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Exodus 36 (New American Standard)

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The Tabernacle Underwritten

1 "Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every askillful person in whom the LORD has put bskill and understanding to know how to perform all the work cin the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded." 2 Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every dskillful person in ewhom the LORD had put fskill, 1everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it. 3 They received from Moses all the gcontributions which the sons of Israel had brought hto perform the work iin the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning. 4 And all the jskillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from kthe work which lhe was performing, 5 and they said to mMoses, "2The people are bringing much more than enough for the nconstruction work which the LORD commanded us to operform." 6 So Moses issued a command, and a pproclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, "Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the qcontributions of the sanctuary." Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more. 7 3For the rmaterial they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.

Construction Proceeds

8 4All the sskillful men among those who were performing the work made the ttabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and ublue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman, vBezalel made them. 9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight wcubits and the width of each curtain four xcubits; all the curtains had ythe same measurements. 10 He zjoined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he aajoined to one another. 11 He made loops of bbblue on the edge of the ccoutermost curtain in the first ddset; he did likewise on the edge of the curtain that was eeoutermost in the second ffset. 12 He made 5fifty loops in the one curtain and he made fifty loops on the ggedge of the curtain that was in the second hhset; the loops were opposite each other. 13 He made 6fifty clasps of gold and iijoined the curtains to one another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was jja unit. 14 Then 7he made curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains kkin all. 15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and four cubits the width of each curtain; the eleven curtains had llthe same measurements. 16 He mmjoined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves. 17 Moreover, he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the first nnset, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second ooset. 18 He made fifty clasps of ppbronze to qqjoin the tent together so that it would be rra unit. 19 He made a covering for the tent of rams' skins ssdyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above . 20 8Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright. 21 Ten cubits was the length of tteach board and one and a half cubits the width of each board. 22 There were two tenons for each board, uufitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle. 23 He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards vvfor the south side; 24 and he made forty wwsockets of silver under the twenty boards; two xxsockets under one board for its two tenons and two yysockets under another board for its two tenons. 25 Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards, 26 and their forty zzsockets of silver; two 52sockets under one board and two 53sockets under another board. 27 For the 54rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards. 28 He made two boards for the corners of the 55tabernacle at the 56rear. 29 They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its 57top 58to the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners. 30 There were eight boards with their 59sockets of silver, sixteen 60sockets, 61two under every board. 31 Then he made 9bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle, 32 and five bars for the boards of the 62other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the 63rear side to the west. 33 He made the middle bar to pass through in the 64center of the boards from end to end. 34 He overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold. 35 10Moreover, he made the veil of 65blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. 36 He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four 66sockets of silver for them. 37 He made a 11screen for the doorway of the tent, of 67blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, the work of a 68weaver; 38 and he made its 12five pillars with their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their 69bands with gold; but their five 70sockets were of 71bronze.
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