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Exodus 29:1
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Consecration of the Priests(a)

"This is what you are to do to consecrate(b) them, so they may serve me as priests: Take a young bull and two rams without defect.(c)
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Exodus 29:2
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And from the finest wheat flour make round loaves without yeast, thick loaves without yeast and with olive oil mixed in, and thin loaves without yeast and brushed with olive oil.(d)
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Exodus 29:3
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Put them in a basket and present them along with the bull and the two rams.(e)
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Exodus 29:4
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Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water.(f)
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Exodus 29:5
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Take the garments(g) and dress Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself and the breastpiece. Fasten the ephod on him by its skillfully woven waistband.(h)
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Exodus 29:6
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Put the turban(i) on his head and attach the sacred emblem(j) to the turban.
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Exodus 29:7
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Take the anointing oil(k) and anoint him by pouring it on his head.
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Exodus 29:8
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Bring his sons and dress them in tunics(l)
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Exodus 29:9
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and fasten caps on them. Then tie sashes on Aaron and his sons.[a](m) The priesthood is theirs by a lasting ordinance.(n) "Then you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.
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Exodus 29:10
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"Bring the bull to the front of the tent of meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head.(o)
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Exodus 29:11
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Slaughter it in the Lord 's presence(p) at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
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Exodus 29:12
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Take some of the bull's blood and put it on the horns(q) of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest of it at the base of the altar.(r)
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Exodus 29:13
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Then take all the fat(s) on the internal organs,(t) the long lobe of the liver, and both kidneys with the fat on them, and burn them on the altar.
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Exodus 29:14
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But burn the bull's flesh and its hide and its intestines(u) outside the camp.(v) It is a sin offering.[b]
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Exodus 29:15
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"Take one of the rams,(w) and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head.(x)
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Exodus 29:16
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Slaughter it and take the blood and splash it against the sides of the altar.
Exodus 29:17
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Cut the ram into pieces and wash(y) the internal organs and the legs, putting them with the head and the other pieces.
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Exodus 29:18
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Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the Lord , a pleasing aroma,(z) a food offering presented to the Lord .
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Exodus 29:19
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"Take the other ram,(aa) and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head.(ab)
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Exodus 29:20
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Slaughter it, take some of its blood and put it on the lobes of the right ears of Aaron and his sons, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet.(ac) Then splash blood against the sides of the altar.(ad)
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Exodus 29:21
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And take some blood(ae) from the altar and some of the anointing oil(af) and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. Then he and his sons and their garments will be consecrated.(ag)
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Exodus 29:22
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"Take from this ram the fat,(ah) the fat tail, the fat on the internal organs, the long lobe of the liver, both kidneys with the fat on them, and the right thigh. (This is the ram for the ordination.)
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Exodus 29:23
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From the basket of bread made without yeast, which is before the Lord , take one round loaf, one thick loaf with olive oil mixed in, and one thin loaf.
Exodus 29:24
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Put all these in the hands of Aaron and his sons and have them wave them before the Lord as a wave offering.(ai)
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Exodus 29:25
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Then take them from their hands and burn them on the altar along with the burnt offering for a pleasing aroma to the Lord , a food offering presented to the Lord .(aj)
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Exodus 29:26
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After you take the breast of the ram for Aaron's ordination, wave it before the Lord as a wave offering, and it will be your share.(ak)
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Exodus 29:27
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"Consecrate those parts of the ordination ram that belong to Aaron and his sons:(al) the breast that was waved and the thigh that was presented.
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Exodus 29:28
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This is always to be the perpetual share from the Israelites for Aaron and his sons. It is the contribution the Israelites are to make to the Lord from their fellowship offerings.(am)
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Exodus 29:29
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"Aaron's sacred garments(an) will belong to his descendants so that they can be anointed and ordained in them.(ao)
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Exodus 29:30
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The son(ap) who succeeds him as priest and comes to the tent of meeting to minister in the Holy Place is to wear them seven days.
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Exodus 29:31
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"Take the ram(aq) for the ordination and cook the meat in a sacred place.(ar)
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Exodus 29:32
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At the entrance to the tent of meeting, Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat of the ram and the bread(as) that is in the basket.
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Exodus 29:33
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They are to eat these offerings by which atonement was made for their ordination and consecration. But no one else may eat(at) them, because they are sacred.
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Exodus 29:34
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And if any of the meat of the ordination ram or any bread is left over till morning,(au) burn it up. It must not be eaten, because it is sacred.
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Exodus 29:35
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"Do for Aaron and his sons everything I have commanded you, taking seven days to ordain them.
Exodus 29:36
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Sacrifice a bull each day(av) as a sin offering to make atonement(aw). Purify the altar by making atonement for it, and anoint it to consecrate(ax) it.
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Exodus 29:37
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For seven days make atonement for the altar and consecrate it. Then the altar will be most holy, and whatever touches it will be holy.(ay)
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Exodus 29:38
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"This is what you are to offer on the altar regularly each day:(az) two lambs a year old.
