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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Exodus 25:1–26:30

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Offerings for the Sanctuary

1 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2 “aTell the sons of Israel to 1raise a 2contribution for Me; bfrom every man whose heart moves him you shall 1raise My 2contribution.

3 “This is the 1contribution which you are to 2raise from them: gold, silver and bronze,

4 1ablue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair,

5 rams’ skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood,

6 aoil for lighting, bspices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,

7 onyx stones and setting stones for the aephod and for the 1bbreastpiece.

8 “Let them aconstruct a sanctuary for Me, bthat I may dwell among them.

9 “aAccording to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct it.

Ark of the Covenant

10aThey shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half 1cubits 2long, and one and a half cubits 3wide, and one and a half cubits 4high.

11 “You shall aoverlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding 1around it.

12 “You shall cast four gold rings for it and 1fasten them on its four feet, and two rings shall be on one side of it and two rings on the other side of it.

13 “You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.

14 “You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them.

15 “The apoles shall 1remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be removed from it.

16 “You shall aput into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

17 “You shall amake a 1mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half 2cubits 3long and one and a half cubits 4wide.

18 “You shall make two cherubim of gold, make them of hammered work 1at the two ends of the mercy seat.

19 “Make one cherub 1at one end and one cherub 1at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.

20 “aThe cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and 1facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat.

21 “aYou shall put the mercy seat 1on top of the ark, and bin the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you.

22 “aThere I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from bbetween the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.

The Table of Showbread

23aYou shall make a table of acacia wood, two cubits 1long and one cubit 2wide and one and a half cubits 3high.

24 “You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a gold aborder around it.

25 “You shall make for it a rim of a handbreadth around it; and you shall make a gold border for the rim around it.

26 “You shall make four gold rings for it and put rings on the four corners which are on its four feet.

27 “The rings shall be close to the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table.

28 “You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, so that with them the table may be carried.

29 “You shall make its 1adishes and its pans and its jars and its 2bowls with which to pour drink offerings; you shall make them of pure gold.

30 “You shall set athe bread of the 1Presence on the table before Me 2at all times.

The Golden Lampstand

31aThen you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its 1bulbs and its flowers shall be of one piece with it.

32 “aSix branches shall go out from its sides; three branches of the lampstand from its one side and three branches of the lampstand from its 1other side.

33 “aThree cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms in the one branch, a 1bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms in the 2other branch, a 1bulb and a flower—so for six branches going out from the lampstand;

34 and ain the lampstand four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its 1bulbs and its flowers.

35 “aA 1bulb shall be under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a 1bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a 1bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.

36 “aTheir 1bulbs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold.

37 “Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and athey shall 1mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it.

38 “Its snuffers and 1their trays shall be of pure gold.

39 “It shall be made from a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils.

40 “aSee that you make them bafter the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.

Chapter 26

Curtains of Linen

1aMoreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and 1blue and purple and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.

2 “The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight 1cubits, and the width of each curtain four 1cubits; all the curtains shall have 2the same measurements.

3 “Five curtains shall be 1joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be 1joined to one another.

4 “You shall make loops of 1blue on the edge of the 2outermost curtain in the first set, and likewise you shall make them on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second 3set.

5 “You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the 1edge of the curtain that is in the second 2set; the loops shall be opposite each other.

6 “You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and 1join the curtains to one another with the clasps so that the 2tabernacle will be a unit.

Curtains of Goats’ Hair

7 “Then ayou shall make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all.

8 “The length of each curtain shall be thirty 1cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have 2the same measurements.

9 “You shall 1join five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain 2at the front of the tent.

10 “You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the 1curtain that is outermost in the first 2set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second 2set.

11 “You shall make fifty clasps of 1bronze, and you shall put the clasps into the loops and 2join the tent together so that it will be 3a unit.

12 “The 1overlapping part that is left over in the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that is left over, shall lap over the back of the tabernacle.

13 “The cubit on one side and the cubit on the other, of what is left over in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall lap over the sides of the tabernacle on one side and on the other, to cover it.

14 “aYou shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins 1dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.

Boards and Sockets

15 “Then you shall make athe boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.

16 “Ten cubits shall be the length of 1each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.

17 “There shall be two tenons for each board, 1fitted to one another; thus you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle.

18 “You shall make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards 1for the south side.

19 “You shall make forty 1asockets of silver under the twenty boards, two 1sockets under one board for its two tenons and two 1sockets under another board for its two tenons;

20 and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards,

21 and their forty 1sockets of silver; two 1sockets under one board and two 1sockets under another board.

22 “For the 1rear of the tabernacle, to the west, you shall make six boards.

23 “You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the 1rear.

24 “They shall be double beneath, and together they shall be complete 1to its top 2to the first ring; thus it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners.

25 “There shall be eight boards with their 1sockets of silver, sixteen 1sockets; two 1sockets under one board and two 1sockets under another board.

26 “Then you shall make abars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,

27 and five bars for the boards of the 1other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle for the 2rear side to the west.

28 “The middle bar in the 1center of the boards shall pass through from end to end.

29 “You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold as holders for the bars; and you shall overlay the bars with gold.

30 “Then you shall erect the tabernacle aaccording to its plan which you have been shown in the mountain.

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