Exodus 25:10-40 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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10 "First let them make a Chest using acacia wood: make it three and three-quarters feet long and two and one-quarter feet wide and deep 10 "Have them make a chest of acacia wood--two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
11 . Cover it with a veneer of pure gold inside and out and make a molding of gold all around it. 11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.
12 Cast four gold rings and attach them to its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 12 Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other.
13 Make poles from acacia wood and cover them with a veneer of gold 13 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
14 and insert them into the rings on the sides of the Chest for carrying the Chest. 14 Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the chest to carry it.
15 The poles are to stay in the rings; they must not be removed. 15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.
16 "Place The Testimony that I give you in the Chest. 16 Then put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you.
17 "Now make a lid of pure gold for the Chest, an Atonement-Cover, three and three-quarters feet long and two and one-quarter feet wide. 17 "Make an atonement cover of pure gold--two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.
18 "Sculpt two winged angels out of hammered gold for either end of the Atonement-Cover, 18 And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
19 one angel at one end, one angel at the other. Make them of one piece with the Atonement-Cover. 19 Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends.
20 Make the angels with their wings spread, hovering over the Atonement-Cover, facing one another but looking down on it. 20 The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover.
21 Set the Atonement-Cover as a lid over the Chest and place in the Chest The Testimony that I will give you. 21 Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you.
22 I will meet you there at set times and speak with you from above the Atonement-Cover and from between the angel-figures that are on it, speaking the commands that I have for the Israelites. The Table 22 There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.
23 "Next make a Table from acacia wood. Make it three feet long, one and one-half feet wide and two and one-quarter feet high. 23 "Make a table of acacia wood--two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.
24 Cover it with a veneer of pure gold. Make a molding all around it of gold. 24 Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it.
25 Make the border a handbreadth wide all around it and a rim of gold for the border. 25 Also make around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a gold molding on the rim.
26 Make four rings of gold and attach the rings to the four legs 26 Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are.
27 parallel to the table top. They will serve as holders for the poles used to carry the Table. 27 The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table.
28 Make the poles of acacia wood and cover them with a veneer of gold. They will be used to carry the Table. 28 Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them.
29 "Make plates, bowls, jars, and jugs for pouring out offerings. Make them of pure gold. 29 And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings.
30 "Always keep fresh Bread of the Presence on the Table before me. The Lampstand 30 Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times.
31 "Make a Lampstand of pure hammered gold. Make its stem and branches, cups, calyxes, and petals all of one piece. 31 "Make a lampstand of pure gold and hammer it out, base and shaft; its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms shall be of one piece with it.
32 Give it six branches, three from one side and three from the other; 32 Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand--three on one side and three on the other.
33 put three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with calyx and petals, on one branch, three on the next, and so on - the same for all six branches. 33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.
34 On the main stem of the Lampstand, make four cups shaped like almonds, with calyx and petals, 34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.
35 a calyx extending from under each pair of the six branches, 35 One bud shall be 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.
36 the entire Lampstand fashioned from one piece of hammered pure gold. 36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.
37 "Make seven of these lamps for the Table. Arrange the lamps so they throw their light out in front. 37 "Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it.
38 Make the candle snuffers and trays out of pure gold. 38 Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold.
39 "Use a seventy-five-pound brick of pure gold to make the Lampstand and its accessories. 39 A talent of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories.
40 Study the design you were given on the mountain and make everything accordingly. 40 See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.