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1 Next Bezalel made the Ark out of acacia wood. It was 3 3/4 feet long, 2 1/4 feet wide, and 2 1/4 feet high. 1 Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood--two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
2 It was overlaid with pure gold inside and out, and it had a molding of gold all the way around. 2 He overlaid it with pure gold, both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it.
3 Four gold rings were fastened to its four feet, two rings at each side. 3 He cast four gold rings for it and fastened them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other.
4 Then he made poles from acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 4 Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
5 He put the poles into the rings at the sides of the Ark to carry it. 5 And he inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.
6 Then, from pure gold, he made the Ark's cover -- the place of atonement. It was 3 3/4 feet long and 2 1/4 feet wide. 6 He made the atonement cover of pure gold--two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.
7 He made two figures of cherubim out of hammered gold and placed them at the two ends of the atonement cover. 7 Then he made two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
8 They were made so they were actually a part of the atonement cover -- it was all one piece. 8 He made one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; at the two ends he made them of one piece with the cover.
9 The cherubim faced each other as they looked down on the atonement cover, and their wings were stretched out above the atonement cover to protect it. 9 The cherubim had their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the cover.
10 Then he made a table out of acacia wood, 3 feet long, 1 1/2 feet wide, and 2 1/4 feet high. 10 They made the table of acacia wood--two cubits long, a cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high.
11 It was overlaid with pure gold, with a gold molding all around the edge. 11 Then they overlaid it with pure gold and made a gold molding around it.
12 A rim about 3 inches wide was attached along the edges of the table, and a gold molding ran around the rim. 12 They also made around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a gold molding on the rim.
13 Then he cast four rings of gold and attached them to the four table legs 13 They cast four gold rings for the table and fastened them to the four corners, where the four legs were.
14 next to the rim. These were made to hold the carrying poles in place. 14 The rings were put close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table.
15 He made the carrying poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 15 The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold.
16 Next, using pure gold, he made the plates, dishes, bowls, and pitchers to be placed on the table. These utensils were to be used in pouring out drink offerings. 16 And they made from pure gold the articles for the table--its plates and dishes and bowls and its pitchers for the pouring out of drink offerings.
17 Then he made the lampstand, again using pure, hammered gold. Its base, center stem, lamp cups, blossoms, and buds were all of one piece. 17 They made the lampstand of pure gold and hammered it out, base and shaft; its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms were of one piece with it.
18 The lampstand had six branches, three going out from each side of the center stem. 18 Six branches extended from the sides of the lampstand--three on one side and three on the other.
19 Each of the six branches held a cup shaped like an almond blossom, complete with buds and petals. 19 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms were on one branch, three on the next branch and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.
20 The center stem of the lampstand was also decorated with four almond blossoms. 20 And on the lampstand were four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.
21 One blossom was set beneath each pair of branches, where they extended from the center stem. 21 One bud was 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.
22 The decorations and branches were all one piece with the stem, and they were hammered from pure gold. 22 The buds and the branches were all of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.
23 He also made the seven lamps, the lamp snuffers, and the trays, all of pure gold. 23 They made its seven lamps, as well as its wick trimmers and trays, of pure gold.
24 The entire lampstand, along with its accessories, was made from seventy-five pounds of pure gold. 24 They made the lampstand and all its accessories from one talent of pure gold.
25 The incense altar was made of acacia wood. It was eighteen inches square and three feet high, with its corner horns made from the same piece of wood as the altar itself. 25 They made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, a cubit long and a cubit wide, and two cubits high--its horns of one piece with it.
26 He overlaid the top, sides, and horns of the altar with pure gold and ran a gold molding around the edge. 26 They overlaid the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and made a gold molding around it.
27 Two gold rings were placed on opposite sides, beneath the molding, to hold the carrying poles. 27 They made two gold rings below the molding--two on opposite sides--to hold the poles used to carry it.
28 The carrying poles were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold. 28 They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
29 Then he made the sacred oil, for anointing the priests, and the fragrant incense, using the techniques of the most skilled incense maker. 29 They also made the sacred anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense--the work of a perfumer.