The Sabbath Emphasized
1Then Moses assembled all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and said to them, “These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to #Lit do themdo:
2“For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the Lord; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. 3You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the sabbath day.”
4Moses spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the Lord has commanded, saying, 5‘Take from among you a #Or heave offeringcontribution to the Lord; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as the Lord’s #Or heave offeringcontribution: gold, silver, and #Or copperbronze, 6and #Or violetblue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goats’ hair, 7and rams’ skins #Or tanneddyed red, and porpoise skins, and acacia wood, 8and oil for lighting, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense, 9and onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the #Or pouchbreastpiece.
10‘Let every skillful man among you come, and make all that the Lord has commanded: 11the #Lit dwelling placetabernacle, its tent and its covering, its hooks and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its #Or basessockets; 12the ark and its poles, the #Lit propitiatorymercy seat, and the curtain of the screen; 13the table and its poles, and all its #Or vesselsutensils, and the bread of the #Lit FacePresence; 14the lampstand also for the light and its utensils and its lamps and the oil for the light; 15and the altar of incense and its poles, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the screen for the doorway at the #Or doorwayentrance of the tabernacle; 16the altar of burnt offering with its #Or copperbronze grating, its poles, and all its #Or vesselsutensils, the #Or laverbasin and its stand; 17the hangings of the court, its pillars and its #Or basessockets, and the screen for the gate of the court; 18the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court and their cords; 19the #Or service garmentswoven garments for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests.’”
20Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel departed from Moses’ presence. 21Everyone whose heart #Lit lifted upstirred him and everyone whose spirit #Or made him willingmoved him came and brought the Lord’s #Or heave offeringcontribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments. 22Then all #Or who were willing-heartedwhose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and #Or nose ringsearrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who #Lit waved a wave offeringpresented an offering of gold to the Lord. 23Every man, #Lit with whom was foundwho had in his possession #Or violetblue and purple and scarlet material and fine linen and goats’ hair and rams’ skins #Or tanneddyed red and porpoise skins, brought them. 24Everyone who could make a #Or heave offeringcontribution of silver and #Or copperbronze brought the Lord’s #Or heave offeringcontribution; and every man #Lit with whom was foundwho had in his possession acacia wood for any work of the service brought it. 25All the #Lit women wise of heartskilled women spun with their hands, and brought what they had spun, in #Or violetblue and purple and scarlet material and in fine linen. 26All the women whose heart #Lit lifted them up in wisdomstirred with a skill spun the goats’ hair. 27The rulers brought the onyx stones and the stones for setting for the ephod and for the #Or pouchbreastpiece; 28and the spice and the oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. 29The #Lit sons of IsraelIsraelites, all the men and women, whose heart #Lit made them willingmoved them to bring material for all the work, which the Lord had commanded through Moses to be done, brought a freewill offering to the Lord.
30Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all #Or workcraftsmanship; 32#Lit devise devicesto make designs for working in gold and in silver and in #Or copperbronze, 33and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to perform in every inventive work. 34He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35He has filled them with #Lit wisdom of heartskill to perform every work of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer, in #Or violetblue and in purple and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of designs.