The Tabernacle is commanded to be reared,
Exodus 40:1 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, Exodus 40:2 'On the first day of the month, in the first month, thou dost raise up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, Exodus 40:3 and hast set there the ark of the testimony, and hast covered over the ark with the vail, Exodus 40:4 and hast brought in the table, and set its arrangement in order, and hast brought in the candlestick, and caused its lamps to go up. Exodus 40:5 'And thou hast put the golden altar for perfume before the ark of the testimony, and hast put the covering of the opening to the tabernacle, Exodus 40:6 and hast put the altar of the burnt-offering before the opening of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, Exodus 40:7 and hast put the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and hast put water there. Exodus 40:8 'And thou hast set the court round about, and hast placed the covering of the gate of the court,
Exodus 40:9 and hast taken the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle, and all that [is] in it, and hallowed it, and all its vessels, and it hath been holy; Exodus 40:10 and thou hast anointed the altar of the burnt-offering, and all its vessels, and sanctified the altar, and the altar hath been most holy; Exodus 40:11 and thou hast anointed the laver and its base, and sanctified it. Exodus 40:12 'And thou hast brought near Aaron and his sons unto the opening of the tent of meeting, and hast bathed them with water;
Aaron and his sons to be sanctified.
Exodus 40:13 and thou hast clothed Aaron with the holy garments, and anointed him, and sanctified him, and he hath acted as priest to Me. Exodus 40:14 'And his sons thou dost bring near, and hast clothed them with coats, Exodus 40:15 and anointed them as thou hast anointed their father, and they have acted as priests to Me, and their anointing hath been to be to them for a priesthood age-during, to their generations.'
Moses performeth all things accordingly.
Exodus 40:16 And Moses doth according to all that Jehovah hath commanded him; so he hath done.
Exodus 40:17 And it cometh to pass, in the first month, in the second year, in the first of the month, the tabernacle hath been raised up; Exodus 40:18 and Moses raiseth up the tabernacle, and setteth its sockets, and placeth its boards, and placeth its bars, and raiseth its pillars, Exodus 40:19 and spreadeth the tent over the tabernacle, and putteth the covering of the tent upon it above, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:20 And he taketh and putteth the testimony unto the ark, and setteth the staves on the ark, and putteth the mercy-seat on the ark above; Exodus 40:21 and bringeth in the ark unto the tabernacle, and placeth the vail of the covering, and covereth over the ark of the testimony, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:22 And he putteth the table in the tent of meeting, on the side of the tabernacle northward, at the outside of the vail, Exodus 40:23 and setteth in order upon it the arrangement of bread, before Jehovah, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:24 And he putteth the candlestick in the tent of meeting, over-against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward, Exodus 40:25 and causeth the lamps to go up before Jehovah, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:26 And he setteth the golden altar in the tent of meeting, before the vail, Exodus 40:27 and maketh perfume on itspice-perfumeas Jehovah hath commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:28 And he setteth the covering of the opening to the tabernacle, Exodus 40:29 and the altar of the burnt-offering he hath set at the opening of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and causeth the burnt-offering to go up upon it, and the present, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:30 And he putteth the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and putteth water there for washing, Exodus 40:31 and Moses and Aaron and his sons have washed their hands and their feet at the same; Exodus 40:32 in their going in unto the tent of meeting, and in their drawing near unto the altar, they wash, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses. Exodus 40:33 And he raiseth up the court round about the tabernacle, and about the altar, and placeth the covering of the gate of the court; and Moses completeth the work.
A cloud covereth the Tabernacle.
Exodus 40:34 And the cloud covereth the tent of meeting, and the honour of Jehovah hath filled the tabernacle; Exodus 40:35 and Moses hath not been able to go in unto the tent of meeting, for the cloud hath tabernacled on it, and the honour of Jehovah hath filled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:36 And in the going up of the cloud from off the tabernacle the sons of Israel journey in all their journeys; Exodus 40:37 and if the cloud go not up then they journey not, until the day of its going up: Exodus 40:38 for the cloud of Jehovah [is] on the tabernacle by day, and fire is in it by night, before the eyes of all the house of Israel in all their journeys.