24 Then he placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle. 25 And he (A)lighted the lamps before the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 26 Then he (B)placed the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the veil; 27 and he (C)burned fragrant incense on it, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 28 Then he set up the curtain for the doorway of the tabernacle. 29 And he (D)set the altar of burnt offering in front of the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and (E)offered on it the burnt offering and the meal offering, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 30 He placed the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing. 31 (F)From it Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet. 32 When they entered the tent of meeting, and when they approached the altar, they washed, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 33 And he (G)erected the courtyard all around the [a]tabernacle and the altar, and [b]hung up the curtain for the gate of the courtyard. So Moses finished the work.

The Glory of the Lord

34 (H)Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the (I)glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 And Moses (J)was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 36 Throughout their journeys, (K)whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the sons of Israel would set out; 37 but (L)if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out until the day when it was taken up. 38 For throughout their journeys, (M)the cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 40:33 Or dwelling place
  2. Exodus 40:33 Lit put the screen