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Exodus 31 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God spoke to Moses: 1 Then the LORD said to Moses,
2 "See what I've done; I've personally chosen Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur of the tribe of Judah. 2 "See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
3 I've filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him skill and know-how and expertise in every kind of craft 3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts--
4 to create designs and work in gold, silver, and bronze; 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,
5 to cut and set gemstones; to carve wood - he's an all-around craftsman. 5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.
6 "Not only that, but I've given him Oholiab, son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, to work with him. And to all who have an aptitude for crafts I've given the skills to make all the things I've commanded you: 6 Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you:
7 the Tent of Meeting, the Chest of The Testimony and its Atonement-Cover, all the implements for the Tent, 7 the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent--
8 the Table and its implements, the pure Lampstand and all its implements, the Altar of Incense, 8 the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense,
9 the Altar of Whole-Burnt-Offering and all its implements, the Washbasin and its base, 9 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand--
10 the official vestments, the holy vestments for Aaron the priest and his sons in their priestly duties, 10 and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests,
11 the anointing oil, and the aromatic incense for the Holy Place - they'll make everything just the way I've commanded you." Sabbath 11 and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you."
12 God spoke to Moses: 12 Then the LORD said to Moses,
13 "Tell the Israelites, 'Above all, keep my Sabbaths, the sign between me and you, generation after generation, to keep the knowledge alive that I am the God who makes you holy. 13 "Say to the Israelites, 'You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.
14 Keep the Sabbath; it's holy to you. Whoever profanes it will most certainly be put to death. Whoever works on it will be excommunicated from the people. 14 " 'Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death; whoever does any work on that day must be cut off from his people.
15 There are six days for work but the seventh day is Sabbath, pure rest, holy to God. Anyone who works on the Sabbath will most certainly be put to death. 15 For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death.
16 The Israelites will keep the Sabbath, observe Sabbath-keeping down through the generations, as a standing covenant. 16 The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant.
17 It's a fixed sign between me and the Israelites. Yes, because in six days God made the Heavens and the Earth and on the seventh day he stopped and took a long, deep breath.'" 17 It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he abstained from work and rested.' "
18 When he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, he gave Moses two tablets of Testimony, slabs of stone, written with the finger of God. 18 When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.