Setting Up the Tabernacle
40:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
40:2 On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up
the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
40:3 And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony,
and cover the ark with the vail.
40:4 And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order
the things that are to be set in order upon it; and thou
shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof.
40:5 And thou shalt set the altar of gold for the incense
before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the
door to the tabernacle.
40:6 And thou shalt set the altar of the burnt offering
before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the
40:7 And thou shalt set the laver between the tent of the
congregation and the altar, and shalt put water therein.
40:8 And thou shalt set up the court round about, and hang
up the hanging at the court gate.
40:9 And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the
tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it,
and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy.
40:10 And thou shalt anoint the altar of the burnt
offering, and all his vessels, and sanctify the altar: and
it shall be an altar most holy.
40:11 And thou shalt anoint the laver and his foot, and
40:12 And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door
of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with
40:13 And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and
anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me
in the priest's office.
40:14 And thou shalt bring his sons, and clothe them with
40:15 And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint
their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's
office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting
priesthood throughout their generations.
40:16 Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD
commanded him, so did he.
40:17 And it came to pass in the first month in the second
year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was
40:18 And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened his
sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars
thereof, and reared up his pillars.
40:19 And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle,
and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD
40:20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and
set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon
40:21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set
up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the
testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses.
40:22 And he put the table in the tent of the congregation,
upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the vail.
40:23 And he set the bread in order upon it before the
LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
40:24 And he put the candlestick in the tent of the
congregation, over against the table, on the side of the
40:25 And he lighted the lamps before the LORD; as the LORD
40:26 And he put the golden altar in the tent of the
congregation before the vail:
40:27 And he burnt sweet incense thereon; as the LORD
40:28 And he set up the hanging at the door of the
40:29 And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of
the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered
upon it the burnt offering and the meat offering; as the
LORD commanded Moses.
40:30 And he set the laver between the tent of the
congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash
40:31 And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands
and their feet thereat:
40:32 When they went into the tent of the congregation, and
when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as the LORD
40:33 And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle
and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So
Moses finished the work.
The Glory of the Lord
40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the
congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the
40:35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the
congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory
of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
40:36 And when the cloud was taken up from over the
tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their
40:37 But if the cloud were not taken up, then they
journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.
40:38 For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by
day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the
house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.