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The Ark of the Covenant
1Bezalel made the Ark of the Covenant of acacia wood. The Ark of the Covenant was 45 inches long, 27 inches wide and 27 inches high. 2He covered the inside and outside of the Ark of the Covenant with pure gold. Then he put a gold strip around it. 3He made four gold rings for it and attached them to its four feet. There were two rings on each side. 4Then he made poles of acacia wood and covered them with gold. 5He put the poles through the rings on each side of the Ark of the Covenant to carry it. 6Then he made a lid of pure gold. It was 45 inches long and 27 inches wide. 7Then Bezalel hammered gold to make two creatures with wings. He attached them to each end of the lid. 8He made one creature with wings on one end of the lid. He made the other creature with wings on the other end. He attached them to the lid so that it would be one piece. 9The creatures’ wings were spread out over the lid. The creatures faced each other across the lid.
The Table
10Then he made the table of acacia wood. The table was 36 inches long, 18 inches wide and 27 inches high. 11He covered the table with pure gold. He put a gold strip around it. 12Then he made a frame 3 inches high that stood up all around the edge. He put a gold strip around the frame. 13Then he made four gold rings for the table. He attached them to the four corners of the table, where the four legs were. 14The rings were put close to the frame around the top of the table. The rings held the poles that were used to carry the table. 15The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood. They were covered with gold. 16Then he made of pure gold all the things that were used on the table: the plates, bowls, cups and jars used for pouring the drink offerings.
The Lampstand
17Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. He hammered out its base and stand. Its flower-like cups, buds and petals were joined together in one piece with the base and stand. 18There were three branches on one side of the lampstand and three branches on the other. 19Each branch had three cups shaped like almond flowers. Each cup had a bud and a petal. 20There were four more cups shaped like almond flowers on the lampstand itself. Each cup had its buds and petals. 21Three pairs of branches went out from the lampstand. A bud was under the place where each pair was attached to the lampstand. 22The buds, branches and lampstand were all one piece of pure, hammered gold. 23He made seven pure gold lamps for this lampstand. Then he made pure gold wick trimmers and trays. 24He used about 75 pounds of pure gold to make the lampstand and all the things that go with it.
The Altar for Burning Incense
25Then he made the altar of incense of acacia wood. The altar was square. It was 18 inches long, 18 inches wide and 36 inches high. Each corner stuck out like a horn. Each corner was joined into one piece with the altar. 26He covered the top and all the sides and the corners with pure gold. Then he put gold trim around the altar. 27He made two gold rings and put them below the trim on opposite sides of the altar. These rings held the poles for carrying the altar. 28He made the poles of acacia wood and covered them with gold.
29Then he made the holy olive oil for appointing the priests. He also made the pure, sweet-smelling incense. He made them like a person who mixes perfumes.