Exodus 26:1

Overview - Exodus 26
The ten curtains of the tabernacle.
The eleven curtains of goats' hair, and the covering of rams' and badgers' skins.
15 The boards of the tabernacle, with their sockets and bars.
31 The vail for the ark.
36 The hanging for the door.
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Exodus 26:1  (King James Version)
Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.

the tabernacle with ten curtains
The word {mishcan,} from {shachan,} to dwell, means simply a dwelling-place, or habitation. "When God had brought the children of Israel out of Egypt," says the very learned Dr. Cudworth, "resolving to manifest himself in a peculiar manner present among them, he thought good to dwell amongst them in a visible and external manner; and therefore, while they were in the wilderness, and sojourned in tents, he would have a tent or tabernacle built, to sojourn with them also.--Now, the tabernacle being thus a house for God to dwell in visibly, to make up the notion of dwelling or habitation complete, there must be all things suitable to a house belonging to it. Hence, in the holy place, there must be a table and a candlestick, because these were the ordinary furniture of a room. The table must have its dishes, and spoons, and bowls, and covers, belonging to it, though they were never used; and always be furnished with bread upon it. The candlestick must have its lamps continually burning, etc."
25:8 36:8-19 Exodus 40:2 Exodus 40:17-19 1 Chronicles 17:1 ; 21:29 John 1:14 ; 2:21 Hebrews 8:2
Hebrews 9:9 Hebrews 9:23 Hebrews 9:24 ; Revelation 21:3

fine twined linen
36 ; 25:4 Exodus 35:6 Exodus 35:35 Revelation 19:8


cunning work
Hebrew the work of a cunning workman, or