Exodus 26

Curtains of Linen

a Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and
Or violet
blue and purple and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.
The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits, and the width of each curtain four
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits; all the curtains shall have
Lit one measure
the same measurements.
Five curtains shall be
Or coupled
joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be
Or coupled
joined to one another.
You shall make loops of
Or violet
blue on the edge of the
Lit one curtain from the end in the coupling
outermost curtain in the first set, and likewise you shall make them on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second
Lit coupling
set.
You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the
Lit end
edge of the curtain that is in the second
Lit coupling
set; the loops shall be opposite each other.
You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and
Or couple
join the curtains to one another with the clasps so that the
Or dwelling place, and so throughout the ch
tabernacle will be a unit.

Curtains of Goats’ Hair

“Then o you shall make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all. The length of each curtain shall be thirty
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have
Lit one measure
the same measurements.
“You shall
Or couple
join five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain
Lit toward the front of the face of the tent
at the front of the tent.
10 You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the
Lit one curtain
curtain that is outermost in the first
Lit coupling
set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second
Lit coupling
set.

11 You shall make fifty clasps of
Or copper
bronze, and you shall put the clasps into the loops and
Or couple
join the tent together so that it will be
Lit one
a unit.
12 “The
Lit excess
overlapping part that is left over in the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that is left over, shall lap over the back of the tabernacle.
13 The cubit on one side and the cubit on the other, of what is left over in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall lap over the sides of the tabernacle on one side and on the other, to cover it. 14  aa You shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins
Or tanned
dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.

Boards and Sockets

15 Then you shall make ac the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of
Lit the
each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.
17 There shall be two tenons for each board,
Lit bound
fitted to one another; thus you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle.
18 You shall make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards
Lit toward the side of the Negev to the south
for the south side.
19 You shall make forty
Or bases
,
ah sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two
Or bases
sockets under one board for its two tenons and two
Or bases
sockets under another board for its two tenons;
20 and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards, 21 and their forty
Or bases
sockets of silver; two
Or bases
sockets under one board and two
Or bases
sockets under another board.
22 “For the
Lit extreme parts
rear of the tabernacle, to the west, you shall make six boards.
23 You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the
Lit extreme parts
rear.
24 They shall be double beneath, and together they shall be complete
Or at its head
to its top
Or with reference to
to the first ring; thus it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners.
25 There shall be eight boards with their
Or bases
sockets of silver, sixteen
Or bases
sockets; two
Or bases
sockets under one board and two
Or bases
sockets under another board.

26 Then you shall make av bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle, 27 and five bars for the boards of the
Lit second
other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle for the
Lit extreme parts
rear side to the west.
28 The middle bar in the
Lit midst
center of the boards shall pass through from end to end.
29 You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold as holders for the bars; and you shall overlay the bars with gold. 30 Then you shall erect the tabernacle az according to its plan which you have been shown in the mountain.

The Veil and Screen

31 You shall make ba a veil of
Or violet
blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.
32 “You shall
Lit put
hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks also being of gold, on four
Or bases
sockets of silver.
33 “You shall
Lit put
hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in bf the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall
Lit separate for you between
serve for you as a partition bh between the holy place and the holy of holies.
34  bi You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the holy of holies. 35  bj You shall set the table outside the veil, and the bk lampstand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you shall put the table on the north side.

36  bl You shall make a screen for the doorway of the tent of
Or violet
blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a
Lit variegator; i.e. a weaver in colors
weaver.
37  bo You shall make five pillars of acacia for the screen and overlay them with gold, their hooks also being of gold; and you shall cast five
Or bases
sockets of
Or copper
bronze for them.
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