The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
"Speak to the children of Yisra'el, that they take an offering for me. From everyone whose heart makes him willing you shall take my offering.
This is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, brass,
blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair,
rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, shittim wood,
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,
shoham stones, and stones to be set for the efod and for the breastplate.
Let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tent, and the pattern of all of its furniture, even so you shall make it.
"They shall make a teivah of shittim wood. Its length shall be two and a half cubits, its breadth a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height.
You shall overlay it with pure gold. Inside and outside shall you overlay it, and shall make a gold molding around it.
You shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four feet. Two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.
You shall make poles of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark.
The poles shall be in the rings of the ark. They shall not be taken from it.
You shall put the testimony which I shall give you into the teivah.
You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold. Two and a half cubits shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth.
You shall make two Keruvim of hammered gold. You shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.
Make one Keruv at the one end, and one Keruv at the other end. You shall make the Keruvim on its two ends of one piece with the mercy seat.
The Keruvim shall spread out their wings upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the Keruvim shall be toward the mercy seat.
You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I will give you.
There I will meet with you, and I will tell you from above the mercy seat, from between the two Keruvim which are on the ark of the testimony, all that I command you for the children of Yisra'el.
"You shall make a table of shittim wood. Two cubits shall be its length, and a cubit its breadth, and one and a half cubits its height.
You shall overlay it with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it.
You shall make a rim of a handbreadth around it. You shall make a golden molding on its rim around it.
You shall make four rings of gold for it, and put the rings in the four corners that are on its four feet.
the rings shall be close to the rim, for places for the poles to carry the table.