Exodus 37

Construction Continues

Now Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; its length was two and a half [a]cubits, and its width one and a half cubits, and its height one and a half cubits; and he overlaid it with pure gold inside and out, and made a gold molding for it all around. He cast four rings of gold for it on its four feet; even two rings on one side of it, and two rings on the [b]other side of it. He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry [c]it. He made a [d]mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits [e]long and one and a half cubits [f]wide. He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work [g]at the two ends of the mercy seat; one cherub [h]at the one end and one cherub [i]at the other end; he made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat [j]at the two ends. The cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the [k]mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

Then he made the table of acacia wood, two [l]cubits [m]long and a cubit [n]wide and one and a half cubits [o]high. He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a gold molding for it all around. He made a rim for it of a handbreadth all around, and made a gold molding for its rim all around. He cast four gold rings for it and put the rings on the four corners that were on its four feet. Close by the rim were the rings, the holders for the poles to carry the table. He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table. He made the utensils which were on the table, its [p]dishes and its pans and its [q]bowls and its jars, with which to pour out drink offerings, of pure gold.

Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work, its base and its shaft; its cups, its [r]bulbs and its flowers were of one piece with it. There were six branches going out of its sides; three branches of the lampstand from the one side of it and three branches of the lampstand from the [s]other side of it; three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a [t]bulb and a flower in one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a [u]bulb and a flower in the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand. In the lampstand there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its [v]bulbs and its flowers; and a [w]bulb was under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a [x]bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a [y]bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand. Their [z]bulbs and their branches were of one piece with it; the whole of it was a single hammered work of pure gold. He made its seven lamps with its snuffers and its [aa]trays of pure gold. He made it and all its utensils from a talent of pure gold.

Then he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit [ab]long and a cubit [ac]wide, square, and two cubits [ad]high; its horns were of one piece with it. He overlaid it with pure gold, its top and its [ae]sides all around, and its horns; and he made a gold molding for it all around. He made two golden rings for it under its molding, on its two sides—on opposite sides—as holders for poles with which to carry it. He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense of spices, the work of a perfumer.


Footnotes
  1. Exodus 37:1 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  2. Exodus 37:3 Lit second
  3. Exodus 37:5 Lit the ark
  4. Exodus 37:6 Lit propitiatory
  5. Exodus 37:6 Lit its length
  6. Exodus 37:6 Lit its width
  7. Exodus 37:7 Lit from
  8. Exodus 37:8 Lit from
  9. Exodus 37:8 Lit from
  10. Exodus 37:8 Lit from
  11. Exodus 37:9 Lit propitiatory
  12. Exodus 37:10 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  13. Exodus 37:10 Lit its length
  14. Exodus 37:10 Lit its width
  15. Exodus 37:10 Lit its height
  16. Exodus 37:16 Or platters
  17. Exodus 37:16 Lit libation bowls
  18. Exodus 37:17 Or calyxes
  19. Exodus 37:18 Lit second
  20. Exodus 37:19 Or calyx
  21. Exodus 37:19 Or calyx
  22. Exodus 37:20 Or calyxes
  23. Exodus 37:21 Or calyx
  24. Exodus 37:21 Or calyx
  25. Exodus 37:21 Or calyx
  26. Exodus 37:22 Or calyxes
  27. Exodus 37:23 Lit snuff dishes
  28. Exodus 37:25 Lit its length
  29. Exodus 37:25 Lit its width
  30. Exodus 37:25 Lit its height
  31. Exodus 37:26 Lit walls

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Exodus 38

The Tabernacle Completed

Then he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, five [a]cubits [b]long, and five cubits [c]wide, square, and three cubits [d]high. He made its horns on its four corners, its horns [e]being of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with [f]bronze. He made all the utensils of the altar, the pails and the shovels and the basins, the flesh hooks and the firepans; he made all its utensils of bronze. He made for the altar a grating of bronze network beneath, under its ledge, reaching halfway up. He cast four rings on the four ends of the bronze grating as holders for the poles. He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze. He inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. He made it hollow with planks.

