"Make a lampstand1 of pure gold and hammer it out, base and shaft; its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms shall be of one piece with it.
Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand--three on one side and three on the other.
Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.
And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.
One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair--six branches in all.
The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.237
"Then make its seven lamps3 and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it.
Its wick trimmers and trays4 are to be of pure gold.
A talenta of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories.