9“Make a courtyard for the holy tent. The south side must be 150 feet long. It must have curtains that are made out of finely twisted linen. 10The curtains must be hung on 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The posts must have silver hooks and bands on them.
13“The east end of the courtyard, toward the sunrise, must also be 75 feet wide. 14On one side of the entrance you must put curtains that are 22 feet six inches long. Hang them on three posts. Each post must have a base. 15On the other side you must also put curtains that are 22 feet six inches long. Hang them on three posts. Each post must have a base.
16“For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain that is 30 feet long. Make it out of blue, purple and bright red yarn and finely twisted linen. Have someone who sews skillfully make it. Hang it on four posts. Each post must have a base.
17“All of the posts that are around the courtyard must have silver bands and hooks. They must also have bronze bases. 18The courtyard must be 150 feet long and 75 feet wide. It must have curtains that are made out of finely twisted linen. They must be seven feet six inches high. The posts must have bronze bases.
20“Command the people of Israel to bring you clear oil that is made from pressed olives. Use it to keep the lamps burning and giving light.
21“Aaron and his sons must keep the lamps burning in the Tent of Meeting. The lamps will be outside the curtain that is in front of the tablets of the covenant. The lamps must be kept burning in my sight from evening until morning. That is a law for the people of Israel that will last for all time to come.
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