The Tabernacle Underwritten
1“Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every #Lit man wise of heartskillful person in whom the Lord has put #Lit wisdomskill and understanding to know how to perform all the work #Or connected with the service of; lit of the service ofin the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the Lord has commanded.”
2Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every #Lit man wise of heartskillful person in #Lit whose heartwhom the Lord had put #Lit wisdomskill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it. 3They received from Moses all the #Lit lifted offeringcontributions which the sons of Israel had brought #Lit to perform it for the workto perform the work #Lit of the service ofin the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning. 4And all the #Lit wiseskillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from #Lit histhe work which #Lit they werehe was performing, 5and they said to #Lit Moses, saying,Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the #Lit service for the workconstruction work which the Lord commanded us to #Lit perform itperform.” 6So Moses issued a command, and a #Lit voiceproclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the #Lit heave offeringcontributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more. 7For the #Lit workmaterial they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.
8All the #Lit wise of heartskillful men among those who were performing the work made the #Lit dwelling placetabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and #Or violetblue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman, #Lit heBezalel made them. 9The length of each curtain was twenty-eight #I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.cubits and the width of each curtain four #I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.cubits; all the curtains had #Lit one measurethe same measurements. 10He #Or coupledjoined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he #Or coupledjoined to one another. 11He made loops of #Or violetblue on the edge of the #Lit one curtain from the end in the couplingoutermost curtain in the first #Lit couplingset; he did likewise on the edge of the curtain that was #Lit one curtain from the end in the couplingoutermost in the second #Lit couplingset. 12He made fifty loops in the one curtain and he made fifty loops on the #Lit endedge of the curtain that was in the second #Lit couplingset; the loops were opposite each other. 13He made fifty clasps of gold and #Or coupledjoined the curtains to one another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was #Lit onea unit.
14Then he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains #Lit in numberin all. 15The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and four cubits the width of each curtain; the eleven curtains had #Lit one measurethe same measurements. 16He #Or coupledjoined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves. 17Moreover, he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the first #Lit couplingset, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second #Lit couplingset. 18He made fifty clasps of #Or copperbronze to #Or couplejoin the tent together so that it would be #Lit onea unit. 19He made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins #Or tanneddyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above.
20Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright. 21Ten cubits was the length of #Lit theeach board and one and a half cubits the width of each board. 22There were two tenons for each board, #Lit boundfitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle. 23He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards #Lit to the side of the Negev, to the southfor the south side; 24and he made forty #Or basessockets of silver under the twenty boards; two #Or basessockets under one board for its two tenons and two #Or basessockets under another board for its two tenons. 25Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards, 26and their forty #Or basessockets of silver; two #Or basessockets under one board and two #Or basessockets under another board. 27For the #Lit extreme partsrear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards. 28He made two boards for the corners of the #Lit dwelling placetabernacle at the #Lit extreme partsrear. 29They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its #Or headtop #Or with reference toto the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners. 30There were eight boards with their #Or basessockets of silver, sixteen #Or basessockets, #Lit two socketstwo under every board.
31Then he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle, 32and five bars for the boards of the #Or secondother side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the #Lit extreme partsrear side to the west. 33He made the middle bar to pass through in the #Lit midstcenter of the boards from end to end. 34He overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
35Moreover, he made the veil of #Or violetblue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. 36He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four #Or basessockets of silver for them. 37He made a screen for the doorway of the tent, of #Or violetblue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, the work of a #Lit variegator; i.e. a weaver in colorsweaver; 38and he made its five pillars with their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their #Or fillets, ringsbands with gold; but their five #Or basessockets were of #Or copperbronze.