1 Of the blue, purple, and scarlet, they made finely worked
garments, for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for
Aaron; as Yahweh commanded Moses.
2 He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.
3 They beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it
in the blue, in the purple, in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work
of the skillful workman. 4 They made shoulder-pieces for it, joined
together. At the two ends it was joined together. 5 The skillfully woven
band that was on it, with which to fasten it on, was of the same piece, like
its work; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen; as Yahweh
6 They worked the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold, engraved with
the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the children of Israel.
7 He put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of
memorial for the children of Israel, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
8 He made the breastplate, the work of a skillful workman, like the work
of the ephod; of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.
9 It was square. They made the breastplate double. Its length was a span,
and its breadth a span, being double. 10 They set in it four rows of
stones. A row of ruby, topaz, and beryl was the first row; 11 and the
second row, a turquoise, a sapphire*1 , and an emerald; 12 and the third row,
a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; 13 and the fourth row, a chrysolite,
an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in gold settings. 14 The stones
were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to
their names; like the engravings of a signet, everyone according to his name,
for the twelve tribes. 15 They made on the breastplate chains like cords,
of braided work of pure gold. 16 They made two settings of gold, and two
gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
17 They put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of
the breastplate. 18 The other two ends of the two braided chains they put
on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, in the
front of it. 19 They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends
of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which was toward the side of the ephod
inward. 20 They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two
shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the front of it, close by its
coupling, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. 21 They bound the
breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that
it might be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the
breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as Yahweh commanded
22 He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue. 23 The
opening of the robe in the midst of it was like the opening of a coat of
mail, with a binding around its opening, that it should not be torn.
24 They made on the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue, purple,
scarlet, and twined linen. 25 They made bells of pure gold, and put the
bells between the pomegranates around the skirts of the robe, between the
pomegranates; 26 a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate,
around the skirts of the robe, to minister in, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
27 They made the coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his
sons, 28 and the turban of fine linen, and the linen headbands of fine
linen, and the linen breeches of fine twined linen, 29 and the sash of
fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, the work of the
embroiderer, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
30 They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it a
writing, like the engravings of a signet: “HOLY TO YAHWEH.” 31 They tied
to it a lace of blue, to fasten it on the turban above, as Yahweh commanded
32 Thus all the work of the tent of the tent of meeting was finished. The
children of Israel did according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses; so they
did. 33 They brought the tent to Moses, the tent, with all its furniture,
its clasps, its boards, it bars, its pillars, its sockets, 34 the covering
of rams’ skins dyed red, the covering of sea cow hides, the veil of the
screen, 35 the ark of the testimony with its poles, the mercy seat,
36 the table, all its vessels, the show bread, 37 the pure lampstand,
its lamps, even the lamps to be set in order, all its vessels, the oil for
the light, 38 the golden altar, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the
screen for the door of the Tent, 39 the brazen altar, its grating of
brass, its poles, all of its vessels, the basin and its base, 40 the
hangings of the court, its pillars, its sockets, the screen for the gate of
the court, its cords, its pins, all the instruments of the service of the
tent, for the tent of meeting, 41 the finely worked garments for
ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and
the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office. 42 According
to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the
work. 43 Moses saw all the work, and, behold, they had done it as Yahweh
had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.
1 or, lapis lazuli
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