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Exodus 30

The altar of incense.

Exodus 30:1 Thou shalt make also an altar to burn incense, of setim wood. Exodus 30:2 It shall be a cubit in length, and another in breadth, that is, four square, and two in height. Horns shall go out of the same. Exodus 30:3 And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold, as well the grate thereof, as the walls round about, and the horns. And thou shalt make to it a crown of gold round about, Exodus 30:4 And two golden rings under the crown on either side, that the bars may be put into them, and the altar be carried. Exodus 30:5 And thou shalt make the bars also of setim wood, and shalt overlay them with gold. Exodus 30:6 And thou shalt set the altar over against the veil, that hangeth before the ark of the testimony before the propitiatory wherewith the testimony is covered, where I will speak to thee. Exodus 30:7 And Aaron shall burn sweet smelling incense upon it in the morning. When he shall dress the lamps, he shall burn it: Exodus 30:8 And when he shall place them in the evening, he shall burn an everlasting incense before the Lord throughout your generations. Exodus 30:9 You shall not offer upon it incense of another composition, nor oblation, and victim, neither shall you offer libations. Exodus 30:10 And Aaron shall pray upon the horns thereof once a year, with the blood of that which was offered for sin; and shall make atonement upon it in your generations. It shall be most holy to the Lord.

The ransom of souls.

Exodus 30:11 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Exodus 30:12 When thou shalt take the sum of the children of Israel, according to their number, every one of them shall give a price for their souls to the Lord, and there shall be no scourge among them, when they shall be reckoned. Exodus 30:13 And this shall every one give that passeth at the naming, half a sicle according to the standard of the temple. A sicle hath twenty obols. Half a sicle shall be offered to the Lord. Exodus 30:14 He that is counted in the number from twenty years and upwards, shall give the price. Exodus 30:15 The rich man shall not add to half a sicle, and the poor man shall diminish nothing. Exodus 30:16 And the money received, which was contributed by the children of Israel, thou shalt deliver unto the uses of the tabernacle of the testimony, that it may be a memorial of them before the Lord, and he may be merciful to their souls.

The brasen laver.

Exodus 30:17 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Exodus 30:18 Thou shalt make also a brazen laver with its foot to wash in: and thou shalt set it between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar. And water being put into it: Exodus 30:19 Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and feet in it: Exodus 30:20 When they are going into the tabernacle of the testimony, and when they are to come to the altar, to offer on it incense to the Lord, Exodus 30:21 Lest perhaps they die. It shall be an everlasting law to him, and to his seed by successions.

The holy anointing oil.

Exodus 30:22 And the Lord spoke to Moses, Exodus 30:23 Saying: Take spices, of principal and chosen myrrh five hundred sicles, and of cinnamon half so much; that is, two hundred and fifty sicles, of calamus in like manner two hundred and fifty, Exodus 30:24 And of cassia five hundred sicles by the weight of the sanctuary, of oil of olives the measure hin: Exodus 30:25 And thou shalt make the holy oil of unction, an ointment compounded after the art of the perfumer, Exodus 30:26 And therewith thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the testimony, and the ark of the testament, Exodus 30:27 And the table with the vessels thereof, the candlestick and furniture thereof, the altars of incense, Exodus 30:28 And of holocaust, and all the furniture that belongeth to the service of them. Exodus 30:29 And thou shalt sanctify all, and they shall be most holy: he that shall touch them shall be sanctified. Exodus 30:30 Thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and shalt sanctify them, that they may do the office of priesthood unto me. Exodus 30:31 And thou shalt say to the children of Israel: This oil of unction shall be holy unto me throughout your generations. Exodus 30:32 The flesh of man shall not be anointed therewith, and you shall make none other of the same composition, because it is sanctified, and shall be holy unto you. Exodus 30:33 What man soever shall compound such, and shall give thereof to a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.

The composition of the perfume.

Exodus 30:34 And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha, galbanum of sweet savour, and the clearest frankincense, all shall be of equal weight. Exodus 30:35 And thou shalt make incense compounded by the work of the perfumer, well tempered together, and pure, and most worthy of sanctification. Exodus 30:36 And when thou hast beaten all into very small powder, thou shalt set of it before the tabernacle of the testimony, in the place where I will appear to thee. Most holy shall this incense be unto you. Exodus 30:37 You shall not make such a composition for your own uses, because it is holy to the Lord. Exodus 30:38 What man soever shall make the like, to enjoy the smell thereof, he shall perish out of his people.

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