Exodus 26 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Make the Tabernacle from ten sheets of fine linen. These sheets are to be decorated with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with figures of cherubim skillfully embroidered into them. 1 "Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman.
2 Each sheet must be forty-two feet long and six feet wide. All ten sheets must be exactly the same size. 2 All the curtains are to be the same size--twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide.
3 Join five of these sheets together into one set; then join the other five sheets into a second set. 3 Join five of the curtains together, and do the same with the other five.
4 Put loops of blue yarn along the edge of the last sheet in each set. 4 Make loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and do the same with the end curtain in the other set.
5 The fifty loops along the edge of one set are to match the fifty loops along the edge of the other. 5 Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other.
6 Then make fifty gold clasps to fasten the loops of the two sets of sheets together, making the Tabernacle a single unit." 6 Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit.
7 "Make heavy sheets of cloth from goat hair to cover the Tabernacle. There must be eleven of these sheets, 7 "Make curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle--eleven altogether.
8 each forty-five feet long and six feet wide. All eleven of these sheets must be exactly the same size. 8 All eleven curtains are to be the same size--thirty cubits long and four cubits wide.
9 Join five of these together into one set, and join the other six into a second set. The sixth sheet of the second set is to be doubled over at the entrance of the sacred tent. 9 Join five of the curtains together into one set and the other six into another set. Fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent.
10 Put fifty loops along the edge of the last sheet in each set, 10 Make fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in one set and also along the edge of the end curtain in the other set.
11 and fasten them together with fifty bronze clasps. In this way, the two sets will become a single unit. 11 Then make fifty bronze clasps and put them in the loops to fasten the tent together as a unit.
12 An extra half sheet of this roof covering will be left to hang over the back of the Tabernacle, 12 As for the additional length of the tent curtains, the half curtain that is left over is to hang down at the rear of the tabernacle.
13 and the covering will hang down an extra eighteen inches on each side. 13 The tent curtains will be a cubit longer on both sides; what is left will hang over the sides of the tabernacle so as to cover it.
14 On top of these coverings place a layer of tanned ram skins, and over them put a layer of fine goatskin leather. This will complete the roof covering." 14 Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of hides of sea cows.
15 "The framework of the Tabernacle will consist of frames made of acacia wood. 15 "Make upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle.
16 Each frame must be 15 feet high and 2 1/4 feet wide. 16 Each frame is to be ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide,
17 There will be two pegs on each frame so they can be joined to the next frame. All the frames must be made this way. 17 with two projections set parallel to each other. Make all the frames of the tabernacle in this way.
18 Twenty of these frames will support the south side of the Tabernacle. 18 Make twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle
19 They will fit into forty silver bases -- two bases under each frame. 19 and make forty silver bases to go under them--two bases for each frame, one under each projection.
20 On the north side there will also be twenty of these frames, 20 For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, make twenty frames
21 with their forty silver bases, two bases for each frame. 21 and forty silver bases--two under each frame.
22 On the west side there will be six frames, 22 Make six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle,
23 along with an extra frame at each corner. 23 and make two frames for the corners at the far end.
24 These corner frames will be connected at the bottom and firmly attached at the top with a single ring, forming a single unit. Both of these corner frames will be made the same way. 24 At these two corners they must be double from the bottom all the way to the top, and fitted into a single ring; both shall be like that.
25 So there will be eight frames on that end of the Tabernacle, supported by sixteen silver bases" -- two bases under each frame. 25 So there will be eight frames and sixteen silver bases--two under each frame.
26 "Make crossbars of acacia wood to run across the frames, five crossbars for the north side of the Tabernacle 26 "Also make crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle,
27 and five for the south side. Also make five crossbars for the rear of the Tabernacle, which will face westward. 27 five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the tabernacle.
28 The middle crossbar, halfway up the frames, will run all the way from one end of the Tabernacle to the other. 28 The center crossbar is to extend from end to end at the middle of the frames.
29 Overlay the frames with gold and make gold rings to support the crossbars. Overlay the crossbars with gold as well." 29 Overlay the frames with gold and make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold.
30 "Set up this Tabernacle according to the design you were shown on the mountain." 30 "Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain.
31 "Across the inside of the Tabernacle hang a special curtain made of fine linen, with cherubim skillfully embroidered into the cloth using blue, purple, and scarlet yarn. 31 "Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim worked into it by a skilled craftsman.
32 Hang this inner curtain on gold hooks set into four posts made from acacia wood and overlaid with gold. The posts will fit into silver bases. 32 Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases.
33 When the inner curtain is in place, put the Ark of the Covenant behind it. This curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place." 33 Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the Testimony behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.
34 "Then put the Ark's cover -- the place of atonement -- on top of the Ark of the Covenant inside the Most Holy Place. 34 Put the atonement cover on the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place.
35 Place the table and lampstand across the room from each other outside the inner curtain. The lampstand must be placed on the south side, and the table must be set toward the north." 35 Place the table outside the curtain on the north side of the tabernacle and put the lampstand opposite it on the south side.
36 "Make another curtain from fine linen for the entrance of the sacred tent, and embroider exquisite designs into it, using blue, purple, and scarlet yarn. 36 "For the entrance to the tent make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen--the work of an embroiderer.
37 Hang this curtain on gold hooks set into five posts made from acacia wood and overlaid with gold. The posts will fit into five bronze bases." 37 Make gold hooks for this curtain and five posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold. And cast five bronze bases for them.