Exodus 25-27 Revised Standard Version

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Israel to Bring an Offering

25 The Lord said to Moses, 2  "Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me an offering; from every man whose heart makes him willing you shall receive the offering for me. 3  And this is the offering which you shall receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze, 4  blue and purple and scarlet stuff and fine twined linen, goats' hair, 5  tanned rams' skins, goatskins, acacia wood, 6  oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, 7  onyx stones, and stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastpiece. 8  And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. 9  According to all that I show you concerning the pattern of the tabernacle, and of all its furniture, so you shall make it.

The Ark of the Testimony

10  "They shall make an ark of acacia wood; two cubits and a half shall be its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. 11  And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and without shall you overlay it, and you shall make upon it a molding of gold round about. 12  And you shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them on its four feet, two rings 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  And you shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark by them. 15  The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it. 16  And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you. 17  Then you shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two cubits and a half shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth. 18  And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work shall you make them, on the two ends of the mercy seat. 19  Make one cherub on the one end, and one cherub on the other end; of one piece with the mercy seat shall you make the cherubim on its two ends. 20  The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. 21  And you shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. 22  There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you of all that I will give you in commandment for the people of Israel.

The Table for the Showbread

23  "And you shall make a table of acacia wood; two cubits shall be its length, a cubit its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. 24  You shall overlay it with pure gold, and make a molding of gold around it. 25  And you shall make around it a frame a handbreadth wide, and a molding of gold around the frame. 26  And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and fasten the rings to the four corners at its four legs. 27  Close to the frame the rings shall lie, as holders for the poles to carry the table. 28  You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, and the table shall be carried with these. 29  And you shall make its plates and dishes for incense, and its flagons and bowls with which to pour libations; of pure gold you shall make them. 30  And you shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before me always.

The Golden Candlestick

31  "And you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The base and the shaft of the lampstand shall be made of hammered work; its cups, its capitals, and its flowers shall be of one piece with it; 32  and there shall be six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the lampstand out of one side of it and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side of it; 33  three cups made like almonds, each with capital and flower, on one branch, and three cups made like almonds, each with capital and flower, on the other branch--so for the six branches going out of the lampstand; 34  and on the lampstand itself four cups made like almonds, with their capitals and flowers, 35  and a capital of one piece with it under each pair of the six branches going out from the lampstand. 36  Their capitals and their branches shall be of one piece with it, the whole of it one piece of hammered work of pure gold. 37  And you shall make the seven lamps for it; and the lamps shall be set up so as to give light upon the space in front of it. 38  Its snuffers and their trays shall be of pure gold. 39  Of a talent of pure gold shall it be made, with all these utensils. 40  And see that you make them after the pattern for them, which is being shown you on the mountain.

The Tabernacle

26 "Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen and blue and purple and scarlet stuff; with cherubim skilfully worked shall you make them. 2  The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have one measure. 3  Five curtains shall be coupled to one another; and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another. 4  And you shall make loops of blue on the edge of the outmost curtain in the first set; and likewise you shall make loops on the edge of the outmost curtain in the second set. 5  Fifty loops you shall make on the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is in the second set; the loops shall be opposite one another. 6  And you shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to the other with the clasps, that the tabernacle may be one whole.

7  "You shall also make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; eleven curtains shall you make. 8  The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have the same measure. 9  And you shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and the sixth curtain you shall double over at the front of the tent. 10  And you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outmost in one set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain which is outmost in the second set. 11  "And you shall make fifty clasps of bronze, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together that it may be one whole. 12  And the part that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle. 13  And the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, of what remains in the length of the curtains of the tent shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle, on this side and that side, to cover it. 14  And you shall make for the tent a covering of tanned rams' skins and goatskins.

15  "And you shall make upright frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood. 16  Ten cubits shall be the length of a frame, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each frame. 17  There shall be two tenons in each frame, for fitting together; so shall you do for all the frames of the tabernacle. 18  You shall make the frames for the tabernacle: twenty frames for the south side; 19  and forty bases of silver you shall make under the twenty frames, two bases under one frame for its two tenons, and two bases under another frame for its two tenons; 20  and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side twenty frames, 21  and their forty bases of silver, two bases under one frame, and two bases under another frame; 22  and for the rear of the tabernacle westward you shall make six frames. 23  And you shall make two frames for corners of the tabernacle in the rear; 24  they shall be separate beneath, but joined at the top, at the first ring; thus shall it be with both of them; they shall form the two corners. 25  And there shall be eight frames, with their bases of silver, sixteen bases; two bases under one frame, and two bases under another frame. 26  "And you shall make bars of acacia wood, five for the frames of the one side of the tabernacle, 27  and five bars for the frames of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frames of the side of the tabernacle at the rear westward. 28  The middle bar, halfway up the frames, shall pass through from end to end. 29  You shall overlay the frames with gold, and shall make their rings of gold for holders for the bars; and you shall overlay the bars with gold. 30  And you shall erect the tabernacle according to the plan for it which has been shown you on the mountain.

31  "And you shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet stuff and fine twined linen; in skilled work shall it be made, with cherubim; 32  and you shall hang it upon four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, with hooks of gold, upon four bases of silver. 33  And you shall hang the veil from the clasps, and bring the ark of the testimony in thither within the veil; and the veil shall separate for you the holy place from the most holy. 34  You shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. 35  And you shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand on the south side of the tabernacle opposite the table; and you shall put the table on the north side. 36  "And you shall make a screen for the door of the tent, of blue and purple and scarlet stuff and fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework. 37  And you shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall cast five bases of bronze for them.

The Altar of Burnt Offering

27 "You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits broad; the altar shall be square, and its height shall be three cubits. 2  And you shall make horns for it on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze. 3  You shall make pots for it to receive its ashes, and shovels and basins and forks and firepans; all its utensils you shall make of bronze. 4  You shall also make for it a grating, a network of bronze; and upon the net you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners. 5  And you shall set it under the ledge of the altar so that the net shall extend halfway down the altar. 6  And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze; 7  and the poles shall be put through the rings, so that the poles shall be upon the two sides of the altar, when it is carried. 8  You shall make it hollow, with boards; as it has been shown you on the mountain, so shall it be made.

The Court of the Tabernacle

9  "You shall make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side the court shall have hangings of fine twined linen a hundred cubits long for one side; 10  their pillars shall be twenty and their bases twenty, of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver. 11  And likewise for its length on the north side there shall be hangings a hundred cubits long, their pillars twenty and their bases twenty, of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver. 12  And for the breadth of the court on the west side there shall be hangings for fifty cubits, with ten pillars and ten bases. 13  The breadth of the court on the front to the east shall be fifty cubits. 14  The hangings for the one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits, with three pillars and three bases. 15  On the other side the hangings shall be fifteen cubits, with three pillars and three bases. 16  For the gate of the court there shall be a screen twenty cubits long, of blue and purple and scarlet stuff and fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework; it shall have four pillars and with them four bases. 17  All the pillars around the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their bases of bronze. 18  The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, the breadth fifty, and the height five cubits, with hangings of fine twined linen and bases of bronze. 19  All the utensils of the tabernacle for every use, and all its pegs and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.

The Tending of the Lamp

20  "And you shall command the people of Israel that they bring to you pure beaten olive oil for the light, that a lamp may be set up to burn continually. 21  In the tent of meeting, outside the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the Lord. It shall be a statute for ever to be observed throughout their generations by the people of Israel.

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