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39 And part of the violet and purple and scarlet they made into platted garments for serving in the holy place, and they made Aaron’s sacred garments as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 2 And they made the ephod of gold, violet, and purple and scarlet and spun-thread lawn, 3 and beat out the sheets of gold and cut them up into threads to work into the violet and into the purple and into the scarlet and into the lawn in tapestry work. 4 They made joining shoulder-pieces for it; it was joined on at both ends. 5 And the ephodage ribbon on it was in one piece with it, of the same work, gold, violet, and purple and scarlet and spun-thread lawn, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 6* And they made the two stones, beryls, surrounded with gold filigree, engraved in seal-engraving style with the names of Israel’s sons, 7 and placed them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod as commemorative stones for the sons of Israel, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 8 And they made the pectoral in tapestry work, like the work of the ephod, of gold, violet, and purple and scarlet and spun-thread lawn. 9* It was square; they made the pectoral double, nine inches long and nine wide, 10* and set in it four rows of stones: a row of a sard, a chrysolite, and a rock-crystal the first row, 11 and the second row a garnet, a lapis lazuli, and a chalcedony, 12 and the third row a cairngorm, an agate, and an amethyst, 13 and the fourth row a yellow jasper, a beryl, and a green jasper, surrounded with gold filigree in their setting: 14 the stones were for the names of the sons of Israel, twelve of them for their names, seal-engravings, each for its name, for twelve tribes. 15 And they made for the pectoral twisted cords of ropework in pure gold, 16 and made two pieces of gold filigree and two gold rings and put the two rings on the two edges of the pectoral 17 and put the two gold ropes in the two rings on the edges of the pectoral, 18 and the two ends of the two ropes they put on the two filigrees and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, facing forward. 19 And they made two gold rings and placed them on the two edges of the pectoral on its lip on the ephod side, inward, 20 and made two gold rings and put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod low down in front close by its juncture, above the ephod-ribbon, 21 and laced the pectoral on, from its rings to the rings of the ephod, with a violet cord, to have it over the ephod-ribbon and not have the pectoral swing away from the ephod, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 22 And they made the ephod-robe, woven, in solid violet. 23 And the neck of the robe was in the middle of it, like that of a linen corselet; the neck had a woven lip all round, not slit. 24* And they made on the skirt of the robe pomegranates of violet and purple and scarlet, in spun thread; 25 and they made bells of pure gold and put the bells between the pomegranates all round on the skirt of the robe, between the pomegranates, 26 a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, all round on the skirt of the robe, for officiating, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 27 And they made the tunics in lawn, woven, for Aaron and his sons, 28 and the turban in lawn, and the scarf headdresses in lawn, and the linen drawers in spun-thread lawn, 29 and the sash in spun-thread lawn and violet and purple and scarlet embroidery, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 30 And they made the plate for the sacred diadem of pure gold, and inscribed on it in seal-engraving letters “Sacred to Jehovah,” 31 and put it on a violet cord to put on the turban at the top, as Jehovah had commanded Moses. 32 And all the work of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished, and the sons of Israel did just as Jehovah had commanded Moses, just so. 33 And they brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent and all its furnishings, its links, its frames, its bars and pillars and plinths, 34 and the red morocco cover and the sea-cow skin cover and the screening veil, 35 the ark of the Lessons and its poles and the mercy-seat, 36 the table with all its furnishings and the showbread, 37 the pure lampstand, its lamps, the lamps of the regular set, and all its furnishings and the oil for the light, 38 and the gold altar, and the oil for anointing, and the aromatic incense, and the screen for the door of the tent, 39 and the bronze altar and its bronze grating, its poles and all its furnishings, the laver and its pedestal, 40 the curtains for the court, its pillars and its plinths, and the screen for the gate of the court, its ropes and its tent-pegs, and all the tools for work about the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting; 41 the platted garments for serving in the holy place, the sacred garments for Priest Aaron and his sons’ garments for priestly service. 42 Just as Jehovah had commanded Moses, so the sons of Israel had done all the work. 43 And Moses saw all the fabric and found they had made it as Jehovah had commanded, done just so; and Moses blessed them.