Offerings for the Sanctuary

25 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, (A)Tell the sons of Israel to take a [a]contribution for Me; (B)from everyone whose heart moves him you shall take My [b]contribution. This is the [c]contribution which you are to take from them: gold, silver, and bronze, [d](C)violet, purple, and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, rams’ skins dyed red, [e]fine leather, acacia wood, (D)oil for lighting, (E)balsam oil for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones and setting stones for the (F)ephod and for the [f](G)breastpiece. Have them (H)construct a sanctuary for Me, (I)so that I may dwell among them. (J)According to all that I am going to show you as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, so you shall construct it.

Ark of the Covenant

10 “Now (K)they shall construct an [g]ark of acacia wood [h]two and a half cubits [i]long, one and a half cubits [j]wide, and one and a half cubits [k]high. 11 You shall (L)overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding [l]around it. 12 You shall also cast four gold rings for it and [m]fasten them on its four feet; two rings shall be on one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 13 And 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 (M)poles shall [n]remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it. 16 You shall (N)put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

17 “And you shall (O)make [o]an atoning cover of pure gold, [p]two and a half cubits [q]long and one and a half cubits [r]wide. 18 You shall make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work [s]at the two ends of the atoning cover. 19 Make one cherub [t]at one end and one cherub [u]at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece [v]with the atoning cover at its two ends. 20 And (P)the cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the atoning cover with their wings and [w]facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the atoning cover. 21 Then (Q)you shall put the atoning cover [x]on top of the ark, and (R)in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. 22 (S)There I will meet with you; and from above the atoning cover, from (T)between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about [y]every commandment that I will give you for the sons of Israel.

Bread of the Presence

23 (U)You shall also make a table of acacia wood, [z]two cubits [aa]long and one cubit [ab]wide, and one and a half cubits [ac]high. 24 You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a gold (V)border around it. 25 And you shall make for it a rim of a [ad]hand width around it; and you shall make a gold border for the rim around it. 26 You shall also make four gold rings for it and put rings on the four corners which are on its four legs. 27 The rings shall be close to the rim, as holders for the poles to carry the table. 28 And 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 also make its (W)dishes, its pans, its jars, and its libation bowls with which to pour drink offerings; you shall make them of pure gold. 30 And you shall set (X)the bread of the [ae]Presence on the table before Me continually.

The Golden Lampstand

31 (Y)Then you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand, 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 (Z)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 (AA)Three cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms on the one branch, a [ah]bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms on the [ai]other branch, a [aj]bulb and a flower—the same for six branches going out from the lampstand; 34 and (AB)on the lampstand four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its [ak]bulbs and its flowers. 35 (AC)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 (AD)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 (AE)they shall [ap]mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it. 38 Its tongs and its trays shall be of pure gold. 39 It shall be made from a [aq]talent of pure gold, with all these utensils. 40 (AF)See that you make them (AG)by the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.

Curtains of Linen

26 (AH)Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and [ar]violet, purple, and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skilled embroiderer. The length of each curtain shall be [as]twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have [at]the same measurements. Five curtains shall be [au]joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be [av]joined to one another. You shall make loops of violet on the edge of the [aw]outermost curtain in the first set, and likewise you shall make them on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second [ax]set. You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the [ay]edge of the curtain that is in the second [az]set; the loops shall be opposite each other. You shall also make fifty clasps of gold, and [ba]join the curtains to one another with the clasps so that the [bb]tabernacle will be a unit.

Curtains of Goats’ Hair

“Then (AI)you shall make curtains of goats’ hair as a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all. The length of each curtain shall be [bc]thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have [bd]the same measurements. You shall [be]join five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain [bf]at the front of the tent. 10 You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the [bg]curtain that is outermost in the first [bh]set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second [bi]set.

11 “You shall also make fifty clasps of [bj]bronze, and you shall put the clasps into the loops and [bk]join the tent together so that it will be [bl]a unit. 12 The [bm]overhanging part that is left over in the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that is left over, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle. 13 The [bn]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 hang over the sides of the tabernacle on one side and on the other, to cover it. 14 And (AJ)you shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins [bo]dyed red and a covering of [bp]fine leather above.

Boards and Bases

15 “Then you shall make (AK)the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright. 16 [bq]Ten cubits shall be the length of [br]each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board. 17 There shall be two tenons for each board, [bs]fitted to one another; that is what you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle. 18 You shall make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards [bt]for the south side. 19 You shall make forty (AL)bases of silver under the twenty boards, two bases under one board for its two tenons and two bases 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 bases of silver; two bases under one board and two bases under another board. 22 For the [bu]back 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 [bv]back. 24 They shall be double beneath, and together they shall be complete [bw]to its top [bx]to the first ring; this is how it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners. 25 And there shall be eight boards with their bases of silver, sixteen bases; two bases under one board and two bases under another board.

