“gold, silver and bronze
the hides of sea cows
spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet-smelling incense
13“Then make poles out of acacia wood. Cover them with gold. 14Put the poles through the rings on the sides of the chest to carry it. 15The poles must remain in the rings of the chest. Do not remove them. 16I will give you the tablets of the covenant. When I do, put them into the chest.
18“Make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 19Put one cherub on each end of it. Make the cherubim as part of the cover itself. 20The cherubim must have their wings spread up over the cover. The cherubim must face each other and look toward the cover.
22“The chest is the ark where the tablets of the covenant are kept. I will meet with you above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark. There I will give you all of my commands for the people of Israel.
23“Make a table out of acacia wood. Make it three feet long, one foot six inches wide and two feet three inches high. 24Cover it with pure gold. Put a strip of gold around it. 25Also make a rim around it that is three inches wide. Put a strip of gold around the rim.
31“Make a lampstand out of pure gold. Hammer out its base and stem. Its buds, blooms and cups must branch out from it.
32“Six branches must come out from the sides of the lampstand. Make three on one side and three on the other. 33On one branch make three cups that are shaped like almond flowers with buds and blooms. Then put three on the next branch. Do the same with all six branches that come out from the lampstand.
34“On the lampstand there must be four cups that are shaped like almond flowers with buds and blooms. 35One bud must be under the first pair of branches that come out from the lampstand. Put a second bud under the second pair. And put a third bud under the third pair. Make a total of six branches. 36The buds and branches must come out from the lampstand.
“The whole lampstand must be one piece that is hammered out of pure gold.
37“Then make its seven lamps. Set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it. 38The trays and wick cutters must be made out of pure gold. 39Use 75 pounds of pure gold to make the lampstand and everything that is used with it.
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