Exodus 25
International Standard Version

An Offering for the Sanctuary

1The LORD told Moses, 2“Tell the Israelis to take an offering for me, and you are to accept my offering from every person whose heart moves him to give.a 3This is the offering that you are to accept from them: gold, silver, and bronze; 4blue, purple, and scarlet material;b fine linen and goat hair; 5ram skins dyedc red, dolphind skins, and acacia wood; 6oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for aromatic incense; 7and onyx stones, stones for setting on the ephod and the breast piece.e 8Let them make a sanctuary for me so I may live among them. 9This is how you are to make it: according to all that I’m showing you, according to the pattern for the tent and the pattern for all its furnishings.”

The Ark of the Covenant

10“They are to make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubitsf long, one and a half cubitsg wide, and one and a half cubitsh high. 11You are to overlay it with pure gold—you are to overlay it inside and outside—and you are to make a gold molding around it. 12You are to cast four rings for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on one side of it and two rings on its other side. 13You are to make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14You are to put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark with which to carry it.i 15The poles are to remain in the rings of the ark and are not to be removed from it. 16You are to put the Testimonyj that I will give you into the ark.

17“You are to make a Mercy Seatk of pure gold, two and a half cubitsl long and one and a half cubitsm wide. 18You are to make two cherubimn of gold; you are to make them of hammered work at the two ends of the Mercy Seat. 19Place one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. You are to make the cherubim at the two ends of the Mercy Seat, and of one piece with it. 20The cherubim are to spread their wings upward, covering the Mercy Seat with their wings and facing each other. The faces of the cherubim is to be turned toward the Mercy Seat. 21You are to put the Mercy Seat on top of the ark, and put the Testimony that I’ll give you into the ark. 22I’ll meet with you there, and I’ll tell you all my commandmentso for the Israelis from above the Mercy Seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the Ark of the Testimony.”

The Table of Showbread

23“You are to make a table of acacia wood, two cubitsp long, a cubitq wide, and one and a half cubitsr high. 24You are to overlay it with pure gold, and put a gold molding around it. 25You are to make a rim one handbreadth in widths around it, and you are to make a gold molding around the rim. 26You are to make four gold rings for it, and put the rings on the four corners where its four feet are. 27The rings are to be close to the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table. 28You are to make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold so the table can be carried with them. 29You are to make its plates, dishes, jars, and bowls from which libations will be poured, and you are to make them of pure gold. 30You are to put the bread of the Presence on the table before me continuously.”

The Lamp Stand

(Numbers 3:1-10)

31“You are to make a lamp stand of pure gold: the lamp stand and its base and stem shall be of hammered work, and its cups, calyxes,t and flowers are to be of one piece with it. 32Six branches are to extend from its sides, three branches of the lamp stand from one side of it and three branches of the lamp stand from its other side. 33Three cups shaped like almond blossoms with calyxes and flowers are to be on one branch and three cups shaped like almond blossoms with calyxes and flowers are to be on the other branch, and so for the six branches extending from the lamp stand.

34“On the lamp stand itself there are to be four cups shaped like almond blossoms with their calyxes and flowers. 35A calyxu is to be under the two branches that extend out of the stem;v a calyx is to be under the next pair of branchesw that extend out of the stem;x and a calyx is to be under the last pair of branchesy that extend out of the stem,z and so for the sixaa branches extending from the lamp stand. 36Their calyxes and their branches are to be of one piece with it; all of it is to be made of one piece of hammered work of pure gold.

37“You are to make seven lamps for it, and its lamps are to be mounted so as to give light in front of it. 38Its tongs and trays are to be of pure gold. 39The lamp standbb —together with all its furnishings—is to be made from a talentcc of pure gold. 40Now see that you make them according to the pattern for them which you are being shown on the mountain.”


Footnotes:
a 25:2 Lit. moves him
b 25:4 The Heb. lacks material; and so throughout the book
c 25:5 Or tanned
d 25:5 Or dugong, a marine animal similar to a walrus or manatee
e 25:7 Or the pouch on the breast piece
f 25:10 i.e. about 45 inches
g 25:10 i.e. about 27 inches
h 25:10 i.e. about 27 inches
i 25:14 The Heb. lacks it
j 25:16 i.e. the tablets on which the ten commandments were written and which were placed in the Ark of the Covenant; and so through chapter 31.
k 25:17 Or atonement cover; and so through chapter 31
l 25:17 i.e. about 45 inches
m 25:17 i.e. about 27 inches
n 25:18 i.e. representations of certain angelic beings
o 25:22 Lit. all that I have commanded you
p 25:23 i.e. about 36 inches
q 25:23 i.e. about 18 inches
r 25:23 i.e. about 45 inches
s 25:25 i.e. about 4 inches
t 25:31 Or buds; i.e. the round base at the bottom of a flower; and so through chapter 31
u 25:35 Or bud; i.e. the round base at the bottom of a flower; and so through chapter 31
v 25:35 Lit. out of it
w 25:35 Lit. under the two branches
x 25:35 Lit. out of it
y 25:35 Lit. under the two branches
z 25:35 Lit. out of it
aa 25:35 The Heb. lacks six
bb 25:39 Lit. It
cc 25:39 i.e. about 75 pounds



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