1 “You are to make an altar on which to burn incense; make it of acacia-wood.
2 It is to be eighteen inches square and three feet high; its horns are to be of one piece with it.
3 Overlay it with pure gold — its top, all around its sides, and its horns; and put around it a molding of gold.
4 Make two gold rings for it under its molding at the two corners on both sides; this is where the carrying-poles will go.
5 Make the poles of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold.
6 “Place it in front of the curtain by the ark for the testimony, in front of the ark-cover that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.
7 Aharon will burn fragrant incense on it as a pleasing aroma every morning; he is to burn it when he prepares the lamps.
8 Aharon is also to burn it when he lights the lamps at dusk; this is the regular burning of incense before Adonai through all your generations.
9 You are not to offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt offering or a grain offering; and you are not to pour a drink offering on it.
10 Aharon is to make atonement on its horns once a year — with the blood of the sin offering of atonement he is to make atonement for it once a year through all your generations; it is especially holy to Adonai.”