The Tabernacle is commanded to be reared,
Exodus 40:1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayinge. Exodus 40:2 In the fyrst daye of the first moneth, shalt thou sett vp the habitacyon, and the Tabernacle of witnesse, Exodus 40:3 and put therin the arcke of witnesse, and couer the arcke wyth the vayle, Exodus 40:4 and brynge in the table and apparell it accordynge to the order therof. And thou shalt brynge in the candelstycke, and lyght hys lampes, Exodus 40:5 and sett the cens alter of golde before the arcke of wytnesse, and put the hangynge at the dore of the habitacyon. Exodus 40:6 And set the burntofferyng alter before the dore of the habitacyon and Tabernacle of witnesse, Exodus 40:7 and sett the lauer betwene the Tabernacle of witnesse and the alter and put water therin, Exodus 40:8 and make the courte round aboute, and hange vp the hangynge at the courte gate.
Exodus 40:9 And thou shalt take the anoyntynge oyle, and anoynt the habitacyon, and all that is therin, and halowe it with all the vessels therof, that it maye be holye. Exodus 40:10 And thou shalt anoynte the altare of burntofferynge and all hys vessels, and sanctifye the altare, that it may be an altare moost holy. Exodus 40:11 And thou shalt anoynte also the lauer and hys fote, and sanctifye it. Exodus 40:12 And thou shalt brynge Aaron and hys sonnes vnto the dore of the Tabernacle of witnesse, and washe them with water.
Aaron and his sons to be sanctified.
Exodus 40:13 And thou shalt put vpon Aaron the holy vestymentes, and anoynte him, and sanctifye hym that he maye mynistre vnto me. Exodus 40:14 And thou shalt bringe his sonnes, and clothe them with garmentes, Exodus 40:15 and anoynte them as thou dyddest anoynt theyr father, that they maye minystre vnto me. For theyr anoyntynge shall be an euerlastynge presthode vnto them thorowe out theyr generacyons.
Moses performeth all things accordingly.
Exodus 40:16 And Moses dyd accordynge to all that the Lorde commaunded hym: euen so dyd he.
Exodus 40:17 Thus was the Tabernacle reared vp the fyrst daye in the fyrst moneth in the seconde yere. Exodus 40:18 And Moses reared vp the Tabernacle and fastened hys sockettes, and set vp the bordes therof, and put in the barres of it and reared vp hys pyllers, Exodus 40:19 and sprede abrode the tent ouer the habitacion, & put the couerynge of the tent an hye aboue it: as the Lorde commaunded Moses.
Exodus 40:20 And he toke the testimonye, and put it in the arcke, & set the barres to the arcke, & put the mercyseate an hye vpon the arcke, Exodus 40:21 & brought the arcke into the habitacyon, & hanged vp the vayle, & couered the arcke of witnesse, as the Lorde commaunded Moses.
Exodus 40:22 And he put the table in the Tabernacle of witnesse in the north syde of the habitacyon, (but without the vayle) Exodus 40:23 and set the bread in ordre before the Lorde, euen as the Lord had commaunded Moses.
Exodus 40:24 And he put the candelsticke in the tabernacle of witnesse oueragaynst þe table towarde the south syde of the habitacyon, Exodus 40:25 and set vp the lampes before the Lorde: as the Lorde commaunded Moses.
Exodus 40:26 And he put the golden alter in the tabernacle of witnesse before the vayle, Exodus 40:27 and brent swete cens theron, as the Lorde commaunded Moses.
Exodus 40:28 And he hanged vp the hangynge at the dore of the habitacyon, Exodus 40:29 and set the burntofferynge alter by the entrynge in of the habitacyon of the tabernacle of witnesse, and offred burntofferynges and meateofferynges theron, as the Lorde commaunded Moses.
Exodus 40:30 And he set the lauer betwene the tabernacle of witnesse and the alter, and poured water therin, to wash withall. Exodus 40:31 And Moses Aaron & his sonnes wasshed their handes and their fete therat: Exodus 40:32 when they went into the tabernacle of witnesse, & when they went to the alter they wasshed them selues as the Lorde commaunded Moses. Exodus 40:33 And he reared vp the courte rounde aboute the habitacyon and the alter, & set vp an hangynge at the courte gate: and so Moses fynysshed the worcke.
A cloud covereth the Tabernacle.
Exodus 40:34 And the clowde couered the tabernacle of witnesse, and the glorye of the Lorde fylled the habitacyon. Exodus 40:35 And Moses coulde not entre into the tabernacle of witnesse, because the clowde abode theron, and the glorye of þe Lorde fylled the habitacyon. Exodus 40:36 And when the clowde was taken vp from of the habitacyon, the chyldren of Israel toke theyr iorneys thorowe out theyr armyes. Exodus 40:37 And whan the clowde was not taken vp, they iorneyed not tyll it was taken vp: Exodus 40:38 for the clowde of the Lorde was vpon the habitacyon by daye, and fyre by nyght: in the syghte of all the house of Israel thorow out all theyr armyes.