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The Bible in Living English
26 “And you shall make the tabernacle in ten breadths; of spun-thread lawn and violet and purple and scarlet, cherubs in tapestry, you shall make them. 2 Each breadth shall be forty-two feet long and each six feet wide; all the breadths shall be of the same measure. 3 Five breadths shall be fastened to each other and five shall be fastened to each other; 4 and you shall make violet loops on the border of the side breadth in one set, and likewise on the border of the last breadth in the second set: 5 fifty loops you shall make on the first breadth, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the breadth in the second set, the loops to come opposite each other. 6 And you shall make fifty gold links and fasten the breadths to each other with the links, and have the tabernacle one piece. 7 “And you shall make breadths of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle: you shall make eleven of the breadths. 8 Each breadth shall be forty-five feet long and each six feet wide; the eleven breadths shall be of the same measure. 9 And you shall fasten together five breadths by themselves and six breadths by themselves; and you are to fold over the sixth breadth at the front of the tent. 10 And you shall make fifty loops on the border of the last breadth in a set, and fifty loops on the border of the breadth in the second set; 11 and you shall make fifty bronze links and insert the links in the loops and couple the tent and have it be one piece. 12 And the margin of surplus in the breadths of the tent, the extra half-breadth, shall hang down the back of the tent; 13 and the eighteen inches on each side from the extra length of the breadths of the tent shall hang down the sides of the tent on each side to cover it. 14 And you shall make a red morocco cover for the tent, and a sea-cow skin cover on top. 15 “And you shall make the frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing: 16 a frame shall be fifteen feet long, and each twenty-seven inches wide; 17* two sidepieces to each frame, braced one to the other; you shall do the same for all the frames of the tabernacle. 18 And you shall make the frames for the tabernacle, twenty frames for the right-hand face to the south, 19* and make forty silver plinths to go under the twenty frames, two plinths under each frame for its two sidepieces; 20 and for the second side of the tabernacle, the north face, twenty frames, 21 and forty silver plinths, two plinths under each frame. 22 And for the rear of the tabernacle, to the west, you shall make six frames; 23 and you shall make two frames for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear, 24* which shall be twin below and united at the top to the first ring: it shall be the same for both of them, both corners shall have them, 25* and there shall be eight frames and their silver plinths, sixteen plinths, two plinths under each frame. 26 “And you shall make bars of acacia wood, five bars for the frames of one face of the tabernacle 27 and five bars for the frames of the second face of the tabernacle and five bars for the frames of the rear of the tabernacle, to the west; 28 and the middle bar, at the middle of the frames, shall run through from end to end. 29 “And you shall gild the frames, and make their rings of gold as eyes for the bars, and gild the bars, 30 and set the tabernacle up in the fashion that you were shown on the mountain. 31* “And you shall make a veil of violet and purple and scarlet and spun-thread lawn; he shall make it with cherubs in tapestry. 32 And you shall put it on four gilded acacia pillars with gold hooks, on four silver plinths. 33 And you shall put the veil under the links, and take the ark of the Lessons in there, inside the veil; and you shall have the veil to mark off the holy place from the holiest of the holy. 34 And you shall put the veil over the ark of the Lessons in the holiest of the holy, 35 and set the table outside the veil and the lampstand opposite the table on the south side of the table, and put the table on the north side. 36 “And you shall make a screen for the entrance of the tent, of violet and purple and scarlet and spun-thread lawn, embroidered work, 37 and make five acacia pillars for the screen and gild them and give them gold hooks, and cast five bronze plinths for them.