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Exodus 29:39
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Offer one in the morning and the other at twilight.(ba)
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Exodus 29:40
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With the first lamb offer a tenth of an ephah[c] of the finest flour mixed with a quarter of a hin[d] of oil(bb) from pressed olives, and a quarter of a hin of wine as a drink offering.(bc)
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Exodus 29:41
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Sacrifice the other lamb at twilight(bd) with the same grain offering(be) and its drink offering as in the morning—a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the Lord .
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Exodus 29:42
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"For the generations to come(bf) this burnt offering is to be made regularly(bg) at the entrance to the tent of meeting,(bh) before the Lord . There I will meet you and speak to you;(bi)
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Exodus 29:43
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there also I will meet with the Israelites, and the place will be consecrated by my glory.(bj)
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Exodus 29:44
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"So I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar and will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests.(bk)
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Exodus 29:45
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Then I will dwell(bl) among the Israelites and be their God.(bm)
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Exodus 29:46
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They will know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of Egypt(bn) so that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.(bo)
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Exodus 30:1
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The Altar of Incense(a)

"Make an altar(b) of acacia wood for burning incense.(c)
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Exodus 30:2
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It is to be square, a cubit long and a cubit wide, and two cubits high[a]—its horns(d) of one piece with it.
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Exodus 30:3
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Overlay the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it.(e)
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Exodus 30:4
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Make two gold rings(f) for the altar below the molding—two on each of the opposite sides—to hold the poles used to carry it.
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Exodus 30:5
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Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.(g)
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Exodus 30:6
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Put the altar in front of the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law—before the atonement cover(h) that is over the tablets of the covenant law—where I will meet with you.
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Exodus 30:7
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"Aaron must burn fragrant incense(i) on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps.
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Exodus 30:8
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He must burn incense again when he lights the lamps at twilight so incense will burn regularly before the Lord for the generations to come.(j)
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Exodus 30:9
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Do not offer on this altar any other incense(k) or any burnt offering or grain offering, and do not pour a drink offering on it.
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Exodus 30:10
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Once a year(l) Aaron shall make atonement(m) on its horns. This annual atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offering[b](n) for the generations to come.(o) It is most holy to the Lord ."
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Exodus 30:11
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Then the Lord said to Moses,
Exodus 30:12
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"When you take a census(p) of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the Lord a ransom(q) for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague(r) will come on them when you number them.
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Exodus 30:13
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Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel,[c] according to the sanctuary shekel,(s) which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to the Lord .
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Exodus 30:14
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All who cross over, those twenty years old or more,(t) are to give an offering to the Lord .
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Exodus 30:15
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The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less(u) when you make the offering to the Lord to atone for your lives.
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Exodus 30:16
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Receive the atonement(v) money from the Israelites and use it for the service of the tent of meeting.(w) It will be a memorial(x) for the Israelites before the Lord , making atonement for your lives."
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Exodus 30:17
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Then the Lord said to Moses,
Exodus 30:18
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"Make a bronze basin,(y) with its bronze stand, for washing. Place it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it.
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Exodus 30:19
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Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet(z) with water(aa) from it.
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Exodus 30:20
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Whenever they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water so that they will not die.(ab) Also, when they approach the altar to minister by presenting a food offering to the Lord ,
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Exodus 30:21
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they shall wash their hands and feet so that they will not die. This is to be a lasting ordinance(ac) for Aaron and his descendants for the generations to come."(ad)
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Exodus 30:22
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Then the Lord said to Moses,
Exodus 30:23
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"Take the following fine spices:(ae) 500 shekels[d] of liquid myrrh,(af) half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon,(ag) 250 shekels[e] of fragrant calamus,(ah)
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Exodus 30:24
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500 shekels(ai) of cassia(aj)—all according to the sanctuary shekel—and a hin[f] of olive oil.
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Exodus 30:25
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Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer.(ak) It will be the sacred anointing oil.(al)
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Exodus 30:26
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Then use it to anoint(am) the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law,
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Exodus 30:27
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the table and all its articles, the lampstand and its accessories, the altar of incense,
Exodus 30:28
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the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.
Exodus 30:29
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You shall consecrate them(an) so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy.(ao)
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Exodus 30:30
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"Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate(ap) them so they may serve me as priests.(aq)
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Exodus 30:31
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Say to the Israelites, ‘This is to be my sacred anointing oil(ar) for the generations to come.(as)
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Exodus 30:32
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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.(at)
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Exodus 30:33
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Whoever makes perfume like it and puts it on anyone other than a priest must be cut off(au) from their people.'"
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Exodus 30:34
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Then the Lord said to Moses, "Take fragrant spices(av)—gum resin, onycha and galbanum—and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts,
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Exodus 30:35
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and make a fragrant blend of incense,(aw) the work of a perfumer.(ax) It is to be salted and pure and sacred.
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Exodus 30:36
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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(ay) with you. It shall be most holy(az) to you.
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Exodus 30:37
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Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy(ba) to the Lord .
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Exodus 30:38
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Whoever makes incense like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off(bb) from their people."
