Exodus 25
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The Materials for the Sanctuary

1The Lord spoke to Moses: 2“Tell the Israelites to take an offering for me; from every person motivated by a willing heart you are to receive my offering. 3This is the offering you are to accept from them: gold, silver, bronze, 4blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goat’s hair, 5ram skins dyed red, fine leather, acacia wood, 6oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for fragrant incense, 7onyx stones, and other gems to be set in the ephod and in the breastpiece. 8Let them make for me a sanctuary, so that I may live among them. 9According to all that I am showing you – the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings – you must make it exactly so.

The Ark of the Covenant

10“They are to make an ark of acacia wood – its length is to be three feet nine inches, its width two feet three inches, and its height two feet three inches. 11You are to overlay it with pure gold – both inside and outside you must overlay it, and you are to make a surrounding border of gold over it. 12You are to cast four gold rings for it and put them on its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other side. 13You are to make poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold, 14and put the poles into the rings at the sides of the ark in order to carry the ark with them. 15The poles must remain in the rings of the ark; they must not be removed from it. 16You are to put into the ark the testimony that I will give to you.

17“You are to make an atonement lid of pure gold; its length is to be three feet nine inches, and its width is to be two feet three inches. 18You are to make two cherubim of gold; you are to make them of hammered metal on the two ends of the atonement lid. 19Make one cherub on one end and one cherub on the other end; from the atonement lid you are to make the cherubim on the two ends. 20The cherubim are to be spreading their wings upward, overshadowing the atonement lid with their wings, and the cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the atonement lid. 21You are to put the atonement lid on top of the ark, and in the ark you are to put the testimony I am giving you. 22I will meet with you there, and from above the atonement lid, from between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you about all that I will command you for the Israelites.

The Table for the Bread of the Presence

23“You are to make a table of acacia wood; its length is to be three feet, its width one foot six inches, and its height two feet three inches. 24You are to overlay it with pure gold, and you are to make a surrounding border of gold for it. 25You are to make a surrounding frame for it about three inches broad, and you are to make a surrounding border of gold for its frame. 26You are to make four rings of gold for it and attach the rings at the four corners where its four legs are. 27The rings are to be close to the frame to provide places for the poles to carry the table. 28You are to make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, so that the table may be carried with them. 29You are to make its plates, its ladles, its pitchers, and its bowls, to be used in pouring out offerings; you are to make them of pure gold. 30You are to set the Bread of the Presence on the table before me continually.

The Lampstand

31“You are to make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand is to be made of hammered metal; its base and its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its blossoms are to be from the same piece. 32Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand, three branches of the lampstand from one side of it and three branches of the lampstand from the other side of it. 33Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, and three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on the next branch, and the same for the six branches extending from the lampstand. 34On the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms, 35with a bud under the first two branches from it, and a bud under the next two branches from it, and a bud under the third two branches from it, according to the six branches that extend from the lampstand. 36Their buds and their branches will be one piece, all of it one hammered piece of pure gold.

37“You are to make its seven lamps, and then set its lamps up on it, so that it will give light to the area in front of it. 38Its trimmers and its trays are to be of pure gold. 39About seventy-five pounds of pure gold is to be used for it and for all these utensils. 40Now be sure to make them according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain.

Exodus 24
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