Exodus 36
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1Bezalel and Oholiab and all the skilled craftsmen to whom the LORD gave wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work in constructinga the sanctuary are to do everything that the LORD has commanded.”

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2Then Moses summoned Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilledb people to whom the LORD had given ability,c including everyone whose hearts stirred them to come forward to do the work. 3They received from Moses all the offerings that the Israelis had brought for doing the work of constructingd the sanctuary, and the peoplee continued to bring freewill offerings every morning. 4All the craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left the work they were doing 5and told Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the work that the LORD has commanded us to do.” 6Then Moses issued an order, and the message was taken throughout the camp, “Men and women, don’t bring any more offerings for the sanctuary.” The people were restrained from bringing any more,f 7since the material was more than sufficient for doing all the work.

8All the skilled craftsmen among the workers made the tent with ten curtains of fine woveng linen, blue, purple, and scarlet material.h Hei made them with cherubim skillfully worked into them. 9The length of each curtain was 28 cubits,j and the width of each curtain two cubits.k All the curtains had the same measurements.l 10He joined five of the curtains together, and the other five curtains he joined together. 11He made loops of blue materialm along the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set, and likewise, he made loops along the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set. 12He made 50 loops in the one curtain, and he made 50 loops along the edge of the curtain that is in the second set, with the loops opposite each other. 13Then he made 50 gold clasps, and joined the curtains to each other with the clasps so the tent was one piece.

14He made curtains of goat hair for a tent over the tent; he made 11 curtains. 15The length of each curtain was 30 cubits,n and the width of each curtain was two cubits;o the measurements of each of the eleven curtains was the same.p 16He joined five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves. 17He made 50 loops along the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set, and 50 loops along the edge of the curtain of the other set. 18He made 50 bronze clasps to join the tent together so it would be one piece. 19Then he made a cover for the tent of ram skins dyed redq and a covering of dolphinr skins above that.

20Then he made upright boards of acacia wood for the tent. 21Eachs board was ten cubitst long, and one and a half cubitsu wide. 22Each board had two pegs, joined to one another, and he did this for all the boards of the tent. 23He made the boards for the tent: 20 boards for the south side.v 24He made 40 silver sockets under the 20 boards: two sockets under one board for its two pegs and two socketsw under the nextx board for its two pegs. 25For the second side of the tent to the north he made 20 boards,y 26and 40 silver sockets for them, two sockets under one board and two sockets under the nextz board. 27For the rear of the tent on the west he made six boards, 28and he made two boards for the rear corners of the tent. 29They were joined togetheraa at the bottom and they were connectedbb on top, by one ring. He did this for the two of them, and they were the two corners. 30There were eight boards with their sixteen silver sockets, two sockets under each board.

31Then he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards on one side of the tent, 32five bars for the boards on the second side of the tent, and five bars for the boards on the back side of the tent to the west. 33He made the middle bar in the center of the boards pass through from end to end. 34He overlaid the boards with gold, and made gold rings for them as holders for the bars, and he overlaid the bars with gold.

35He made a curtain of blue, purple, and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. He made it with cherubim skillfully worked into it. 36He made four pillars of acacia for it and overlaid them with gold, along with their gold hooks, and he cast four silver sockets for them. 37For the doorway of the tent, he made a screen of blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine woven linen, the work of an embroiderer, 38and five pillars of acacia along with their hooks. He overlaid their tops and their bandscc with gold. Their five sockets were made of bronze.

a 36:1 Lit. for the service of
b 36:2 Lit. wise of heart
c 36:2 Lit. wisdom in his heart
d 36:3 Lit. for the service of
e 36:3 Lit. they
f 36:6 The Heb. lacks any more
g 36:8 Or twisted
h 36:8 The Heb. lacks material
i 36:8 Perhaps Bezalel as the head of the skilled workers; and so through the rest of the book
j 36:9 i.e. about 42 feet
k 36:9 i.e. about six feet
l 36:9 Lit. the measure of one for every curtain
m 36:11 The Heb. lacks material
n 36:15 i.e. about 45 feet
o 36:15 i.e. about six feet
p 36:15 Lit. the measure of one for the eleven curtains
q 36:19 Or tanned
r 36:19 Or dugong, a marine animal resembling a walrus or manatee
s 36:21 Lit. the one
t 36:21 i.e. about 15 feet
u 36:21 i.e. about 27 inches
v 36:23 Lit. toward the Negev (south), toward Teman (a city to the south)
w 36:24 Or bases
x 36:24 Lit. the one
y 36:25 The Heb. lacks he made
z 36:26 Lit. the one
aa 36:29 Lit. twins; perhaps designed with interlocking pieces
bb 36:29 Lit. complete; Perhaps the tops were joined together by a metal ring.
cc 36:38 Perhaps a kind of connecting rod joining the pillars together

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