ImmerseBeginnings NLT - Page 161



40:22-38
E x od u s
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Next Moses placed the table in the Tabernacle, along the north side of
the Holy Place, just outside the inner curtain. And he arranged the Bread
of the Presence on the table before the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded him.
He set the lampstand in the Tabernacle across from the table on the
south side of the Holy Place. Then he lit the lamps in the Lord’s presence,
just as the Lord had commanded him. He also placed the gold incense
altar in the Tabernacle, in the Holy Place in front of the inner curtain. On
it he burned the fragrant incense, just as the Lord had commanded him.
He hung the curtain at the entrance of the Tabernacle, and he placed
the altar of burnt offering near the Tabernacle entrance. On it he offered a
burnt offering and a grain offering, just as the Lord had commanded him.
Next Moses placed the washbasin between the Tabernacle and the altar.
He filled it with water so the priests could wash themselves. Moses and
Aaron and Aaron’s sons used water from it to wash their hands and feet.
Whenever they approached the altar and entered the Tabernacle, they
washed themselves, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Then he hung the curtains forming the courtyard around the Tabernacle and the altar. And he set up the curtain at the entrance of the courtyard. So at last Moses finished the work.
Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the Lord filled
the Tabernacle. Moses could no longer enter the Tabernacle because
the cloud had settled down over it, and the glory of the Lord filled the
Tabernacle.
Now whenever the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle, the people of Israel
would set out on their journey, following it. But if the cloud did not rise,
they remained where they were until it lifted. The cloud of the Lord hovered over the Tabernacle during the day, and at night fire glowed inside the
cloud so the whole family of Israel could see it. This continued throughout
all their journeys.





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