Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Exodus 30


The Altar of Incense










10 Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offering for the generations to come. It is most holy to the Lord.”

Atonement Money

11 Then the Lord said to Moses, 

12 “When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come on them when you number them. 

13 Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to the Lord. 

14 All who cross over, those twenty years old or more, are to give an offering to the Lord. 

15 The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the Lord to atone for your lives. 

16 Receive the atonement money from the Israelites and use it for the service of the tent of meeting. It will be a memorial for the Israelites before the Lord, making atonement for your lives.”

Basin for Washing






Anointing Oil

22 Then the Lord said to Moses, 

23 “Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant calamus, 

24 500 shekels of cassia—all according to the sanctuary shekel—and a hin of olive oil. 

25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. 

26 Then use it to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law, 

27 the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense, 

28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand. 

29 You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy.

30 “Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests. 

31 Say to the Israelites, ‘This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come. 

32 Do not pour it on anyone else’s body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred. 

33 Whoever makes perfume like it and puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off from their people.’”

Incense

34 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take fragrant spices—gum resin, onycha and galbanum—and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, 

35 and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer. It is to be salted and pure and sacred. 

36 Grind some of it to powder and place it in front of the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you. 

37 Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the Lord. 

38 Whoever makes incense like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from their people.”

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