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Exodus Chapter 40

Exodus 40:2
40:2 On the {a} first day of the first month shalt thou set up
     the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.

     (a) After that Moses had been 40 days and 40 nights in the
         mountain, that is, from the beginning of August to the
         tenth of September, he came down, and caused this work
         to be done: which when finished, was set up in Abib,
         half March and half April.

Exodus 40:5
40:5 And thou shalt set the altar {b} of gold for the incense
     before the ark of the testimony, and put the {c} hanging of
     the door to the tabernacle.

     (b) That is, the altar of perfume, or to burn incense on.
     (c) This hanging or veil was between the sanctuary and the

Exodus 40:15
40:15 And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their
      father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's
      office: for their anointing {d} shall surely be an
      everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.

      (d) Till both the priesthood and the ceremonies should
          end, which is at Christ's coming.

Exodus 40:17
40:17 And it came to pass in the first month in {e} the second
      year, on the first [day] of the month, [that] the
      tabernacle was reared up.

      (e) After they came out of Egypt, Numbers 7:1.

Exodus 40:20
40:20 And he took and put the {f} testimony into the ark, and
      set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above
      upon the ark:

      (f) That is, the tables of the law; Exodus 31:18,34:29.

Exodus 40:28
40:28 And he set up the hanging [at] the {g} door of the

      (g) Between the sanctuary and the court.

Exodus 40:38
40:38 For {h} the cloud of the LORD [was] upon the tabernacle by
      day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the
      house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

      (h) Thus the presence of God preserved and guided them
          night and day, till they came to the land promised.

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