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Exodus 40 / Basic English

1. And the Lord said to Moses,
2. On the first day of the first month you are to put up the House of the Tent of meeting.
3. And inside it put the ark of the law, hanging the veil before it.
4. And put the table inside, placing all the things on it in order; and put in the support for the lights, and let its lights be burning.
5. And put the gold altar for burning perfumes in front of the ark of the law, hanging the curtain over the doorway of the House.
6. And put the altar of burned offerings before the doorway of the House of the Tent of meeting.
7. And let the washing-vessel, with water in it, be put between the Tent of meeting and the altar.
8. And put up the hangings forming the open space all round it, with the curtain over its doorway.
9. And take the holy oil and put it on the House and everything in it, and make it and everything in it holy:
10. And put oil on the altar of burned offering, and make it and all its vessels holy; this altar is to be most holy.
11. And put oil on the washing-vessel and its base, and make them holy.
12. Then let Aaron and his sons come to the door of the Tent of meeting; and after washing them with water,
13. You are to put on Aaron the holy robes; and you are to put oil on him, and make him holy, so that he may be my priest.
14. And take his sons with him and put coats on them;
15. And put oil on them as you did on their father, so that they may be my priests: the putting on of oil will make them priests for ever, from generation to generation.
16. And Moses did this; as the Lord gave him orders, so he did.
17. So on the first day of the first month in the second year the House was put up.
18. Moses put up the House; placing its bases in position and lifting up its uprights, putting in the rods and planting the pillars in their places;
19. Stretching the outer tent over it, and covering it, as the Lord had given him orders.
20. And he took the law and put it inside the ark, and put the rods at its side and the cover over it;
21. And he took the ark into the House, hanging up the veil before it as the Lord had given him orders.
22. And he put the table in the Tent of meeting, on the north side outside the veil.
23. And he put the bread on it in order before the Lord, as the Lord had said.
24. The support for the lights he put in the Tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side:
25. Lighting the lights before the Lord, as the Lord had given him orders.
26. And he put the gold altar in the Tent of meeting, in front of the veil:
27. Burning sweet perfumes on it, as the Lord had given him orders.
28. And he put up the curtain at the doorway of the House.
29. And at the door of the House of the Tent of meeting, he put the altar of burned offerings, offering on it the burned offering and the meal offering, as the Lord had given him orders.
30. And between the altar and the Tent of meeting he put the vessel with water in it for washing.
31. In it the hands and feet of Moses and Aaron and his sons were washed,
32. Whenever they went into the Tent of meeting, and when they came near the altar, as the Lord had given orders to Moses.
33. And he put up the hangings forming the open space round the House and the altar, and put the curtain over the doorway. So Moses made the work complete.
34. Then the cloud came down covering the Tent of meeting, and the House was full of the glory of the Lord;
35. So that Moses was not able to go into the Tent of meeting, because the cloud was resting on it, and the House was full of the glory of the Lord.
36. And whenever the cloud was taken up from the House, the children of Israel went forward on their journey:
37. But while the cloud was there, they made no move till it was taken up.
38. For the cloud of the Lord was resting on the House by day, and at night there was fire in the cloud, before the eyes of all the people of Israel, and so it was through all their journeys.
Leviticus 1 / Basic English

1. And the voice of the Lord came to Moses out of the Tent of meeting, saying,
2. Give these orders to the children of Israel: When anyone of you makes an offering to the Lord, you are to take it from the cattle, from the herd or from the flock.
3. If the offering is a burned offering of the herd, let him give a male without a mark: he is to give it at the door of the Tent of meeting so that he may be pleasing to the Lord.
4. And he is to put his hand on the head of the burned offering and it will be taken for him, to take away his sin.
5. And the ox is to be put to death before the Lord: then Aaron's sons, the priests, are to take the blood and put some of it on and round the altar which is at the door of the Tent of meeting.
6. And the burned offering is to be skinned and cut up into its parts.
7. And Aaron's sons, the priests, are to put fire on the altar and put the wood in order on the fire:
8. And Aaron's sons, the priests, are to put the parts, the head and the fat, in order on the wood which is on the fire on the altar:
9. But its inside parts and its legs are to be washed with water, and it will all be burned on the altar by the priest for a burned offering, an offering made by fire, for a sweet smell to the Lord.
10. And if his offering is of the flock, a burned offering of sheep or goats, let him give a male without a mark.
11. And he is to put it to death on the north side of the altar before the Lord: and Aaron's sons, the priests, are to put some of the blood on and round the altar.
12. And the offering is to be cut into its parts, with its head and its fat; and the priest is to put them in order on the wood which is on the fire on the altar:
13. But the inside parts and the legs are to be washed with water; and the priest will make an offering of all of it, burning it on the altar: it is a burned offering, an offering made by fire, for a sweet smell to the Lord.
14. And if his offering to the Lord is a burned offering of birds, then he is to make his offering of doves or of young pigeons.
15. And the priest is to take it to the altar, and after its head has been twisted off, it is to be burned on the altar, and its blood drained out on the side of the altar:
16. And he is to take away its stomach, with its feathers, and put it down by the east side of the altar, where the burned waste is put:
17. And let it be broken open at the wings, but not cut in two; and let it be burned on the altar by the priest on the wood which is on the fire; it is a burned offering; an offering made by fire for a sweet smell to the Lord.
Psalms 41 / Basic English

1. <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.> Happy is the man who gives thought to the poor; the Lord will be his saviour in the time of trouble.
2. The Lord will keep him safe, and give him life; the Lord will let him be a blessing on the earth, and will not give him into the hand of his haters.
3. The Lord will be his support on his bed of pain: by you will all his grief be turned to strength.
4. I said, Lord, have mercy on me; make my soul well, because my faith is in you.
5. My haters say evil against me, When will he be dead, and his name come to an end?
6. If one comes to see me, deceit is in his heart; he keeps a store of evil, which he makes public in every place.
7. All my haters are talking secretly together against me; they are designing my downfall.
8. They say, He has an evil disease, which will not let him go: and now that he is down he will not get up again.
9. Even my dearest friend, in whom I had faith, who took bread with me, is turned against me.
10. But you, O Lord, have mercy on me, lifting me up, so that I may give them their punishment.
11. By this I see that you have pleasure in me, because my hater does not overcome me.
12. And as for me, you are my support in my righteousness, giving me a place before your face for ever.
13. May the Lord God of Israel be praised, through eternal days and for ever. So be it. So be it.
Psalms 42 / Basic English

1. <To the chief music-maker. Maschil. Of the sons of Korah.> Like the desire of the roe for the water-streams, so is my soul's desire for you, O God.
2. My soul is dry for need of God, the living God; when may I come and see the face of God?
3. My tears have been my food day and night, while they keep saying to me, Where is your God?
4. Let my soul be overflowing with grief when these things come back to my mind, how I went in company to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with the song of those who were keeping the feast.
5. Why are you crushed down, O my soul? and why are you troubled in me? put your hope in God; for I will again give him praise who is my help and my God.
6. My soul is crushed down in me, so I will keep you in mind; from the land of Jordan and of the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.
7. Deep is sounding to deep at the noise of your waterfalls; all your waves have gone rolling over me.
8. But the Lord will send his mercy in the daytime, and in the night his song will be with me, a prayer to the God of my life.
9. I will say to God my Rock, Why have you let me go from your memory? why do I go in sorrow because of the attacks of my haters?
10. The cruel words of my haters are like a crushing of my bones; when they say to me every day, Where is your God?
11. Why are you crushed down, O my soul? and why are you troubled in me? put your hope in God; for I will again give him praise who is my help and my God.