The Tabernacle is commanded to be reared,
Exodus 40:1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moyses, saying: Exodus 40:2 In the first day of the first moneth shalt thou set vp the tabernacle, euen the tabernacle of the congregation. Exodus 40:3 And put therin the arke of the testimonie, and couer the arke with the vayle: and thou shalt bring in the table, and order it accordyng to the appoyntment therof: Exodus 40:4 And thou shalt bryng in the candelsticke, and lyght his lampes, Exodus 40:5 And set the incense aulter of golde before the arke of the testimonie, and put the hangyng at the doore of the tabernacle. Exodus 40:6 And set the burnt offeryng aulter before the doore of the tabernacle [euen] of the tabernacle of the congregation. Exodus 40:7 And set the lauer betweene the tabernacle of the congregatio and the aulter, and put water therein. Exodus 40:8 And make the court rounde about, & hang vp the hangyng at the court gate.
Exodus 40:9 And thou shalt take the annoyntyng oyle, and annoynt the tabernacle, and all that is therin, and halow it with all the vessels therof: and it shalbe holy. Exodus 40:10 And thou shalt annoynt the aulter of burnt offeryng and all his vessels, and sanctifie the aulter: and it shalbe an aulter most holy. Exodus 40:11 And thou shalt also annoynt the lauer and his foote, and sanctifie it. Exodus 40:12 And thou shalt bryng Aaron and his sonnes vnto the doore of the tabernacle of the congregation, and washe them with water.
Aaron and his sons to be sanctified.
Exodus 40:13 And thou shalt put vppon Aaron the holy vestmentes, and annoynt hym, & sanctifie hym, that he may minister vnto me in the priestes office. Exodus 40:14 And thou shalt bryng his sonnes, and clothe them with garmentes. Exodus 40:15 And annoynt them as thou diddest annoynt their father, that they may minister vnto me in the priestes office: For their annoyntyng shalbe an euerlasting priesthood vnto them throughout all their generations.
Moses performeth all things accordingly.
Exodus 40:16 And Moyses dyd accordyng to all that the Lorde commaunded hym, euen so dyd he.
Exodus 40:17 Thus was the tabernacle reared vp the first day in the first moneth, in the seconde yere. Exodus 40:18 And Moyses reared vp the tabernacle, and fastened his sockettes, and set vp the boordes therof, and put in the barres of it, and reared vp his pillers. Exodus 40:19 And spread abrode the tent ouer the tabernacle, and put the coueryng of the tent an hye aboue it, as the Lorde commaunded Moyses.
Exodus 40:20 And he toke the testimonie, and put it in the arke, and set the barres to the arke, and put the mercie seate an hye vpon the arke. Exodus 40:21 And he brought the arke into the tabernacle, and hanged vp the vayle, and couered the arke of the testimonie, as the Lorde commaunded Moyses.
Exodus 40:22 And he put the table in the tabernacle of the congregation in the north syde of the tabernacle without the vayle, Exodus 40:23 And set the bread in order before the Lorde [euen] as the Lorde had commaunded Moyses.
Exodus 40:24 And he put the candlesticke in the tabernacle of the congregation, ouer agaynst the table towarde the south syde of the tabernacle, Exodus 40:25 And set vp the lampes before ye Lorde: as the Lorde commaunded Moyses.
Exodus 40:26 And he put the golden aulter in the tabernacle of the congregation before the vayle, Exodus 40:27 And burnt sweete incense thereon, as the Lorde commaunded Moyses.
Exodus 40:28 And he hanged vp the hangyng at the doore of the tabernacle: Exodus 40:29 And set the burnt offeryng aulter by the entryng in of the tabernacle [that is] the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered burnt offerynges, and meate offerynges theron, as the Lorde commaunded Moyses.
Exodus 40:30 And he set the lauer betweene the tabernacle of the congregation and the aulter, and powred water therein, to washe withall. Exodus 40:31 And Moyses, Aaron, and his sonnes, wasshed their handes and their feete thereat, Exodus 40:32 When they went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and when they went to the aulter they wasshed them selues, as the Lorde commaunded Moyses. Exodus 40:33 And he reared vp the court rounde about the tabernacle and the aulter, and set vp an hangyng at the court gate: and so Moyses finished the worke.
A cloud covereth the Tabernacle.
Exodus 40:34 And the cloude couered the tabernacle of the congregatio, and the glorie of the Lorde fylled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:35 And Moyses coulde not enter into the tabernacle of the congregation, because the cloude abode theron, and the glorie of the Lorde fylled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:36 And when the cloude was taken vp from of the tabernacle, the children of Israel toke their iourneys throughout their armies: Exodus 40:37 And whe the cloude was not taken vp, they iourneyed not tyll it was taken vp. Exodus 40:38 For the cloude of the Lord was vpon the tabernacle by day, and fire by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their armies.