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38 And he made the altar for the burnt-offerings of acacia wood, seven and a half feet long and seven and a half wide, square, and four and a half feet high; 2 and he made its horns on its four corners—the horns were in one piece with it—and plated it with bronze. 3 And he made all the furnishings of the altar, the pots and the shovels and the bowls and the forks and the firepans: all its furnishings he made in bronze. 4 And he made for the altar a grating of bronze network, underneath its rim, reaching halfway down; 5 and he cast four rings at the four corners of the bronze network, as eyes for the poles. 6 And he made the poles of acacia wood and plated them with bronze, 7 and inserted the poles in the rings on the sides of the altar, to carry it by. He made it hollow, of boards. 8 And he made the laver of bronze, and its pedestal of bronze, with the mirrors of the women on service who did duty at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 9 And he made the court: for the right-hand face toward the south, curtains for the court in spun-thread lawn for a hundred and fifty feet, 10 and their pillars, twenty, and their plinths, twenty, in bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their fillets in silver; 11 and for the north face a hundred and fifty feet, their pillars, twenty, and their plinths, twenty, in bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their fillets in silver; 12 and for the west face seventy-five feet of curtains, their pillars ten and their plinths ten, the hooks of the pillars and their fillets in silver; 13 and for the east side toward the sunrise seventy-five feet, 14 twenty-two and a half feet of curtains for one side of the front, their pillars three and their plinths three, 15 and for the other side; on this side and on that side of the gate of the court twenty-two and a half feet of curtains, their pillars three and their plinths three. 16 All the curtains of the court, all round, were spun-thread lawn, 17 and the plinths for the pillars bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their fillets silver and the casing of their tops silver, and themselves filleted with silver, all the pillars of the court. 18 And the screen of the gate of the court, embroidered work in violet and purple and scarlet and spun-thread lawn, thirty feet in length, and in height, breadthwise, seven and a half feet to match the curtains of the court; 19 and their pillars four and their plinths four in bronze, their hooks silver, and the casing of their tops and their fillets silver. 20 And all the tent-pegs for the tabernacle and for the court, all round, bronze. 21 These are the statistics of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the Lessons, taken at Moses’s direction by the work of the Levites under Ithamar the son of Priest Aaron. 22* Besalel the son of Uri the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything that Jehovah had given Moses the order for, 23* and with him Oholiab the son of Ahisamac, of the tribe of Dan, carver and tapestry-designer and embroiderer in violet and purple and scarlet and lawn. 24* All the gold that was used for the work, in all the work, of the sacred things, the gold of the wave-offering, amounted to twenty-nine hundredweight and seven hundred and thirty shekels of the sacred standard. 25 And the silver from the muster of the congregation was a hundred hundredweight and seventeen hundred and seventy-five shekels of the sacred standard: 26 a bekaʽ per capita, half a shekel of the sacred standard, for everyone that passed the muster from twenty years old up, for six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty. 27 And a hundred hundredweight of the silver went for casting the plinths of the sanctuary and of the veil, a hundred plinths to the hundred hundredweight, a hundredweight to a plinth; 28 and the seventeen hundred and seventy-five shekels he made into hooks for the pillars and cased their tops and filleted them with it. 29 And the bronze of the wave-offering was seventy hundredweight and twenty-four hundred shekels; 30 and he made with it the plinths of the door of the Tent of Meeting and the bronze altar and its bronze network and all the furnishings of the altar, 31 and the plinths of the court all round and the plinths of the gate of the court and all the tent-pegs of the tabernacle and all the tent-pegs of the court all round.