blue, purple, and scarlet material; fine linen; goats' hair;
tanned rams' skins; dolphin skins; acacia wood;
lamp oil; spices for anointing oils and for fragrant incense;
onyx stones and other stones for setting in the Ephod and the Breastpiece.
Let them construct a Sanctuary for me so that I can live among them.
You are to construct it following the plans I've given you, the design for The Dwelling and the design for all its furnishings. The Chest
"First let them make a Chest using acacia wood: make it three and three-quarters feet long and two and one-quarter feet wide and deep
. Cover it with a veneer of pure gold inside and out and make a molding of gold all around it.
Cast four gold rings and attach them to its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other.
Make poles from acacia wood and cover them with a veneer of gold
and insert them into the rings on the sides of the Chest for carrying the Chest.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)