The Tabernacle is commanded to be reared,
Exodus 40:1 And the LORD spake vnto Moses, saying, Exodus 40:2 On the first day of the first moneth shalt thou set vp the Tabernacle of the Tent of the Congregation. Exodus 40:3 And thou shalt put therein the Arke of the Testimonie, and couer the Arke with the Uaile: Exodus 40:4 And thou shalt bring in the Table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order vpon it, and thou shalt bring in the Candlesticke, and light the lampes thereof. Exodus 40:5 And thou shalt set the Altar of gold for the incense before the Arke of the Testimonie, and put the hanging of the doore to the Tabernacle. Exodus 40:6 And thou shalt set the Altar of the burnt offering, before the doore of the Tabernacle of the Tent of the Congregation. Exodus 40:7 And thou shalt set the Lauer betweene the Tent of the Congregation and the Altar, and shalt put water there[in]. Exodus 40:8 And thou shalt set vp the Court round about, and hang vp the hanging at the Court gate.
Exodus 40:9 And thou shalt take the annoynting oyle, and annoynt the Tabernacle and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shalbe holy. Exodus 40:10 Aud thou shalt annoynt the Altar of the burnt offering, and all his vessels, and sanctifie the Altar: and it shalbe an Altar most Holy. Exodus 40:11 And thou shalt annoynt the Lauer and his foot, and sanctifie it. Exodus 40:12 And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sonnes vnto the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and wash them with water.
Aaron and his sons to be sanctified.
Exodus 40:13 And thou shalt put vpon Aaron the holy garments, and anoynt him, and sanctifie him, that he may minister vnto me in the Priests office. Exodus 40:14 And thou shalt bring his sonnes, and clothe them with coats. Exodus 40:15 And thou shalt anoynt them, as thou didst anoynt their father, that they may minister vnto mee in the Priests office: For their anoynting shall surely be an euerlasting Priesthood, throughout their generations.
Moses performeth all things accordingly.
Exodus 40:16 Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he.
Exodus 40:17 And it came to passe in the first moneth, in the second yeere, on the first [day] of the moneth, that the Tabernacle was reared vp. Exodus 40:18 And Moses reared vp the Tabernacle, and fastened his sockets, and set vp the boards thereof, and put in the barres thereof, and reared vp his pillars. Exodus 40:19 And he spread abroad the tent ouer the Tabernacle, and put the couering of the Tent aboue vpon it, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:20 And he tooke and put the testimony into the Arke, and set the staues on the Arke, and put the Mercie-seat aboue vpon the Arke. Exodus 40:21 And he brought the Arke into the Tabernacle, and set vp the Uaile of the couering, and couered the Arke of the Testimony, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:22 And hee put the Table in the Tent of the Congregation, vpon the side of the Tabernacle Northwaed, without the Uaile. Exodus 40:23 And he set the bread in order vpon it, before the LORD, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:24 And he put the candlesticke in the Tent of the Congregation, ouer against the Table, on the side of the Tabernacle Southward. Exodus 40:25 And he lighted the lampes before the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:26 And he put the golden Altar in the Tent of the Congregation, before the Uaile. Exodus 40:27 And he burnt sweet incense thereon, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:28 And hee set vp the hanging, at the doore of the Tabernacle. Exodus 40:29 And he put the Altar of burnt offering by the doore of the Tabernacle of the Tent of the Congregation, and offered vpon it the burnt offering, and the meat offring, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:30 And he set the Lauer betweene the Tent of the Congregation and the Altar, & put water there, to wash [withall]. Exodus 40:31 And Moses, and Aaron and his sonnes, washed their hands, and their feet thereat. Exodus 40:32 When they went into the Tent of the Congregation, and when they came neere vnto the Altar, they washed, as the LORD commanded Moses. Exodus 40:33 And hee reared vp the Court round about the Tabernacle, and the Altar, & set vp the hanging of the Court gate: so Moses finished the worke.
A cloud covereth the Tabernacle.
Exodus 40:34 Then a cloud couered the Tent of the Congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the Tabernacle. Exodus 40:35 And Moses was not able to enter into the Tent of the Congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the Tabernacle. Exodus 40:36 And when the cloud was taken vp from ouer the Tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their iourneys: Exodus 40:37 But if the cloud were not taken vp, then they iourneyed not, till the day that it was taken vp. Exodus 40:38 For the cloud of the LORD [was] vpon the Tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their iourneys.