Moreover, he made the laver of bronze with its base of bronze, [g]from the mirrors of the serving women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

Then he made the court: [h]for the south side the hangings of the court were of fine twisted linen, one hundred cubits; their twenty pillars, and their twenty [i]sockets, made of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their [j]bands were of silver. For the north side there were one hundred cubits; their twenty pillars and their twenty [k]sockets were of bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their [l]bands were of silver. For the west side there were hangings of fifty cubits with their ten pillars and their ten [m]sockets; the hooks of the pillars and their [n]bands were of silver. For the [o]east side fifty cubits. The hangings for the one [p]side of the gate were fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three [q]sockets, and so for the [r]other [s]side. [t]On both sides of the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three [u]sockets. All the hangings of the court all around were of fine twisted linen. The [v]sockets for the pillars were of [w]bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their [x]bands, of silver; and the overlaying of their tops, of silver, and all the pillars of the court were furnished with silver [y]bands. The screen of the gate of the court was the work of the [z]weaver, of [aa]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen. And the length was twenty cubits and the [ab]height was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court. Their four pillars and their four [ac]sockets were of bronze; their hooks were of silver, and the overlaying of their tops and their [ad]bands were of silver. All the pegs of the [ae]tabernacle and of the court all around were of bronze.

The Cost of the Tabernacle

[af]This is the number of the things for the [ag]tabernacle, the [ah]tabernacle of the testimony, as they were [ai]numbered according to the [aj]command of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. Now Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the Lord had commanded Moses. With him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful workman and a [ak]weaver in [al]blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and fine linen.

All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the wave offering, was 29 talents and 730 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. The silver of those of the congregation who were [am]numbered was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; a beka a head (that is, half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for each one who passed over to those who were [an]numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for 603,550 men. The hundred talents of silver were for casting the [ao]sockets of the sanctuary and the [ap]sockets of the veil; one hundred [aq]sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a [ar]socket. Of the 1,775 shekels, he made hooks for the pillars and overlaid their tops and made [as]bands for them. The bronze of the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels. With it he made the [at]sockets to the doorway of the tent of meeting, and the bronze altar and its bronze grating, and all the utensils of the altar, and the [au]sockets of the court all around and the [av]sockets of the gate of the court, and all the pegs of the [aw]tabernacle and all the pegs of the court all around.


Footnotes
  1. Exodus 38:1 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  2. Exodus 38:1 Lit its length
  3. Exodus 38:1 Lit its width
  4. Exodus 38:1 Lit its height
  5. Exodus 38:2 Lit were
  6. Exodus 38:2 Or copper, and so for bronze throughout the ch
  7. Exodus 38:8 Lit with
  8. Exodus 38:9 Lit to the side of the Negev, to the south
  9. Exodus 38:10 Or bases
  10. Exodus 38:10 Or fillets, rings
  11. Exodus 38:11 Or bases
  12. Exodus 38:11 Or fillets, rings
  13. Exodus 38:12 Or bases
  14. Exodus 38:12 Or fillets, rings
  15. Exodus 38:13 Lit east side, eastward
  16. Exodus 38:14 Lit shoulder
  17. Exodus 38:14 Or bases
  18. Exodus 38:15 Lit second
  19. Exodus 38:15 Lit shoulder
  20. Exodus 38:15 Lit On this side and on that side
  21. Exodus 38:15 Or bases
  22. Exodus 38:17 Or bases
  23. Exodus 38:17 Or copper
  24. Exodus 38:17 Or fillets, rings
  25. Exodus 38:17 Or fillets, rings
  26. Exodus 38:18 Lit variegator; i.e. a weaver in colors
  27. Exodus 38:18 Or violet
  28. Exodus 38:18 Lit height in width
  29. Exodus 38:19 Or bases
  30. Exodus 38:19 Or fillets, rings
  31. Exodus 38:20 Lit dwelling place
  32. Exodus 38:21 Lit These are the appointed things of the tabernacle
  33. Exodus 38:21 Lit dwelling place
  34. Exodus 38:21 Lit dwelling place
  35. Exodus 38:21 Lit appointed
  36. Exodus 38:21 Lit mouth
  37. Exodus 38:23 Lit variegator; i.e. a weaver in colors
  38. Exodus 38:23 Or violet
  39. Exodus 38:25 Lit mustered
  40. Exodus 38:26 Lit mustered
  41. Exodus 38:27 Or bases
  42. Exodus 38:27 Or bases
  43. Exodus 38:27 Or bases
  44. Exodus 38:27 Or bases
  45. Exodus 38:28 Or fillets, rings
  46. Exodus 38:30 Or bases
  47. Exodus 38:31 Or bases
  48. Exodus 38:31 Or bases
  49. Exodus 38:31 Lit dwelling place

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