Day 1 - Week 21

Day 1 - Week 21

Written on 03/08/2020


Exodus 30:11-31:17

11 Adonai said to Moshe, 

12 “When you take a census of the people of Isra’el and register them, each, upon registration, is to pay a ransom for his life to Adonai, to avoid any breakout of plague among them during the time of the census. 

13 Everyone subject to the census is to pay as an offering to Adonai half a shekel[one-fifth of an ounce of silver]— by the standard of the sanctuary shekel (a shekelequals twenty gerahs). 

14 Everyone over twenty years of age who is subject to the census is to give this offering to Adonai — 

15 the rich is not to give more or the poor less than the half-shekel when giving Adonai’s offering to atone for your lives. 

16 You are to take the atonement money from the people of Isra’el and use it for the service in the tent of meeting, so that it will be a reminder of the people of Isra’el before Adonai to atone for your lives.”

17 Adonai said to Moshe, 

18 “You are to make a basin of bronze, with a base of bronze, for washing. Place it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. 

19 Aharon and his sons will wash their hands and feet there 

20 when they enter the tent of meeting — they are to wash with water, so that they won’t die. Also when they approach the altar to minister by burning an offering for Adonai

21 they are to wash their hands and feet, so that they won’t die. This is to be a perpetual law for them through all their generations.”

22 Adonai said to Moshe, 

23 “Take the best spices — 500 shekels of myrrh [12 1/2 pounds], half this amount (250 shekels) of aromatic cinnamon [6 1/4 pounds], 250 shekels of aromatic cane, 

24 500 shekels of cassia (use the sanctuary standard), and one gallon of olive oil — 

25 and make them into a holy anointing oil; blend it and perfume it as would an expert perfume-maker; it will be a holy anointing oil. 

26 Use it to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark for the testimony, 

27 the table and all its utensils, the menorah and all its utensils, the incense altar, 

28 the altar for burnt offerings and all its utensils, and the basin with its base. 

29 You are to consecrate them — they will be especially holy, and whatever touches them will be holy. 

30 Then you are to anoint Aharon and his sons — you are to consecrate them to serve me in the office of cohen.

31 “Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘This is to be a holy anointing oil for me through all your generations. 

32 It is not to be used for anointing a person’s body; and you are not to make any like it, with the same composition of ingredients — it is holy, and you are to treat it as holy. 

33 Whoever makes any like it or uses it on any unauthorized person is to be cut off from his people.’”

34 Adonai said to Moshe, “Take aromatic plant substances — balsam resin, sweet onycha root and bitter galbanum gum — these spices along with frankincense, all in equal quantities; 

35 and make incense, blended and perfumed as would an expert perfume-maker, salted, pure and holy. 

36 You are to grind up some of it very finely and put it in front of the testimony in the tent of meeting where I will meet with you; you are to regard it as especially holy. 

37 You are not to make for your own use any incense like it, with the same composition of ingredients — you are to treat it as holy, for Adonai

38 Whoever makes up any like it to use as perfume is to be cut off from his people.”

1 Adonai said to Moshe, 

“I have singled out B’tzal’el the son of Uri the son of Hur, of the tribe of Y’hudah. 

I have filled him with the Spirit of God — with wisdom, understanding and knowledge concerning every kind of artisanry. 

He is a master of design in gold, silver, bronze, 

cutting precious stones to be set, woodcarving and every other craft.

“I have also appointed as his assistant Oholi’av the son of Achisamakh, of the tribe of Dan. Moreover, I have endowed all the craftsmen with the wisdom to make everything I have ordered you — 

the tent of meeting, the ark for the testimony, the ark-cover above it, all the furnishings of the tent, 

the table and its utensils, the pure menorah and all its utensils, the incense altar, 

the altar for burnt offerings and all its utensils, the basin and its base, 

10 the garments for officiating, the holy garments for Aharon the cohen and the garments for his sons, so that they can serve in the office of cohen

11 the anointing oil and the incense of aromatic spices for the Holy Place: they are to make everything just as I have ordered you.”

12 Adonai said to Moshe, 

13 “Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘You are to observe my Shabbats; for this is a sign between me and you through all your generations; so that you will know that I am Adonai, who sets you apart for me. 

14 Therefore you are to keep my Shabbat, because it is set apart for you. Everyone who treats it as ordinary must be put to death; for whoever does any work on it is to be cut off from his people. 

15 On six days work will get done; but the seventh day is Shabbat, for complete rest, set apart for Adonai. Whoever does any work on the day of Shabbat must be put to death. 

16 The people of Isra’el are to keep the Shabbat, to observe Shabbat through all their generations as a perpetual covenant. 

17 It is a sign between me and the people of Isra’el forever; for in six days Adonai made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day he stopped working and rested.’”