The Anointing Oil

22 Moreover, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 23 “Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty, 24 and of cassia five hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. 25 You shall make [a]of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be (A)a holy anointing oil. 26 With it (B)you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony, 27 and the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense, 28 and the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand. 29 You shall also consecrate them, that they may be most holy; whatever touches them shall be holy. 30 (C)You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister as priests to Me. 31 You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations. 32 It shall not be poured on [b]anyone’s body, nor shall you make any like it in [c]the same proportions; (D)it is holy, and it shall be holy to you. 33 (E)Whoever shall mix any like it or whoever puts any of it on a [d]layman [e](F)shall be cut off from his people.’”

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 30:25 Lit it
  2. Exodus 30:32 Lit the flesh of man
  3. Exodus 30:32 Lit its proportion
  4. Exodus 30:33 Lit stranger
  5. Exodus 30:33 Lit even he shall

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