1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said, 2 On the first day of the first month you are to erect the Holy Tent, the Tent of Meeting, 3 and place the ark of the Statement in it, screening it with the veil. 4 Bring in the lampstand, too, and set up its lamps. 5 Place the golden altar of incense in front of the ark of the State ment, and set up the screen at the entrance of the Holy Tent. 6 Place the altar for burnt offerings in front of the entrance to the Holy Tent, the Tent of Meeting. 7 Place the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and fill it with water. 8 Set up the enclosure of the court and hang the curtain at the gateway of the court. 9 Then, taking the sacred oil, anoint the Holy Tent and everything in it, consecrating it with its furniture, to make it a holy place. 10 Anoint the altar for burnt offerings with all its furnishings
16 Moses did this
Yahweh takes possession of the sanctuary
:B:34 Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting and the Glory of Yahweh filled the Holy Tent. 35 Moses could not enter the Tent of Meeting because of the cloud that rested on it and because of the Glory of Yahweh that filled the Holy Tent.
36 At every stage of their journey, whenever the cloud rose from the Holy Tent the people of Israel would continue their march. 37 If the cloud did not rise, they waited and would not move their camp until it did. 38 For the cloud rested on the Holy Tent by day, and a fire shone within the cloud by night for all the House of Israel to see. And so it was for every stage of their journey.