They received from Moses all the offerings1 the Israelites had brought to carry out the work of constructing the sanctuary. And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning.
So all the skilled craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left their work
and said to Moses, "The people are bringing more than enough2 for doing the work the LORD commanded to be done."
Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: "No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary." And so the people were restrained from bringing more,
because what they already had was more3 than enough to do all the work.
All the skilled men among the workmen made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman.
All the curtains were the same size--twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide.a10
They joined five of the curtains together and did the same with the other five.
Then they made loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and the same was done with the end curtain in the other set.
They also made fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other.
Then they made fifty gold clasps and used them to fasten the two sets of curtains together so that the tabernacle was a unit.4