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.
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
(c) This hanging or veil was between the
sanctuary and the court.
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.
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
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
(f) That is, the tables of the law; (Exodus
And he set up the hanging [at] the g
door of the tabernacle.
(g) Between the sanctuary and the court.
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.