Sh’mot (Exodus) 30:11—31:17
11HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying, 12“When you take a census of the Children of Yisra’el according to their numbers, every man shall give HaShem an atonement for his soul when counting them, so that there will not be a plaque among them when counting them. 13This shall the give—everyone who passes through the census—a half shekel of the sacred shekel, the shekel is twenty geras, a half shekel as a portion to HaShem. 14Everyone who passes through the census, from twenty years of age and up, shall give the portion of HaShem. 15The wealthy shall not increase and the destitute shall not decrease from half a shekel—to give the portion of HaShem, to atone for their souls. 16You shall take our silver of the atonement’s form the Children of Yisra’el and give it for the work of the Tent of Meeting; and it shall be a remembrance before HaShem for the Children of Yisra’el, to atone for your souls.”
17HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying, 18“You shall make a copper Laver and its base of copper, for washing; place it between the Tent of Meeting and the Altar, and put water there. 19From it, Aharon and his sons shall wash their hands together with their feet. 20Whenever they come to the Tent of Meeting, they shall wash with water and not die, or when they approach the Altar to serve, to raise up in smoke a fire-offering to HaShem. 21They shall wash their hands and feet and not die. It shall be for them an eternal decree, for him and his offering for their generations.”
22HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying, 23“Now you, take for yourself choice spices: five hundred shekel-weights of pure myrrh; fragrant cinnamon, half of which shall be two hundred fifty; two hundred fifty of fragrant cane; 24five hundred of cassia—in the sacred shekel-weight, and a hin of olive oil. 25Of it you shall make oil of sacred anointment, a blended compound, the handiwork of a perfumer; it shall remain oil of sacred anointment. 26With it you shall anoint the Tent of Meeting and the Ark of Testimonial-tablets; 27the Table and all its utensils, the Menorah and its utensils, and the Incense Altar; 28the Elevation-offering Altar and all its utensils; and the Laver and its bade. 29You shall sanctify them and they shall remain holy of holies; whatever touches them shall become holy.
30“You shall anoint Aharon and his sons and sanctify them to minster to Me.”
31“You shall speak to the Children of Yisra’el, saying, ‘This shall remain for Me oil of sacred anointment for u generations. 32It shall not be smeared on human flesh and you shall not duplicate it in its formulation; it is holy, it shall remain holy for you. 33Anyone who shall compound its like or who shall put it upon an alien shall be cut off from his people.’ ”
34HaShem said to Moshe, “Take for yourself spices—stacte, onycha and galbanum—spices and pure frankincense: these shall be of equal weight. 35You shall make it into a spice-compound, the handiwork of a perfumer, thoroughly mixed, pure and holy. 36You shall grind some of it finely and place some of it before the Testimonial-tablets in the Tent of Meeting, where I shall designate a time to meet you; it shall remain holy of holies to you. 37The incense that you shall make—in its proportion you shall make for yourselves; it shall remain holy to you, for HaShem. 38Whoever makes its like to smell it shall be cut off from his people.”
1HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying, 2“See, I have called by a name, Bezalel ben Uri, ben Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3I have filled him with a G-dly spirit, with wisdom, insight, and knowledge, and with every craft; 4to weave designs, to work with gold, silver, copper; 5stone-cutting for setting, and wood-carving—to perform every craft.
6“And I, behold, I have assigned with him Oholiav, ben Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, and I have endowed the heart of every wise-hearted person with wisdom, and they shall make all that I have commanded you: 7the Tent of Meeting, the Ark of the Testimonial-tablets and the Cover that is upon it, and all the utensils of the Tent; 8the Table and its utensils, the pure Menorah and all its utensils, and the Incense Altar; 9the Elevation-offering Altar and all its utensils, the Laver and its base; 10the knit vestments, the sacred vestments of Aharon the Kohen and the vestments of his sons, to minister; 11the anointment oil and the incense-spices of the Sanctuary. Like everything I have commanded you shall you make.”
12HaShem said to Moshe, saying, 13“Now you, speak to the Children of Yisra’el, saying: ‘However, you must observe My Shabbats, for it is a sign between Me and you for your generations, to know that I am HaShem, Who makes you holy. 14You shall observe the Shabbat, for it is holy to you; its desecrators shall be put to death, for whoever does work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among its people. 15For six days work may be done and the seventh day is a day of complete rest, it is sacred to HaShem; whoever does work on the Shabbat day shall be put to death.’
16The Children of Yisra’el shall observe the Shabbat, to make the Shabbat an eternal covenant for their generations. 17Between Me and the Children of Yisra’el it is a sign forever that in a six-day period HaShem made the heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.”