Exodus 31

Bezalel and Oholiab the Craftsmen

Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have appointed by name Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in all kinds of craftsmanship, to design artistic works in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut gemstones for settings, and to carve wood, so that he may be a master of every craft. Moreover, I have selected Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, as his assistant. I have also given skill to all the craftsmen, that they may fashion all that I have commanded you: the Tent of Meeting, the Ark of the Testimony and the mercy seat upon it, and all the other furnishings of the tent— the table with its utensils, the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand— 10  as well as the woven garments, both the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons to serve as priests, 11  in addition to the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them according to all that I have commanded you.”

The Sign of the Sabbath

12  And the LORD said to Moses, 13  “Tell the Israelites, ‘Surely you must observe My Sabbaths, for this will be a sign between Me and you for the generations to come, so that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. 14  Observe the Sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it must surely be put to death. Whoever does work on [that day] must be cut off from his people. 15  For six days work may be done, but the seventh day must be a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does [any] work on the Sabbath day must surely be put to death. 16  The Israelites must observe the Sabbath, celebrating it as a lasting covenant for the generations to come. 17  It is a sign between Me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, but on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’”

Moses Receives the Tablets

18  When [the LORD] had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.
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