Exodus 39:32-35

Moses Inspects the Tabernacle

32 So all the work on the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, was completed. The Israelites did everything just as the LORD commanded Moses.
33 Then they brought the tabernacle to Moses: the tent and all its furnishings, its clasps, frames, crossbars, posts and bases;
34 the covering of ram skins dyed red and the covering of another durable leather[a] and the shielding curtain;
35 the ark of the covenant law with its poles and the atonement cover;

Exodus 39:32 in Other Translations

KJV
32 Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.
ESV
32 Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting was finished, and the people of Israel did according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses; so they did.
NLT
32 And so at last the Tabernacle was finished. The Israelites had done everything just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
MSG
32 That completed the work of The Dwelling, the Tent of Meeting. The People of Israel did what God had commanded Moses. They did it all.
CSB
32 So all the work for the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, was finished. The Israelites did everything just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Exodus 39:32-35 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS 39

In this chapter is continued the account of making the several things belonging to the sanctuary, particularly the clothes for the service of the tabernacle, and the garments of the priests, as the ephod and its curious girdle, Ex 39:1-7 the breastplate and the putting of the stones in it, and the fastening of it to the ephod, Ex 39:8-21 the robe of the ephod, with the bells and pomegranates to it, Ex 39:21-26 and the coats, mitre, bonnets, breeches, and girdle of fine linen, for Aaron and his sons, Ex 39:27-29 and the golden plate, Ex 39:30,31 and all being finished, the tabernacle and everything belonging to it were brought to Moses, and viewed by him; who seeing that all was done exactly according to the commandment of the Lord, blessed the people, and particularly the artificers, Ex 39:38-43.

Exodus 39:32-35 In-Context

30 They made the plate, the sacred emblem, out of pure gold and engraved on it, like an inscription on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD.
31 Then they fastened a blue cord to it to attach it to the turban, as the LORD commanded Moses.
32 So all the work on the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, was completed. The Israelites did everything just as the LORD commanded Moses.
33 Then they brought the tabernacle to Moses: the tent and all its furnishings, its clasps, frames, crossbars, posts and bases;
34 the covering of ram skins dyed red and the covering of another durable leather and the shielding curtain;
35 the ark of the covenant law with its poles and the atonement cover;
36 the table with all its articles and the bread of the Presence;
37 the pure gold lampstand with its row of lamps and all its accessories, and the olive oil for the light;

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 42-43; S Exodus 25:9
  • 2. Exodus 25:8-40; Exodus 36:8-38
  • 3. S Exodus 37:1; Exodus 30:6

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Possibly the hides of large aquatic mammals
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