International Standard Version
The Israelis Collect Material for the Tent
1Moses assembled the entire congregation of the Israelis and told them, “These are the things that the LORD has commanded you to do:a 2For six days work is to be done, but on the seventh day you are to have a holy day, a Sabbath of complete rest in dedication to the LORD. Anyone who does work on that day is to be executed. 3You are not to light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath.”
4Then Moses told the entire congregation of the Israelis, “This is what the LORD has commanded, 5‘Take from among yourselves an offering for the LORD. Everyone whose heart is willing is to bring as an offering for the LORD: gold, silver, and bronze; 6blue, purple, and scarlet material;b fine linen and goat hair; 7ram skins dyed red,c dolphind skins, acacia wood, 8oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for aromatic incense, 9onyx stones, and stones for setting in the ephod and the breast piece.
10“‘Let everyone who is skillede among you come and make everything that the LORD has commanded: 11the tent, its tent, its covering, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets, 12the ark, its poles, the Mercy Seat, the curtain,f 13the table, its poles, all its furnishings, and the bread of the presence, 14the lamp stand for light, its furnishings, its lamps, and oil for the light, 15the altar of incense, its poles, the anointing oil, the aromatic incense, and the screen for the doorway at the entrance to the tent, 16the altar for burnt offerings, the bronze lattice for it, its poles, and all its furnishings, the basin and its base, 17the hangings for the court, its pillars, its sockets,g the screen for the gate of the court, 18the pegs for the tent, the pegs for the court, and their cords, 19the woven garments for ministering in the Holy Place, the holy garments of Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons for serving as priests.’”
20Then the entire congregation of the Israelis withdrew from Moses’ presence, 21and every person whose heart moved him and all whose spirits prompted them, brought an offering to the LORD for constructingh the Tent of Meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments. 22Both the men and women came—all whose hearts prompted them—and brought brooches, earrings, rings, pendants, and all kinds of gold jewelry. Every person presented a wave offering of gold to the LORD.
23Everyone who had blue, purple, and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, ram skins dyed red,i and dolphinj skins brought them. 24Everyone who could give an offering of silver and bronze brought it as a contribution for the LORD. Also all who had acacia wood for any use in the workk brought it.
27The leaders brought onyx stones and stones to be set in the ephod and the breast piece, 28spices and oil for the light and for the anointing oil and the aromatic incense. 29Each Israeli man and woman whose heart was prompted brought somethingn as a freewill offering to the LORD for all the work that the LORD had commanded them to do througho Moses.
Craftsmen for Building the Tent
30Moses told the Israelis, “Look, the LORD has calledp Uri’s son Bezalel, grandson of Hur, from the tribe of Judah, 31and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, and with knowledge of all kinds of work, 32to make artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, 33to cut stones for setting, to carve wood, and to engage in all kinds of artistic work. 34And he has given both him and Ahisamach’s son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan the ability to teach. 35He has equipped themq to do all kinds of work done by an engraver, designer, embroider in blue, purple and scarlet material and in fine linen, or as a weaver. They were able to dor all kinds of work and were skilled designers.
a 35:1 Lit. to do them
b 35:6 The Heb. lacks material
c 35:7 Or tanned
d 35:7 Or dugong; i.e. a marine animal similar to a walrus or manatee
e 35:10 Lit. wise of heart
f 35:12 i.e. the one that separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place
g 35:17 Or its bases
h 35:21 Lit. for the work of
i 35:23 Or tanned
j 35:23 Or dugong, a marine animal similar to a walrus or manatee
k 35:24 Lit. work of the service
l 35:25 Lit. wise of heart
m 35:26 Lit. whose hearts stirred them with skill (or wisdom)
n 35:29 The Heb. lacks something
o 35:29 Lit. by the hand of
p 35:30 Lit. called by name
q 35:35 Lit. has given them wisdom of heart
r 35:35 Lit. doers of