The Tabernacle is commanded to be reared,
Exodus 40:1 Then the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying, Exodus 40:2 In the first day of the first moneth in the very first of the same moneth shalt thou set vp the Tabernacle, called ye Tabernacle of the Congregation: Exodus 40:3 And thou shalt put therein the Arke of the Testimonie, and couer the Arke with the vaile. Exodus 40:4 Also thou shalt bring in the Table, and set it in order as it doth require: thou shalt also bring in the Candlesticke, and light his lampes, Exodus 40:5 And thou shalt set ye incense Altar of gold before the Arke of the Testimonie, and put the hanging at the doore of the Tabernacle. Exodus 40:6 Moreouer, thou shalt set the burnt offering Altar before the doore of the Tabernacle, called the Tabernacle of the Congregation. Exodus 40:7 And thou shalt set the Lauer betweene the Tabernacle of the Congregation and the Altar, and put water therein. Exodus 40:8 Then thou shalt appoynt the courte round about, and hang vp the hanging at the courte gate.
Exodus 40:9 After, thou shalt take the anoynting oyle, and anoynt the Tabernacle, and all that is therein, and halowe it with all the instruments thereof, that it may be holy. Exodus 40:10 And thou shalt anoynt the Altar of the burnt offring, and all his instrumentes, and shalt sanctifie the Altar, that it may bee an altar most holie. Exodus 40:11 Also thou shalt anoynt the Lauer, and his foote, and shalt sanctifie it. Exodus 40:12 Then thou shalt bring Aaron & 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 garmentes, and shalt anoynt him, and sanctifie him, that he may minister vnto me in the Priestes office. Exodus 40:14 Thou shalt also bring his sonnes, & clothe them with garments, Exodus 40:15 And shalt anoynt them as thou diddest anoynt their father, that they may minister vnto mee in the Priestes office: for their anoynting shall be a signe, that the Priesthood shall be euerlasting vnto them throughout their generations.
Moses performeth all things accordingly.
Exodus 40:16 So Moses did according to all that ye Lorde had commanded him: so did he.
Exodus 40:17 Thus was the Tabernacle reared vp the first day of the first moneth in the seconde yeere. Exodus 40:18 Then Moses reared vp the Tabernacle and fastened his sockets, and set vp the boardes thereof, and put in the barres of it, and reared vp his pillars. Exodus 40:19 And he spred the couering ouer the Tabernacle, and put the couering of that couering on hie aboue it, as the Lorde had commaunded Moses.
Exodus 40:20 And he tooke and put the Testimonie in the Arke, and put the barres in the ringes of the Arke, and set the Merciseate on hie vpon the Arke. Exodus 40:21 He brought also the Arke into the Tabernacle, and hanged vp the couering vaile, and couered the Arke of the Testimonie, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:22 Furthermore he put the Table in the Tabernacle of the Congregation in the Northside of the Tabernacle, without the vaile, Exodus 40:23 And set the bread in order before the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:24 Also he put the Candlesticke in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, ouer against the Table toward ye Southside of the Tabernacle. Exodus 40:25 And he lighted the lampes before the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:26 Moreouer he set the golden Altar in the Tabernacle of the Congregation before the vayle, Exodus 40:27 And burnt sweete incense thereon, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:28 Also he hanged vp the vayle at the doore of the Tabernacle. Exodus 40:29 After, he set the burnt offring Altar without the doore of the Tabernacle, called the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and offered the burnt offering and the sacrifice thereon, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:30 Likewise he set the Lauer betweene the Tabernacle of the Congregation and the Altar, and powred water therein to wash with. Exodus 40:31 So Moses and Aaron, and his sonnes washed their handes and their feete thereat. Exodus 40:32 When they went into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and when they approched to the Altar, they washed, as the Lord had commanded Moses. Exodus 40:33 Finally, he reared vp the court rounde about the Tabernacle and the Altar, and hanged vp the vaile at the court gate: so Moses finished the worke.
A cloud covereth the Tabernacle.
Exodus 40:34 Then the cloud couered the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the glorie of the Lorde filled the Tabernacle. Exodus 40:35 So Moses could not enter into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, because the cloude abode thereon, and the glorie of the Lorde filled the Tabernacle. Exodus 40:36 Nowe when the cloude ascended vp from the Tabernacle, the children of Israel went forward in all their iourneyes. Exodus 40:37 But if the cloude ascended not, then they iourneyed not till the day that it ascended. Exodus 40:38 For the cloude of the Lorde was vpon the Tabernacle by day, & fire was in it by night in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their iourneyes.