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Exodus 26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Curtains of Linen

26 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and [a]blue and purple and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight [b]cubits, and the width of each curtain four [c]cubits; all the curtains shall have [d]the same measurements. Five curtains shall be [e]joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be [f]joined to one another. You shall make loops of [g]blue on the edge of the [h]outermost curtain in the first set, and likewise you shall make them on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second [i]set. You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the [j]edge of the curtain that is in the second [k]set; the loops shall be opposite each other. You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and [l]join the curtains to one another with the clasps so that the [m]tabernacle will be a unit.

Curtains of Goats’ Hair

“Then you shall make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all. The length of each curtain shall be thirty [n]cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have [o]the same measurements. You shall [p]join five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain [q]at the front of the tent. 10 You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the [r]curtain that is outermost in the first [s]set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second [t]set.

11 “You shall make fifty clasps of [u]bronze, and you shall put the clasps into the loops and [v]join the tent together so that it will be [w]a unit. 12 The [x]overlapping part that is left over in the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that is left over, shall lap over the back of the tabernacle. 13 The cubit on one side and the cubit on the other, of what is left over in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall lap over the sides of the tabernacle on one side and on the other, to cover it. 14 You shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins [y]dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.

Boards and Sockets

15 “Then you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of [z]each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board. 17 There shall be two tenons for each board, [aa]fitted to one another; thus you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle. 18 You shall make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards [ab]for the south side. 19 You shall make forty [ac]sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two [ad]sockets under one board for its two tenons and two [ae]sockets under another board for its two tenons; 20 and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards, 21 and their forty [af]sockets of silver; two [ag]sockets under one board and two [ah]sockets under another board. 22 For the [ai]rear of the tabernacle, to the west, you shall make six boards. 23 You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the [aj]rear. 24 They shall be double beneath, and together they shall be complete [ak]to its top [al]to the first ring; thus it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners. 25 There shall be eight boards with their [am]sockets of silver, sixteen [an]sockets; two [ao]sockets under one board and two [ap]sockets under another board.

26 “Then you shall make bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle, 27 and five bars for the boards of the [aq]other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle for the [ar]rear side to the west. 28 The middle bar in the [as]center of the boards shall pass through from end to end. 29 You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold as holders for the bars; and you shall overlay the bars with gold. 30 Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to its plan which you have been shown in the mountain.

The Veil and Screen

31 “You shall make a veil of [at]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. 32 You shall [au]hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks also being of gold, on four [av]sockets of silver. 33 You shall [aw]hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall [ax]serve for you as a partition between the holy place and the holy of holies. 34 You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the holy of holies. 35 You shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you shall put the table on the north side.

36 You shall make a screen for the doorway of the tent of [ay]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a [az]weaver. 37 You shall make five pillars of acacia for the screen and overlay them with gold, their hooks also being of gold; and you shall cast five [ba]sockets of [bb]bronze for them.

