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Exodus 36:1-38

36  And Besalel and Oholiab, and every artist into whom Jehovah has put artistry and taste to know how to work, shall do all the work of the sacred service for everything that Jehovah has commanded.” 2*  And Moses called Besalel and Oholiab and every artist into whose heart Jehovah had put artistry, everyone who had confidence in his powers, to attack the work and do it. 3  And they took from before Moses the contribution that the sons of Israel had brought for the work of the sacred service, to do it; and they were still bringing voluntary offerings morning by morning. 4  And all the artists who were doing the sacred work came from their several works that they were doing 5  and said to Moses “The people are bringing more than enough for the service of the work that Jehovah commanded should be done.” 6  And Moses gave orders, and they passed the cry through the camp “Let no man or woman do any more work for the sacred contribution,” and the people were checked from bringing. 7*  And they had enough material for all the work, to do it and to leave some over. 8  And all the artists among those who did the work made the tabernacle in ten breadths; of spun-thread lawn and violet and purple and scarlet, cherubs in tapestry, they made them. 9  Each breadth was forty-two feet long and each six feet wide; all the breadths were of the same measure. 10  And he fastened together five breadths one to another and five breadths one to another, 11  and he made violet loops on the border of the side breadth in one set, likewise on the border of the last breadth in the second set: 12  fifty loops he made on the first breadth, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the breadth in the second set, the loops coming opposite each other. 13  And he made fifty gold links and fastened the breadths to each other with the links, so that the tabernacle was one piece. 14  And he made breadths of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle: he made eleven of the breadths. 15  Each breadth was forty-five feet long and each six feet wide; the eleven breadths were of the same measure. 16  And he fastened together five breadths by themselves and six breadths by themselves; and he made fifty loops on the border of the last breadth in a set, 17  and fifty loops he made on the border of the breadth in the second set. 18  And he made fifty bronze links to fasten the tent so that it should be one piece. 19  And he made a red morocco cover for the tent, and a sea-cow skin cover on top. 20  And he made the frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing: 21  a frame was fifteen feet long, and each twenty-seven inches wide; 22*  two sidepieces to each frame, braced one to the other; he did the same for all the frames of the tabernacle. And he made the frames for the tabernacle, 23  twenty frames for the right-hand face to the south, 24*  and made forty silver plinths to go under the twenty frames, two plinths under each frame for its two sidepieces; 25  and for the second side of the tabernacle, the north face, twenty frames, 26  and forty silver plinths, two plinths under each frame. 27  And for the rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six frames; 28  and he made two frames for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear, 29*  which were twin below and united at the top to the first ring: it was the same for both of them, for both corners, 30  and it made eight frames and their silver plinths, sixteen plinths, two plinths under each frame. 31  And he made bars of acacia wood, five bars for the frames of one face of the tabernacle 32  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; 33  and he made the middle bar to run through at the middle of the frames from end to end. 34  And he gilded the frames, and made their rings of gold as eyes for the bars, and gilded the bars. 35  And he made the veil of violet and purple and scarlet and spunthread lawn; he made it with cherubs in tapestry. 36  And he made four acacia pillars for it and gilded them, and gave them gold hooks; and he cast four silver plinths for them. 37  And he made a screen for the entrance of the tent, of violet and purple and scarlet and spun-thread lawn, embroidered work, 38  and its pillars, five of them, and their gold hooks, and gilded their tops, and their fillets, and gave them five bronze plinths.

Footnotes

36:2 Lit. to attack the work to do it
36:7 Lit. the work turned out (or was) enough for them
36:22 Or tenons
36:24 Or tenons
36:29 Lit. twin below and together they were entire at its head