He arranged the bread on the table in the LORD's presence, following the LORD's instructions. 24
He placed the lamp stand in the tent of meeting opposite the table, on the south side of the tent. 25
He set up the lamps in the LORD's presence, following the LORD's instructions. 26
Moses put the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the canopy. 27
He burned sweet-smelling incense on it, following the LORD's instructions. 28
Then he put up the screen at the entrance to the tent. 29
He put the altar for burnt offerings at the entrance to the tent (the tent of meeting). He sacrificed burnt offerings and grain offerings on it. Moses followed the LORD's instructions. 30
He put the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing. 31
Moses, Aaron, and his sons used this water to wash their hands and feet. 32
They would wash whenever they went into the tent of meeting or whenever they approached the altar. Moses followed the LORD's instructions. 33
He set up the courtyard around the tent and the altar and put up the screen at the entrance to the courtyard. Finally, Moses finished the work.
34Then the [column of] smoke covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tent. 35Moses couldn't go into the tent of meeting, because the smoke settled on it and the glory of the LORD filled the tent. 36In all their travels, whenever the [column of] smoke moved from the tent, the Israelites would break camp. 37But if the column didn't move, they wouldn't break camp. 38So the LORD's column stayed over the tent during the day, and there was fire in the smoke at night. In this way all the Israelites could see the column throughout their travels.