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The holy anointing oil. CHAP. XXXI, XXXII. Moses receiveth the two labies. may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth ments of his sons, to minister in the priest's them shall be holy.

office, 30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his 11 And the anointing oil, and sweet incense sons, and consecrate them, that they may for the holy place : according to all that I minister unto me in the priest's office. have commanded thee shall they do.

31 And thou shalt speak unto the children 12 9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, of Israel, saying, This shall be a holy anoint- saying, ing oil unto me throughout your generations. 13 Speak thou also anto the children of

32 Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall neither shall ye make any other like it, after keep: for it is a sign between me and you the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall throughout your generations; that ye may be holy unto you.

know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify 33 Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or you. whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore: for shall even be cut off from his people. it is holy unto you. Every one that defi. 34 | And the LORD said unto Moses, Take leth it shall surely be put to death : for whounto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, soever doeth any work therein, that soul and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure shall be cut off from among his people. frankincense: of each shall there be a like 15 Six days may work be done, but in the weight:

seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the 35 And thou shalt make it a perfume, a con- LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the fection after the art of the apothecary, tem- sabbath-day he shall surely be put to death. pered together, pure and holy :

16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall 36 And thou shalt beat some of it very small, keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath and put of it before the testimony in the ta- throughout their generations, for a perpetual bernacle of the congregation, where I will covenant. meet with thee: it shall be unto you most 17 It is a sign between me and the children holy.

of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD 37 And as for the perfume which thou shalt made heaven and earth, and on the seventh make, ye shall not make to yourselves accord-day he rested and was refreshed. ing to the composition thereof: it shall be 18 And he gave unto Moses, when he liad unto thee holy for the LORD.

made an end of communing with him upon 38 Whosoever shall make like unto that, mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from of stone, written with the finger of God. his people.


1 The people, in the absence of Moses, cause I Bezaleel and Aholiab are called and made meet

Aaron to make a calf. 7 God is angered therefor the work of the tabernacle. 12 The obser

by. 11 At the entreaty of Moses he is uppeased. pation of the sabbath is again commanded.

15 Moses cometh down with the tables. 19 11e 18 Moses receiveth the two tables.

breaketh them. 20 Hc destroyeth the calf. 22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, say

Aaron's excuse for himself. 25 Moses causeth

the idolaters to be slain. 30 Hcprayeth for the 2 | See, I have called by name Bezaleel people.

. the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe A delayed to come

down out of the mount, of Judah : 3 And. I have filled him with the spirit of the people gathered themselves together unto God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods in knowledge, and in all manner of work, which shall go before us: for as for this manship,

Moses, the man that brought us up out of 4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, the land of Egypt, we wot not what is beand in silver, and in brass,

come of him. 5 And in cutting of stones to set them, and 2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the in carving of timber, to work in all manner golden ear-rings which are in the ears of of workmanship.

your wives, of your sons, and of your daugh6 And I, behold, I have given with him ters, and bring them unto me. Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe 3 And all the people brake off the golden of Dan; and in the hearts of all that are wise- ear-rings which were in their ears,

and hearted I have put wisdom; that they may brought them unto Aaron. make all that I have commanded thee: 4 And he received them at their hand, and

7. The tabemacle of the congregation, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had the ark of the testimony, and the mercy-seat made it a molten calf: and they said, These that is inereupon, and all the furniture of the be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up tabernacle,

out of the land of Egypt. 8. And the table and his furniture, and the 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar pure candlestick with all his furniture, and before it; and Aaron made proclamation, the altar of incense,

and said, To-morrow is a feast to the LORD. 9 And the altar of burnt-offering with all 6 And they rose up early on the morrow, his furniture, and the laver and his foot, and offered burnt-offerings, and brought

10 And the clothes of service, and the holy peace-offerings: and the people sat down to garments for Aaron the priest, and the gar- I eat and to drink, and rose up to play.


your sin.

Moses breaketh the two tables.


