Exodus 25 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD said to Moses, 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Tell the Israelites to choose something to give me as a special contribution. You must accept whatever contribution each person freely gives. 2 "Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from each man whose heart prompts him to give.
3 This is the kind of contribution you will accept from them: gold, silver, and bronze, 3 These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze;
4 violet, purple, and bright red yarn, fine linen, goats' hair, 4 blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair;
5 rams' skins dyed red, fine leather, acacia wood, 5 ram skins dyed red and hides of sea cows; acacia wood;
6 olive oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet-smelling incense, 6 olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;
7 onyx stones, and other precious stones to be set in the [chief priest's] ephod and his breastplate. 7 and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.
8 "Then have them make a holy place for me, and I will live among them. 8 "Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.
9 Make the tent and all its furnishings exactly like the plans I am showing you. 9 Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.
10 "Make an ark of acacia wood 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high. 10 "Have them make a chest of acacia wood--two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
11 Cover it with pure gold inside and out, and put a gold molding around it. 11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.
12 Cast four gold rings for it, and fasten them to its four feet, two rings on each side. 12 Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other.
13 Make poles of acacia wood, and cover them with gold. 13 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
14 Put the poles through the rings on the sides of the ark in order to carry it. 14 Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the chest to carry it.
15 The poles must stay in the rings of the ark. Never remove them. 15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.
16 Then you will put into the ark the words of my promise which I will give you. 16 Then put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you.
17 "Make a throne of mercy to cover the ark out of pure gold 45 inches long and 27 inches wide. 17 "Make an atonement cover of pure gold--two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.
18 Make two angels out of hammered gold for the two ends of the throne of mercy, 18 And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
19 one on each end. Form the angels and the throne of mercy out of one piece of gold. 19 Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends.
20 The angels should have their wings spread above the throne of mercy, overshadowing it. They should face each other, looking at the throne of mercy. 20 The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover.
21 After you put into the ark the words of my promise which I will give you, place the throne of mercy on top. 21 Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you.
22 I will be above the throne of mercy between the angels whenever I meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites. 22 There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.
23 "Make a table of acacia wood 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high. 23 "Make a table of acacia wood--two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.
24 Cover it with pure gold, and put a gold molding around it. 24 Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it.
25 Make a rim three inches wide around it, and put a gold molding around the rim. 25 Also make around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a gold molding on the rim.
26 Make four gold rings for it, and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are. 26 Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are.
27 The rings are to be close to the rim. They are to hold the poles for carrying the table. 27 The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table.
28 Make the poles out of acacia wood, cover them with gold, and use them to carry the table. 28 Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them.
29 Make plates and dishes for the table out of pure gold, as well as pitchers and bowls to be used for pouring wine offerings. 29 And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings.
30 Put the bread of the presence on this table so that it will be in front of me all the time. 30 Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times.
31 "Make a lamp stand out of pure gold. The lamp stand, its base, and its shaft, as well as the flower cups, buds, and petals must be hammered out of one piece of gold. 31 "Make a lampstand of pure gold and hammer it out, base and shaft; its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms shall be of one piece with it.
32 Six branches are to come out of the sides, three branches on one side and three on the other. 32 Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand--three on one side and three on the other.
33 Each of the six branches coming out of the lamp stand is to have three flower cups shaped like almond blossoms, with buds and petals. 33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.
34 The lamp stand itself is to have four flower cups shaped like almond blossoms, with buds and petals. 34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.
35 There should be a bud under each of the three pairs of branches coming out of the lamp stand. 35 One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair--six branches in all.
36 The buds and branches should also be hammered out of the same piece of pure gold as the lamp stand. 36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.
37 "Make seven lamps, and set them on the lamp stand so that they light up [the area] in front of it. 37 "Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it.
38 The tongs and incense burners must be made of pure gold. 38 Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold.
39 Use 75 pounds of pure gold to make the lamp stand and all the utensils. 39 A talent of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories.
40 Be sure to make them according to the plans you were shown on the mountain." 40 See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.