Exodus 26:1-14 NIV

The Tabernacle

26:1-37pp -- Ex 36:8-38

1 "Make the tabernacle1 with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim2 worked into them by a skilled craftsman.

References for Exodus 26:1

2 All the curtains are to be the same size3--twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide.a

References for Exodus 26:2

    • a 26:2 - That is, about 42 feet (about 12.5 meters) long and 6 feet (about 1.8 meters) wide
      3 Join five of the curtains together, and do the same with the other five.
      4 Make loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and do the same with the end curtain in the other set.
      5 Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other.
      6 Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit.4

      References for Exodus 26:6

          7 "Make curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle--eleven altogether.
          8 All eleven curtains are to be the same size5--thirty cubits long and four cubits wide.b

          References for Exodus 26:8

            • b 26:8 - That is, about 45 feet (about 13.5 meters) long and 6 feet (about 1.8 meters) wide
              9 Join five of the curtains together into one set and the other six into another set. Fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent.
              10 Make 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.
              11 Then make fifty bronze clasps and put them in the loops to fasten the tent together as a unit.6

              References for Exodus 26:11

              12 As for the additional length of the tent curtains, the half curtain that is left over is to hang down at the rear of the tabernacle.
              13 The tent curtains will be a cubitc longer on both sides; what is left will hang over the sides of the tabernacle so as to cover it.

              References for Exodus 26:13

                • c 26:13 - That is, about 1 1/2 feet (about 0.5 meter)
                  14 Make for the tent a covering7 of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of hides of sea cows.d8

                  References for Exodus 26:14