Sh'mot (Exo) 35
1Moshe assembled the whole community of the people of Isra’el and said to them, “These are the things which Adonai has ordered you to do. 2On six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is to be a holy day for you, a Shabbat of complete rest in honor of Adonai. Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death. 3You are not to kindle a fire in any of your homes on Shabbat.”
4Moshe said to the whole community of the people of Isra’el, “Here is what Adonai has ordered: 5‘Take up a collection for Adonai from among yourselves — anyone whose heart makes him willing is to bring the offering for Adonai: gold, silver and bronze; 6blue, purple and scarlet yarn; fine linen, goat’s hair, 7tanned ram skins and fine leather; acacia-wood; 8oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 9onyx stones and stones to be set, for the ritual vest and the breastplate.
10“‘Then let all the craftsmen among you come and make everything Adonai has ordered: 11the tabernacle with its tent, covering, fasteners, planks, crossbars, posts and sockets; 12the ark with its poles, ark-cover and the curtain to screen it; 13the table with its poles, all its utensils and the showbread; 14the menorah for the light, with its utensils and lamps, and the oil for the light; 15the incense altar with its poles; the anointing oil; the fragrant incense; the screen for the entranceway at the entrance to the tabernacle; 16the altar for burnt offerings, with its poles and all its utensils; the basin with its base; 17the tapestries for the courtyard, with their posts and sockets; the screen for the gateway of the courtyard; 18the tent pegs for the tabernacle; the tent pegs for the courtyard, with their ropes; 19the garments for officiating, for serving in the Holy Place; and the holy garments for Aharon the cohen and the garments for his sons, so that they can serve in the office of cohen.’”
20Then the whole community of the people of Isra’el withdrew from Moshe’s presence; (LY: ii) 21and they came, everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit made him willing, and brought Adonai’s offering for the work on the tent of meeting, for the service in it and for the holy garments. 22Both men and women came, as many as had willing hearts; they brought nose-rings, earrings, signet-rings, belts, all kinds of gold jewelry — everyone bringing an offering of gold to Adonai. 23Everyone who had blue, purple or scarlet yarn; fine linen; tanned ram skins or fine leather brought them. 24Everyone contributing silver or bronze brought his offering for Adonai, and everyone who had acacia-wood suitable for any of the work brought it. 25All the women who were skilled at spinning got to work and brought what they had spun, the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and the fine linen. 26Likewise the women whose heart stirred them to use their skill spun the goat’s hair. 27The leaders brought the onyx stones and the stones to be set, for the ritual vest and the breasplate; 28the spices; and the oil for the light, for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. 29Thus every man and woman of the people of Isra’el whose heart impelled him to contribute to any of the work Adonai had ordered through Moshe brought it to Adonai as a voluntary offering.
(RY: ii, LY: iii) 30Moshe said to the people of Isra’el, “See, Adonai has singled out B’tzal’el the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Y’hudah. 31He has filled him with the Spirit of God — with wisdom, understanding and knowledge concerning every kind of artisanry. 32He is a master of design in gold, silver, bronze, 33cutting precious stones to be set, woodcarving and every other craft. 34[Adonai] has also given him and Oholi’av the son of Achisamakh, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35He has filled them with the skill needed for every kind of work, whether done by an artisan, a designer, an embroiderer using blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen, or a weaver — they have the skill for every kind of work and design.
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