Exodus 35:1 — 37:29
35 Later Moses called the entire assembly of the sons of Israel together and said to them: “These are the words that Jehovah has commanded, to do them: 2 Six days may work be done, but on the seventh day it will become something holy to YOU, a sabbath of complete rest to Jehovah. Anybody doing work on it will be put to death. 3 YOU must not light a fire in any of YOUR dwelling places on the sabbath day.”
4 And Moses went on to say to the entire assembly of the sons of Israel: “This is the word that Jehovah has commanded, saying, 5 ‘From among yourselves take up a contribution for Jehovah. Let every willing-hearted one bring it as Jehovah’s contribution, namely, gold and silver and copper 6 and blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material and fine linen and goat’s hair 7 and ram skins dyed red and sealskins and acacia wood 8 and oil for the luminary and balsam oil for the anointing oil and for the perfumed incense 9 and onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the breastpiece.
10 “‘And let all the wise-hearted ones among YOU come and make all that Jehovah has commanded, 11 namely, the tabernacle with its tent and its covering, its hooks and its panel frames, its bars, its pillars and its socket pedestals; 12 the Ark and its poles, the cover and the curtain of the screen; 13 the table and its poles and all its utensils and the showbread; 14 and the lampstand of illumination and its utensils and its lamps and the oil for illumination; 15 and the altar of incense and its poles; and the anointing oil and the perfumed incense; and the screen of the entrance for the tabernacle’s entrance; 16 the altar of burnt offering and the copper grating that is for it, its poles and all its utensils; the basin and its stand; 17 the hangings of the courtyard, its pillars and its socket pedestals; and the screen of the gate of the courtyard; 18 the tent pins of the tabernacle and the tent pins of the courtyard and their cords; 19 the garments of knitted work for ministering in the sanctuary, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons for acting as priests.’”
20 Accordingly all the assembly of the sons of Israel went out from before Moses. 21 Then they came, everyone whose heart impelled him, and they brought, everyone whose spirit incited him, Jehovah’s contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments. 22 And they kept coming, the men along with the women, every willing-hearted one. They brought brooches and earrings and rings and female ornaments, all sorts of articles of gold, that is, everyone who presented the wave offering of gold to Jehovah. 23 And all those with whom there were found blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material and fine linen and goat’s hair and ram skins dyed red and sealskins, brought them. 24 All those contributing the contribution of silver and copper brought Jehovah’s contribution, and all those with whom there was found acacia wood for all the work of the service brought it.
25 And all the women who were wise of heart spun with their hands, and they kept bringing as yarn the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple, the coccus scarlet material and the fine linen. 26 And all the women whose hearts impelled them with wisdom spun the goat’s hair.
27 And the chieftains brought onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and the breastpiece, 28 and the balsam oil and the oil for illumination and for the anointing oil and for the perfumed incense. 29 Every man and woman whose hearts incited them to bring something for all the work that Jehovah had commanded to make by means of Moses did so; the sons of Israel brought a voluntary offering to Jehovah.
30 Then Moses said to the sons of Israel: “See, Jehovah has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah. 31 And he proceeded to fill him with the spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in every sort of craftsmanship 32 and for designing devices, for working in gold and silver and copper, 33 and in working of stones to set them and in working of wood to make ingenious products of every sort. 34 And he has put it into his heart that he should teach, he and Oholiab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan. 35 He has filled them with wisdom of heart to do all the work of a craftsman and an embroiderer and of a weaver in blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple, in coccus scarlet material and fine linen, and of a loom worker, men doing every sort of work and designing devices.
36 “And Bezalel must work, also Oholiab and every wise-hearted man to whom Jehovah has given wisdom and understanding in these things in order to know how to do all the work of the holy service according to all that Jehovah has commanded.”
2 And Moses proceeded to call Bezalel and Oholiab and every wise-hearted man into whose heart Jehovah had put wisdom, everyone whose heart impelled him to approach the work in order to do it. 3 Then they took from before Moses all the contribution that the sons of Israel had brought for the work of the holy service so as to do it, and, as for the latter, they still brought to him a voluntary offering morning after morning.
4 And all the wise ones who were doing all the holy work began to come, one man after another, from their work that they were doing, 5 and to say to Moses: “The people are bringing much more than what the service needs for the work that Jehovah has commanded to be done.” 6 So Moses commanded that they should cause an announcement to pass through the camp, saying: “Men and women, do not produce any more stuff for the holy contribution.” With that the people were restrained from bringing it in. 7 And the stuff proved to be enough for all the work to be done, and more than enough.
8 And all the wise-hearted among those doing the work went making the tabernacle, the ten tent cloths of fine twisted linen and blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material; with cherubs, the work of an embroiderer, he made them. 9 The length of each tent cloth was twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each tent cloth four cubits. There was one measure for all the tent cloths. 10 Then he joined five tent cloths one to another, and the five other tent cloths he joined one to another. 11 After that he made loops of blue thread upon the edge of the one tent cloth at the junction end. He did the same on the edge of the outermost tent cloth at the other place of junction. 12 He made fifty loops on the one tent cloth, and he made fifty loops on the extremity of the tent cloth that was at the other place of junction, the loops being opposite one another. 13 Finally he made fifty hooks of gold and joined the tent cloths to one another by the hooks, so that it became one tabernacle.
