So everyone in the community of Israel left the presence of Moses.
Then they came back, every one whose heart was roused, whose spirit was freely responsive, bringing offerings to God for building the Tent of Meeting, furnishing it for worship and making the holy vestments.
They came, both men and women, all the willing spirits among them, offering brooches, earrings, rings, necklaces - anything made of gold - offering up their gold jewelry to God.
And anyone who had blue, purple, and scarlet fabrics; fine linen; goats' hair; tanned leather; and dolphin skins brought them.
Everyone who wanted to offer up silver or bronze as a gift to God brought it. Everyone who had acacia wood that could be used in the work, brought it.
All the women skilled at weaving brought their weavings of blue and purple and scarlet fabrics and their fine linens.
And all the women who were gifted in spinning, spun the goats' hair.
The leaders brought onyx and other precious stones for setting in the Ephod and the Breastpiece.
They also brought spices and olive oil for lamp oil, anointing oil, and incense.
Every man and woman in Israel whose heart moved them freely to bring something for the work that God through Moses had commanded them to make, brought it, a voluntary offering for God. Bezalel and Oholiab
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)