Exodus 38:21-31 NIV

The Materials Used

21 These are the amounts of the materials used for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the Testimony,1 which were recorded at Moses' command by the Levites under the direction of Ithamar2 son of Aaron, the priest.

References for Exodus 38:21

22 (Bezalel3 son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything the LORD commanded Moses;

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23 with him was Oholiab4 son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan--a craftsman and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)

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24 The total amount of the gold from the wave offering used for all the work on the sanctuary5 was 29 talents and 730 shekels,a according to the sanctuary shekel.6

References for Exodus 38:24

    • i 38:24 - The weight of the gold was a little over one ton (about 1 metric ton).
      25 The silver obtained from those of the community who were counted in the census7 was 100 talents and "1,775 shekels,b according to the sanctuary shekel--

      References for Exodus 38:25

        • j 38:25 - The weight of the silver was a little over 3 3/4 tons (about 3.4 metric tons).
          26 one beka per person,8 that is, half a shekel,c according to the sanctuary shekel,9 from everyone who had crossed over to those counted, twenty years old or more,10 a total of 603,550 men.11

          References for Exodus 38:26

            • k 38:26 - That is, about 1/5 ounce (about 5.5 grams)
              27 The 100 talentsd of silver were used to cast the bases12 for the sanctuary and for the curtain--100 bases from the 100 talents, one talent for each base.

              References for Exodus 38:27

                • l 38:27 - That is, about 3 3/4 tons (about 3.4 metric tons)
                  28 They used the "1,775 shekelse to make the hooks for the posts, to overlay the tops of the posts, and to make their bands.

                  References for Exodus 38:28

                    • m 38:28 - That is, about 45 pounds (about 20 kilograms)
                      29 The bronze from the wave offering was 70 talents and "2,400 shekels.f

                      References for Exodus 38:29

                        • n 38:29 - The weight of the bronze was about 2 1/2 tons (about 2.4 metric tons).
                          30 They used it to make the bases for the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar with its bronze grating and all its utensils,
                          31 the bases for the surrounding courtyard and those for its entrance and all the tent pegs for the tabernacle and those for the surrounding courtyard.