1 “And you shalt make an altar to burn incense upon; of shittim wood shalt you make it.
2 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.
3 And you shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and you shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.
4 And two golden rings shalt you make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt you make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.
5 And you shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
6 And you shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.
7 And Aaron (Aharon) shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning; when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
8 And when Aaron (Aharon) lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before יהוה throughout your generations.
9 You shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall you pour drink offering thereon.
10 And Aaron (Aharon) shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements; once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy unto יהוה”
11 And יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh), saying:
12 “When you takest the sum of the children of Yisrael after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto יהוה, when you numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when you numberest them.
13 This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) a half shekel shall be the offering of יהוה.
14 Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto יהוה.
15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto יהוה, to make an atonement for your souls.
16 And you shalt take the atonement money of the children of Yisrael, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Yisrael before יהוה, to make an atonement for your souls.
17 And יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh), saying,
18 You shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal; and you shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and you shalt put water therein.
19 For Aaron (Aharon) and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat.
20 When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto יהוה:
21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not; and it shall be a statute forever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.
22 Moreover יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh), saying,
23 “Take you also unto you principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
24 And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin;
25 And you shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary; it shall be a holy anointing oil.
26 And you shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
27 And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick (menorah) and his vessels, and the altar of incense,
28 And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot.
29 And you shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy; whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
30 And you shalt anoint Aaron (Aharon) and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto Me as priests (kohanim).
31 And you shalt speak unto the children of Yisrael, saying, ‘This shall be a holy anointing oil unto Me throughout your generations.
32 Upon man’s flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall you make any other like it, after the composition of it. It is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
33 Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.’”
34 And יהוה said unto Moses (Mosheh), Take unto you sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense; of each shall there be a like weight;
35 And you shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy;
36 And you shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with you; it shall be unto you most holy.
37 And as for the perfume which you shalt make, you shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof; it shall be unto you holy for יהוה.
38 Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.”