Exodus 31
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Craftsmen for the Tent

1The LORD told Moses, 2“Look, I’ve calleda Uri’s son Bezalel, grandson of Hur from Judah’s tribe 3and I’ve filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all kinds of craftsmanship 4to create plansb for work in gold, silver, and bronze, 5and for cutting stones to set them, for carving wood, and for doing all kinds of craftsmanship. 6Along with him I’m appointing Ahisamach’s son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan, and I’ve given wisdomc to all who are skilledd so they can make everything that I’ve commanded you, 7including the Tent of Meeting, the Ark of the Testimony, the Mercy Seate that is on it, all the furnishings of the tent— 8the table and its furnishings, the lamp stand of pure gold,f all its furnishings, the altar of incense, 9the altar for burnt offerings, its furnishings, the basin, its base, 10the woven garments, the holy garments of Aaron the priest, the garments of his sons as they serve as priests, 11the anointing oil, and the fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them in accordance with everything that I commanded you.”

12The LORD told Moses, 13“You are to tell the Israelis: ‘You are to certainly observe my Sabbaths because it’s a sign between me and you from generation to generation, so you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. 14You are to observe the Sabbath, because it’s holy for you. Whoever profanes it is certainly to die; indeed, whoever does work on it is to be cut off from among his people. 15Work may be done for six days, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does work on the Sabbath is certainly to die. 16The Israelis are to keep the Sabbath to make the Sabbath observance a perpetual covenant from generation to generation. 17It is a sign forever between me and the Israelis, because the LORD made the heavens and the earth in six days, but on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’”

18When he finished speaking with Mosesg on Mount Sinai, he gave himh the two Tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone written by the finger of God.


Footnotes:
a 31:2 Lit. called by name
b 31:4 Lit. to devise devices
c 31:6 Or ability
d 31:6 Lit. wise of heart
e 31:7 Or atonement cover
f 31:8 Lit. the pure lamp stand
g 31:18 Lit. him
h 31:18 Lit. to Moses



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