Exodus 38:22-31

22 Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything that the Lord commanded Moses.
23 With him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a gem cutter, a designer, and an embroiderer with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.
24 All the gold of the presentation offering that was used for the project in all the work on the sanctuary, was 2,193 pounds,[a] according to the sanctuary shekel.
25 The silver from those of the community who were registered was 7,544 pounds,[b] according to the sanctuary shekel-
26 two-fifths of an ounce[c] per man, that is, half a shekel according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone 20 years old or more who had crossed over to the registered group, 603,550 men.
27 There were 7,500 pounds[d] of silver [used] to cast the bases of the sanctuary and the bases of the veil-100 bases from 7,500 pounds,[e] 75 pounds[f] for each base.
28 With the [remaining] 44 pounds[g] he made the hooks for the posts, overlaid their tops, and supplied bands[h] for them.
29 The bronze of the presentation offering totaled 5,310 pounds.[i]
30 He made with it the bases for the entrance to the tent of meeting, the bronze altar and its bronze grate, all the utensils for the altar,
31 the bases for the surrounding courtyard, the bases for the gate of the courtyard, all the tent pegs for the tabernacle, and all the tent pegs for the surrounding courtyard.

Exodus 38:22-31 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS 38

This chapter is a continuation of the account of the making of the things belonging to the tabernacle, particularly the altar of burnt offering, Ex 38:1-7 the laver of brass, and the things it was made of, Ex 38:8 the court and its hangings, pillars, sockets, hooks and pins, Ex 38:9-20 then follows an account of the quantities of gold, silver, and brass, expended in the making of the several things appertaining to the sanctuary, Ex 38:21-31.

Bezaleel made it, or it was made by his direction, he having the care and oversight of it, wherefore the making of it is ascribed to him, 2Ch 1:5 the account of this, its horns, vessels, rings, and staves, is carried on to Ex 38:2-7 of which \\see Gill on "Ex 27:1"\\ \\see Gill on "Ex 27:2"\\ \\see Gill on "Ex 27:3"\\ \\see Gill on "Ex 27:4"\\ \\see Gill on "Ex 27:5"\\ \\see Gill on "Ex 27:6"\\ \\see Gill on "Ex 27:7"\\ \\see Gill on "Ex 27:8"\\. 10593-941108-1338-Ex38.2

Exodus 38:22-31 In-Context

20 All the tent pegs for the tabernacle and for the surrounding courtyard were bronze.
21 This is the inventory for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, that was recorded at Moses' command. It was the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.
22 Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything that the Lord commanded Moses.
23 With him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a gem cutter, a designer, and an embroiderer with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.
24 All the gold of the presentation offering that was used for the project in all the work on the sanctuary, was 2,193 pounds, according to the sanctuary shekel.
25 The silver from those of the community who were registered was 7,544 pounds, according to the sanctuary shekel-
26 two-fifths of an ounce per man, that is, half a shekel according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone 20 years old or more who had crossed over to the registered group, 603,550 men.
27 There were 7,500 pounds of silver [used] to cast the bases of the sanctuary and the bases of the veil-100 bases from 7,500 pounds, 75 pounds for each base.
28 With the [remaining] 44 pounds he made the hooks for the posts, overlaid their tops, and supplied bands for them.
29 The bronze of the presentation offering totaled 5,310 pounds.
30 He made with it the bases for the entrance to the tent of meeting, the bronze altar and its bronze grate, all the utensils for the altar,
31 the bases for the surrounding courtyard, the bases for the gate of the courtyard, all the tent pegs for the tabernacle, and all the tent pegs for the surrounding courtyard.

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