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The Sabbath Command

35 Then Moses assembled all the congregation of the sons of Israel and said to them, “(A)These are the things that Yahweh has commanded you to [a]do:

(B)Six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, (C)a sabbath of complete rest to Yahweh; (D)whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. (E)You shall not kindle a fire in any of your places of habitation on the sabbath day.”

Willing Hearts Contribute to Yahweh

And Moses spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which Yahweh has commanded, saying, (F)Take from among you a [b]contribution to Yahweh; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as a [c]contribution to Yahweh: gold, silver, and [d]bronze, and [e]blue, purple, and scarlet material, fine linen, goats’ hair, and rams’ skins [f]dyed red, and porpoise skins, and acacia wood, and oil for lighting, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense, and onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the [g]breastpiece.

10 (G)And let everyone [h]wise at heart among you come and make all that Yahweh has commanded: 11 the [i](H)tabernacle, its tent and its covering, its clasps and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its bases; 12 the (I)ark and its poles, the [j]mercy seat, and the curtain of the screen; 13 the (J)table and its poles, and all its [k]utensils, and the bread of the [l]Presence; 14 the (K)lampstand also for the light and its utensils and its lamps and the oil for the light; 15 and the (L)altar of incense and its poles, and the (M)anointing oil and the (N)fragrant incense, and the screen for the doorway at the [m]entrance of the tabernacle; 16 (O)the altar of burnt offering with its [n]bronze grating, its poles, and all its [o]utensils, the laver and its stand; 17 (P)the hangings of the court, its pillars and its bases, and the screen for the gate of the court; 18 the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court and their cords; 19 the [p](Q)woven garments for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests.’”

Contributions Brought by the People

20 Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel went out from Moses’ presence. 21 (R)And everyone whose heart [q]stirred him and everyone whose spirit was willing came and brought the [r]contribution to Yahweh for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments. 22 Then all whose hearts were willing, both men and women, came and brought brooches and [s]earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who waved it as a wave offering of gold to Yahweh. 23 And every man, [t]who had in his possession [u]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine linen and goats’ hair and rams’ skins [v]dyed red and porpoise skins, brought them. 24 Everyone who could raise up a [w]contribution of silver and [x]bronze brought the [y]contribution to Yahweh; and every man [z]who had in his possession acacia wood for any work of the service brought it. 25 All the women [aa]wise at heart spun with their hands and brought what they had spun, in [ab]blue and purple and scarlet material and in fine linen. 26 And all the women whose heart [ac]stirred with wisdom spun the goats’ hair. 27 And the rulers brought the onyx stones and the stones for setting for the ephod and for the [ad]breastpiece; 28 and (S)the spice and the oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. 29 The sons of Israel—all the men and women whose heart was willing to bring material for all the work, which Yahweh had commanded through the hand of Moses to do—brought a (T)freewill offering to Yahweh.

30 (U)Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, “See, Yahweh has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31 And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in discernment, and in knowledge, and in all [ae]craftsmanship; 32 to devise [af]designs for working in gold and in silver and in [ag]bronze, 33 and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to do well in every work of thoughtful design. 34 He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and (V)Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35 (W)He has filled them with [ah]wisdom in their heart to do every work of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer, in [ai]blue and in purple and in scarlet material and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as those who do every work and make designs.


  1. Exodus 35:1 Lit do them
  2. Exodus 35:5 Or heave offering
  3. Exodus 35:5 Or heave offering
  4. Exodus 35:5 Or copper
  5. Exodus 35:6 Or violet
  6. Exodus 35:7 Or tanned
  7. Exodus 35:9 Or pouch
  8. Exodus 35:10 Or skillful
  9. Exodus 35:11 Lit dwelling place
  10. Exodus 35:12 Or propitiatory seat, place of atonement
  11. Exodus 35:13 Or vessels
  12. Exodus 35:13 Lit Face
  13. Exodus 35:15 Or doorway
  14. Exodus 35:16 Or copper
  15. Exodus 35:16 Or vessels
  16. Exodus 35:19 Or service garments
  17. Exodus 35:21 Lit lifted up
  18. Exodus 35:21 Or heave offering
  19. Exodus 35:22 Or nose rings
  20. Exodus 35:23 Lit with whom was found
  21. Exodus 35:23 Or violet
  22. Exodus 35:23 Or tanned
  23. Exodus 35:24 Or heave offering
  24. Exodus 35:24 Or copper
  25. Exodus 35:24 Or heave offering
  26. Exodus 35:24 Lit with whom was found
  27. Exodus 35:25 Or skilled
  28. Exodus 35:25 Or violet
  29. Exodus 35:26 Lit lifted them up in wisdom
  30. Exodus 35:27 Or pouch
  31. Exodus 35:31 Or work
  32. Exodus 35:32 Lit devices
  33. Exodus 35:32 Or copper
  34. Exodus 35:35 Or skill
  35. Exodus 35:35 Or violet