Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Exodus 30

The altar of incense.

Exodus 30:1 And thou shalt make an altar, for burning incense,—of acacia wood, shalt thou make it: Exodus 30:2 a cubit, the length thereof, and a cubit, the breadth thereof, four square, shall it be,—and two cubits, the height thereof, of the same, [shall be] the horns thereof. Exodus 30:3 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof,—and thou shalt make to it a border of gold, round about. Exodus 30:4 And, two rings of gold, shalt thou make to it, under the border thereof, upon the two corners thereof, shalt thou make them on the two sides thereof,—so shall they become receptacles for the staves, to lift it therewith. Exodus 30:5 And thou shalt make the staves, of acacia wood,—and overlay them with gold. Exodus 30:6 And thou shalt place it before the veil, which is by the ark of the testimony,—before the propitiatory which is upon the testimony, where I will meet thee. Exodus 30:7 And Aaron shall burn thereon fragrant incense,—morning by morning, when he trimmeth the lamps, shall he burn it; Exodus 30:8 and, when Aaron lighteth the lamps, between the evenings, shall he burn it,—a continual incense before Yahweh, to your generations. Exodus 30:9 Ye shall not cause to ascend thereupon strange incense, nor an ascending-sacrifice, nor a meal-offering,—and, a drink offering, shall ye not pour out thereupon. Exodus 30:10 But Aaron shall put a propitiatory-covering upon the horns thereof, once in the year: of the blood of the sin-bearer for propitiatory-coverings, once in the year, shall he put a propitiatory-covering thereupon, to your generations, most holy, it is to Yahweh.

The ransom of souls.

Exodus 30:11 Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying— Exodus 30:12 When thou takest the sum of the sons of Israel, by their numberings, then shall they give, every man a propitiatory-covering for his soul to Yahweh, when they are numbered,—that there may be among them no plague, when they are numbered. Exodus 30:13 This, shall they give—every one that passeth over to them that have been numbered—a half-shekel, by the shekel of the sanctuary,—the shekel is, twenty gerahs—the half-shekel, shall be a heave-offering to Yahweh. Exodus 30:14 All who pass over to the numbered, from twenty years old and upwards, shall give the heave-offering of Yahweh. Exodus 30:15 The rich, shall not give more, and, the poor, shall not give less, than the half-shekel,—when they give the heave-offering of Yahweh, to put a propitiatory-covering over your souls. Exodus 30:16 So then thou shalt take the silver for the propitiatory-coverings, from the sons of Israel, and shalt expend it upon the service of the tent of meeting,—thus shall it be for the sons of Israel, as a memorial before Yahweh, to put a propitiatory-covering over your souls.

The brasen laver.

Exodus 30:17 Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying— Exodus 30:18 And thou shalt make a laver of bronze, and its stand of bronze, for bathing,—and thou shalt place it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shalt put therein, water. Exodus 30:19 So shall Aaron and his sons bathe thereat,—their hands, and their feet. Exodus 30:20 When they enter the tent of meeting, they shall bathe with water, so shall they not die,—or when they approach unto the altar to minister, to burn as incense an altar-flame to Yahweh: Exodus 30:21 so then they shall bathe their hands and their feet, and shall not die,—and it shall be to them an age-abiding statute, to him and to his seed, to their generations.

The holy anointing oil.

Exodus 30:22 Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying— Exodus 30:23 Thou, therefore, take to thee—principal spices,—self-flowing myrrh, five hundred, and, fragrant cinnamon, half as much, two hundred and fifty, and, fragrant cane, two hundred and fifty; Exodus 30:24 and, cassia, five hundred, by the shekel of the sanctuary,—and, oil olive, a hin. Exodus 30:25 And thou shalt make it an oil for holy anointing, a compounded perfume, the work of a perfumer,—an oil for holy anointing, shall it be. Exodus 30:26 And thou shalt anoint therewith, the tent of meeting,—and the ark of the testimony; Exodus 30:27 and the table, and all its utensils, and the lampstand, and its utensils,—and the incense altar, Exodus 30:28 and the altar for the ascending-sacrifice, and all its utensils,—and the laver, and its stand. Exodus 30:29 So shalt thou hallow them, and they shall be most, holy,—whosoever toucheth them, shall be holy. Exodus 30:30 Aaron also, and his sons, shalt thou anoint,—so shalt thou hallow them, to minister as priests unto me. Exodus 30:31 And, unto the sons of Israel, shalt thou speak, saying, An oil for holy anointing, shall this be to me, to your generations. Exodus 30:32 Upon the flesh of a common man, shall it not be poured, and, according to the proportions thereof, shall ye not make any like it,—holy, it is, holy, shall it be to you. Exodus 30:33 Whosoever compoundeth any like it, and whosoever bestoweth thereof upon a stranger, shall be cut off from among his people.

The composition of the perfume.

Exodus 30:34 Then said Yahweh unto Moses—Take to thee aromatic spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum,—aromatic spices, and pure frankincense,—weight for weight, shall it be. Exodus 30:35 And thou shalt make of it an incense, a perfume, the work of a perfumer,—salted, pure, holy. Exodus 30:36 And thou shalt beat some of it to powder, and place thereof before the testimony, in the tent of meeting, where I am to meet with thee,—most holy, shall it be to you. Exodus 30:37 And, the incense which thou shalt make, according to the proportions thereof, ye shall not make for yourselves,—holy, shall it be to thee, to Yahweh. Exodus 30:38 Whosoever shall make like it, to smell of it, shall be cut off, from among his people.

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