1: And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: [of] shittim wood shalt thou make it. 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. 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. 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. 5: And thou shalt make the staffs of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. 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. 7: And Aaron shall burn upon it sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. 8: And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at evening, he shall burn incense upon it; a perpetual incense before the LORD, throughout your generations. 9: Ye shall offer no strange incense upon it, nor burnt-sacrifice, nor meat-offering; neither shall ye pour drink-offering upon it. 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. 11: And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 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. 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. 14: Every one that passeth among them that are numbered from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering to the LORD. 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. 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. 17: And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 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. 19: For Aaron and their 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 to the LORD. 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. 22: Moreover the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 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], 24: And of cassia five hundred [shekels], after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive-oil a hin: 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. 26: And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation with it, and the ark of the testimony, 27: And the table and all its vessels, and the candlestick and its vessels, and the altar of incense, 28: And the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its foot. 29: And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatever toucheth them shall be holy. 30: And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that [they] may minister to me in the priest's office. 31: And thou shalt speak to the children of Israel, saying, This shall be a holy anointing oil to me, throughout your generations. 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. 33: Whoever compoundeth [any] like it, or whoever putteth [any] of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people. 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]: 35: And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure [and] holy: 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: 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. 38: Whoever shall make the like to that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.