Exodus 36

The Tabernacle Underwritten

1Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every
Lit man wise of heart
skillful person in whom the  Lord has put
Lit wisdom
skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work
Or connected with the service of; lit of the service of
in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the  Lord has commanded.”

2Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every
Lit man wise of heart
skillful person in
Lit whose heart
whom the  Lord had put
Lit wisdom
skill g  everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it.
3They received from Moses all the
Lit lifted offering
contributions which the sons of Israel had brought
Lit to perform it for the work
to perform the work
Lit of the service of
in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.
4And all the
Lit wise
skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from
Lit his
the work which
Lit they were
he was performing,
5and they said to
Lit Moses, saying,
Moses o  The people are bringing much more than enough for the
Lit service for the work
construction work which the  Lord commanded us to
Lit perform it
perform.”
6So Moses issued a command, and a
Lit voice
proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the
Lit heave offering
contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.
7 t  For the
Lit work
material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.

Construction Proceeds

8 v  All the
Lit wise of heart
skillful men among those who were performing the work made the
Lit dwelling place
tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and
Or violet
blue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman
Lit he
Bezalel made them.
9The length of each curtain was 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 had
Lit one measure
the same measurements.
10He
Or coupled
joined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he
Or coupled
joined to one another.
11He made loops of
Or violet
blue on the edge of the
Lit one curtain from the end in the coupling
outermost curtain in the first
Lit coupling
set; he did likewise on the edge of the curtain that was
Lit one curtain from the end in the coupling
outermost in the second
Lit coupling
set.
12He made ak  fifty loops in the one curtain and he made fifty loops on the
Lit end
edge of the curtain that was in the second
Lit coupling
set; the loops were opposite each other.
13He made an  fifty clasps of gold and
Or coupled
joined the curtains to one another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was
Lit one
a unit.

14Then aq  he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains
Lit in number
in all.
15The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and four cubits the width of each curtain; the eleven curtains had
Lit one measure
the same measurements.
16He
Or coupled
joined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves.
17Moreover, he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the first
Lit coupling
set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second
Lit coupling
set.
18He made fifty clasps of
Or copper
bronze to
Or couple
join the tent together so that it would be
Lit one
a unit.
19He made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins
Or tanned
dyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above.

20 ba  Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright. 21Ten cubits was the length of
Lit the
each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.
22There were two tenons for each board
Lit bound
fitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle.
23He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards
Lit to the side of the Negev, to the south
for the south side;
24and he made forty
Or bases
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.
25Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards, 26and their forty
Or bases
sockets of silver; two
Or bases
sockets under one board and two
Or bases
sockets under another board.
27For the
Lit extreme parts
rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards.
28He made two boards for the corners of the
Lit dwelling place
tabernacle at the
Lit extreme parts
rear.
29They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its
Or head
top
Or with reference to
to the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners.
30There were eight boards with their
Or bases
sockets of silver, sixteen
Or bases
sockets
Lit two sockets
two under every board.

31Then he made bs  bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle, 32and five bars for the boards of the
Or second
other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the
Lit extreme parts
rear side to the west.
33He made the middle bar to pass through in the
Lit midst
center of the boards from end to end.
34He overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

35 bw  Moreover, he made the veil of
Or violet
blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.
36He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four
Or bases
sockets of silver for them.
37He made a bz  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;
38and he made its cc  five pillars with their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their
Or fillets, rings
bands with gold; but their five
Or bases
sockets were of
Or copper
bronze.
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