Offerings for the Sanctuary

25 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, (A)Tell the sons of Israel to [a]raise a [b]contribution for Me; (B)from every man whose heart moves him you shall [c]raise My [d]contribution. This is the [e]contribution which you are to [f]raise from them: gold, silver and bronze, [g](C)blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, rams’ skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood, (D)oil for lighting, (E)spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones and setting stones for the (F)ephod and for the [h](G)breastpiece. Let them (H)construct a sanctuary for Me, (I)that I may dwell among them. (J)According to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct it.

Ark of the Covenant

10 (K)They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half [i]cubits [j]long, and one and a half cubits [k]wide, and one and a half cubits [l]high. 11 You shall (L)overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding [m]around it. 12 You shall cast four gold rings for it and [n]fasten them on its four feet, and two rings shall be on one side of it and two rings on the other side of it. 13 You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14 You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them. 15 The (M)poles shall [o]remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it. 16 You shall (N)put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

17 “You shall (O)make a [p]mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half [q]cubits [r]long and one and a half cubits [s]wide. 18 You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work [t]at the two ends of the mercy seat. 19 Make one cherub [u]at one end and one cherub [v]at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends. 20 (P)The cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and [w]facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat. 21 (Q)You shall put the mercy seat [x]on top of the ark, and (R)in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. 22 (S)There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from (T)between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.

The Table of Showbread

23 (U)You shall make a table of acacia wood, two cubits [y]long and one cubit [z]wide and one and a half cubits [aa]high. 24 You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a gold (V)border around it. 25 You shall make for it a rim of a handbreadth around it; and you shall make a gold border for the rim around it. 26 You shall make four gold rings for it and put rings on the four corners which are on its four feet. 27 The rings shall be close to the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table. 28 You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, so that with them the table may be carried. 29 You shall make its [ab](W)dishes and its pans and its jars and its [ac]bowls with which to pour drink offerings; you shall make them of pure gold. 30 You shall set (X)the bread of the [ad]Presence on the table before Me [ae]at all times.

The Golden Lampstand

31 (Y)Then you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its [af]bulbs and its flowers shall be of one piece with it. 32 (Z)Six branches shall go out from its sides; three branches of the lampstand from its one side and three branches of the lampstand from its [ag]other side. 33 (AA)Three cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms in the one branch, a [ah]bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms in the [ai]other branch, a [aj]bulb and a flower—so for six branches going out from the lampstand; 34 and (AB)in the lampstand four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its [ak]bulbs and its flowers. 35 (AC)A [al]bulb shall be under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a [am]bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a [an]bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand. 36 (AD)Their [ao]bulbs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold. 37 Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and (AE)they shall [ap]mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it. 38 Its snuffers and [aq]their trays shall be of pure gold. 39 It shall be made from a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils. 40 (AF)See that you make them (AG)after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.


  1. Exodus 25:2 Lit take
  2. Exodus 25:2 Or heave offering
  3. Exodus 25:2 Lit take
  4. Exodus 25:2 Or heave offering
  5. Exodus 25:3 Or heave offering
  6. Exodus 25:3 Lit take
  7. Exodus 25:4 Or violet
  8. Exodus 25:7 Or pouch
  9. Exodus 25:10 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  10. Exodus 25:10 Lit its length
  11. Exodus 25:10 Lit its width
  12. Exodus 25:10 Lit its height
  13. Exodus 25:11 Lit on it round about
  14. Exodus 25:12 Or put
  15. Exodus 25:15 Lit be
  16. Exodus 25:17 Lit propitiatory, and so through v 22
  17. Exodus 25:17 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  18. Exodus 25:17 Lit its length
  19. Exodus 25:17 Lit its width
  20. Exodus 25:18 Lit from
  21. Exodus 25:19 Lit from
  22. Exodus 25:19 Lit from
  23. Exodus 25:20 Lit their faces to
  24. Exodus 25:21 Lit above, upon
  25. Exodus 25:23 Lit its length
  26. Exodus 25:23 Lit its width
  27. Exodus 25:23 Lit its height
  28. Exodus 25:29 Or platters
  29. Exodus 25:29 Lit libation bowls
  30. Exodus 25:30 Lit Face
  31. Exodus 25:30 Or continually
  32. Exodus 25:31 Or calyx
  33. Exodus 25:32 Lit second
  34. Exodus 25:33 Or calyx
  35. Exodus 25:33 Lit one branch
  36. Exodus 25:33 Or calyx
  37. Exodus 25:34 Or calyxes
  38. Exodus 25:35 Or calyx
  39. Exodus 25:35 Or calyx
  40. Exodus 25:35 Or calyx
  41. Exodus 25:36 Or calyxes
  42. Exodus 25:37 Lit raise up
  43. Exodus 25:38 Lit its snuff dishes