The idolaters slain. 7 [ And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of get thee down: for thy people, which thou him. broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have 24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath corrupted themselves :

any gold, let thein break it off. So they 8 They have turned aside quickly ont of gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and the way which I commanded them: they there came out this calf. have made them a molten calf, and have wor- 25 And when Moses saw that the people were shipped it, and have sacriticed thereunto, naked, (for Aaron had made them naked and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which to their shame among their enemies,) have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 20 Then Moses stood in the gate of the

9 And the Lord said unto Moses, I have camp, aud said, Who is on the Lord's side? seen this people, and behold, it is a still let him come unto me. And all the sons of neched people :

Levi gathered themselves together unto him. 10 Now therefore let me alone, that my 27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the wrath may wax hot against them, and that I Lord God of Israel, Put every man his may consume them: and I will make of the sword by his side, and go in and out from a great nation.

gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay 11 And Moses besought the Lord his God, every man his brother, and every man his and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot companion, and every man bis neighbour. against thy people, which thou hast brought 28 And the children of Levi did according forth out of the land of Egypt, with great to the word of Moses: and there fell of the power, and with a nighty hand ?

people that day about three thousand men. 12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak 29 For Moses had said, Consecrate yourand say, For mischief did he bring them out, selves to-day to the Lord, even every man to slay them in the mountains, and to con- upon his son, and upon his brother; that he sume them from the face of the earth ? Turn may bestow upon you a blessing this day. from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil 30 s And it came to pass on the morrow, against thy people.

that Moses said unto the people, Ye have 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, sinned a great sin : and now I will go up unto thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine the LORD; peradventure I shall make an own self, and saidst unto them, I will multi- atonement for ply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all 31 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and this land that I have spoken of will I give said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for and have made them gods of gold.

32 Yet now, if thou wilt, forgive their sin : 14 And the Lord repented of the evil which and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy he thought to do unto his people.

book which thou hast written. 15 | And Moses turned, and went down 33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosofrom the mount, and the two tables of the ever hath sinned against me, him will I blot testiinony were in his liand: the tables were out of my book. written on both their sides; on the one side 34 Therefore now go, lead the people unto and on the other were they written. the place of which I have spoken unto thee:

16 And the tables were the work of God, Behold, mine Augel shall go before thee: and the writing was the writing of God, gra- nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I will ven upon the tables,

visit their sin upon them. 17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the 35 And the LORD plagued the people, bepeople as they shouted, he said unto Moses, cause they made the calf which Aaron made. There is a noise of war in the camp.

CHAP. XXXIII. 18 And he said, It is not the voice of them 1 The Lord refuseth to go as he had promised that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice with the people. 4 The people mourn thereat. of them that cry for being overcome: but the 7 The tabernacle is removed out of the camp. noise of them that sing do I hear.

9 The Lord talketh familiarly with Moses. 12 19 | And it came to pass as soon as he came

Moses desireth to see the glory of God. die hunc le canaps that he saw the calf, and Andue lo he second unto Moses, Depart and he cast the tables out of his hands, and which thou hast brought up out of the land brake them beneath the mount.

of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto 20 | And he took the calf which they had Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it Unto thy seed will I give it: to powder, and strewed it upon the water,

2 And I will send an angel before thee; and made the children of Israel drink of it. and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amo

21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did rite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the
this people unto thee, that thou hast brought Hivite, and the Jebusite:
so great a sin


3 Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: 221 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, thou art a stiff-necked people : lest I conthat they are set on mischief.

sume thee in the way. 23 For they said unto me, Make us gods 41 And when the people heard these evil which shall go before us: for as for this tidings, they mourned: und no man did put Moses, the man that brought us up out of the on him his ornaments.


