Exodus 36 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Bezalel, Oholiab, and the other craftsmen whom the LORD has gifted with wisdom, skill, and intelligence will construct and furnish the Tabernacle, just as the LORD has commanded." 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 So Moses told Bezalel and Oholiab to begin the work, along with all those who were specially gifted by the LORD. 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 Moses gave them the materials donated by the people for the completion of the sanctuary. Additional gifts were brought each 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 But finally the craftsmen left their work to meet with Moses. 4 So all the skilled craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left their work
5 "We have more than enough materials on hand now to complete the job the LORD has given us to do!" they exclaimed. 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 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. 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 Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project. 7 because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.
8 The skilled weavers first made ten sheets from fine linen. One of the craftsmen then embroidered blue, purple, and scarlet cherubim into them. 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 sheet was exactly the same size -- forty-two 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 these sheets were joined together to make one set, and a second set was made of the other five. 10 They joined five of the curtains together and did the same with the other five.
11 Fifty blue loops were placed along the edge of the last sheet in each 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 The fifty loops along the edge of the first set of sheets matched the loops along the edge of the second set. 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 fifty gold clasps were made to connect the loops on the edge of each set. Thus the Tabernacle was joined together in one piece. 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 Above the Tabernacle, a roof covering was made from eleven sheets of cloth made from goat hair. 14 They made curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle--eleven altogether.
15 Each sheet was exactly the same size -- forty-five feet long and six feet wide. 15 All eleven curtains were the same size--thirty cubits long and four cubits wide.
16 The craftsmen joined five of these sheets together to make one set, and the six remaining sheets were joined to make a second set. 16 They joined five of the curtains into one set and the other six into another set.
17 Then they made fifty loops along the edge of the last sheet in each set. 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 They also made fifty small bronze clasps to couple the loops, so the two sets of sheets were firmly attached to each other. In this way, the roof covering was joined together in one piece. 18 They made fifty bronze clasps to fasten the tent together as a unit.
19 Then they made two more layers for the roof covering. The first was made of tanned ram skins, and the second was made of fine goatskin leather. 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 For the framework of the Tabernacle, they made frames of acacia wood standing on end. 20 They made upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle.
21 Each frame was 15 feet high and 2 1/4 feet wide. 21 Each frame was ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide,
22 There were two pegs on each frame so they could be joined to the next frame. All the frames were made this way. 22 with two projections set parallel to each other. They made all the frames of the tabernacle in this way.
23 They made twenty frames to support the south side, 23 They made twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle
24 along with forty silver bases, two for each frame. 24 and made forty silver bases to go under them--two bases for each frame, one under each projection.
25 They also made twenty frames for the north side of the Tabernacle, 25 For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, they made twenty frames
26 along with forty silver bases, two for each frame. 26 and forty silver bases--two under each frame.
27 The west side of the Tabernacle, which was its rear, was made from six frames, 27 They made six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle,
28 plus an extra frame at each corner. 28 and two frames were made for the corners of the tabernacle at the far end.
29 These corner frames were connected at the bottom and firmly attached at the top with a single ring, forming a single unit from top to bottom. They made two of these, one for each rear corner. 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 So for the west side they made a total of eight frames, along with sixteen silver bases, two for each frame. 30 So there were eight frames and sixteen silver bases--two under each frame.
31 Then they made five crossbars from acacia wood to tie the frames on the south side together. 31 They also made crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle,
32 They made another five for the north side and five for the west side. 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 middle crossbar of the five was halfway up the frames, along each side, running from one end to the other. 33 They made the center crossbar so that it extended from end to end at the middle of the frames.
34 The frames and crossbars were all overlaid with gold. The rings used to hold the crossbars were made of pure gold. 34 They overlaid the frames with gold and made gold rings to hold the crossbars. They also overlaid the crossbars with gold.
35 The inner curtain was made of fine linen cloth, and cherubim were skillfully embroidered into it with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn. 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 This curtain was then attached to four gold hooks set into four posts of acacia wood. The posts were overlaid with gold and set into four silver bases. 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 Then they made another curtain for the entrance to the sacred tent. It was made of fine linen cloth and embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn. 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 This curtain was connected by five hooks to five posts. The posts with their decorated tops and bands were overlaid with gold. The five bases were molded from bronze. 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.