Exodus 37

Construction Continues

a Now Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; its length was two and a half
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits, and its width one and a half cubits, and its height one and a half cubits;
and he overlaid it with pure gold inside and out, and made a gold molding for it all around. He cast four rings of gold for it on its four feet; even two rings on one side of it, and two rings on the
Lit second
other side of it.
He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry
Lit the ark
it.
He made a
Lit propitiatory
mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits
Lit its length
long and one and a half cubits
Lit its width
wide.
He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work
Lit from
at the two ends of the mercy seat;
one cherub
Lit from
at the one end and one cherub
Lit from
at the other end; he made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat
Lit from
at the two ends.
The cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the
Lit propitiatory
mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

10  m Then he made the table of acacia wood, two
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits
Lit its length
long and a cubit
Lit its width
wide and one and a half cubits
Lit its height
high.
11 He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a gold molding for it all around. 12 He made a rim for it of a handbreadth all around, and made a gold molding for its rim all around. 13 He cast four gold rings for it and put the rings on the four corners that were on its four feet. 14 Close by the rim were the rings, the holders for the poles to carry the table. 15 He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table. 16 He made the utensils which were on the table, its
Or platters
dishes and its pans and its
Lit libation bowls
bowls and its jars, with which to pour out drink offerings, of pure gold.

17  t Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work, its base and its shaft; its cups, its
Or calyxes
bulbs and its flowers were of one piece with it.
18 There were six branches going out of its sides; three branches of the lampstand from the one side of it and three branches of the lampstand from the
Lit second
other side of it;
19 three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a
Or calyx
bulb and a flower in one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a
Or calyx
bulb and a flower in the other branchso for the six branches going out of the lampstand.
20 In the lampstand there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its
Or calyxes
bulbs and its flowers;
21 and a
Or calyx
bulb was 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.
22 Their
Or calyxes
bulbs and their branches were of one piece with it; the whole of it was a single hammered work of pure gold.
23 He made its seven lamps with its snuffers and its
Lit snuff dishes
trays of pure gold.
24 He made it and all its utensils from a talent of pure gold.

25  ae Then he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit
Lit its length
long and a cubit
Lit its width
wide, square, and two cubits
Lit its height
high; its horns were of one piece with it.
26 He overlaid it with pure gold, its top and its
Lit walls
sides all around, and its horns; and he made a gold molding for it all around.
27 He made two golden rings for it under its molding, on its two sideson opposite sidesas holders for poles with which to carry it. 28 He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 29  aj And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense of spices, the work of a perfumer.
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