Exodus 26:31-33

31 “Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker.
32 Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases.
33 Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.

Exodus 26:31-33 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS 26

In this chapter a description is given of the tabernacle itself, and first of its inward curtains, of their number, matter, length, and breadth, and the manner of coupling them together, Ex 26:1-6, and then of the outward curtains of it, their number, matter, length, and breadth, and coupling, and how disposed of, Ex 26:7-13, and next of the two coverings of the tabernacle, of rams' skins and badgers' skins, Ex 22:14, the boards for the tabernacle are also described, with their tenons and sockets, Ex 26:15-25 and the bars and rings for it, by which it was kept firm together, Ex 26:26-30, an account is given of the vail between the holy and the most holy place, Ex 26:31-35, and of the hanging for the door of the tabernacle, Ex 26:36,37.

Exodus 26:31-33 In-Context

29 Overlay the frames with gold and make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold.
30 “Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain.
31 “Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker.
32 Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases.
33 Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.
34 Put the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Place.
35 Place the table outside the curtain on the north side of the tabernacle and put the lampstand opposite it on the south side.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Numbers 4:5; 2 Chronicles 3:14; Matthew 27:51; Luke 23:45; Hebrews 9:3
  • 2. S Exodus 25:18; Exodus 36:35
  • 3. S ver 19
  • 4. Exodus 27:21; Exodus 35:12; Exodus 40:3,21; Leviticus 16:2; Numbers 3:31; Numbers 4:5; 2 Chronicles 3:14
  • 5. Leviticus 16:2,16; 1 Kings 6:16; 1 Kings 7:50; 1 Kings 8:6; 2 Chronicles 3:8; 2 Chronicles 5:7; Ezekiel 41:4; Hebrews 9:2-3
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