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Exodus 36-38 (New American Standard Bible)

Exodus 36-38

The Tabernacle Underwritten

36 “Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every [a]skillful person in whom the Lord has put [b]skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work [c]in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the Lord has commanded.”

Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every [d]skillful person in [e]whom the Lord had put [f]skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it. They received from Moses all the [g]contributions which the sons of Israel had brought [h]to perform the work [i]in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning. And all the [j]skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from [k]the work which [l]he was performing, and they said to [m]Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the [n]construction work which the Lord commanded us to [o]perform.” So Moses issued a command, and a [p]proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the [q]contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more. For the [r]material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.

Construction Proceeds

All the [s]skillful men among those who were performing the work made the [t]tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and [u]blue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman, [v]Bezalel made them. The length of each curtain was twenty-eight [w]cubits and the width of each curtain four [x]cubits; all the curtains had [y]the same measurements. 10 He [z]joined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he [aa]joined to one another. 11 He made loops of [ab]blue on the edge of the [ac]outermost curtain in the first [ad]set; he did likewise on the edge of the curtain that was [ae]outermost in the second [af]set. 12 He made fifty loops in the one curtain and he made fifty loops on the [ag]edge of the curtain that was in the second [ah]set; the loops were opposite each other. 13 He made fifty clasps of gold and [ai]joined the curtains to one another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was [aj]a unit.

14 Then he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains [ak]in all. 15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and four cubits the width of each curtain; the eleven curtains had [al]the same measurements. 16 He [am]joined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves. 17 Moreover, he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the first [an]set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second [ao]set. 18 He made fifty clasps of [ap]bronze to [aq]join the tent together so that it would be [ar]a unit. 19 He made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins [as]dyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above.

20 Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright. 21 Ten cubits was the length of [at]each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board. 22 There were two tenons for each board, [au]fitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle. 23 He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards [av]for the south side; 24 and he made forty [aw]sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two [ax]sockets under one board for its two tenons and two [ay]sockets under another board for its two tenons. 25 Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards, 26 and their forty [az]sockets of silver; two [ba]sockets under one board and two [bb]sockets under another board. 27 For the [bc]rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards. 28 He made two boards for the corners of the [bd]tabernacle at the [be]rear. 29 They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its [bf]top [bg]to the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners. 30 There were eight boards with their [bh]sockets of silver, sixteen [bi]sockets, [bj]two under every board.

31 Then he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle, 32 and five bars for the boards of the [bk]other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the [bl]rear side to the west. 33 He made the middle bar to pass through in the [bm]center of the boards from end to end. 34 He overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

35 Moreover, he made the veil of [bn]blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. 36 He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four [bo]sockets of silver for them. 37 He made a screen for the doorway of the tent, of [bp]blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, the work of a [bq]weaver; 38 and he made its five pillars with their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their [br]bands with gold; but their five [bs]sockets were of [bt]bronze.

Construction Continues

37 Now Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; its length was two and a half [bu]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 [bv]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 [bw]it. He made a [bx]mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits [by]long and one and a half cubits [bz]wide. He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work [ca]at the two ends of the mercy seat; one cherub [cb]at the one end and one cherub [cc]at the other end; he made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat [cd]at the two ends. The cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the [ce]mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

10 Then he made the table of acacia wood, two [cf]cubits [cg]long and a cubit [ch]wide and one and a half cubits [ci]high. 11 He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a gold molding for it all around. 12 He made a rim for it of a handbreadth all around, and made a gold molding for its rim all around. 13 He cast four gold rings for it and put the rings on the four corners that were on its four feet. 14 Close by the rim were the rings, the holders for the poles to carry the table. 15 He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table. 16 He made the utensils which were on the table, its [cj]dishes and its pans and its [ck]bowls and its jars, with which to pour out drink offerings, of pure gold.

17 Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work, its base and its shaft; its cups, its [cl]bulbs and its flowers were of one piece with it. 18 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 [cm]other side of it; 19 three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a [cn]bulb and a flower in one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a [co]bulb and a flower in the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand. 20 In the lampstand there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its [cp]bulbs and its flowers; 21 and a [cq]bulb was under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a [cr]bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a [cs]bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand. 22 Their [ct]bulbs and their branches were of one piece with it; the whole of it was a single hammered work of pure gold. 23 He made its seven lamps with its snuffers and its [cu]trays of pure gold. 24 He made it and all its utensils from a talent of pure gold.

25 Then he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit [cv]long and a cubit [cw]wide, square, and two cubits [cx]high; its horns were of one piece with it. 26 He overlaid it with pure gold, its top and its [cy]sides all around, and its horns; and he made a gold molding for it all around. 27 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. 28 He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 29 And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense of spices, the work of a perfumer.

