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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Exodus 31:1-18

31  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 2  “Look, I have called by name Besalel the son of Uri the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah, 3  and filled him with divine inspiration in art and taste and skill in every craft, 4  to invent designs and to execute them in gold and silver and bronze 5  and in gem-carving and wood-carving, to work in every craft. 6  And here I have put with him Oholiab the son of Ahisamac of the tribe of Dan, and have put talent in the heart of every artist, and they shall make everything that I have commanded you, 7  the Tent of Meeting and the ark of the Lessons and the mercy-seat over it and all the vessels of the Tent, 8  and the table and its vessels and the pure lampstand and all its furnishings, and the altar of incense, 9  and the altar of burnt-offering and all its furnishings, and the laver and its pedestal, 10*  and the platted garments and the sacred garments for Priest Aaron, and his sons’ garments for priestly functions, 11  and the anointing-oil and the aromatic incense for the sanctuary; just as I commanded you they shall do.” 12  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying 13  “And do you tell the sons of Israel ‘Only you shall keep my sabbaths, because that is a token between me and you generation after generation, to know that I am Jehovah who consecrate you. 14  And you shall keep the sabbath, because it is a sacred thing of yours; one who profanes it shall be put to death, because whoever does work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his kinsfolk. 15  Six days there shall be work done, but on the seventh day is a sabbath, a sacred sabbath rest of Jehovah’s; whoever does work on the sabbath day shall be put to death.’ 16  And the sons of Israel shall keep the sabbaths, celebrating the sabbath generation after generation as a perpetual covenant. 17  Between me and the sons of Israel it is a token forever, because Jehovah was six days making the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day he left off and rested up.” 18  And he gave Moses, when he finished speaking to him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the Lessons, stone tablets written with God’s own finger.


31:10 (platted) Unc.