36 And Bezalel and Oholiab and everyone who is skilled of heart in whom Yahweh has put wisdom and skill to know and to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary—they will do it, according to all that Yahweh has commanded.”
2 And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and everyone skilled of heart, in whose heart Yahweh had put skill, all whose heart lifted him to come near to the work in order to do it. 3 And they took from Moses all the contributionsa that the ⌊Israelites⌋b had brought for the work of the service for the sanctuary in order to do it, and they still brought to him voluntary offerings ⌊every morning⌋.c 4 And all the skilled workers who were doing all the work for the sanctuary came, ⌊each⌋d from his work that they were doing. 5 And they said to Moses, saying, “The people are ⌊bringing more⌋e than enough for the service of the work that Yahweh has commanded ⌊to be done⌋.”f 6 And Moses commanded, and they ⌊proclaimed the message⌋g in the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman again make anything for the sanctuary contribution.” And so the people were restrained from bringing. 7 And the material was enough for doing all the work, and it was left over.
8 And all who were skilled of heart among the doers of the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue and purple and crimson yarns, with cherubim; he made them, the work of a skilled craftsman. 9 The length of the one curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the width was four cubits for the one curtain; one measurement was for all the curtains. 10 And he joined five of the curtains ⌊one to another⌋,h and five curtains he joined ⌊one to another⌋.i 11 And he made loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain, at the end in the set; so he did on the edge of the end curtain in the second set. 12 He made fifty loops on the one curtain, and he made fifty loops on the end of the curtain that was in the second set; the loops were oppositej ⌊one to another⌋.k 13 And he made fifty gold clasps and joined the curtains ⌊one to another⌋l with the clasps, so that the tabernacle was one.
14 And he made curtains of goat hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made them eleven curtains. 15 The length of the one curtain was thirty cubits, and the width was four cubits for the one curtain; one measure was for the eleven curtains. 16 And he joined five curtains together and six curtains together. 17 And he made fifty loops on the edge of the end curtain in the set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain in the second set. 18 And he made fifty bronze clasps for joining the tent to become one.
20 And he made the framesm for the tabernacle of acacia wood as uprights.n 21 The length of the frameo was ten cubits, and the width of the one framep was one and a half cubits. 22 He made two ⌊pegs⌋q for the one framer for joining ⌊one to another⌋s and likewise for all the framest of the tabernacle. 23 And he made the framesu for the tabernacle with twenty framesv for the southw side. 24 And he made forty silver bases under the twenty frames,x with two bases under the one framey for its two ⌊pegs⌋z and two bases under the ⌊next⌋a frameb for its two ⌊pegs⌋.c 25 And for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, he made twenty framesd 26 and their forty silver bases, with two bases under the one framee and two bases under the ⌊next⌋f frame.g
27 And for the rear of the tabernacle ⌊on the west⌋h he made six frames.i 28 And he made two framesj for the tabernacle corners at the rear. 29 And they were double at the bottom, and they were completely together on its top to the one ring; he did likewise for the two of them, for the two corners. 30 And there were eight framesk and their sixteen silver bases, two bases, two bases under the one frame.l
31 And he made five bars of acacia wood for the framesm on the one side of the tabernacle, 32 and five bars for the framesn on the second side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frameso at the rear ⌊on the west⌋.p 33 And he made the middle bar to run in the midst of the framesq from end to end. 34 And he overlaid the framesr with gold, and he made their rings of gold as ⌊holders⌋s for the bars, and he overlaid the bars with gold. 35 And he made the curtain of blue and purple and crimson yarns and finely twisted linen, the work of a craftsman; he made it with cherubim. 36 And he made for it four acacia pillars, and he overlaid them with gold, with their gold hooks, and he cast for them four silver bases.
37 And he made for the entrance of the tent a screen of blue and purple and crimson yarns and finely twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer, 38 and the five pillars and their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their connections with gold, and their five bases were bronze.
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