Exodus 25:1–40

Offerings for the Tabernacle

25:1–7pp—Ex 35:4–9

25 The Lord said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart promptsk them to give. These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze; blue, purple and scarlet yarnl and fine linen; goat hair; ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leathera;m acacia wood;n olive oilo for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;p and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephodq and breastpiece.r

“Then have them make a sanctuarys for me, and I will dwellt among them. Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the patternu I will show you.

The Ark

25:10–20pp—Ex 37:1–9

10 “Have them make an arkb v of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.c 11 Overlayw it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. 12 Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two ringsx on one side and two rings on the other. 13 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.y 14 Insert the polesz into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it. 15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.a 16 Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law,b which I will give you.

17 “Make an atonement coverc of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 18 And make two cherubimd out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 19 Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. 20 The cherubime are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowingf the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover. 21 Place the cover on top of the arkg and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant lawh that I will give you. 22 There, above the cover between the two cherubimi that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meetj with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.k

The Table

25:23–29pp—Ex 37:10–16

23 “Make a tablel of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.d 24 Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it. 25 Also make around it a rim a handbreadthe wide and put a gold molding on the rim. 26 Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are. 27 The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. 28 Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with goldm and carry the table with them. 29 And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings.n 30 Put the bread of the Presenceo on this table to be before me at all times.

The Lampstand

25:31–39pp—Ex 37:17–24

31 “Make a lampstandp of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. 32 Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 35 One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all. 36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.q

37 “Then make its seven lampsr and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it. 38 Its wick trimmers and trayss are to be of pure gold. 39 A talentf of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories. 40 See that you make them according to the patternt shown you on the mountain.

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