The Second Book of Moses, Called Exodus
1 – And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
2 – The first month, the first day of the month, thou shalt set up the tabernacle of the testimony,
3 – And shalt put the ark in it, and shalt let down the veil before it:
4 – And thou shalt bring in the table, and set upon it the things that are commanded according to the rite. The candlestick shall stand with its lamps,
5 – And the altar of gold whereon the incense is burnt, before the ark of the testimony. Thou shalt put the hanging in the entry of the tabernacle,
6 – And before it the altar of holocaust:
7 – The laver between the altar and the tabernacle, and thou shalt fill it with water.
8 – And thou shalt encompass the court with hangings, and the entry thereof.
9 – And thou shalt take the oil of unction and anoint the tabernacle with its vessels, that they may be sanctified:
10 – The altar of holocaust and all its vessels:
11 – The laver with its foot: thou shalt consecrate all with the oil of unction, that they may be most holy.
12 – And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle of the testimony, and having washed them with water,
13 – Thou shalt put on them the holy vestments, that they may minister to me, and that the unction of them may prosper to an everlasting priesthood.
14 – And Moses did all that the Lord had commanded.
15 – So in the first month of the second year, the first day of the month, the tabernacle was set up.
16 – And Moses reared it up, and placed the boards and the sockets and the bars, and set up the pillars,
17 – And spread the roof over the tabernacle, putting over it a cover, as the Lord had commanded.
18 – And he put the testimony in the ark, thrusting bars underneath, and the oracle above.
19 – And when he had brought the ark into the tabernacle, he drew the veil before it to fulfil the commandment of the Lord.
20 – And he set the table in the tabernacle of the testimony at the north side without the veil,
21 – Setting there in order the loaves of proposition, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
22 – He set the candlestick also in the tabernacle of the testimony over against the table on the south side,
23 – Placing the lamps in order, according to the precept of the Lord.
24 – He set also the altar of gold under the roof of the testimony over against the veil,
25 – And burnt upon it the incense of spices, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
26 – And he put also the hanging in the entry of the tabernacle of the testimony,
27 – And the altar of holocaust of the entry of the testimony, offering the holocaust, and the sacrifices upon it, as the Lord had commanded.
28 – And he set the laver between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar, filling it with water.
29 – And Moses and Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and feet,
30 – When they went into the tabernacle of the covenant, and went to the altar, as the Lord had commanded Moses.
31 – He set up also the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, drawing the hanging in the entry thereof. After all things were perfected,
32 – The cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the Lord filled it.
33 – Neither could Moses go into the tabernacle of the covenant, the cloud covering all things and the majesty of the Lord shining, for the cloud had covered all.
34 – If at any time the cloud removed from the tabernacle, the children of Israel went forward by their troops:
35 – If it hung over, they remained in the same place.
36 – For the cloud of the Lord hung over the tabernacle by day, and a fire by night, in the sight of all the children of Israel throughout all their mansions.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.