Exodus 36-38 Darby’s Translation

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36 1  Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every man that was wise-hearted, in whom Jehovah had put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work of the service of the sanctuary—according to all that Jehovah had commanded.

Moses Restrains the People from Bringing Gifts

2  And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every man that was wise-hearted, in whose heart God had put wisdom, every one whose heart moved him to come to the work to do it. 3  And they took from Moses every heave-offering that the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it. And they still brought him voluntary offerings morning by 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 spoke to Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work that Jehovah commanded to be done. 6  Then Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed through the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the heave-offering of the sanctuary! So the people were restrained from bringing; 7  for the work they had was sufficient for all the work to do it, and it was too much.

The Making of the Tabernacle

8  And every wise-hearted man among those that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of twined byssus, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: [with] cherubim of artistic work did he make them. 9  The length of one curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits—one measure for all the curtains. 10  And he coupled five of the curtains one to another, and [the other] five curtains coupled he one to another. 11  And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain at the edge of the coupling; he did likewise in the edge of the outermost curtain in the other coupling. 12  He made fifty loops in one curtain, and he made fifty loops at the end of the curtain that was in the other coupling: the loops were opposite to one another. 13  And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains together with the clasps, so that the tabernacle became one.

14  And he made curtains of goats' [hair] for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains did he make them. 15  The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the breadth of one curtain—one measure for the eleven curtains. 16  And he coupled five of the curtains by themselves, and six of the curtains by themselves. 17  And he made fifty loops on the edge of the outermost curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he on the edge of the curtain in the other coupling. 18  And he made fifty clasps of copper to couple the tent, that it might be one. 19  And he made a covering for the tent [of] rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above [that]. 20  And he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia-wood, standing up; 21  ten cubits the length of the boards, and one cubit and a half the breadth of one board; 22  two tenons in one board, connected one with the other: 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 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. 25  And for the other side of the tabernacle, on the side toward the north, he made twenty boards, 26  and their forty bases of silver, two bases under one board, and two bases under another board. 27  And at the rear of the tabernacle, westward, he made six boards; 28  and he made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear; 29  and they were joined beneath, and were coupled together at the top thereof into one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners; 30  and there were eight boards, and their silver bases: sixteen bases, under every board two bases. 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 at the rear, westward. 33  And he made the middle bar in the midst of the boards reach from one end to the other. 34  And he overlaid the boards with gold; and made their rings of gold [as] receptacles for the bars; and overlaid the bars with gold.

35  And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus: of artistic work he made it [with] cherubim. 36  And he made four pillars of acacia[-wood] for it, and overlaid them with gold; their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four bases of silver. 37  And he made a curtain for the entrance of the tent of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus, of embroidery; 38  and its five pillars with their hooks; and he overlaid their capitals and their connecting-rods with gold; and their five bases were of copper.

The Furnishings of the Tabernacle

37 1  And Bezaleel made the ark of acacia-wood; two cubits and a half the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 2  And he overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a border of gold upon it round about. 3  And he cast for it four rings of gold, for its four corners: 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 carry the ark. 6  —And he made a mercy-seat of pure gold; two cubits and a half the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 7  And he made two cherubim of gold; of beaten work did he make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat; 8  one cherub at the end of one side, and one cherub at the end of the other side; out of the mercy-seat he made the two cherubim at the two ends thereof. 9  And the cherubim spread out [their] wings over it, covering over with their wings the mercy-seat; and their faces were opposite to one another: the faces of the cherubim were [turned] toward the mercy-seat.

