Moses spoke to the entire congregation of Israel, saying, "These are the things that God has commanded you to do:
"Work six days, but the seventh day will be a holy rest day, God's holy rest day. Anyone who works on this day must be put to death.
Don't light any fires in your homes on the Sabbath day." The Offerings
Moses spoke to the entire congregation of Israel, saying, "This is what God has commanded:
"Gather from among you an offering for God. Receive on God's behalf what everyone is willing to give as an offering: gold, silver, bronze;
blue, purple, and scarlet material; fine linen; goats' hair;
tanned rams' skins; dolphin skins; acacia wood;
lamp oil; spices for anointing oils and for fragrant incense;
onyx stones and other stones for setting in the Ephod and the Breastpiece.
"Come - all of you who have skills - come and make everything that God has commanded:
The Dwelling with its tent and cover, its hooks, frames, crossbars, posts, and bases;
the Chest with its poles, the Atonement-Cover and veiling curtain;
the Table with its poles and implements and the Bread of the Presence;
the Lampstand for giving light with its furnishings and lamps and the oil for lighting;
the Altar of Incense with its poles, the anointing oil, the fragrant incense; the screen for the door at the entrance to The Dwelling;
the Altar of Whole-Burnt-Offering with its bronze grate and poles and all its implements; the Washbasin with its base;
the tapestry hangings for the Courtyard with the posts and bases, the screen for the Courtyard gate;
the pegs for The Dwelling, the pegs for the Courtyard with their cords;
the official vestments for ministering in the Holy Place, the sacred vestments for Aaron the priest and for his sons serving as priests."
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)