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Exodus 26 (Lexham English Bible)

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Instructions for Making the Tabernacle

1 "And the tabernacle you will make [with] ten curtains; you will make them of finely twisted linen and blue and purple and crimson [yarns], [with] cherubim, the work of a skilled craftsman. 2 The length of the one curtain [will be] twenty-eight cubits, and the width [will be] four cubits [for] the one curtain; one measure [will be] for all the curtains. 3 Five curtains will be joined {to one another},a and five curtains joined {to one another}.b 4 And you will make loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain, at the end in the set; and you will do so on the edge of the end curtain in the second set. 5 You will make fifty loops on the one curtain, and you will make fifty loops on the end of the curtain that [is] in the second set; the loops are to be oppositec {to one another}.d 6 And you will make fifty gold clasps and join the curtains {to one another}e with the clasps, so that the tabernacle will be one. 7 "And you will make curtains of goat hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you will make them eleven curtains. 8 The length of the one curtain [will be] thirty cubits, and the width [will be] four cubits [for] the one curtain; one measure [will be] for [the] eleven curtains. 9 And you will join five curtains together and six curtains together, and you will fold double the sixth curtain at the front of the tent. 10 And you will make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain at the end of the [first] set and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain [in] the second set. 11 And you will make fifty bronze clasps, and you will put the clasps in the loops and join the tent, so that it will be one. 12 "And the surplus in the curtains of the tent [will be] an overhang; the surplus half curtain will hang over the back of the tabernacle. 13 And a cubit {from one side}f and a cubit {from the other side}g in the surplus in the length of the curtains of the tent will be hung over the sides of the tabernacle {equally}h to cover it. 14 "And you will make a covering for the tent of red-dyed ram skins and a covering of fine leather [to go] above. 15 "And you will make the framesi for the tabernacle of acacia wood [as] uprights.j 16 The length of the framek [will be] ten cubits, and the width of the one framel [will be] one and a half cubits. 17 You will make two {pegs}m for the one framen [for] joining {each to another}o [and] likewise for all the framesp of the tabernacle. 18 And you will make the framesq for the tabernacle [with] twenty framesr for the {south}s side. 19 And you will make forty silver bases under the twenty frames,t [with] two bases under the one frameu for its two {pegs}v and two bases under the {next}w framex for its two {pegs}.y 20 And for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, [there will be] twenty framesz 21 and their forty silver bases, [with] two bases under the one frameaa and two bases under the {next}bb frame.cc 22 "And for the rear of the tabernacle {on the west}dd you will make six frames.ee 23 And you will make two framesff for the tabernacle corners at the rear. 24 They will be double at the bottom, and they will be completely together on its top to the one ring; it will be likewise for the two of them; they will be for the two corners. 25 And there will be eight framesgg and their silver bases, sixteen bases, with two bases under the one framehh and two bases under the {next}ii frame.jj 26 "You will make five bars of acacia wood for the frameskk on the one side of the tabernacle, 27 and five bars for the framesll on the second side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the framesmm on the side of the tabernacle at the rear {on the west}.nn 28 And the bar in the middle, in the midst of the framesoo [will] run from end to end. 29 And you will overlay the framespp with gold, and you will make their rings of gold [as] {holders}qq for the bars, and you will overlay the bars with gold. 30 And you will erect the tabernacle according to its plan, which you have been shown on the mountain. 31 "And you will make a curtain of blue and purple and crimson [yarns] and finely twisted linen, [the] work of a skilled craftsman; he will make it [with] cherubim. 32 And you will put it on four acacia pillars overlaid with gold [with] their gold hooks on four silver bases. 33 And you will put the curtain under the clasps, and you will bring the ark of the testimony there inside the curtain, and the curtain will separate for you between the holy and the {most holy place}.rr 34 And you will put the atonement cover on the ark of the testimony in the {most holy place}.ss 35 And you will place the table outside the curtain and the lampstand opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle, and you will put the table on the north side. 36 "And you will make for the entrance of the tent a screen of blue and purple and crimson [yarns] and finely twisted linen, [the] work of an embroiderer. 37 And you will make for the screen five acacia pillars, and you will overlay them with gold [with] their gold hooks, and you will cast for them five bronze bases.
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