They took from Moses all the offerings that the Israelites had brought for the work of constructing the Sanctuary. The people kept on bringing in their freewill offerings, morning after morning.
All the artisans who were at work making everything involved in constructing the Sanctuary came, one after another,
to Moses, saying, "The people are bringing more than enough for doing this work that God has commanded us to do!"
So Moses sent out orders through the camp: "Men! Women! No more offerings for the building of the Sanctuary!"
There was plenty of material for all the work to be done. Enough and more than enough. The Tapestries
Then all the skilled artisans on The Dwelling made ten tapestries of fine twisted linen and blue, purple, and scarlet fabric with an angel-cherubim design worked into the material.
Each panel of tapestry was forty-six feet long and six feet wide.
Five of the panels were joined together, and then the other five.
Loops of blue were made along the edge of the outside panel of the first set, and the same on the outside panel of the second set.
They made fifty loops on each panel, with the loops opposite each other.
Then they made fifty gold clasps and joined the tapestries together so that The Dwelling was one whole.
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)