1 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, 2‘See, I have called by name Bezaleel, son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 3and I fill him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all work, 4to devise devices to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 5and in graving of stone for settings, and in graving of wood to work in all work.
6 ‘And I, lo, I have given with him Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, and in the heart of every wise-hearted one I have given wisdom, and they have made all that which I have commanded thee.
7 ‘The tent of meeting, and the ark of testimony, and the mercy-seat which is on it, and all the vessels of the tent, 8and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick and all its vessels, and the altar of the perfume, 9and the altar of the burnt-offering and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, 10and the coloured garments, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, for acting as priests in; 11and the anointing oil, and the perfume of the spices for the sanctuary; according to all that I have commanded thee—they do.’
12 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, 13‘And thou, speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, Only, My sabbaths ye do keep, for it is a sign between Me and you, to your generations, to know that I, Jehovah, am sanctifying you; 14and ye have kept the sabbath, for it is holy to you, he who is polluting it is certainly put to death—for any who doeth work in it—that person hath even been cut off from the midst of his people.
15 ‘Six days is work done, and in the seventh day is a sabbath of holy rest to Jehovah; any who doeth work in the sabbath-day is certainly put to death, 16and the sons of Israel have observed the sabbath; to keep the sabbath to their generations is a covenant age-during, 17between Me and the sons of Israel it is a sign—to the age; for six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, and in the seventh day He hath ceased, and is refreshed.’ 18And He giveth unto Moses, when He finisheth speaking with him in mount Sinai, two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written by the finger of God.
About Young’s Literal Translation
Robert Young is best known for his monumental work, Young’s Analytical Concordance To The Bible. Young’s Literal Translation is a very good work to add to your Bible collection for text comparisons. Since this is a very literal translation, it offers a good contrast and comparison to a dynamic equivalent translation like the NIV.