1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of
Israel, that they take an offering for me. From everyone whose heart makes
him willing you shall take my offering. 3 This is the offering which
you shall take from them: gold, silver, brass, 4 blue, purple,
scarlet, fine linen, goats’ hair, 5 rams’ skins dyed red, sea cow hides,
acacia wood, 6 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the
sweet incense, 7 onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for
the breastplate. 8 Let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among
them. 9 According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tent, and the
pattern of all of its furniture, even so you shall make it.
10 “They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Its length shall be two and a
half cubits, its breadth a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its
height. 11 You shall overlay it with pure gold. Inside and outside shall
you overlay it, and shall make a gold molding around it. 12 You shall cast
four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four feet. Two rings shall be
on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 13 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. 15 The
poles shall be in the rings of the ark. They shall not be taken from it.
16 You shall put the testimony which I shall give you into the ark.
17 You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold. Two and a half cubits shall
be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth. 18 You shall make two
cherubim of hammered gold. You shall make them at the two ends of the mercy
seat. 19 Make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end.
You shall make the cherubim on its two ends of one piece with the mercy
seat. 20 The cherubim shall spread out their wings upward, covering the
mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces
of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat. 21 You shall put the mercy
seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I
will give you. 22 There I will meet with you, and I will tell you from
above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of
the testimony, all that I command you for the children of Israel.
23 “You shall make a table of acacia wood. Two cubits shall be its length,
and a cubit its breadth, and one and a half cubits its height. 24 You
shall overlay it with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it. 25 You
shall make a rim of a handbreadth around it. You shall make a golden molding
on its rim around it. 26 You shall make four rings of gold for it, and put
the rings in the four corners that are on its four feet. 27 the rings
shall be close to the rim, for places for the poles to carry the table.
28 You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold,
that the table may be carried with them. 29 You shall make its dishes, its
spoons, its ladles, and its bowls to pour out offerings with. Of pure gold
shall you make them. 30 You shall set bread of the presence on the table
before me always.
31 “You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. Of hammered work shall the
lampstand be made, even its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its
flowers, shall be of one piece with it. 32 There shall be six branches
going out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of its one side,
and three branches of the lampstand out of its other side; 33 three cups
made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower; and three cups
made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower, so for the
six branches going out of the lampstand; 34 and in the lampstand four cups
made like almond blossoms, its buds and its flowers; 35 and a bud under
two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece
with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six
branches going out of the lampstand. 36 Their buds and their branches
shall be of one piece with it, the whole of it one beaten work of pure gold.
37 You shall make its lamps seven, and they shall light its lamps to give
light to the space in front of it. 38 Its snuffers and its snuff dishes
shall be of pure gold. 39 It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with
all these accessories. 40 See that you make them after their pattern,
which has been shown to you on the mountain.
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