Exodus 36; Exodus 37; Exodus 38

1 So Bezalel, Oholiab, and every skilled person will do the work the Lord has commanded, because he gave them the wisdom and understanding to do all the skilled work needed to build the Holy Tent." 2 Then Moses called Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the other skilled people to whom the Lord had given skills, and they came because they wanted to help with the work. 3 They received from Moses everything the people of Israel had brought as gifts to build the Holy Tent. The people continued to bring gifts each morning because they wanted to. 4 So all the skilled workers left the work they were doing on the Holy Tent, 5 and they said to Moses, "The people are bringing more than we need to do the work the Lord commanded." 6 Then Moses sent this command throughout the camp: "No man or woman should make anything else as a gift for the Holy Tent." So the people were kept from giving more, 7 because what they had was already more than enough to do all the work. 8 Then the skilled workers made the Holy Tent. They made the ten curtains of blue, purple, and red cloth, and they sewed designs of creatures with wings on the curtains. 9 Each curtain was the same size -- forty-two feet long and six feet wide. 10 Five of the curtains were fastened together to make one set, and the other five were fastened together to make another set. 11 Then they made loops of blue cloth along the edge of the end curtain on the first set of five, and they did the same thing with the other set of five. 12 There were fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the other curtain, with the loops opposite each other. 13 They made fifty gold hooks to join the two curtains together so that the Holy Tent was joined together as one piece. 14 Then the workers made another tent of eleven curtains made of goat hair, to put over the Holy Tent. 15 All eleven curtains were the same size -- forty-five feet long and six feet wide. 16 The workers sewed five curtains together into one set and six together into another set. 17 They made fifty loops along the edge of the outside curtain of one set and fifty loops along the edge of the outside curtain of the other set. 18 Then they made fifty bronze rings to join the two sets of cloth together and make the tent one piece. 19 They made two more coverings for the outer tent -- one made of male sheepskins colored red and the other made of fine leather. 20 Then they made upright frames of acacia wood for the Holy Tent. 21 Each frame was fifteen feet tall and twenty-seven inches wide, 22 and there were two pegs side by side on each one. Every frame of the Holy Tent was made this same way. 23 They made twenty frames for the south side of the Tent, 24 and they made forty silver bases that went under the twenty frames. There were two bases for every frame -- one for each peg of each frame. 25 They also made twenty frames for the north side of the Holy Tent 26 and forty silver bases -- two to go under each frame. 27 They made six frames for the rear or west end of the Holy Tent 28 and two frames for the corners at the rear of the Holy Tent. 29 These two frames were doubled at the bottom and joined at the top with a metal ring. They did this for each of these corners. 30 So there were eight frames and sixteen silver bases -- two bases under each frame. 31 Then they made crossbars of acacia wood to connect the upright frames of the Holy Tent. Five crossbars held the frames together on one side of the Tent, 32 and five held the frames together on the other side. Also, five crossbars held the frames together on the west end, at the rear of the Tent. 33 They made the middle crossbar run along the entire length of each side and rear of the Tent. It was set halfway up the frames. 34 They made gold rings on the sides of the frames to hold the crossbars, and they covered the frames and the crossbars with gold. 35 Then they made the curtain of blue, purple, and red thread, and fine linen. A skilled craftsman sewed designs of creatures with wings on it. 36 They made four posts of acacia wood for it and covered them with gold. Then they made gold hooks for the posts, as well as four silver bases in which to set the posts. 37 For the entrance to the Tent, they made a curtain of blue, purple, and red thread, and fine linen. A person who sewed well sewed designs on it. 38 Then they made five posts and hooks for it. They covered the tops of the posts and their bands with gold, and they made five bronze bases for the posts.
1 Bezalel made the Ark of acacia wood; it was forty-five inches long, twenty-seven inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 2 He covered it, both inside and out, with pure gold, and he put a gold strip around it. 3 He made four gold rings for it and attached them to its four feet, with two rings on each side. 4 Then he made poles of acacia wood and covered them with gold. 5 He put the poles through the rings on each side of the Ark to carry it. 6 Then he made a lid of pure gold that was forty-five inches long and twenty-seven inches wide. 7 Then Bezalel hammered gold to make two creatures with wings and attached them to each end of the lid. 8 He made one creature on one end of the lid and the other creature on the other end. He attached them to the lid so that it would be one piece. 9 The creatures' wings were spread upward, covering the lid, and the creatures faced each other across the lid. 10 Then he made the table of acacia wood; it was thirty-six inches long, eighteen inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 11 He covered it with pure gold and put a gold strip around it. 12 He made a frame three inches high that stood up all around the edge, and he put a gold strip around it. 13 Then he made four gold rings for the table and attached them to the four corners of the table where the four legs were. 14 The rings were put close to the frame around the top of the table, because they held the poles for carrying it. 15 The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood and were covered with gold. 16 He made of pure gold all the things that were used on the table: the plates, bowls, cups, and jars used for pouring the drink offerings. 17 Then he made the lampstand of pure gold, hammering out its base and stand. Its flower-like cups, buds, and petals were joined together in one piece with the base and stand. 18 Six branches went out from the sides of the lampstand -- three on one side and three on the other. 19 Each branch had three cups shaped like almond flowers, and each cup had a bud and a petal. Each of the six branches going out from the lampstand was the same. 20 There were four more cups shaped like almond flowers on the lampstand itself, each with its buds and petals. 21 Three pairs of branches went out from the lampstand. A bud was under the place where each pair was attached to the lampstand. Each of the six branches going out from the lampstand was the same. 22 The buds, branches, and lampstand were all one piece of pure, hammered gold. 23 He made seven pure gold lamps for this lampstand, and he made pure gold wick trimmers and trays. 24 He used about seventy-five pounds of pure gold to make the lampstand and all the things that go with it. 25 Then he made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square -- eighteen inches long and eighteen inches wide -- and it was thirty-six inches high. Each corner that stuck out like a horn was joined into one piece with the altar. 26 He covered the top and all the sides and the corners with pure gold, and he put gold trim around the altar. 27 He made two gold rings and put them below the trim on opposite sides of the altar; these rings held the poles for carrying it. 28 He made the poles of acacia wood and covered them with gold. 29 Then he made the holy olive oil for appointing the priests and the pure, sweet-smelling incense. He made them like a person who mixes perfumes.
