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Exodus 25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Offerings for the Sanctuary

25 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Tell the sons of Israel to [a]raise a [b]contribution for Me; 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]blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, rams’ skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood, oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the [h]breastpiece. Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them. 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 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 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 poles shall [o]remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it. 16 You shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

17 “You shall 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 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 You shall put the mercy seat [x]on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. 22 There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from 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 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 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]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 the bread of the [ad]Presence on the table before Me [ae]at all times.

The Golden Lampstand

31 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 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 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 in the lampstand four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its [ak]bulbs and its flowers. 35 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 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 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 See that you make them after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.

Footnotes:

  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
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Exodus 25 New Living Translation (NLT)

Offerings for the Tabernacle

25 The Lord said to Moses, “Tell the people of Israel to bring me their sacred offerings. Accept the contributions from all whose hearts are moved to offer them. Here is a list of sacred offerings you may accept from them:

gold, silver, and bronze;
blue, purple, and scarlet thread;
fine linen and goat hair for cloth;
tanned ram skins and fine goatskin leather;
acacia wood;
olive oil for the lamps;
spices for the anointing oil and the fragrant incense;
onyx stones, and other gemstones to be set in the ephod and the priest’s chestpiece.

“Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them. You must build this Tabernacle and its furnishings exactly according to the pattern I will show you.

Plans for the Ark of the Covenant

10 “Have the people make an Ark of acacia wood—a sacred chest 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.[a] 11 Overlay it inside and outside with pure gold, and run a molding of gold all around it. 12 Cast four gold rings and attach them to its four feet, two rings on each side. 13 Make poles from acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 Insert the poles into the rings at the sides of the Ark to carry it. 15 These carrying poles must stay inside the rings; never remove them. 16 When the Ark is finished, place inside it the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant,[b] which I will give to you.

17 “Then make the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—from pure gold. It must be 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.[c] 18 Then make two cherubim from hammered gold, and place them on the two ends of the atonement cover. 19 Mold the cherubim on each end of the atonement cover, making it all of one piece of gold. 20 The cherubim will face each other and look down on the atonement cover. With their wings spread above it, they will protect it. 21 Place inside the Ark the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, which I will give to you. Then put the atonement cover on top of the Ark. 22 I will meet with you there and talk to you from above the atonement cover between the gold cherubim that hover over the Ark of the Covenant.[d] From there I will give you my commands for the people of Israel.

Plans for the Table

23 “Then make a table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.[e] 24 Overlay it with pure gold and run a gold molding around the edge. 25 Decorate it with a 3-inch border[f] all around, and run a gold molding along the border. 26 Make four gold rings for the table and attach them at the four corners next to the four legs. 27 Attach the rings near the border to hold the poles that are used to carry the table. 28 Make these poles from acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. 29 Make special containers of pure gold for the table—bowls, ladles, pitchers, and jars—to be used in pouring out liquid offerings. 30 Place the Bread of the Presence on the table to remain before me at all times.

Plans for the Lampstand

31 “Make a lampstand of pure, hammered gold. Make the entire lampstand and its decorations of one piece—the base, center stem, lamp cups, buds, and petals. 32 Make it with six branches going out from the center stem, three on each side. 33 Each of the six branches will have three lamp cups shaped like almond blossoms, complete with buds and petals. 34 Craft the center stem of the lampstand with four lamp cups shaped like almond blossoms, complete with buds and petals. 35 There will also be an almond bud beneath each pair of branches where the six branches extend from the center stem. 36 The almond buds and branches must all be of one piece with the center stem, and they must be hammered from pure gold. 37 Then make the seven lamps for the lampstand, and set them so they reflect their light forward. 38 The lamp snuffers and trays must also be made of pure gold. 39 You will need 75 pounds[g] of pure gold for the lampstand and its accessories.

40 “Be sure that you make everything according to the pattern I have shown you here on the mountain.

Footnotes:

  1. 25:10 Hebrew 2.5 cubits [115 centimeters] long, 1.5 cubits [69 centimeters] wide, and 1.5 cubits high.
  2. 25:16 Hebrew Place inside the Ark the Testimony; similarly in 25:21. The Hebrew word for “testimony” refers to the terms of the Lord’s covenant with Israel as written on stone tablets, and also to the covenant itself.
  3. 25:17 Hebrew 2.5 cubits [115 centimeters] long and 1.5 cubits [69 centimeters] wide.
  4. 25:22 Or Ark of the Testimony.
  5. 25:23 Hebrew 2 cubits [92 centimeters] long, 1 cubit [46 centimeters] wide, and 1.5 cubits [69 centimeters] high.
  6. 25:25 Hebrew a border of a handbreadth [8 centimeters].
  7. 25:39 Hebrew 1 talent [34 kilograms].
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