Exodus 36

The Tabernacle Underwritten

Now 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.”

Then 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.
They 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.
And 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,
and 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.”
So 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.
t For the
Lit work
material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.

Construction Proceeds

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.
The 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.
10 He
Or coupled
joined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he
Or coupled
joined to one another.
11 He 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.
12 He 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.
13 He 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.

14 Then aq he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains
Lit in number
in all.
15 The 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.
16 He
Or coupled
joined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves.
17 Moreover, 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.
18 He made fifty clasps of
Or copper
bronze to
Or couple
join the tent together so that it would be
Lit one
a unit.
19 He 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. 21 Ten cubits was the length of
Lit the
each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.
22 There were two tenons for each board
Lit bound
fitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle.
23 He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards
Lit to the side of the Negev, to the south
for the south side;
24 and 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.
25 Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards, 26 and their forty
Or bases
sockets of silver; two
Or bases
sockets under one board and two
Or bases
sockets under another board.
27 For the
Lit extreme parts
rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards.
28 He made two boards for the corners of the
Lit dwelling place
tabernacle at the
Lit extreme parts
rear.
29 They 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.
30 There were eight boards with their
Or bases
sockets of silver, sixteen
Or bases
sockets
Lit two sockets
two under every board.

31 Then he made bs bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle, 32 and 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.
33 He made the middle bar to pass through in the
Lit midst
center of the boards from end to end.
34 He 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.
36 He 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.
37 He 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;
38 and 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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