"Make a Courtyard for The Dwelling. The south side is to be 150 feet long. The hangings for the Courtyard are to be woven from fine twisted linen,
with their twenty posts, twenty bronze bases, and fastening hooks and bands of silver.
The north side is to be exactly the same.
"For the west end of the Courtyard you will need seventy-five feet of hangings with their ten posts and bases.
Across the seventy-five feet at the front, or east end,
you will need twenty-two and a half feet of hangings, with their three posts and bases on one side
and the same for the other side.
At the door of the Courtyard make a screen thirty feet long woven from blue, purple, and scarlet stuff, with fine twisted linen, embroidered by a craftsman, and hung on its four posts and bases.
All the posts around the Courtyard are to be banded with silver, with hooks of silver and bases of bronze.
The Courtyard is to be 150 feet long and seventy-five feet wide. The hangings of fine twisted linen set on their bronze bases are to be seven and a half feet high.
All the tools used for setting up The Holy Dwelling, including all the pegs in it and the Courtyard, are to be made of bronze.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)