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Exodus 36 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Bezalel and Oholiab, along with everyone whom God has given the skill and know-how for making everything involved in the worship of the Sanctuary as commanded by God, are to start to work." 1 So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the LORD has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary are to do the work just as the LORD has commanded."
2 Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab along with all whom God had gifted with the ability to work skillfully with their hands. The men were eager to get started and engage in the work. 2 Then Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the LORD had given ability and who was willing to come and do the work.
3 They took from Moses all the offerings that the Israelites had brought for the work of constructing the Sanctuary. The people kept on bringing in their freewill offerings, morning after morning. 3 They received from Moses all the offerings the Israelites had brought to carry out the work of constructing the sanctuary. And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning.
4 All the artisans who were at work making everything involved in constructing the Sanctuary came, one after another, 4 So all the skilled craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left their work
5 to Moses, saying, "The people are bringing more than enough for doing this work that God has commanded us to do!" 5 and said to Moses, "The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the LORD commanded to be done."
6 So Moses sent out orders through the camp: "Men! Women! No more offerings for the building of the Sanctuary!" 6 Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: "No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary." And so the people were restrained from bringing more,
7 There was plenty of material for all the work to be done. Enough and more than enough. The Tapestries 7 because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.
8 Then all the skilled artisans on The Dwelling made ten tapestries of fine twisted linen and blue, purple, and scarlet fabric with an angel-cherubim design worked into the material. 8 All the skilled men among the workmen made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman.
9 Each panel of tapestry was forty-six feet long and six feet wide. 9 All the curtains were the same size--twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide.
10 Five of the panels were joined together, and then the other five. 10 They joined five of the curtains together and did the same with the other five.
11 Loops of blue were made along the edge of the outside panel of the first set, and the same on the outside panel of the second set. 11 Then they made loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and the same was done with the end curtain in the other set.
12 They made fifty loops on each panel, with the loops opposite each other. 12 They also made fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other.
13 Then they made fifty gold clasps and joined the tapestries together so that The Dwelling was one whole. 13 Then they made fifty gold clasps and used them to fasten the two sets of curtains together so that the tabernacle was a unit.
14 Next they made tapestries of woven goat hair for a tent that would cover The Dwelling. They made eleven panels of these tapestries. 14 They made curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle--eleven altogether.
15 The length of each panel was forty-five feet long and six feet wide. 15 All eleven curtains were the same size--thirty cubits long and four cubits wide.
16 They joined five of the panels together, and then the other six, 16 They joined five of the curtains into one set and the other six into another set.
17 by making fifty loops along the edge of the end panel and fifty loops along the edge of the joining panel, 17 Then they made 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.
18 then making fifty clasps of bronze, connecting the clasps to the loops, bringing the tent together. 18 They made fifty bronze clasps to fasten the tent together as a unit.
19 They finished it off by covering the tapestries with tanned rams' skins dyed red, and covered that with dolphin skins. The Framing 19 Then they made for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of hides of sea cows.
20 They framed The Dwelling with vertical planks of acacia wood, 20 They made upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle.
21 each section of frame fifteen feet long and two and a quarter feet wide, 21 Each frame was ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide,
22 with two pegs for securing them. They made all the frames identical: 22 with two projections set parallel to each other. They made all the frames of the tabernacle in this way.
23 twenty frames for the south side, 23 They made twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle
24 with forty silver sockets to receive the two tenons from each of the twenty frames; 24 and made forty silver bases to go under them--two bases for each frame, one under each projection.
25 they repeated that construction on the north side of The Dwelling. 25 For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, they made twenty frames
26 26 and forty silver bases--two under each frame.
27 For the rear of The Dwelling facing west, they made six frames, 27 They made six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle,
28 with two additional frames for the rear corners. 28 and two frames were made for the corners of the tabernacle at the far end.
29 Both of the two corner frames were double in thickness from top to bottom and fit into a single ring 29 At these two corners the frames were double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring; both were made alike.
30 - eight frames altogether with sixteen sockets of silver, two under each frame. 30 So there were eight frames and sixteen silver bases--two under each frame.
31 They made crossbars of acacia wood, five for the frames on one side of The Dwelling, 31 They also made crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle,
32 five for the other side, and five for the back side facing west. 32 five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the tabernacle.
33 The center crossbar ran from end to end halfway up the frames. 33 They made the center crossbar so that it extended from end to end at the middle of the frames.
34 They covered the frames with a veneer of gold, made gold rings to hold the crossbars, and covered the crossbars with a veneer of gold. 34 They overlaid the frames with gold and made gold rings to hold the crossbars. They also overlaid the crossbars with gold.
35 They made the curtain of blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine twisted linen. They wove a design of angel-cherubim into it. 35 They made the curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim worked into it by a skilled craftsman.
36 They made four posts of acacia wood, covered them with a veneer of gold, and cast four silver bases for them. 36 They made four posts of acacia wood for it and overlaid them with gold. They made gold hooks for them and cast their four silver bases.
37 They made a screen for the door of the tent, woven from blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine twisted linen with embroidery. 37 For the entrance to the tent they made a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen--the work of an embroiderer;
38 They framed the weaving with five poles of acacia wood covered with a veneer of gold, and made gold hooks to hang the weaving and five bronze bases for the poles. 38 and they made five posts with hooks for them. They overlaid the tops of the posts and their bands with gold and made their five bases of bronze.