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The Lord lalks with Moses. CHAP. XXXIV, The Lord proclaims his name: 5 For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say| 22 And it shall come to pass, while

my glory unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiff- passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of necked people: I will come up into the midst the rock; and will cover thee with my

hand of thee in a moment, and consume thee: while I pass by: therefore now put off thy ornaments from 23 And I will take away my hand, and thou thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. shalt see my back parts: but my face shall 6 And the children of Israel stripped them- not be seen. selves of their ornaments by the mount Ho

CHAP. XXXIV. reb, ? | And Moses took the tabernacle, and 1 The tables are renewed. 5 The nume of the

LORD proclaimed. 8 Moses intreateth God pitched it without the camp afar off froin the

to go with them. 10 God maketh a covenant camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the

with them, repeating certain duties of the first Congregation. And it came to pass, that table. 28 Moses after forty days in the mount every one which sought the LORD, went out cometh down with the tables.

29 His face unto the tabernacle of the congregation,

shineth, and he covereth it with a vail. which was without the camp.

8 And it came to pass when Moses went thee two tables of stone like unto the
out unto the tabernacle, that all the people first: and I will write upon these tables the
rose up, and stood every man at his tent- words that were the first tables which
door, and looked after Moses, until he was thou brakest.
gone into the tabernacle.

2 And be ready in the morning, and come
9 | And it came to pass, as Moses entered up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and pre-
into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descend- sent thyself there to me in the top of the
ed, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, mount.
and the LORD talked with Moses.

3. And no man shall come up with thee, 10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar neither let any man be seen throughout all stand at the tabernacle-door: and all the the mount: neither let the flocks nor herds people rose up and worshipped, every man feed before that mount. in his tent-door.

4 And he hewed two tables of


like 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as. he turned again into the camp; but his ser- the LORD had commanded him, and took in vant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, his hand the two tables of stone. departed not out of the tabernacle.

5 | And the LORD descended in the cloud, 129 And Moses said unto the LORD, See, and stood with him there, and proclaimed thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: the name of the LORD. and thou hast not let me know whom thou 6 And the LORD passed by before him, and wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, know thee by name, and thou hast also found merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and grace in my sight.

abundant in goodness and truth, 13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy iniquity and transgression and sin, and that


know thee, that I may find will by no means clear the guilty visiting grace in thy sight: and consider that this the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, nation is thy people.

and upon the children's children, unto tio :14 And he said, My presence shall go with third and to the fourth generation, thee, and I will give thee rest.

81 And Moses made haste, and bowed his 15 And he said unto him, If thy presence head toward the earth, and worshipped. go not with me, carry us not up hence. 9 And he said, If now I have found grace '16 For wherein shall it be known here that in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, I and thy people have found grace in thy go among us (for it is a stiff-necked people) sight? Is it not in that thou goest with us? and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take So shall we be separated, I and thy people, us for thine inheritance. from all the people that are upon the face of 10 | And he said, Behold I make a cove the earth.

nant: before all thy people I will do marvels, 17 And the LORD said undo Moses, I will such as have not been done in all the earth, do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for nor in any nation: and all the people among thou hast found grace in my sight, and I which thou art shall see the work of the know thee by name.

LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do 18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me with thee. thy glory.

11 Observe thou that which I command
19 And he said, I will make all my good- thee this day: Behold, I drive out before
ness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the
name of the LORD before thee; and will be Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite,
gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will and the Jebusite.
shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a
20 And he said, Thou canst not see my făce: covenant with the inhabitants of the land
for there shall no man see me, and live. whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in

21. And the LORD said, Behold, there is a the midst of thee:
place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:/ 13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break

way, that I


Moses' face shineth.


