Exodus 40:1-38, NLT
The Tabernacle Completed
1Then the Lord said to Moses,
5“Place the gold incense altar in front of the Ark of the Covenant. Then hang the curtain at the entrance of the Tabernacle.
9“Take the anointing oil and anoint the Tabernacle and all its furnishings to consecrate them and make them holy.
12“Present Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the Tabernacle, and wash them with water.
16Moses proceeded to do everything just as the Lord had commanded him.
20He took the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant and placed them*40:20 Hebrew He placed the Testimony; see note on 25:16. inside the Ark. Then he attached the carrying poles to the Ark, and he set the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—on top of it.
22Next Moses placed the table in the Tabernacle, along the north side of the Holy Place, just outside the inner curtain.
24He set the lampstand in the Tabernacle across from the table on the south side of the Holy Place.
28He hung the curtain at the entrance of the Tabernacle,
30Next Moses placed the washbasin between the Tabernacle and the altar. He filled it with water so the priests could wash themselves.
33Then he hung the curtains forming the courtyard around the Tabernacle and the altar. And he set up the curtain at the entrance of the courtyard. So at last Moses finished the work.
The Lord’s Glory Fills the Tabernacle
34Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle.
36Now whenever the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out on their journey, following it.