Exodus 25

Offerings for the Sanctuary

Then the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, a Tell the sons of Israel to
Lit take
raise a
Or heave offering
contribution for Me; d from every man whose heart moves him you shall
Lit take
raise My
Or heave offering
contribution.
This is the
Or heave offering
contribution which you are to
Lit take
raise from them: gold, silver and bronze,
Or violet
,
j blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair,
rams’ skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood, k oil for lighting l spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones and setting stones for the m ephod and for the
Or pouch
,
o breastpiece.
“Let them p construct a sanctuary for Me, q that I may dwell among them. r According to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct it.

Ark of the Covenant

10  s They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits
Lit its length
long, and one and a half cubits
Lit its width
wide, and one and a half cubits
Lit its height
high.
11 “You shall x overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding
Lit on it round about
around it.
12 You shall cast four gold rings for it and
Or put
fasten them on its four feet, and two rings shall be on 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 You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them. 15 “The aa poles shall
Lit be
remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it.
16 “You shall ac put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

17 “You shall ad make a
Lit propitiatory, and so through v 22
mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits
Lit its length
long and one and a half cubits
Lit its width
wide.
18 You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work
Lit from
at the two ends of the mercy seat.
19 Make one cherub
Lit from
at one end and one cherub
Lit from
at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.
20  al The cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and
Lit their faces to
facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat.
21  an You shall put the mercy seat
Lit above, upon
on top of the ark, and ap in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you.
22  aq There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from ar between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.

The Table of Showbread

23  as You shall make a table of acacia wood, two cubits
Lit its length
long and one cubit
Lit its width
wide and one and a half cubits
Lit its height
high.
24 You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a gold aw border around it. 25 You shall make for it a rim of a handbreadth around it; and you shall make a gold border for the rim around it. 26 You shall make four gold rings for it and put rings on the four corners which are on its four feet. 27 The rings shall be close to the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table. 28 You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, so that with them the table may be carried. 29 You shall make its
Or platters
,
ay dishes and its pans and its jars and its
Lit libation bowls
bowls with which to pour drink offerings; you shall make them of pure gold.
30 You shall set ba the bread of the
Lit Face
Presence on the table before Me
Or continually
at all times.

The Golden Lampstand

31  bd Then you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its
Or calyx
bulbs and its flowers shall be of one piece with it.
32  bf Six branches shall go out from its sides; three branches of the lampstand from its one side and three branches of the lampstand from its
Lit second
other side.
33  bh Three cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms in the one branch, a
Or calyx
bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms in the
Lit one branch
other branch, a
Or calyx
bulb and a flowerso for six branches going out from the lampstand;
34 and bl in the lampstand four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its
Or calyxes
bulbs and its flowers.
35  bn “A
Or calyx
bulb shall be under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a
Or calyx
bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a
Or calyx
bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.
36  br “Their
Or calyxes
bulbs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold.
37 Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and bt they shall
Lit raise up
mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it.
38 Its snuffers and
Lit its snuff dishes
their trays shall be of pure gold.
39 It shall be made from a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils. 40  bw See that you make them bx after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.
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