Making the Ark1 Bezalel a made the ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high. ▼
▼Lit two and a half cubits its length, one and a half cubits its width, and one and a half cubits its height2He overlaid it with pure gold inside and out and made a gold molding all around it. 3He cast four gold rings for it, for its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other side. 4He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 5He inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark for carrying the ark. 6He made a ▼
▼mercy seat: Or place of atonement; the gold lid on the ark of the covenant, first used in the tabernacle and later in the templemercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide. ▼
▼Lit two and a half cubits its length and one and a half cubits its width7He made two ▼
▼cherubim: A class of winged angels, associated with the throne of God, who function as guardians and who prevented Adam and Eve from returning to the garden of Edencherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat, 8 one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. At each end, he made a cherub of one piece with the mercy seat. 9They had wings spread out. They faced each other and covered the mercy seat with their wings. The faces of the cherubim were looking toward the mercy seat.
Making the Table10 He f constructed the table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high. ▼
▼Lit two cubits its length, one cubit its width, and one and a half cubits its height11He overlaid it with pure gold and made a gold molding all around it. 12He made a three-inch ▼
▼Lit a handbreadthframe all around it and made a gold molding all around its frame. 13He cast four gold rings for it and attached the rings to the four corners at its four legs. 14The rings were next to the frame as holders for the poles to carry the table. 15He made the poles for carrying the table from acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 16He also made the utensils that would be on the table out of pure gold: its plates and cups, as well as its bowls and pitchers for pouring ▼
▼drink offering: An offering of a specified amount of wine or beer given along with animal sacrifices; it was poured over the sacrifice before it was burned.drink offerings.
Making the Lampstand17 Then j he made the lampstand out of pure hammered gold. He made it all of one piece: its base and shaft, its ornamental cups, and its calyxes ▼
▼= the outer covering of a flowerand petals. 18 Six branches extended from its sides, three branches of the lampstand from one side and three branches of the lampstand from the other side. 19There were three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the first branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the next branch. It was this way for the six branches that extended from the lampstand. 20On the lampstand shaft there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms with its calyxes and petals. 21For the six branches that extended from it, a calyx was under the first pair of branches from it, a calyx under the second pair of branches from it, and a calyx under the third pair of branches from it. 22Their calyxes and branches were of one piece. ▼
▼Lit piece with itAll of it was a single hammered piece of pure gold. 23He also made its seven lamps, snuffers, and firepans of pure gold. 24He made it and all its utensils of 75 pounds ▼
▼Lit a talentof pure gold.
Making the Altar of Incense25 He n made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide; it was 36 inches high. ▼
▼Lit a cubit its length, a cubit its width, and two cubits its heightIts horns were of one piece. ▼
▼Lit piece with it26He overlaid it, its top, all around its sides, and its horns with pure gold. Then he made a gold molding all around it. 27He made two gold rings for it under the molding on two of its sides; he put these on opposite sides of it to be holders for the poles to carry it with. 28He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 29He also made the holy anointing oil and the pure, fragrant, and expertly blended incense. q
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