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Exodus 35:1-35

35  And Moses assembled all the congregation of the sons of Israel and said to them “These are the things Jehovah has commanded to do. 2  Six days you shall do work, but on the seventh day you shall have a sacred time of sabbath, a sabbath rest of Jehovah’s; everyone who does work on it shall be put to death. 3*  You shall never light a fire in any of your domiciles on the sabbath day.” 4  And Moses said to all the congregation of the sons of Israel “This is the thing Jehovah has commanded: 5  Take from what you have on hand a contribution for Jehovah: everyone stirred to generosity by his heart shall bring it, Jehovah’s contribution in gold and silver and bronze 6  and violet and purple and scarlet and lawn and goats’ hair 7  and red morocco and sea-cow skins and acacia wood, 8  and oil for the light, and spices for the oil for anointing and for the aromatic incense, 9*  and beryls and stones for setting for the ephod and the pectoral; 10  and let every artist among you come and make everything that Jehovah has commanded, 11  the tabernacle, its tent and its cover, its links and its frames, its barn, its pillars and its plinths, 12  the ark and its poles, the mercy-seat and the screening veil, 13*  the table and its poles and all its furnishings, 14**  and the lampstand for the light and all its furnishings and its lamps, 15  and the altar for the incense and its poles, and the oil for anointing and the aromatic incense, and the entrance-screen for the entrance of the tabernacle, 16  the altar for the burnt-offerings and its bronze grating, its poles and all its furnishings, the laver and its pedestal, 17  the curtains of the court, its pillars and its plinths, and the screen for the gate of the court, 18  the tent-pegs for the tabernacle and the tent-pegs for the court and their ropes, 19  the platted garments for serving in the holy place and the sacred garments for Priest Aaron and his sons’ garments for priestly functions.” 20  And all the congregation of the sons of Israel went out from before Moses; 21  and every man who had confidence in his powers came, and everyone whose spirit stirred him to give brought Jehovah’s contribution for the work of the Tent of Meeting and for all its service and for the sacred garments. 22***  And the men brought with the women: every generous-hearted one brought brooches and nose-rings and finger-rings and earrings and bangles, every kind of golden article, and whatever wave-offering of gold any man waved before Jehovah. 23  And every man in whose possession was to be found violet and purple and scarlet and lawn and goats’ hair and red morocco and sea-cow skins brought them; 24*  everyone who made a contribution of silver and bronze brought Jehovah’s contribution; and everyone in whose possession was to be found acacia wood for any service in the work brought it. 25  And every woman with artistic gifts spun with her hands and brought yarn, the violet and the purple and the scarlet and the lawn; 26  and all the women who had confidence in their artistic powers spun the goats’ hair. 27*  And the princes brought the beryls and the stones for setting for the ephod and the pectoral, 28  and the spice and the oil for the light and for the oil for anointing and for the aromatic incense. 29  Every man and woman whose hearts generously stirred them to bring for all the work which Jehovah had by Moses commanded should be done, the sons of Israel brought a voluntary offering to Jehovah. 30  And Moses said to the sons of Israel “Look, Jehovah has called by name Besalel the son of Uri the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah, 31  and filled him with divine inspiration in art and taste and skill and in every craft, 32  to invent designs and to execute them in gold and silver and bronze 33  and in gem-carving and wood-carving, to work in every artistic craft, 34  and has endowed him to give directions,—him and Oholiab the son of Ahisamac of the tribe of Dan. 35  He has filled them with artistic power for doing all work of craftsman and artist and embroiderer in violet and purple and scarlet and lawn and weaver, doers of all work and inventors of designs.

Footnotes

35:3 Var. adds I am Jehovah
35:9 (beryls) Unc.
35:13 Var. omits and its poles
35:14 Var. light and its
35:14 Var. omits and its lamps
35:22 Var. the men came with
35:22 (brooches, bangles) Unc.
35:22 Lit. every golden article, and every man who waved a waveoffering of gold before Jehovah
35:24 Lit. any work of the service
35:27 (beryls) Unc.