The Tabernacle Underwritten

1 "Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful * person in whom the LORD has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded."

References for Exodus 36:1

    • a 36:1 - Lit "man wise of heart"
    • b 36:1 - Lit "wisdom"
    • c 36:1 - Or "connected with the service of;" lit "of the service of"
      2 Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful * person in whom the LORD had put skill, 1everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it.

      References for Exodus 36:2

        • d 36:2 - Lit "man wise of heart"
        • e 36:2 - Lit "whose heart"
        • f 36:2 - Lit "wisdom"
          3 They received from Moses all the contributions which the sons of Israel had brought to perform the work in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.

          References for Exodus 36:3

            • g 36:3 - Lit "lifted offering"
            • h 36:3 - Lit "to perform it for the work"
            • i 36:3 - Lit "of the service of"
              4 And all the skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work which he was performing,

              References for Exodus 36:4

                • j 36:4 - Lit "wise"
                • k 36:4 - Lit "his"
                • l 36:4 - Lit "they were"
                  5 and they said to Moses, "2The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the LORD commanded us to perform."

                  References for Exodus 36:5

                    • m 36:5 - Lit "Moses, saying,"
                    • n 36:5 - Lit "service for the work"
                    • o 36:5 - Lit "perform it"
                      6 So Moses issued a command, and a proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, "Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the contributions of the sanctuary." Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.

                      References for Exodus 36:6

                        • p 36:6 - Lit "voice"
                        • q 36:6 - Lit "heave offering"
                          7 3For the material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.

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                          Construction Proceeds

                          8 4All the skillful * men * among those who were performing the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman, Bezalel made them.

                          References for Exodus 36:8

                            • s 36:8 - Lit "wise of heart"
                            • t 36:8 - Lit "dwelling place"
                            • u 36:8 - Or "violet"
                            • v 36:8 - Lit "he"
                              9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight * cubits and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains had the same measurements.

                              References for Exodus 36:9

                                • w 36:9 - I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
                                • x 36:9 - I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
                                • y 36:9 - Lit "one measure"
                                  10 He joined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he joined to one another.

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                                      11 He made loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set; he did likewise on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second set.

                                      References for Exodus 36:11

                                        • | 36:11 - Or "violet"
                                        • } 36:11 - Lit "one curtain from the end in the coupling"
                                        • ~ 36:11 - Lit "coupling"
                                        •  36:11 - Lit "one curtain from the end in the coupling"
                                        • € 36:11 - Lit "coupling"
                                          12 He made 5fifty loops in the one curtain and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was in the second set; the loops were opposite each other.

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                                              13 He made 6fifty clasps of gold and joined the curtains to one another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was a unit.

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                                                  14 Then 7he made curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven * curtains in all.

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                                                    • … 36:14 - Lit "in number"
                                                      15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and four cubits the width of each curtain; the eleven * curtains had the same measurements.

                                                      References for Exodus 36:15

                                                        • † 36:15 - Lit "one measure"
                                                          16 He joined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves.

                                                          References for Exodus 36:16

                                                            • ‡ 36:16 - Or "coupled"
                                                              17 Moreover, he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the first set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second set.

                                                              References for Exodus 36:17

                                                                • ˆ 36:17 - Lit "coupling"
                                                                • ‰ 36:17 - Lit "coupling"
                                                                  18 He made fifty clasps of bronze to join the tent together so that it would be a unit.

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                                                                      19 He made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above *.

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                                                                          20 8Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.

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                                                                          21 Ten cubits was the length of each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.

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                                                                              22 There were two tenons for each board, fitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle.

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                                                                                  23 He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south * side;

                                                                                  References for Exodus 36:23

                                                                                    •  36:23 - Lit "to the side of the Negev, to the south"
                                                                                      24 and he made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons and two sockets under another board for its two tenons.

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                                                                                          25 Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards,
                                                                                          26 and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.

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                                                                                              27 For the rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards.

                                                                                              References for Exodus 36:27

                                                                                                • — 36:27 - Lit "extreme parts"
                                                                                                  28 He made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear.

                                                                                                  References for Exodus 36:28

                                                                                                    • ˜ 36:28 - Lit "dwelling place"
                                                                                                    • ™ 36:28 - Lit "extreme parts"
                                                                                                      29 They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its top to the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners.

                                                                                                      References for Exodus 36:29

                                                                                                        • š 36:29 - Or "head"
                                                                                                        • › 36:29 - Or "with reference to"
                                                                                                          30 There were eight boards with their sockets of silver, sixteen * sockets, two under every board.

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                                                                                                              31 Then he made 9bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,

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                                                                                                              32 and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the rear side to the west.

                                                                                                              References for Exodus 36:32

                                                                                                                • Ÿ 36:32 - Or "second"
                                                                                                                •   36:32 - Lit "extreme parts"
                                                                                                                  33 He made the middle bar to pass through in the center of the boards from end to end.

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                                                                                                                      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 blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.

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                                                                                                                      36 He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four sockets of silver for them.

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                                                                                                                          37 He made a 11screen for the doorway of the tent, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver;

                                                                                                                          References for Exodus 36:37

                                                                                                                            • ¤ 36:37 - Or "violet"
                                                                                                                            • ¥ 36:37 - Lit "variegator;" i.e. a weaver in colors
                                                                                                                              38 and he made its 12five pillars with their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their bands with gold; but their five sockets were of bronze.

                                                                                                                              References for Exodus 36:38

                                                                                                                                • ¦ 36:38 - Or "fillets, rings"
                                                                                                                                • § 36:38 - Or "bases"
                                                                                                                                • ¨ 36:38 - Or "copper"