Exodus 36:3-7

3 And they received from Moses all the 1contribution that the people of Israel had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. They still kept bringing him 2freewill offerings every morning,
4 so that all the craftsmen who were doing every sort of task on the sanctuary came, each from the task that he was doing,
5 and said to Moses, 3"The people bring much more than enough for doing the work that the LORD has commanded us to do."
6 So Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp, "Let no man or woman do anything more for the 4contribution for the sanctuary." So the people were restrained from bringing,
7 for the material they had was sufficient to do all the work, and more.

Exodus 36:3-7 Meaning and Commentary


Bezaleel and Aholiab, with the artificers under them, having a call as well as qualifications for the service of the sanctuary, and having received from Moses the materials for it, set about it, Ex 36:1-3 but the people bringing more than was necessary, they acquaint Moses with it, who by a proclamation restrained from it, Ex 36:4-7 and next an account is given of the several things that were wrought by them, as first the curtains for the tabernacle, both of linen and goats' hair, and the coverings of them, Ex 36:8-19 next the boards for the tabernacle, and the sockets they were set in, and the bars for the boards, Ex 36:20-34 and then the vail which parted the most holy place from the holy place, and the hanging which divided between the holy place and the court, Ex 36:35-38.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Exodus 35:24
  • 2. See Exodus 35:29
  • 3. [2 Chronicles 31:10; 2 Corinthians 8:2, 3]
  • 4. ver. 3
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