26 “Then you shall make (AM)bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle, 27 and five bars for the boards of the [by]other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle for the [bz]back side to the west. 28 The middle bar in the [ca]center of the boards shall pass through from end to end. 29 And 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 (AN)according to its plan which you have been shown on the mountain.

The Veil and Curtain

31 “You shall also make (AO)a veil of violet, purple, and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skilled embroiderer. 32 Then you shall [cb]hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks also of gold, on four bases of silver. 33 You shall [cc]hang up the veil under the clasps, and bring in (AP)the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall [cd]serve as a partition for you (AQ)between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. 34 (AR)You shall put the [ce]atoning cover on the ark of the testimony in the Most Holy Place. 35 And (AS)you shall set the table outside the veil, and the (AT)lampstand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you shall put the table on the north side.

36 (AU)You shall also make a curtain for the doorway of the tent of violet, purple, and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a [cf]weaver. 37 And (AV)you shall make five pillars of acacia for the curtain and overlay them with gold, their hooks also of gold; and you shall cast five bases of [cg]bronze for them.

The Bronze Altar

27 “Now you shall make (AW)the altar of acacia wood, [ch]five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar shall be square, and its height shall be [ci]three cubits. You shall make (AX)its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with [cj]bronze. And you shall make its pails for removing its ashes, and its shovels, its basins, its forks, and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze. You shall also make for it a grating, a netting of bronze, and on the netting you shall make four bronze rings [ck]at its four corners. And you shall put it under the ledge of the altar, so that the netting will reach halfway up the altar. You shall also make carrying poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood and overlay them with bronze. Its poles shall be inserted into the rings, so that the poles will be on the two sides of the altar (AY)when it is carried. You shall make it hollow with planks; (AZ)as it was shown to you on the mountain, so they shall make it.

Courtyard of the Tabernacle

“Now you shall make (BA)the courtyard of the [cl]tabernacle. [cm]On the south side there shall be hangings for the courtyard of fine twisted linen, a [cn]hundred cubits long for one side; 10 and its pillars shall be twenty, with their twenty bases of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their [co]bands shall be of silver. 11 Likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings a [cp]hundred cubits long, and its twenty pillars with their twenty bases of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be of silver. 12 For the width of the courtyard on the west side shall be hangings of [cq]fifty cubits, with their ten pillars and their ten bases. 13 The width of the courtyard on the [cr]east side shall be fifty cubits. 14 The hangings for the one [cs]side of the gate shall be [ct]fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three bases. 15 And for the [cu]other [cv]side there shall be hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three bases. 16 And for the gate of the courtyard there shall be a curtain of [cw]twenty cubits, of [cx]violet, purple, and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a [cy]weaver, with their four pillars and their four bases. 17 All the pillars around the courtyard shall be joined together with silver, with their hooks of silver and their bases of bronze. 18 The length of the courtyard shall be a [cz]hundred cubits, and the width fifty throughout, and the height five cubits of fine twisted linen, and their bases of bronze. 19 All the utensils of the tabernacle used in all its service, and all its pegs, and all the pegs of the courtyard, shall be of bronze.

20 “And you shall command the sons of Israel that they bring you (BB)clear oil of beaten olives for the [da]light, to make a lamp [db]burn continually. 21 In the (BC)tent of meeting, outside (BD)the veil which is before the testimony, (BE)Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the Lord; it shall be a permanent (BF)statute throughout their generations [dc]for the sons of Israel.