10  And he made the table of acacia-wood; two cubits 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 upon it a border of gold round about. 12  And he made for it a margin of a hand-breadth round about; and made a border of gold for the margin thereof round about. 13  And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings on the four corners that were on the four feet thereof. 14  Close to the margin were the rings, as receptacles of the staves to carry the table. 15  And he made the staves of acacia-wood, and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table. 16  And he made the utensils that were on the table, the dishes thereof, and the cups thereof, and the bowls thereof, and the goblets with which to pour out, of pure gold. 17  And he made the candlestick of pure gold; [of] beaten work he made the candlestick: its base, and its shaft, its cups, its knobs, and its flowers were of itself. 18  And six branches went 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  [there were] three cups shaped like almonds in the one branch, a knob and a flower; and three cups shaped like almonds in the other branch, a knob and a flower: so in the six branches which went out of the candlestick. 20  And in the candlestick were four cups, shaped like almonds, its knobs, and its flowers; 21  and a knob under two branches thereof, and [again] a knob under two branches thereof, and [again] a knob under two branches thereof, for the six branches which went out of it. 22  Their knobs and their branches were of itself—all of one beaten work of pure gold. 23  And he made the seven lamps thereof, and the snuffers thereof, and the snuff-trays thereof, of pure gold. 24  Of a talent of pure gold he made it, and all its utensils.

25  And he made the altar of incense of acacia-wood; a cubit the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, square, and two cubits the height thereof: its horns were of itself. 26  And he overlaid it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and made upon it a border of gold round about. 27  And he made two rings of gold for it under its border, by its two corners, on the two sides thereof, as receptacles for the staves with which to carry 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 fragrant drugs, according to the work of the perfumer.

38 1  And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia-wood; five cubits the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, square, and three cubits the height thereof. 2  And he made its horns on the four corners thereof; its horns were of itself; and he overlaid it with copper. 3  And he made all the utensils of the altar: the pots, and the shovels, and the bowls, the forks, and the firepans; all its utensils made he of copper. 4  And he made for the altar a grating of network of copper under its ledge from beneath, to the very middle of it. 5  And he cast four rings for the four corners of the grating of copper, as receptacles for the staves. 6  And he made the staves of acacia-wood, and overlaid them with copper. 7  And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. Hollow with boards did he make it. 8  And he made the laver of copper, and its stand of copper, of the mirrors of the crowds of women who crowded before the entrance of the tent of meeting.

The Court of the Tabernacle

9  And he made the court. On the south side southward, the hangings of the court were of twined byssus, a hundred cubits; 10  their pillars twenty, and their bases twenty, of copper; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver. 11  And on the north side, a hundred cubits; their pillars twenty, and their bases twenty, of copper; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver. 12  And on the west side, hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their bases ten; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver. 13  And for the east side, eastward, fifty cubits; 14  the hangings on the one wing of fifteen cubits, their pillars three, and their bases three; 15  and on the other wing, on this side as on that side of the gate of the court, hangings of fifteen cubits, their pillars three, and their bases three. 16  All the hangings of the court round about were of twined byssus; 17  and the bases of the pillars of copper, the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals of silver; and all the pillars of the court were fastened together with [rods of] silver. 18  —And the curtain of the gate of the court was of embroidery of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus; and the length was twenty cubits, and the height like the breadth, five cubits, just as the hangings of the court; 19  and their pillars four, and their bases four, of copper; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals and their connecting-rods of silver. 20  And all the pegs for the tabernacle and for the court round about were of copper.

The Supervision of the Work

21  These are the things numbered of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, which were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, by the service of the Levites, under the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest. 22  And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Jehovah had commanded Moses; 23  and with him Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and artificer, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in byssus.

The Metal of the Sanctuary

24  All the gold that it took for the work in all the work of the sanctuary—the gold of the wave-offering, was twenty-nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. 25  And the silver of them that were numbered of the assembly was a hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary: 26  a bekah the head—half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that passed the numbering from twenty years old and upward, [of] the six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty. 27  And there were a hundred talents of silver for casting the bases of the sanctuary, and the bases of the veil; a hundred bases of a hundred talents, a talent for a base. 28  And of the thousand seven hundred and seventy-five [shekels] he made the hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their capitals, and fastened them [with rods]. 29  And the copper of the wave-offering was seventy talents, and two thousand four hundred shekels. 30  And he made with it the bases for the entrance of the tent of meeting, and the copper altar, and the copper grating for it, and all the utensils of the altar. 31  And the bases of the court round about, and the bases of the gate of the court, and all the pegs of the tabernacle, and all the pegs of the court round about.

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