37 And Besalel made the ark of acacia wood, forty-five inches in length and twenty-seven inches in breadth and twenty-seven inches in depth, 2 and gilded it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a gold molding around it, 3 and cast four gold rings for it to go on its four legs, two rings on one side and two on the other. 4 And he made poles of acacia wood and gilded them, 5 and inserted the poles in the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark by. 6 And he made a mercy-seat of pure gold forty-five inches in length and twenty-seven inches in breadth, 7 and made two gold cherubs, made them of chased work, at the two ends of the mercy-seat, 8 one cherub at this end and one cherub at that end; he made them in one piece with the mercy-seat, at its two ends. 9 And the cherubs were stretching out their wings above, overarching the mercy-seat with their wings, their faces toward each other: the cherubs’ faces were toward the mercy-seat. 10 And he made the table of acacia wood, three feet in length and eighteen inches in breadth and twenty-seven inches in height, 11 and gilded it with pure gold, and made a gold molding around it. 12 And he made a three-inch border around it, and made a gold molding around its border, 13 and cast four gold rings for it and put the rings on the four broadsides of its four legs: 14 the rings were close by the border, as eyes for the poles for carrying the table. 15 And he made the poles of acacia wood and gilded them, for carrying the table. 16 And he made the furnishings on the table, its plates and its pans and its chalices and its flagons that libations were to be poured with, of pure gold. 17 And he made the lampstand of pure gold: he made the lampstand of chased work; its base and its stem, its bowls, its bulbs, and its petals, were in one piece. 18 * And there were six stems coming out of its sides, three lampstand-stems on one side and three lampstand-stems on the other; 19 three almond-flower bowls on one stem, bulbs and petals, and three almond-flower bowls on one stem, bulbs and petals, so for the six stems that came out of the lampstand; 20 and on the lampstand four almond-flower bowls, its bulbs and its petals; 21 * and a bulb under the two stems, in one piece with it, and a bulb under the two stems, in one piece with it, and a bulb under the two stems, in one piece with it, for the six stems that came out of it. 22 Their bulbs and their stems were in one piece with it, all a single piece of chased work of pure gold. 23 And he made its lamps, seven of them, and its pincers and its firepans, pure gold. 24 He made it, and all its furnishings, of a hundred pounds of pure gold. 25 And he made the altar for incense-burning of acacia wood, eighteen inches long and eighteen wide, square, and three feet high, its horns in one piece with it, 26 and gilded it with pure gold, its top and its walls all round and its horns, and made a gold molding around it, 27 and made two gold rings for it under its molding on its two sides, both sides of it, for eyes for poles to carry it with; 28 and he made the poles of acacia wood and gilded them. 29 And he made the anointing-oil, sacred, and the aromatic incense, pure, a work of the perfumer’s art.
^ 37:18 Lit. And six stems
^ 37:21 (stems, in one piece with it) Or stems out of it (three times)