1 “Bezalel and Oholiab shall work with every wise-hearted man, in
whom Yahweh has put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work
for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that Yahweh has
2 Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man, in whose
heart Yahweh had put wisdom, even everyone whose heart stirred him up to come
to the work to do it: 3 and they received from Moses all the offering
which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the
sanctuary, with which to make it. They brought yet to him freewill-offerings
every morning. 4 All the wise men, who performed all the work of the
sanctuary, each came from his work which they did. 5 They spoke to Moses,
saying, “The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work
which Yahweh commanded to make.”
6 Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout
the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman make anything else for the
offering for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing.
7 For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and
8 All the wise-hearted men among those who did the work made the tent with
ten curtains; of fine twined linen, blue, purple, and scarlet, with cherubim,
the work of the skillful workman, they made them. 9 The length of each
curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits.
All the curtains had one measure. 10 He coupled five curtains to one
another, and the other five curtains he coupled one to another. 11 He made
loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain from the edge in the coupling.
Likewise he made in the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the second
coupling. 12 He made fifty loops in the one curtain, and he made fifty
loops in the edge of the curtain that was in the second coupling. The loops
were opposite one to another. 13 He made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled
the curtains one to another with the clasps: so the tent was a unit.
14 He made curtains of goats’ hair for a covering over the tent. He made
them eleven curtains. 15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and
four cubits the breadth of each curtain. The eleven curtains had one measure.
16 He coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
17 He made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the
coupling, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain which was
outmost in the second coupling. 18 He made fifty clasps of brass to couple
the tent together, that it might be a unit. 19 He made a covering for the
tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering of sea cow hides above.
20 He made the boards for the tent of acacia wood, standing up. 21 Ten
cubits was the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each
board. 22 Each board had two tenons, joined one to another. He made all
the boards of the tent this way. 23 He made the boards for the tent:
twenty boards for the south side southward. 24 He made forty sockets of
silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two
tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. 25 For the
second side of the tent, on the north side, he made twenty boards, 26 and
their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets
under another board. 27 For the far part of the tent westward he made six
boards. 28 He made two boards for the corners of the tent in the far part.
29 They were double beneath, and in like manner they were all the way to
the top of it to one ring. He did thus to both of them in the two corners.
30 There were eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets;
under every board two sockets.
31 He made bars of acacia wood; five for the boards of the one side of the
tent, 32 and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tent, and
five bars for the boards of the tent for the hinder part westward. 33 He
made the middle bar to pass through in the midst of the boards from the one
end to the other. 34 He overlaid the boards with gold, and made their
rings of gold for places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
35 He made the veil of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen: with
cherubim. He made it the work of a skillful workman. 36 He made four
pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold. Their hooks were of
gold. He cast four sockets of silver for them. 37 He made a screen for the
door of the tent, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work
of an embroiderer; 38 and the five pillars of it with their hooks. He
overlaid their capitals and their fillets with gold, and their five sockets
were of brass.
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