The Tabernacle Completed

38 Then he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, five [cz]cubits [da]long, and five cubits [db]wide, square, and three cubits [dc]high. He made its horns on its four corners, its horns [dd]being of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with [de]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, [df]from the mirrors of the serving women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

Then he made the court: [dg]for the south side the hangings of the court were of fine twisted linen, one hundred cubits; 10 their twenty pillars, and their twenty [dh]sockets, made of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their [di]bands were of silver. 11 For the north side there were one hundred cubits; their twenty pillars and their twenty [dj]sockets were of bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their [dk]bands were of silver. 12 For the west side there were hangings of fifty cubits with their ten pillars and their ten [dl]sockets; the hooks of the pillars and their [dm]bands were of silver. 13 For the [dn]east side fifty cubits. 14 The hangings for the one [do]side of the gate were fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three [dp]sockets, 15 and so for the [dq]other [dr]side. [ds]On both sides of the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three [dt]sockets. 16 All the hangings of the court all around were of fine twisted linen. 17 The [du]sockets for the pillars were of [dv]bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their [dw]bands, of silver; and the overlaying of their tops, of silver, and all the pillars of the court were furnished with silver [dx]bands. 18 The screen of the gate of the court was the work of the [dy]weaver, of [dz]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen. And the length was twenty cubits and the [ea]height was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court. 19 Their four pillars and their four [eb]sockets were of bronze; their hooks were of silver, and the overlaying of their tops and their [ec]bands were of silver. 20 All the pegs of the [ed]tabernacle and of the court all around were of bronze.

The Cost of the Tabernacle

21 [ee]This is the number of the things for the [ef]tabernacle, the [eg]tabernacle of the testimony, as they were [eh]numbered according to the [ei]command of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 22 Now Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the Lord had commanded Moses. 23 With him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful workman and a [ej]weaver in [ek]blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and fine linen.

24 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. 25 The silver of those of the congregation who were [el]numbered was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; 26 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 [em]numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for 603,550 men. 27 The hundred talents of silver were for casting the [en]sockets of the sanctuary and the [eo]sockets of the veil; one hundred [ep]sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a [eq]socket. 28 Of the 1,775 shekels, he made hooks for the pillars and overlaid their tops and made [er]bands for them. 29 The bronze of the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels. 30 With it he made the [es]sockets to the doorway of the tent of meeting, and the bronze altar and its bronze grating, and all the utensils of the altar, 31 and the [et]sockets of the court all around and the [eu]sockets of the gate of the court, and all the pegs of the [ev]tabernacle and all the pegs of the court all around.

