Bezalel and Oholiab

1 Then the LORD said to Moses,

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      2 “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

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      3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—

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      4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,
      5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts.
      6 Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you:

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      7 the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent—

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      8 the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense,

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      9 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand—

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      10 and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests,

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      11 and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you.”

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      The Sabbath

      12 Then the LORD said to Moses,

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          13 “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.

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          14 “ ‘Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it is to be put to death; those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people.

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          15 For six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death.

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          16 The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant.

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          17 It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’ ”

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          18 When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

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