Exodus 36-38 American Standard Version

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36 1  And Bezalel and Oholiab shall work, and every wise-hearted man, in whom Jehovah hath put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that Jehovah hath commanded.

Moses Restrains the People from Bringing Gifts

2  And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart Jehovah had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: 3  and they received of Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, wherewith to make it. And they brought yet unto him freewill-offerings every morning. 4  And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they wrought. 5  And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which Jehovah commanded to make. 6  And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of 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 too much.

The Making of the Tabernacle

8  And all the wise-hearted men among them that wrought the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, [Bezalel] made them. 9  The length of each curtain was eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains had one measure. 10  And he coupled five curtains one to another: and [the other] five curtains he coupled one to another. 11  And he made loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the second coupling. 12  Fifty loops made he in the one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain that was in the second coupling: the loops were opposite one to another. 13  And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the clasps: so the tabernacle was one.

14  And he made curtains of goats' [hair] for a tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them. 15  The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the breadth of each curtain: the eleven curtains had one measure. 16  And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves. 17  And he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which was [outmost in] the second coupling. 18  And he made fifty clasps of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one. 19  And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above. 20  And he made the boards for the tabernacle, 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: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle. 23  And he made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side southward. 24  And 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  And for the second side of the tabernacle, 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  And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward he made six boards. 28  And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the hinder part. 29  And they were double beneath; and in like manner they were entire unto the top thereof unto one ring: thus he did to both of them in the two corners. 30  And there were eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; under every board two sockets. 31  And he made bars of acacia wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, 32  and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the hinder part westward. 33  And he made the middle bar to pass through in the midst of the boards from the one end to the other. 34  And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold for places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

35  And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, made he it. 36  And he made thereunto four pillars of acacia, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; And he cast for them four sockets of silver. 37  And he made a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; 38  and the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their capitals and their fillets with gold; and their five sockets were of brass.

The Furnishings of the Tabernacle

37 1  And Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: 2  and he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about. 3  And he cast for it four rings of gold, in the four feet thereof; even two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 4  And he made staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold. 5  And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark. 6  And he made a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half [was] the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 7  And he made two cherubim of gold; of beaten work made he them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat; 8  one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat made he the cherubim at the two ends thereof. 9  And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat were the faces of the cherubim.

10  And he made the table of acacia wood: two cubits [was] the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof: 11  and he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereto a crown of gold round about. 12  And he made unto it a border of a handbreadth round about, and made a golden crown to the border thereof round about. 13  And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that were on the four feet thereof. 14  Close by the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table. 15  And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table. 16  And he made the vessels which were upon the table, the dishes thereof, and the spoons thereof, and the bowls thereof, and the flagons thereof, wherewith to pour out, of pure gold. 17  And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, it knops, and its flowers, were of one piece with it: 18  and there were six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof: 19  three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower, and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick. 20  And in the candlestick were four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops thereof, and the flowers thereof; 21  and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it. 22  Their knops and their branches were of one piece with it: the whole of it was one beaten work of pure gold. 23  And he made the lamps thereof, seven, and the snuffers thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, of pure gold. 24  Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.

25  And he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, foursquare; and two cubits was the height thereof; the horns thereof were of one piece with it. 26  And he overlaid it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it: and he made unto it a crown of gold round about. 27  And he made for it two golden rings under the crown thereof, upon the two ribs thereof, upon the two sides of it, for places for staves wherewith to bear it. 28  And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold. 29  And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, after the art of the perfumer.

38 1  And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof. 2  And he made the horns thereof upon the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of one piece with it: and he overlaid it with brass. 3  And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, the flesh-hooks, and the firepans: all the vessels thereof made he of brass. 4  And he made for the altar a grating of network of brass, under the ledge round it beneath, reaching halfway up. 5  And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grating of brass, to be places for the staves. 6  And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with brass. 7  And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, wherewith to bear it; he made it hollow with planks. 8  And he made the laver of brass, and the base thereof of brass, of the mirrors of the ministering women that ministered at the door of the tent of meeting.

The Court of the Tabernacle

9  And he made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, a hundred cubits; 10  their pillars were twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver. 11  And for the north side a hundred cubits, their pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver. 12  And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver. 13  And for the east side eastward fifty cubits. 14  The hangings for the one side [of the gate] were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three; 15  and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. 16  All the hangings of the court round about were of fine twined linen. 17  And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver; and the overlaying of their capitals, of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver. 18  And the screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court. 19  And their pillars were four, and their sockets four, of brass; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals, and their fillets, of silver. 20  And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.

The Supervision of the Work

21  This is the sum of [the things for] the tabernacle, even the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest. 22  And Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Jehovah commanded Moses. 23  And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skilful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in fine linen.

The Metal of the Sanctuary

24  All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary. 25  And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was a hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary: 26  a beka a head, [that is], half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that passed over to them that were numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men. 27  And the hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the veil; a hundred sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. 28  And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five [shekels] he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their capitals, and made fillets for them. 29  And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels. 30  And therewith he made the sockets to the door of the tent of meeting, and the brazen altar, and the brazen grating for it, and all the vessels of the altar, 31  and the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the gate of the court, and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins of the court round about.

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