Rearing the tabernacle
40:1 AND the LORD spake to Moses, saying,
40:2 On the first day of the first month shall you set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
40:3 And you shall put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the veil.
40:4 And you shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and you shall bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof.
40:5 And you shall 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 you shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
40:7 And you shall set the layer between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and shall put water therein.
40:8 And you shall set up the court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court gate.
40:9 And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that [is] therein, and shall hallow it, and all the vessels thereof and it shall be holy.
40:10 And you shall 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 you shall anoint the layer and his foot, and sanctify it.
40:12 And you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.
Sanctification of Aaron and his sons.
40:13 And you shall put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister to me in the priest’s office.
40:14 And you shall bring his sons, and clothe them with coats
40:15 And you shall anoint them, as you did anoint their father, that they may minister to me in the priest’s office for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
40:16 This 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 reared up.
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 commanded Moses.
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 the ark
40:21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil 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 veil.
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 tabernacle southward.
40:25 And he lighted the lamps before the LORD ; as the LORD commanded Moses.
40:26 And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the veil
40:27 And he burnt sweet incense thereon ; as the LORD commanded Moses.
40:28 And he set up the hanging [at] the door of the tabernacle.
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 layer between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash [withal].
40:31 And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and congregation, and their feet thereat
40:32 When they went into the tent of the when they came near to the altar, they washed ; as court round about the LORD commanded Moses.
40:33 And he reared up the the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of cloud covered the the court gate. So Moses finished the work.
The covering cloud
40:34 Then a tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD into the tent of the filled the tabernacle.
40:35 And Moses was not able to enter congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the cloud was the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
40:36 And when taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel not taken up, went onward in all their journeys
40:37 But if the cloud were then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. by day, and
40:38 For the cloud of the LORD [was] upon the tabernacle fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.