Exodus 31 NAS

The Skilled Craftsmen

1 1Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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2 "See, I have called by name Bezalel, the 2son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

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3 "I have 3filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,

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4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,

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    • b 31:4 - Lit "devise devices"
    • c 31:4 - Or "copper"
      5 and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship.

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        • d 31:5 - Lit "to fill in (for a setting)"
        • e 31:5 - Or "workmanship"
          6 "And behold, I Myself have appointed with him 4Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are skillful * I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

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            • f 31:6 - Lit "given"
            • g 31:6 - Lit "wise of heart"
            • h 31:6 - Lit "wisdom"
              7 5the tent of meeting, and 6the ark of testimony, and 7the mercy seat upon it, and all the furniture of the tent,

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                • i 31:7 - Lit "propitiatory"
                  8 8the table also and its utensils, and the 9pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, and 10the altar of incense,

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                    • j 31:8 - Or "vessels"
                    • k 31:8 - Or "vessels"
                      9 11the altar of burnt offering also with all its utensils, and 12the laver and its stand,

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                        • l 31:9 - Or "vessels"
                          10 the 13woven garments as well, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, with which to carry on their priesthood;

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                            • m 31:10 - Or "service garments"
                            • n 31:10 - Lit "minister as priests"
                              11 14the anointing oil also, and the 15fragrant incense for the holy place, they are to make them according to all that I have commanded you."

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                              The Sign of the Sabbath

                              12 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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                                  13 "But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, '16You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is 17a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

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                                  14 'Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. 18Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.

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                                  15 '19For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a 20sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; 21whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

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                                  16 'So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.'

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                                      17 "22It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; 23for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed."

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                                      18 When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses 24the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, 25written by the finger of God.

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