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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              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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              9 11the altar of burnt offering also with all its utensils, and 12the laver and its stand,
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              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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                      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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