Of the sabbath. their images, and cut down their groves:

32 And afterward all the children of Israel 14 For thou shalt worship no other god: came nigh: and he gave them in commandfor the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a ment all that the Lord had spoken with him jealous God:

in mount Sinai. 15 Lest thou make a covenant with the in- 33 And till Moses had done speaking with habitants of the land, and they go a whoring them, he put a vail on his face. after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their 34 But when Moses went in before the gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his Lord to speak with him, he took the vail ofi, sacrifice;

until he came out. And he came out and 16 And thou take of their daughters unto spake unto the children of Israel that which thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring he was commanded. arier their gods, and make thy sons go a 35 And the children of Israel saw the face whoring after their gods.

of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: 17 Thou shalt make thee no molten gods. and Moses put the vail upon his face again, 13 The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou until he went in to speak with Him. keep. Seven days shalt thou eat unleavened

CHAP. XXXV. bread, as I commanded thee in the time of 1 The sabbath. 4 The free gifts for the taberthe month Abib: for in the month Abib thou nacle. 20 The readiness of the people to offer. camest out from Egypt.

30 Bezalcel and Aholiab are called to the 19 All that openetli the matrix is mine: work. and every bir anlayamang thy cattle, whether A Ponteered allabol.congregation 20 But the firstling of an ass thou shalt re- said unto them, These are the words which deem with a lamb): and if thou redeem him the Lord hath commanded, that ye should not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the do them. first-born of thy sons thou shalt redeem. 2 Six days shall work be done, but on the And none shall appear before me empty. seventh day there shall be to you a holy day,

21 Six days thou shalt work, but on the se- a sabbath of rest to the Lord: whosoever venth day thou shalt rest: in earing-time and doeth work therein shall be put to death. in harvest thou shalt rest.

3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your 22 And thou shalt observe the feast of habitations upon the sabbath-day. weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat-harvest, 49 And Moses spake mto all the congreand the feast of ingathering at the year's end. gation of the children of Israel, saying, This

23 Thrice in the year shall all your men-l is the thing which the Lord coinmanded, children appear before the Lord God, the saving, God of Israel.

5 Take ye from among you an offering unto 24 For I will cast out the nations before the Lord: whosoever is of a willing heart, thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go gold, and silver, and brass, up to appear before the Lord thy God thrice 6 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and in the year.

fine linen, and goats' hair, 25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sa- 7 And rains' skins dyed red, and badgers' crifice with leaven, neither shall the sacrifice skins, and shittim-wood, of the feast of the passover be left until the 3 And oil for the light, and spices for anointmorning.

ing oil, and for the sweet incense, 26 The first of the first-fruits of thy land 9 And onyx-stones, and stones to be set for thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD the ephod, and for the breast-plate. thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in 10 And every wise-hearted among you shall his mother's milk.

come, and make all that the LORD hath com27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write manded; thou these words: for after the tenor of these 11 The tabernacle, his tent, and his coverwords I have made a covenant with thee, ing, his tacles, and his boards, his bars, bis and with Israel.

pillars, and his sockets; 28 | And he was there with the Lord forty 12 The ark, and the staves thereof, with the days and forty nights; he did neither eat mercy-seat, and the vail of the covering; bread nor drink water.' And He wrote upon 13 The table, and his staves, and all his vesthe tables the words of the covenant, the sels, and the shew-bread; ten commandments.

14 The candlestick also for the light, and 29 | And it came to pass when Moses came his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for down from mount Sinai (with the two tables the light; of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came 15 And the incense-altar, and his staves, down from the mount) that Moses wist not and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, that the skin of his face shone, while He and the hanging for the door at the entering talked with him.

in of the tabernacle; 30 And when Aaron and all the children of 16 The altar of burnt-offering, with his braIsrael saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face zen grate, his staves, and all his vessels, the shone, and they were afraid to come nigh him. laver and his foot;

31 And Moses called unto them; and Aaron 17 The hangings of the court, bis pillars, and all the rulers of the congregation return- and their sockets, and the hanging for the ed unto him: and Moses talked with them. door of the court;

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The people's readiness to offer. CHAP. XXXVI. Pheir liberality restrained, 18 The pins of the tabernacle, and the pins

CHAP. XXXVI. of the court, and their cords;

1 The offerings are delivered to the workmen. 5 19 The clothes of service, to do service in

The.liberality of the people is restrained. 8 the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron The curtai:3 of cherubims. 14 The curtains the priest, and the garments of his sons, to of goats' hair. 19 The covering of skins. 20 minister in the priest's office.

