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The Holy Anointing Oil(A)

22 Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23 “Also take for yourself (B)quality spices—five hundred shekels of liquid (C)myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling (D)cane, 24 five hundred shekels of (E)cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a (F)hin of olive oil. 25 And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be (G)a holy anointing oil. 26 (H)With it you shall anoint the tabernacle of meeting and the ark of the Testimony; 27 the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense; 28 the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base. 29 You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy; (I)whatever touches them must be holy. 30 (J)And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister to Me as priests.

31 “And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations. 32 It shall not be poured on man’s flesh; nor shall you make any other like it, according to its composition. (K)It is holy, and it shall be holy to you. 33 (L)Whoever [a]compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it on an outsider, (M)shall be [b]cut off from his people.’ ”

The Incense(N)

34 And the Lord said to Moses: (O)“Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there shall be equal amounts of each. 35 You shall make of these an incense, a compound (P)according to the art of the perfumer, salted, pure, and holy. 36 And you shall beat some of it very fine, and put some of it before the Testimony in the tabernacle of meeting (Q)where I will meet with you. (R)It shall be most holy to you. 37 But as for the incense which you shall make, (S)you shall not make any for yourselves, according to its [c]composition. It shall be to you holy for the Lord. 38 (T)Whoever makes any like it, to smell it, he shall be cut off from his people.”

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 30:33 mixes
  2. Exodus 30:33 Put to death
  3. Exodus 30:37 Lit. proportion

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