Footnotes

  1. Exodus 25:2 Or uplifted offering
  2. Exodus 25:2 Or uplifted offering
  3. Exodus 25:3 Or uplifted offering
  4. Exodus 25:4 Or bluish; LXX hyacinth in color
  5. Exodus 25:5 Meaning of the Heb uncertain
  6. Exodus 25:7 Or pouch
  7. Exodus 25:10 I.e., chest
  8. Exodus 25:10 About 3.7 ft. long and 2.2 ft. wide and high or 1.1 m and 68 cm
  9. Exodus 25:10 Lit its length
  10. Exodus 25:10 Lit its width
  11. Exodus 25:10 Lit its height
  12. Exodus 25:11 Lit on it round about
  13. Exodus 25:12 Or put
  14. Exodus 25:15 Lit be
  15. Exodus 25:17 Also called a mercy seat, and so throughout the ch; i.e., where blood was sprinkled on the Day of Atonement
  16. Exodus 25:17 About 3.7 ft. long and 2.2 ft. wide or 1.1 m and 68 cm
  17. Exodus 25:17 Lit its length
  18. Exodus 25:17 Lit its width
  19. Exodus 25:18 Lit from
  20. Exodus 25:19 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 25:22 Lit all that I will command
  26. Exodus 25:23 About 3 ft. long, 1.5 ft. wide, 2.25 ft. high or 90 cm, 45 cm, and 68 cm
  27. Exodus 25:23 Lit its length
  28. Exodus 25:23 Lit its width
  29. Exodus 25:23 Lit its height
  30. Exodus 25:25 About 3 in. or 7.5 cm
  31. Exodus 25:30 Lit Face
  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 25:39 About 75 lb. or 34 kg
  44. Exodus 26:1 Or bluish; LXX hyacinth in color, and so throughout the ch
  45. Exodus 26:2 About 42 ft. long and 6 ft. wide or 13 m and 1.8 m
  46. Exodus 26:2 Lit one measure
  47. Exodus 26:3 Or coupled
  48. Exodus 26:3 Or coupled
  49. Exodus 26:4 Lit one curtain from the end in the coupling
  50. Exodus 26:4 Lit coupling
  51. Exodus 26:5 Lit end
  52. Exodus 26:5 Lit coupling
  53. Exodus 26:6 Or couple
  54. Exodus 26:6 Or dwelling place, and so throughout the ch
  55. Exodus 26:8 About 45 ft. long and 6 ft. wide or 13.5 m and 1.8 m
  56. Exodus 26:8 Lit one measure
  57. Exodus 26:9 Or couple
  58. Exodus 26:9 Lit toward the front of the face of the tent
  59. Exodus 26:10 Lit one curtain
  60. Exodus 26:10 Lit coupling
  61. Exodus 26:10 Lit coupling
  62. Exodus 26:11 Or copper
  63. Exodus 26:11 Or couple
  64. Exodus 26:11 Lit one
  65. Exodus 26:12 Lit excess
  66. Exodus 26:13 About 18 in. or about 45 cm
  67. Exodus 26:14 Or tanned
  68. Exodus 26:14 Meaning of the Heb uncertain
  69. Exodus 26:16 About 15 ft. long and 2.2 ft. wide or 4.6 m and 68 cm
  70. Exodus 26:16 Lit the
  71. Exodus 26:17 Lit bound
  72. Exodus 26:18 Lit toward the side of the Negev to the south
  73. Exodus 26:22 Lit far parts
  74. Exodus 26:23 Lit far parts
  75. Exodus 26:24 Or at its head
  76. Exodus 26:24 Or with reference to
  77. Exodus 26:27 Lit second
  78. Exodus 26:27 Lit far parts
  79. Exodus 26:28 Lit midst
  80. Exodus 26:32 Lit put
  81. Exodus 26:33 Lit put
  82. Exodus 26:33 Lit separate for you between
  83. Exodus 26:34 Also called mercy seat; i.e., where blood was sprinkled on the Day of Atonement
  84. Exodus 26:36 Lit variegator; i.e., a weaver in colors
  85. Exodus 26:37 Or copper
  86. Exodus 27:1 About 7.5 ft. or 2.3 m
  87. Exodus 27:1 About 4.5 ft. or 1.4 m
  88. Exodus 27:2 Or copper, and so for bronze throughout the ch
  89. Exodus 27:4 Lit on
  90. Exodus 27:9 Or dwelling place
  91. Exodus 27:9 Lit For the side of the Negev to the south
  92. Exodus 27:9 About 150 ft. or 46 m
  93. Exodus 27:10 Or rings
  94. Exodus 27:11 About 150 ft. or 46 m
  95. Exodus 27:12 About 75 ft. or 23 m
  96. Exodus 27:13 Lit east side eastward
  97. Exodus 27:14 Lit shoulder
  98. Exodus 27:14 About 23 ft. or 6.8 m
  99. Exodus 27:15 Lit second
  100. Exodus 27:15 Lit shoulder
  101. Exodus 27:16 About 30 ft. or 9 m
  102. Exodus 27:16 Or bluish; LXX hyacinth in color
  103. Exodus 27:16 Lit variegator; i.e., a weaver in colors
  104. Exodus 27:18 About 150 ft. long, 75 ft. wide, and 7.5 ft. high or about 46 m, 23 m, and 2.3 m
  105. Exodus 27:20 Or luminary
  106. Exodus 27:20 Lit ascend
  107. Exodus 27:21 Lit from