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 26:1 Or violet
  2. Exodus 26:2 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  3. Exodus 26:2 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  4. Exodus 26:2 Lit one measure
  5. Exodus 26:3 Or coupled
  6. Exodus 26:3 Or coupled
  7. Exodus 26:4 Or violet
  8. Exodus 26:4 Lit one curtain from the end in the coupling
  9. Exodus 26:4 Lit coupling
  10. Exodus 26:5 Lit end
  11. Exodus 26:5 Lit coupling
  12. Exodus 26:6 Or couple
  13. Exodus 26:6 Or dwelling place, and so throughout the ch
  14. Exodus 26:8 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
  15. Exodus 26:8 Lit one measure
  16. Exodus 26:9 Or couple
  17. Exodus 26:9 Lit toward the front of the face of the tent
  18. Exodus 26:10 Lit one curtain
  19. Exodus 26:10 Lit coupling
  20. Exodus 26:10 Lit coupling
  21. Exodus 26:11 Or copper
  22. Exodus 26:11 Or couple
  23. Exodus 26:11 Lit one
  24. Exodus 26:12 Lit excess
  25. Exodus 26:14 Or tanned
  26. Exodus 26:16 Lit the
  27. Exodus 26:17 Lit bound
  28. Exodus 26:18 Lit toward the side of the Negev to the south
  29. Exodus 26:19 Or bases
  30. Exodus 26:19 Or bases
  31. Exodus 26:19 Or bases
  32. Exodus 26:21 Or bases
  33. Exodus 26:21 Or bases
  34. Exodus 26:21 Or bases
  35. Exodus 26:22 Lit extreme parts
  36. Exodus 26:23 Lit extreme parts
  37. Exodus 26:24 Or at its head
  38. Exodus 26:24 Or with reference to
  39. Exodus 26:25 Or bases
  40. Exodus 26:25 Or bases
  41. Exodus 26:25 Or bases
  42. Exodus 26:25 Or bases
  43. Exodus 26:27 Lit second
  44. Exodus 26:27 Lit extreme parts
  45. Exodus 26:28 Lit midst
  46. Exodus 26:31 Or violet
  47. Exodus 26:32 Lit put
  48. Exodus 26:32 Or bases
  49. Exodus 26:33 Lit put
  50. Exodus 26:33 Lit separate for you between
  51. Exodus 26:36 Or violet
  52. Exodus 26:36 Lit variegator; i.e. a weaver in colors
  53. Exodus 26:37 Or bases
  54. Exodus 26:37 Or copper
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Exodus 26 New International Version (NIV)

The Tabernacle

26 “Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker. All the curtains are to be the same size—twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide.[a] Join five of the curtains together, and do the same with the other five. Make loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and do the same with the end curtain in the other set. Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other. Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit.

“Make curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle—eleven altogether. All eleven curtains are to be the same size—thirty cubits long and four cubits wide.[b] Join five of the curtains together into one set and the other six into another set. Fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent. 10 Make fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in one set and also along the edge of the end curtain in the other set. 11 Then make fifty bronze clasps and put them in the loops to fasten the tent together as a unit. 12 As for the additional length of the tent curtains, the half curtain that is left over is to hang down at the rear of the tabernacle. 13 The tent curtains will be a cubit[c] longer on both sides; what is left will hang over the sides of the tabernacle so as to cover it. 14 Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of the other durable leather.[d]

15 “Make upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle. 16 Each frame is to be ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide,[e] 17 with two projections set parallel to each other. Make all the frames of the tabernacle in this way. 18 Make twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle 19 and make forty silver bases to go under them—two bases for each frame, one under each projection. 20 For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, make twenty frames 21 and forty silver bases—two under each frame. 22 Make six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle, 23 and make two frames for the corners at the far end. 24 At these two corners they must be double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring; both shall be like that. 25 So there will be eight frames and sixteen silver bases—two under each frame.

26 “Also make crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle, 27 five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the tabernacle. 28 The center crossbar is to extend from end to end at the middle of the frames. 29 Overlay the frames with gold and make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold.

30 “Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain.

31 “Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker. 32 Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases. 33 Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. 34 Put the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Place. 35 Place the table outside the curtain on the north side of the tabernacle and put the lampstand opposite it on the south side.

36 “For the entrance to the tent make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer. 37 Make gold hooks for this curtain and five posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold. And cast five bronze bases for them.

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 26:2 That is, about 42 feet long and 6 feet wide or about 13 meters long and 1.8 meters wide
  2. Exodus 26:8 That is, about 45 feet long and 6 feet wide or about 13.5 meters long and 1.8 meters wide
  3. Exodus 26:13 That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
  4. Exodus 26:14 Possibly the hides of large aquatic mammals (see 25:5)
  5. Exodus 26:16 That is, about 15 feet long and 2 1/4 feet wide or about 4.5 meters long and 68 centimeters wide
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