1“You#Ex 36:8–38 are to construct the tabernacle itself with ten curtains. You must make them of finely spun linen, and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them. 2Each curtain should be forty-two feet#26:2 Lit 28 cubits long and six feet#26:2 Lit four cubits, also in v. 8 wide; all the curtains are to have the same measurements. 3Five of the curtains should be joined together, and the other five curtains joined together. 4Make loops of blue yarn on the edge of the last curtain in the first set, and do the same on the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set. 5Make fifty loops on the one curtain and make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain in the second set, so that the loops line up together. 6Also make fifty gold clasps and join the curtains together with the clasps, so that the tabernacle may be a single unit.
7“You are to make curtains of goat hair for a tent over the tabernacle; make eleven of these curtains. 8Each curtain should be forty-five feet#26:8 Lit 30 cubits long and six feet wide. All eleven curtains are to have the same measurements. 9Join five of the curtains by themselves, and the other six curtains by themselves. Then fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent. 10Make fifty loops on the edge of one curtain, the outermost in the first set, and make fifty loops on the edge of the corresponding curtain of the second set. 11Make fifty bronze clasps; put the clasps through the loops and join the tent together so that it is a single unit. 12As for the flap that remains from the tent curtains, the leftover half curtain is to hang over the back of the tabernacle. 13What remains along the length of the tent curtains — a half yard#26:13 Lit the cubit on one side and a half yard on the other side — should hang over the sides of the tabernacle on either side to cover it. 14Make a covering for the tent from ram skins dyed red#Ex 25:5; 35:7; 36:19; 39:34; Nm 4:25 and a covering of fine leather#26:14 Hb obscure on top of that.
15“You are to make upright supports#26:15 Or frames, or beams of acacia wood#Ex 25:28; 26:37; 27:1,6; 30:1,5; 35:33; 36:20; 37:15; 38:6 for the tabernacle. 16Each support is to be fifteen feet#26:16 Lit 10 cubits long and twenty-seven#26:16 Lit a cubit and a half inches wide. 17Each support will have two tenons for joining. Do the same for all the supports of the tabernacle. 18Make the supports for the tabernacle as follows: twenty supports for the south side, 19and make forty silver bases under the twenty supports, two bases under the first support for its two tenons, and two bases under the next support for its two tenons; 20twenty supports for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, 21along with their forty silver bases, two bases under the first support and two bases under each support; 22and make six supports for the west side of the tabernacle. 23Make two additional supports for the two back corners of the tabernacle. 24They are to be paired at the bottom, and joined together#26:24 Lit and together they are to be complete at the top in a single ring. So it should be for both of them; they will serve as the two corners. 25There are to be eight supports with their silver bases: sixteen bases; two bases under the first support and two bases under each support.
26“You are to make five crossbars of acacia wood for the supports on one side of the tabernacle, 27five crossbars for the supports on the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for the supports on the back side of the tabernacle on the west. 28The central crossbar is to run through the middle of the supports from one end to the other. 29Then overlay the supports with gold, and make their rings of gold as the holders for the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold. 30You are to set up the tabernacle according to the plan for it that you have been shown on the mountain.#Ex 25:9,40; Ac 7:44; Heb 8:5
31“You are to make a curtain of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen with a design of cherubim worked into it.#Ex 36:35; 2Ch 3:14; Mt 27:51; Heb 9:3 32Hang it on four gold-plated pillars of acacia wood that have gold hooks and that stand on four silver bases. 33Hang the curtain under the clasps#26:33 The clasps that join the ten curtains of the tabernacle; Ex 26:6 and bring the ark of the testimony there behind the curtain, so the curtain will make a separation for you between the holy place#Ex 25:16; 40:21; Lv 16:2; Heb 9:2 and the most holy place. 34Put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.#Ex 25:21; 40:20; Heb 9:5 35Place the table outside the curtain and the lampstand on the south side of the tabernacle, opposite the table; put the table on the north side.#Ex 40:22,24; Heb 9:2
36“For the entrance to the tent you are to make a screen embroidered#26:36 Or woven with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. 37Make five pillars of acacia wood for the screen and overlay them with gold; their hooks are to be gold, and you are to cast five bronze bases for them.