THE SECOND BOOK OF
E X O D U S
Exodus 30 ©
God commands the making of the incense altar, vs. 1, etc. Whereupon the high priest was to light incense every morning, 7. And to make atonement once a year upon the horns of the same, 10. All the children of Israel were each to give half a shekel for the ransom of their souls, 12. The brass laver is commanded to be made with his foot, and water to be put into it, that the priests should daily wash their hands and feet there, 17. How the holy anointing oil was to be made, 22. What was to be anointed therewith, 26. None was permitted to make the like, 32. The preparing of the incense, 34. How it was to be used, 36. None was allowed to make the like for himself, 37.
AND thou shalt make an 1altara to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.
A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same.
And thou shalt overlay it 2with pure gold, the top thereof, and the 3sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.
And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be 4for places for the staves to bear 5it withal.
And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
And thou shalt put it before 6the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.
And Aaron shall 7burn thereon sweet incense 8every morning: whenb he dressethc the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon 9it, a perpetual 10incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
Ye shall offer no 11strange incense thereon, nor 12burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
And Aaron shall 13make an atonement upon the horns of it 14once in a year with the blood of the 15sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.
¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Whend thou takest the 16sum of the children of Israel 17after their number, then shall they 18give every man 19a ransom 20for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.
Thise they shall give, every 21one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel 22after the shekelf of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty 23gerahs:)g an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD.
Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, 24from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.
The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel,h when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
And thoui shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it 25for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Thou shalt also make 26a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and 27the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.
For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat:
When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, 28that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:
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 29him and to his seed throughout their generations.
¶Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Take thou also unto thee 30principal spices, of 31pure myrrh 32five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon 33half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive 34an hin:j
And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after 35the art of the apothecary:k it shall be an holy anointing oil.
And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense,
And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot.
36And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and 37consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.
Upon man's flesh shall it 38not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a 39stranger, 40shall even be cut off from his people.
¶And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, 41stacte,l and 42onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense:m of 43each shall there be a like weight:
And 44thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, 45tempered together, pure and holy:
And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before 46the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto 47thee holy 48for the LORD.
Whosoever shall make like unto that, 49to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.