36 Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilled[a] people are to work based on everything the Lord has commanded. The Lord has given them wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work of constructing the sanctuary.”(A)

So Moses summoned Bezalel, Oholiab, and every skilled[b] person in whose heart the Lord had placed wisdom, everyone whose heart moved him,(B) to come to the work and do it. They took from Moses’ presence all the contributions that the Israelites had brought for the task of making the sanctuary. Meanwhile, the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning.

Then all the craftsmen who were doing all the work for the sanctuary came one by one from the work they were doing and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than is needed(C) for the construction of the work the Lord commanded to be done.”

After Moses gave an order, they sent a proclamation throughout the camp: “Let no man or woman make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” So the people stopped.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 36:1 Lit wise of heart
  2. Exodus 36:2 Lit wise of heart

Her prophets are reckless(A)
treacherous men.
Her priests profane the sanctuary;
they do violence to instruction.(B)

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