36 So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person(A) to whom the Lord has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary(B) are to do the work just as the Lord has commanded.”

Then Moses summoned Bezalel(C) and Oholiab(D) and every skilled person to whom the Lord had given ability and who was willing(E) to come and do the work. They received from Moses all the offerings(F) the Israelites had brought to carry out the work of constructing the sanctuary. And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning. So all the skilled workers who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left what they were doing and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough(G) for doing the work the Lord commanded to be done.”

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He is to dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle(A) some of it seven times before the Lord,(B) in front of the curtain of the sanctuary.(C)

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Moses summoned Mishael and Elzaphan,(A) sons of Aaron’s uncle Uzziel,(B) and said to them, “Come here; carry your cousins outside the camp,(C) away from the front of the sanctuary.(D)

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Do not leave the entrance to the tent of meeting(A) or you will die, because the Lord’s anointing oil(B) is on you.” So they did as Moses said.

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12 nor leave the sanctuary(A) of his God or desecrate it, because he has been dedicated by the anointing oil(B) of his God. I am the Lord.

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23 yet because of his defect,(A) he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary.(B) I am the Lord, who makes them holy.(C)’”

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28 The number of all the males a month old or more(A) was 8,600.[a] The Kohathites were responsible(B) for the care of the sanctuary.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 3:28 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts 8,300

Worship in the Earthly Tabernacle

Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary.(A) A tabernacle(B) was set up. In its first room were the lampstand(C) and the table(D) with its consecrated bread;(E) this was called the Holy Place.(F)

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