So Moses told Bezalel and Oholiab to begin the work, along with all those who were specially gifted by the LORD.
Moses gave them the materials donated by the people for the completion of the sanctuary. Additional gifts were brought each morning.
But finally the craftsmen left their work to meet with Moses.
"We have more than enough materials on hand now to complete the job the LORD has given us to do!" they exclaimed.
So Moses gave the command, and this message was sent throughout the camp: "Bring no more materials! You have already given more than enough." So the people stopped bringing their offerings.
Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project.
The skilled weavers first made ten sheets from fine linen. One of the craftsmen then embroidered blue, purple, and scarlet cherubim into them.
Each sheet was exactly the same size -- forty-two feet long and six feet wide. a10
Five of these sheets were joined together to make one set, and a second set was made of the other five.
Fifty blue loops were placed along the edge of the last sheet in each set.
The fifty loops along the edge of the first set of sheets matched the loops along the edge of the second set.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)