30:18 Thou shalt also make a laver [of] brass, and its foot
[also of] brass, to wash [in]: [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 their sons shall wash their hands and their
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 to
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 spoke to Moses, saying,
30:23 Take thou also to thee principal spices, of pure myrrh
five hundred [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon half as 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 olive-oil a 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
a holy anointing oil.
30:26 And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation
with it, and the ark of the testimony,
30:27 And the table and all its vessels, and the candlestick and
its vessels, and the altar of incense,
30:28 And the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and
the laver and its foot.
30:29 And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy:
whatever toucheth them shall be holy.
30:30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate
them, that [they] may minister to me in the priest's office.
30:31 And thou shalt speak to the children of Israel, saying,
This shall be a holy anointing oil to me, throughout your
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 to you.
30:33 Whoever compoundeth [any] like it, or whoever putteth
[any] of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his
30:34 And the LORD said to Moses, Take to thee sweet spices,
stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; [these] sweet spices with
pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like [weight]:
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 to you most holy:
30:37 And [as for] the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall
not make to yourselves according to its composition: it shall
be to thee holy for the LORD.
30:38 Whoever shall make the like to that, to smell thereto,
shall even be cut off from his people.