30:1 And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: [of] shittim wood shalt thou make it. 30:2 A cubit [shall be] its length, and a cubit its breadth; foursquare shall it be; and two cubits [shall be] its hight: its horns [shall be] of the same. 30:3 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, its top, and its sides round about, and its horns; and thou shalt make to it a crown of gold round about. 30:4 And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by its two corners, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make [it]; and they shall be for places for the staffs to bear it with. 30:5 And thou shalt make the staffs of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. 30:6 And thou 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 thee. 30:7 And Aaron shall burn upon it sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. 30:8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at evening, he shall burn incense upon it; a perpetual incense before the LORD, throughout your generations. 30:9 Ye shall offer no strange incense upon it, nor burnt-sacrifice, nor meat-offering; neither shall ye pour drink-offering upon it. 30:10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year, with the blood of the sin-offering of atonements: once in a year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it [is] most holy to the LORD. 30:11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 30:12 When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul to the LORD, when thou numberest them: that there may be no plague among them, when [thou] numberest them. 30:13 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 the LORD. 30:14 Every one that passeth among them that are numbered from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering to the LORD. 30:15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when [they] give an offering to the LORD to make an atonement for your souls. 30:16 And thou shalt take the atonement-money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial to the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls. 30:17 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 30:18 Thou shalt also make a laver [of] brass, and its foot [also of] brass, to wash [in]: [and] thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein. 30:19 For Aaron and their sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: 30:20 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 to the LORD. 30:21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, [even] to him and to his seed throughout their generations. 30:22 Moreover the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 30:23 Take thou also to thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon half as much, [even] two hundred and fifty [shekels], and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty [shekels], 30:24 And of cassia five hundred [shekels], after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive-oil a hin: 30:25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be a holy anointing oil. 30:26 And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation with it, and the ark of the testimony, 30:27 And the table and all its vessels, and the candlestick and its vessels, and the altar of incense, 30:28 And the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its foot. 30:29 And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatever toucheth them shall be holy. 30:30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that [they] may minister to me in the priest's office. 30:31 And thou shalt speak to the children of Israel, saying, This shall be a holy anointing oil to me, throughout your generations. 30:32 Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make [any other] like it, after the composition of it: it [is] holy, [and] it shall be holy to you. 30:33 Whoever compoundeth [any] like it, or whoever putteth [any] of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people. 30:34 And the LORD said to Moses, Take to thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; [these] sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like [weight]: 30:35 And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure [and] holy: 30:36 And thou 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 thee: it shall be to you most holy: 30:37 And [as for] the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to its composition: it shall be to thee holy for the LORD. 30:38 Whoever shall make the like to that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.