14 And he went on to make tent cloths of goat’s hair for the tent upon the tabernacle. Eleven tent cloths were what he made. 15 The length of each tent cloth was thirty cubits, and the width of each tent cloth four cubits. There was one measure for the eleven tent cloths. 16 Then he joined five tent cloths together by themselves and the six other tent cloths by themselves. 17 Next he made fifty loops upon the edge of the outermost tent cloth at the place of junction, and he made fifty loops upon the edge of the other tent cloth that joined with it. 18 After that he made fifty hooks of copper for joining the tent together to become one piece.
19 And he proceeded to make a covering for the tent out of ram skins dyed red and a covering out of sealskins up on top.
20 Then he made the panel frames for the tabernacle out of acacia wood, standing on end. 21 Ten cubits was the length of a panel frame, and one cubit and a half the width of each panel frame. 22 Each panel frame had two tenons fitted one to the other. That is the way he did to all the panel frames of the tabernacle. 23 So he made the panel frames for the tabernacle, twenty panel frames for the side toward the Negeb, to the south. 24 And he made forty socket pedestals of silver for beneath the twenty panel frames, two socket pedestals beneath the one panel frame with its two tenons and two socket pedestals beneath the other panel frame with its two tenons. 25 And for the other side of the tabernacle, the northern side, he made twenty panel frames 26 and their forty socket pedestals of silver, two socket pedestals beneath the one panel frame and two socket pedestals beneath the other panel frame.
27 And for the rear sections of the tabernacle to the west he made six panel frames. 28 And he made two panel frames as corner posts of the tabernacle on its two rear sections. 29 And they proved to be duplicates at the bottom and together they came to be twins to the top of each one at the first ring. That is what he did to them both, to the two corner posts. 30 So they amounted to eight panel frames and their socket pedestals of silver to sixteen, two socket pedestals next to two socket pedestals beneath each panel frame.
31 And he went on to make bars of acacia wood, five for the panel frames of the one side of the tabernacle 32 and five bars for the panel frames of the other side of the tabernacle and five bars for the panel frames of the tabernacle for the two rear sections to the west. 33 Then he made the middle bar to run through at the middle of the panel frames from one end to the other. 34 And he overlaid the panel frames with gold, and he made their rings of gold as supports for the bars, and he went on to overlay the bars with gold.
35 And he proceeded to make a curtain of blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material and fine twisted linen. With the work of an embroiderer he made it with cherubs. 36 Then he made for it four acacia pillars and overlaid them with gold, their pegs being of gold, and cast four socket pedestals of silver for them. 37 And he went on to make a screen for the entrance of the tent out of blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver, 38 and its five pillars and their pegs. And he overlaid their tops and their joints with gold, but their five socket pedestals were of copper.
37 Bezalel now made the Ark of acacia wood. Two cubits and a half was its length, and a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height. 2 Then he overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside and made a border of gold round about for it. 3 After that he cast four rings of gold for it, for above its four feet, with two rings on its one side and two rings on its other side. 4 He next made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 5 Then he put the poles through the rings on the sides of the Ark for carrying the Ark.
6 And he went on to make the cover of pure gold. Two cubits and a half was its length, and a cubit and a half its width. 7 He further made two cherubs of gold. Of hammered work he made them on both ends of the cover. 8 One cherub was on the end over there, and the other cherub on the end over here. He made the cherubs on the cover on both of its ends. 9 And they came to be cherubs spreading out two wings upward, screening over the cover with their wings, and their faces were one to the other. The faces of the cherubs proved to be toward the cover.
10 And he proceeded to make the table of acacia wood. Two cubits was its length, and a cubit its width, and a cubit and a half its height. 11 Then he overlaid it with pure gold and made a border of gold round about for it. 12 Next he made for it a rim of a handbreadth round about and made a border of gold for its rim round about. 13 Further, he cast four rings of gold for it and put the rings upon the four corners that were for the four feet. 14 The rings proved to be near the rim, as supports for the poles for carrying the table. 15 Then he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold for carrying the table. 16 After that he made the utensils that are upon the table, its dishes and its cups and its bowls and its pitchers with which [libations] would be poured, out of pure gold.
17 Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. Of hammered work he made the lampstand. Its sides and its branches, its cups, its knobs and its blossoms proceeded out of it. 18 And six branches were running out from its sides, three branches of the lampstand out from its one side and three branches of the lampstand out from its other side. 19 Three cups shaped like flowers of almond were on the one set of branches, with knobs and blossoms alternating; and three cups shaped like flowers of almond were on the other set of branches, with knobs and blossoms alternating. That is the way it was for the six branches running out from the lampstand. 20 And on the lampstand there were four cups shaped like flowers of almond, with its knobs and its blossoms alternating. 21 And the knob under two branches was out of it, and the knob under two other branches was out of it, and the knob under two more branches was out of it, for the six branches running out from the lampstand. 22 Their knobs and their branches proceeded out from it. All of it was one piece of hammered work, of pure gold. 23 Then he made its seven lamps and its snuffers and its fire holders out of pure gold. 24 Of a talent of pure gold he made it and all its utensils.
25 He now made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. A cubit was its length and a cubit its width, it being foursquare, and two cubits was its height. Its horns proceeded out of it. 26 Then he overlaid it with pure gold, its top surface and its sides round about and its horns, and he made a border of gold round about for it. 27 And he made for it two rings of gold down below its border upon two of its sides, upon two opposite sides of it, as supports for the poles with which to carry it. 28 After that he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 29 He made additionally the holy anointing oil and the pure, perfumed incense, the work of an ointment maker.