1When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.2A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”3Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.4Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
5When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.6“Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”7Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”8The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.9For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”10When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.11I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.12But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”13Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.
2They made the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.3They hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen—the work of skilled hands.4They made shoulder pieces for the ephod, which were attached to two of its corners, so it could be fastened.5Its skillfully woven waistband was like it—of one piece with the ephod and made with gold, and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and with finely twisted linen, as the LORD commanded Moses.6They mounted the onyx stones in gold filigree settings and engraved them like a seal with the names of the sons of Israel.7Then they fastened them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses.
8They fashioned the breastpiece—the work of a skilled craftsman. They made it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.9It was square—a span long and a span wide—and folded double.10Then they mounted four rows of precious stones on it. The first row was carnelian, chrysolite and beryl;11the second row was turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald;12the third row was jacinth, agate and amethyst;13the fourth row was topaz, onyx and jasper. They were mounted in gold filigree settings.14There were twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.15For the breastpiece they made braided chains of pure gold, like a rope.16They made two gold filigree settings and two gold rings, and fastened the rings to two of the corners of the breastpiece.17They fastened the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece,18and the other ends of the chains to the two settings, attaching them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front.19They made two gold rings and attached them to the other two corners of the breastpiece on the inside edge next to the ephod.20Then they made two more gold rings and attached them to the bottom of the shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod, close to the seam just above the waistband of the ephod.21They tied the rings of the breastpiece to the rings of the ephod with blue cord, connecting it to the waistband so that the breastpiece would not swing out from the ephod—as the LORD commanded Moses.
22They made the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth—the work of a weaver—23with an opening in the center of the robe like the opening of a collar, and a band around this opening, so that it would not tear.24They made pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen around the hem of the robe.25And they made bells of pure gold and attached them around the hem between the pomegranates.26The bells and pomegranates alternated around the hem of the robe to be worn for ministering, as the LORD commanded Moses.27For Aaron and his sons, they made tunics of fine linen—the work of a weaver—28and the turban of fine linen, the linen caps and the undergarments of finely twisted linen.29The sash was made of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn—the work of an embroiderer—as the LORD commanded Moses.30They made the plate, the sacred emblem, out of pure gold and engraved on it, like an inscription on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD.31Then they fastened a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban, as the LORD commanded Moses.
32So all the work on the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, was completed. The Israelites did everything just as the LORD commanded Moses.33Then they brought the tabernacle to Moses: the tent and all its furnishings, its clasps, frames, crossbars, posts and bases;34the covering of ram skins dyed red and the covering of another durable leather and the shielding curtain;35the ark of the covenant law with its poles and the atonement cover;36the table with all its articles and the bread of the Presence;37the pure gold lampstand with its row of lamps and all its accessories, and the olive oil for the light;38the gold altar, the anointing oil, the fragrant incense, and the curtain for the entrance to the tent;39the bronze altar with its bronze grating, its poles and all its utensils; the basin with its stand;40the curtains of the courtyard with its posts and bases, and the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard; the ropes and tent pegs for the courtyard; all the furnishings for the tabernacle, the tent of meeting;41and the woven garments worn for ministering in the sanctuary, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when serving as priests.42The Israelites had done all the work just as the LORD had commanded Moses.43Moses inspected the work and saw that they had done it just as the LORD had commanded. So Moses blessed them.
1Then the LORD said to Moses:2“Set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, on the first day of the first month.3Place the ark of the covenant law in it and shield the ark with the curtain.4Bring in the table and set out what belongs on it. Then bring in the lampstand and set up its lamps.5Place the gold altar of incense in front of the ark of the covenant law and put the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle.6“Place the altar of burnt offering in front of the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting;7place the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it.8Set up the courtyard around it and put the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard.9“Take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it; consecrate it and all its furnishings, and it will be holy.10Then anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils; consecrate the altar, and it will be most holy.11Anoint the basin and its stand and consecrate them.12“Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water.13Then dress Aaron in the sacred garments, anoint him and consecrate him so he may serve me as priest.14Bring his sons and dress them in tunics.15Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so they may serve me as priests. Their anointing will be to a priesthood that will continue throughout their generations.”16Moses did everything just as the LORD commanded him.17So the tabernacle was set up on the first day of the first month in the second year.18When Moses set up the tabernacle, he put the bases in place, erected the frames, inserted the crossbars and set up the posts.19Then he spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering over the tent, as the LORD commanded him.20He took the tablets of the covenant law and placed them in the ark, attached the poles to the ark and put the atonement cover over it.21Then he brought the ark into the tabernacle and hung the shielding curtain and shielded the ark of the covenant law, as the LORD commanded him.22Moses placed the table in the tent of meeting on the north side of the tabernacle outside the curtain23and set out the bread on it before the LORD, as the LORD commanded him.24He placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle25and set up the lamps before the LORD, as the LORD commanded him.26Moses placed the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the curtain27and burned fragrant incense on it, as the LORD commanded him.28Then he put up the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle.29He set the altar of burnt offering near the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, and offered on it burnt offerings and grain offerings, as the LORD commanded him.30He placed the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing,31and Moses and Aaron and his sons used it to wash their hands and feet.32They washed whenever they entered the tent of meeting or approached the altar, as the LORD commanded Moses.33Then Moses set up the courtyard around the tabernacle and altar and put up the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard. And so Moses finished the work.
34Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.35Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.36In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out;37but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted.38So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.
1An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.2Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.3When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.4The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.5It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.6The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.7The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.8The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.9One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.10The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.11The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.12Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.13To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.14The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?15The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.16A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.17In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.18Casting the lot settles disputes and keeps strong opponents apart.19A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.20From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.21The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.22He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.23The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.24One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.