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 36:1 Lit man wise of heart
  2. Exodus 36:1 Lit wisdom
  3. Exodus 36:1 Or connected with the service of; lit of the service of
  4. Exodus 36:2 Lit man wise of heart
  5. Exodus 36:2 Lit whose heart
  6. Exodus 36:2 Lit wisdom
  7. Exodus 36:3 Lit lifted offering
  8. Exodus 36:3 Lit to perform it for the work
  9. Exodus 36:3 Lit of the service of
  10. Exodus 36:4 Lit wise
  11. Exodus 36:4 Lit his
  12. Exodus 36:4 Lit they were
  13. Exodus 36:5 Lit Moses, saying,
  14. Exodus 36:5 Lit service for the work
  15. Exodus 36:5 Lit perform it
  16. Exodus 36:6 Lit voice
  17. Exodus 36:6 Lit heave offering
  18. Exodus 36:7 Lit work
  19. Exodus 36:8 Lit wise of heart
  20. Exodus 36:8 Lit dwelling place
  21. Exodus 36:8 Or violet
  22. Exodus 36:8 Lit he
  23. Exodus 36:9 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  24. Exodus 36:9 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  25. Exodus 36:9 Lit one measure
  26. Exodus 36:10 Or coupled
  27. Exodus 36:10 Or coupled
  28. Exodus 36:11 Or violet
  29. Exodus 36:11 Lit one curtain from the end in the coupling
  30. Exodus 36:11 Lit coupling
  31. Exodus 36:11 Lit one curtain from the end in the coupling
  32. Exodus 36:11 Lit coupling
  33. Exodus 36:12 Lit end
  34. Exodus 36:12 Lit coupling
  35. Exodus 36:13 Or coupled
  36. Exodus 36:13 Lit one
  37. Exodus 36:14 Lit in number
  38. Exodus 36:15 Lit one measure
  39. Exodus 36:16 Or coupled
  40. Exodus 36:17 Lit coupling
  41. Exodus 36:17 Lit coupling
  42. Exodus 36:18 Or copper
  43. Exodus 36:18 Or couple
  44. Exodus 36:18 Lit one
  45. Exodus 36:19 Or tanned
  46. Exodus 36:21 Lit the
  47. Exodus 36:22 Lit bound
  48. Exodus 36:23 Lit to the side of the Negev, to the south
  49. Exodus 36:24 Or bases
  50. Exodus 36:24 Or bases
  51. Exodus 36:24 Or bases
  52. Exodus 36:26 Or bases
  53. Exodus 36:26 Or bases
  54. Exodus 36:26 Or bases
  55. Exodus 36:27 Lit extreme parts
  56. Exodus 36:28 Lit dwelling place
  57. Exodus 36:28 Lit extreme parts
  58. Exodus 36:29 Or head
  59. Exodus 36:29 Or with reference to
  60. Exodus 36:30 Or bases
  61. Exodus 36:30 Or bases
  62. Exodus 36:30 Lit two sockets
  63. Exodus 36:32 Or second
  64. Exodus 36:32 Lit extreme parts
  65. Exodus 36:33 Lit midst
  66. Exodus 36:35 Or violet
  67. Exodus 36:36 Or bases
  68. Exodus 36:37 Or violet
  69. Exodus 36:37 Lit variegator; i.e. a weaver in colors
  70. Exodus 36:38 Or fillets, rings
  71. Exodus 36:38 Or bases
  72. Exodus 36:38 Or copper
  73. Exodus 37:1 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  74. Exodus 37:3 Lit second
  75. Exodus 37:5 Lit the ark
  76. Exodus 37:6 Lit propitiatory
  77. Exodus 37:6 Lit its length
  78. Exodus 37:6 Lit its width
  79. Exodus 37:7 Lit from
  80. Exodus 37:8 Lit from
  81. Exodus 37:8 Lit from
  82. Exodus 37:8 Lit from
  83. Exodus 37:9 Lit propitiatory
  84. Exodus 37:10 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  85. Exodus 37:10 Lit its length
  86. Exodus 37:10 Lit its width
  87. Exodus 37:10 Lit its height
  88. Exodus 37:16 Or platters
  89. Exodus 37:16 Lit libation bowls
  90. Exodus 37:17 Or calyxes
  91. Exodus 37:18 Lit second
  92. Exodus 37:19 Or calyx
  93. Exodus 37:19 Or calyx
  94. Exodus 37:20 Or calyxes
  95. Exodus 37:21 Or calyx
  96. Exodus 37:21 Or calyx
  97. Exodus 37:21 Or calyx
  98. Exodus 37:22 Or calyxes
  99. Exodus 37:23 Lit snuff dishes
  100. Exodus 37:25 Lit its length
  101. Exodus 37:25 Lit its width
  102. Exodus 37:25 Lit its height
  103. Exodus 37:26 Lit walls
  104. Exodus 38:1 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  105. Exodus 38:1 Lit its length
  106. Exodus 38:1 Lit its width
  107. Exodus 38:1 Lit its height
  108. Exodus 38:2 Lit were
  109. Exodus 38:2 Or copper, and so for bronze throughout the ch
  110. Exodus 38:8 Lit with
  111. Exodus 38:9 Lit to the side of the Negev, to the south
  112. Exodus 38:10 Or bases
  113. Exodus 38:10 Or fillets, rings
  114. Exodus 38:11 Or bases
  115. Exodus 38:11 Or fillets, rings
  116. Exodus 38:12 Or bases
  117. Exodus 38:12 Or fillets, rings
  118. Exodus 38:13 Lit east side, eastward
  119. Exodus 38:14 Lit shoulder
  120. Exodus 38:14 Or bases
  121. Exodus 38:15 Lit second
  122. Exodus 38:15 Lit shoulder
  123. Exodus 38:15 Lit On this side and on that side
  124. Exodus 38:15 Or bases
  125. Exodus 38:17 Or bases
  126. Exodus 38:17 Or copper
  127. Exodus 38:17 Or fillets, rings
  128. Exodus 38:17 Or fillets, rings
  129. Exodus 38:18 Lit variegator; i.e. a weaver in colors
  130. Exodus 38:18 Or violet
  131. Exodus 38:18 Lit height in width
  132. Exodus 38:19 Or bases
  133. Exodus 38:19 Or fillets, rings
  134. Exodus 38:20 Lit dwelling place
  135. Exodus 38:21 Lit These are the appointed things of the tabernacle
  136. Exodus 38:21 Lit dwelling place
  137. Exodus 38:21 Lit dwelling place
  138. Exodus 38:21 Lit appointed
  139. Exodus 38:21 Lit mouth
  140. Exodus 38:23 Lit variegator; i.e. a weaver in colors
  141. Exodus 38:23 Or violet
  142. Exodus 38:25 Lit mustered
  143. Exodus 38:26 Lit mustered
  144. Exodus 38:27 Or bases
  145. Exodus 38:27 Or bases
  146. Exodus 38:27 Or bases
  147. Exodus 38:27 Or bases
  148. Exodus 38:28 Or fillets, rings
  149. Exodus 38:30 Or bases
  150. Exodus 38:31 Or bases
  151. Exodus 38:31 Or bases
  152. Exodus 38:31 Lit dwelling place
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