1 Then he built the altar for burnt offerings out of acacia wood. The altar was square -- seven and one-half feet long and seven and one-half feet wide -- and it was four and one-half feet high. 2 He made each corner stick out like a horn so that the horns and the altar were joined together in one piece. Then he covered the altar with bronze. 3 He made all the tools of bronze to use on the altar: the pots, shovels, bowls for sprinkling blood, meat forks, and pans for carrying the fire. 4 He made a large bronze screen to hold the burning wood for the altar and put it inside the altar, under its rim, halfway up from the bottom. 5 He made bronze rings to hold the poles for carrying the altar, and he put them at the four corners of the screen. 6 Then he made poles of acacia wood and covered them with bronze. 7 He put the poles through the rings on both sides of the altar, to carry it. He made the altar of boards and left the inside hollow. 8 He made the bronze bowl for washing, and he built it on a bronze stand. He used the bronze from mirrors that belonged to the women who served at the entrance to the Meeting Tent. 9 Then he made a wall of curtains to form a courtyard around the Holy Tent. On the south side the curtains were one hundred fifty feet long and were made of fine linen. 10 The curtains hung on silver hooks and bands, placed on twenty bronze posts with twenty bronze bases. 11 On the north side the wall of curtains was also one hundred fifty feet long, and it hung on silver hooks and bands on twenty posts with twenty bronze bases. 12 On the west side of the courtyard, the wall of curtains was seventy-five feet long. It was held up by silver hooks and bands on ten posts with ten bases. 13 The east side was also seventy-five feet long. 14 On one side of the entry there was a wall of curtains twenty-two and one-half feet long, held up by three posts and three bases. 15 On the other side of the entry there was also a wall of curtains twenty-two and one-half feet long, held up by three posts and three bases. 16 All the curtains around the courtyard were made of fine linen. 17 The bases for the posts were made of bronze. The hooks and the bands on the posts were made of silver, and the tops of the posts were covered with silver also. All the posts in the courtyard had silver bands. 18 The curtain for the entry of the courtyard was made of blue, purple, and red thread, and fine linen, sewn by a person who could sew well. The curtain was thirty feet long and seven and one-half feet high, the same height as the curtains around the courtyard. 19 It was held up by four posts and four bronze bases. The hooks and bands on the posts were made of silver, and the tops on the posts were covered with silver. 20 All the tent pegs for the Holy Tent and for the curtains around the courtyard were made of bronze. 21 This is a list of the materials used to make the Holy Tent, where the Agreement was kept. Moses ordered the Levites to make this list, and Ithamar son of Aaron was in charge of keeping it. 22 Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah, made everything the Lord commanded Moses. 23 Oholiab son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan helped him. He could cut designs into metal and stone; he was a designer and also skilled at sewing the blue, purple, and red thread, and fine linen. 24 The total amount of gold used to build the Holy Tent was presented to the Lord. It weighed over 2,000 pounds, as set by the Holy Place measure. 25 The silver was given by the members of the community who were counted. It weighed 7,550 pounds, as set by the Holy Place measure. 26 All the men twenty years old or older were counted. There were 603,550 men, and each man had to pay one-fifth of an ounce of silver, as set by the Holy Place measure. 27 Of this silver, 7,500 pounds were used to make the one hundred bases for the Holy Tent and for the curtain -- 75 pounds of silver in each base. 28 They used 50 pounds of silver to make the hooks for the posts and to cover the tops of the posts and to make the bands on them. 29 The bronze which was presented to the Lord weighed about 5,000 pounds. 30 They used the bronze to make the bases at the entrance of the Meeting Tent, to make the altar and the bronze screen, and to make all the tools for the altar. 31 This bronze was also used to make bases for the wall of curtains around the courtyard and bases for curtains at the entry to the courtyard, as well as to make the tent pegs for the Holy Tent and the curtains that surrounded the courtyard.