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Curtains of Linen
1"Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and #Or violetblue and purple and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. 2The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have the same measurements. 3Five curtains shall be joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be joined to one another. 4You shall make loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set, and likewise you shall make them on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second set. 5You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is in the second set; the loops shall be opposite each other. 6You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and join the curtains to one another with the clasps so that the #Or dwelling place, and so throughout the chtabernacle will be a unit.
Curtains of Goats' Hair
7"Then you shall make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all. 8The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have the same measurements. 9You shall join five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain at the front of the tent. 10You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the first set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second set.
11"You shall make fifty clasps of #Or copperbronze, and you shall put the clasps into the loops and join the tent together so that it will be a unit. 12The overlapping part that is left over in the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that is left over, shall lap over the back of the tabernacle. 13The cubit on one side and the cubit on the other, of what is left over in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall lap over the sides of the tabernacle on one side and on the other, to cover it. 14You shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.
Boards and Sockets
15"Then you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright. 16Ten cubits shall be the length of each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board. 17There shall be two tenons for each board, fitted to one another; thus you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle. 18You shall make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side. 19You shall make forty #Or basessockets of silver under the twenty boards, two sockets under one board for its two tenons and two sockets under another board for its two tenons; 20and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards, 21and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board. 22For the rear of the tabernacle, to the west, you shall make six boards. 23You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear. 24They shall be double beneath, and together they shall be complete to its top to the first ring; thus it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners. 25There shall be eight boards with their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.
26"Then you shall make bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle, 27and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle for the rear side to the west. 28The middle bar in the center of the boards shall pass through from end to end. 29You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold as holders for the bars; and you shall overlay the bars with gold. 30Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to its plan which you have been shown in the mountain.
The Veil and Screen
31"You shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. 32You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks also being of gold, on four sockets of silver. 33You shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall serve for you as a partition between the holy place and the holy of holies. 34You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the holy of holies. 35You shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you shall put the table on the north side.
36"You shall make a screen for the doorway of the tent of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver. 37You shall make five pillars of acacia for the screen and overlay them with gold, their hooks also being of gold; and you shall cast five sockets of bronze for them.
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