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Exodus 31:1
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Bezalel and Oholiab(a)

Then the Lord said to Moses,
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Exodus 31:2
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"See, I have chosen Bezalel(b) son of Uri, the son of Hur,(c) of the tribe of Judah,
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Exodus 31:3
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and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge(d) and with all kinds of skills(e)
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Exodus 31:4
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to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,
Exodus 31:5
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to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts.
Exodus 31:6
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Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab(f) son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan,(g) to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers(h) to make everything I have commanded you:
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Exodus 31:7
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the tent of meeting,(i) the ark of the covenant law(j) with the atonement cover(k) on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent—
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Exodus 31:8
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the table(l) and its articles, the pure gold lampstand(m) and all its accessories, the altar of incense,(n)
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Exodus 31:9
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the altar of burnt offering(o) and all its utensils, the basin(p) with its stand—
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Exodus 31:10
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and also the woven garments(q), both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests,
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Exodus 31:11
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and the anointing oil(r) and fragrant incense(s) for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded(t) you."
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Exodus 31:12
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Then the Lord said to Moses,
Exodus 31:13
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"Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths.(u) This will be a sign(v) between me and you for the generations to come,(w) so you may know that I am the Lord , who makes you holy.(x)
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Exodus 31:14
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"‘Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it is to be put to death;(y) those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people.
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Exodus 31:15
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For six days work(z) is to be done, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest,(aa) holy to the Lord . Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death.
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Exodus 31:16
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The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath,(ab) celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant.
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Exodus 31:17
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It will be a sign(ac) between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.(ad)'"(ae)
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Exodus 31:18
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When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai,(af) he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone(ag) inscribed by the finger of God.(ah)
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Exodus 32:1
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The Golden Calf

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain,(a) they gathered around Aaron and said, "Come, make us gods[a] who will go before(b) us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him."(c)
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Exodus 32:2
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Aaron answered them, "Take off the gold earrings(d) that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me."
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Exodus 32:3
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So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron.
Exodus 32:4
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He took what they handed him and made it into an idol(e) cast in the shape of a calf,(f) fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, "These are your gods,[b](g) Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt."(h)
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Exodus 32:5
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When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, "Tomorrow there will be a festival(i) to the Lord ."
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Exodus 32:6
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So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings.(j) Afterward they sat down to eat and drink(k) and got up to indulge in revelry.(l)
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Exodus 32:7
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Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt,(m) have become corrupt.(n)
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Exodus 32:8
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They have been quick to turn away(o) from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol(p) cast in the shape of a calf.(q) They have bowed down to it and sacrificed(r) to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.'(s)
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Exodus 32:9
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"I have seen these people," the Lord said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked(t) people.
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Exodus 32:10
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Now leave me alone(u) so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy(v) them. Then I will make you into a great nation."(w)
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Exodus 32:11
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But Moses sought the favor(x) of the Lord his God. " Lord ," he said, "why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?(y)
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Exodus 32:12
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Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth'?(z) Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster(aa) on your people.
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Exodus 32:13
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Remember(ab) your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self:(ac) ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars(ad) in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land(ae) I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.'"
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Exodus 32:14
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Then the Lord relented(af) and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.
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Exodus 32:15
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Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant law(ag) in his hands.(ah) They were inscribed(ai) on both sides, front and back.
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Exodus 32:16
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The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.(aj)
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Exodus 32:17
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When Joshua(ak) heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, "There is the sound of war in the camp."
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Exodus 32:18
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Moses replied: "It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of singing that I hear."
Exodus 32:19
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When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf(al) and the dancing,(am) his anger burned(an) and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces(ao) at the foot of the mountain.
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Exodus 32:20
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And he took the calf the people had made and burned(ap) it in the fire; then he ground it to powder,(aq) scattered it on the water(ar) and made the Israelites drink it.
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Exodus 32:21
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He said to Aaron, "What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?"
Exodus 32:22
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"Do not be angry,(as) my lord," Aaron answered. "You know how prone these people are to evil.(at)
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Exodus 32:23
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They said to me, ‘Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him.'(au)
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Exodus 32:24
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So I told them, ‘Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.' Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf!"(av)
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Exodus 32:25
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Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock(aw) to their enemies.
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Exodus 32:26
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So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, "Whoever is for the Lord , come to me." And all the Levites rallied to him.
Exodus 32:27
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Then he said to them, "This is what the Lord , the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.'"(ax)
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Exodus 32:28
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The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died.
Exodus 32:29
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Then Moses said, "You have been set apart to the Lord today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day."
Exodus 32:30
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The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin.(ay) But now I will go up to the Lord ; perhaps I can make atonement(az) for your sin."
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Exodus 32:31
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So Moses went back to the Lord and said, "Oh, what a great sin these people have committed!(ba) They have made themselves gods of gold.(bb)
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Exodus 32:32
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But now, please forgive their sin(bc)—but if not, then blot me(bd) out of the book(be) you have written."
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Exodus 32:33
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The Lord replied to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out(bf) of my book.
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Exodus 32:34
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Now go, lead(bg) the people to the place(bh) I spoke of, and my angel(bi) will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish,(bj) I will punish them for their sin."
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Exodus 32:35
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And the Lord struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf(bk) Aaron had made.
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