Moses assembled the whole Israelite community and said to them, "These are the things the LORD has commanded1 you to do:
For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath2 of rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death.33
Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.4"
Moses said to the whole Israelite community, "This is what the LORD has commanded:
From what you have, take an offering for the LORD. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the LORD an offering of gold, silver and bronze;
blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair;
ram skins dyed red and hides of sea cowsa; acacia wood;
olive oil5 for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;
and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.
"All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the LORD has commanded:611
the tabernacle7 with its tent and its covering, clasps, frames, crossbars, posts and bases;
the ark8 with its poles and the atonement cover and the curtain9 that shields it;
the table10 with its poles and all its articles and the bread of the Presence;
the lampstand11 that is for light with its accessories, lamps and oil for the light;
the altar12 of incense with its poles, the anointing oil13 and the fragrant incense;14 the curtain for the doorway at the entrance to the tabernacle;1516
the altar16 of burnt offering with its bronze grating, its poles and all its utensils; the bronze basin17 with its stand;
the curtains of the courtyard with its posts and bases, and the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard;1818
the tent pegs19 for the tabernacle and for the courtyard, and their ropes;
the woven garments worn for ministering in the sanctuary--both the sacred garments20 for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests."
Then the whole Israelite community withdrew from Moses' presence,
and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the LORD for the work on the Tent of Meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments.
All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the LORD.
Everyone who had blue, purple or scarlet yarn21 or fine linen, or goat hair, ram skins dyed red or hides of sea cows brought them.
Those presenting an offering of silver or bronze brought it as an offering to the LORD, and everyone who had acacia wood for any part of the work brought it.
Every skilled woman22 spun with her hands and brought what she had spun--blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen.
And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair.
The leaders23 brought onyx stones and other gems24 to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.
They also brought spices and olive oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense.2529
All the Israelite men and women who were willing26 brought to the LORD freewill offerings27 for all the work the LORD through Moses had commanded them to do.
Then Moses said to the Israelites, "See, the LORD has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts28--
to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,
to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic craftsmanship.
And he has given both him and Oholiab29 son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach30 others.
He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work31 as craftsmen, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers--all of them master craftsmen and designers.