Exodus 37International Children’s Bible (ICB)
The Ark of the Covenant
37 Bezalel made the Ark of the Covenant of acacia wood. The Ark of the Covenant was 45 inches long, 27 inches wide and 27 inches high. 2 He covered the inside and outside of the Ark of the Covenant with pure gold. Then he put a gold strip around it. 3 He made four gold rings for it and attached them to its four feet. There were two rings on each side. 4 Then he made poles of acacia wood and covered them with gold. 5 He put the poles through the rings on each side of the Ark of the Covenant to carry it. 6 Then he made a lid of pure gold. It was 45 inches long and 27 inches wide. 7 Then Bezalel hammered gold to make two creatures with wings. He attached them to each end of the lid. 8 He made one creature with wings on one end of the lid. He made the other creature with wings on the other end. He attached them to the lid so that it would be one piece. 9 The creatures’ wings were spread out over the lid. The creatures faced each other across the lid.
10 Then he made the table of acacia wood. The table was 36 inches long, 18 inches wide and 27 inches high. 11 He covered the table with pure gold. He put a gold strip around it. 12 Then he made a frame 3 inches high that stood up all around the edge. He put a gold strip around the frame. 13 Then he made four gold rings for the table. He attached them to the four corners of the table, where the four legs were. 14 The rings were put close to the frame around the top of the table. The rings held the poles that were used to carry the table. 15 The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood. They were covered with gold. 16 Then he made of pure gold all the things that were used on the table: the plates, bowls, cups and jars used for pouring the drink offerings.
17 Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. He hammered out its base and stand. Its flower-like cups, buds and petals were joined together in one piece with the base and stand. 18 There were three branches on one side of the lampstand and three branches on the other. 19 Each branch had three cups shaped like almond flowers. Each cup had a bud and a petal. 20 There were four more cups shaped like almond flowers on the lampstand itself. Each cup had its buds and petals. 21 Three pairs of branches went out from the lampstand. A bud was under the place where each pair was attached to the lampstand. 22 The buds, branches and lampstand were all one piece of pure, hammered gold. 23 He made seven pure gold lamps for this lampstand. Then he made pure gold wick trimmers and trays. 24 He used about 75 pounds of pure gold to make the lampstand and all the things that go with it.
The Altar for Burning Incense
25 Then he made the altar of incense of acacia wood. The altar was square. It was 18 inches long, 18 inches wide and 36 inches high. Each corner stuck out like a horn. Each corner was joined into one piece with the altar. 26 He covered the top and all the sides and the corners with pure gold. Then he put gold trim around the altar. 27 He made two gold rings and put them below the trim on opposite sides of the altar. These rings held the poles for carrying the altar. 28 He made the poles of acacia wood and covered them with gold.
29 Then he made the holy olive oil for appointing the priests. He also made the pure, sweet-smelling incense. He made them like a person who mixes perfumes.
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