The boards with their sockets. 31 The bars. 20 | And all the congregation of the chil

35 The rail. 37 The hanging for the door. dren of Israel departed from the presence of THEN wrought Bezaleel and Aholiah, Moses.

and every wise-hearted man, in whom 21 And they came, every one whose heart the LORD put wisdom and understanding to stirred him up, and every one whom his spi- know how to work all manner of work for rit made willing, and they brought the LORD's the service of the sanctuary, according to all offering to the work of the tabernacle of the that the Lord had commanded. congregation, and for all his service, and for 2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, the holy garments. í

and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart 22 And they came, both men and women, the LORD had put wisdom, even every one as many as were willing-hearted, and broughi whose heart stirred him up to come unto the bracelets, and ear-rings, and rings, and ta- work to do it: blets, all jewels of gold: and every man that 3 And they received of Moses all the offeroffered, offered an offering of gold unto the ing which the children of Israel had brought LORD.

for the work of the service of the sanctuary, 23 And every man with whom was found to make it withal. And they brought yet blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, unto him free-offerings every morning. and goats' hair, and red skins of rams, and 4 And all the wise men, that wrought all badgers' skins, brought them.

the work of the sanctuary, came every man 24 Every one that did offer an offering of from his work which they made; silver and brass brought the Lord's offer- 5 And they spake unto Moses, saying, ing: and every man with whom was found The people bring much more than enough shittim-wood for any work of the service, for the service of the work which the LORD brought it.

commanded to make. 25 Ånd all the women that were wise-heart- 6 And Moses gave commandment, and they ed did spin with their hands, and brought caused it to be proclaimed throughout the that which they had spun, both of blue, and camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. make any more work for the offering of the 26 And all the women whose heart stirred sanctuary. So the people were restrained them

up in wisdom spun goats' hair. from bringing. 27 And the rulers brought onyx-stones, and 7 For the stuff they had was sufficient for stones to be set, for the ephód, and for the all the work to make it, and too much. breast-plate;

8 | And every wise-hearted man among 28 And spice, and oil for the light, and for them that wrought the work of the tabernacle the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and

29 The children of Israel brought a will- blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims ing offering unto the LORD, every man and of cunning work made he them. woman, whose heart made them willing to 9 The length of one curtain was twenty bring, for all manner of work which the and eight cutits, and the breadth of one curLORD had commanded to be made by the tain four cubits: the curtains were all of one hand of Moses.

30 | And Moses said unto the children of 10 And he coupled the five curtains one Israel, See, the Lord hath called by name unto another : and the other five curtains he Bezaleel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of coupled one unto another. the tribe of Judah;

11 And lie made loops of blue on the edge 31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of of one curtain from the selvedge in the coupGod, in wisdom, in understanding, and in ling: likewise he made in the uttermost side knowledge, and in all manner of workman- of another curtain, in the coupling of the ship;

second. 32 And to devise curious works, to work in 12 Fifty loops made le in one curtain, and gold, and in silver, and in brass,

fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain 33 And in the cutting of stones, to set them, which was in the coupling of the second: and in carving of wood, to make any manner the loops held one curtain to another. of cunning work.

13 And he made fifty taches of gold, and 34 And he hath put in his heart that he may coupled the curtains one unto another with teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Abi- the taches. So it became one tabernacle. samach, of the tribe of Dan.

14 | And he made curtains of goats' hair 35 Them hath he filled with wisdom of for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curheart, to work all manner of work, of the en- tains he made them. graver, and of the cunning workman, and of 15 The length of one curtain was thirty the enbroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, curtain the eleven curtains were of one size even of them that do any work, and of those 16 And he coupled fire curtains by them that devise cunning work.

selves, and six curtains by themselves.


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