Building the chest containing the covenant document
1Bezalel made the chest of acacia wood. It was forty-five inches long, twenty-seven inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 2He covered the chest with pure gold inside and out, and made a gold molding all around it. 3He cast four gold rings for it and put them on its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 4He made acacia-wood poles and covered them with gold. 5He put the poles into the rings on the chest’s sides to use to carry the chest. 6He made a cover for the chest out of pure gold, forty-five inches long and twenty-seven inches wide. 7He made two winged heavenly creatures of hammered gold for the two ends of the cover, 8one winged heavenly creature at one end and one winged heavenly creature at the other. He placed the winged heavenly creatures at the cover’s two ends. 9The winged heavenly creatures spread out their wings above, shielding the cover with their wings. The winged heavenly creatures faced each other toward the cover’s center.
Constructing the table and lampstand
10He also made the table of acacia wood, three feet long, eighteen inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 11He covered it with pure gold and made a gold molding all around it. 12He made a frame around it that was four inches wide and gold molding around the frame. 13He made four gold rings for the table. He fastened the rings to the four corners at its four legs. 14The rings that housed the poles used for carrying the table were close to the frame. 15He made the poles used to carry the table out of acacia wood, and he covered them with gold. 16He made the containers of pure gold that were to be on the table: its plates, dishes, bowls, and jars for pouring drink offerings.
17He also made the lampstand of pure, hammered gold. The lampstand’s base, branches, cups, flowers, and petals were all attached to it. 18It had six branches growing out from its sides, three branches on one side of the lampstand and three branches on the other side of the lampstand. 19One branch had three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a flower and petals, and the next branch also had three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a flower and petals. A total of six branches grew out of the lampstand. 20In addition, on the lampstand itself there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with its flower and petals. 21There was a flower attached under the first pair of branches, a flower attached under the next pair of branches, and a flower attached under the last pair of branches. 22Their flowers and their branches were attached to it. The whole lampstand was one piece of pure hammered gold. 23He made its seven lamps and its tongs and its fire pans out of pure gold. 24He made the lampstand and all its equipment from pure gold weighing one kikkar.
Making the incense altar, incense, and oil
25He made the incense altar out of acacia wood. The altar was square, eighteen inches long by eighteen inches wide. It was three feet high, and its horns were permanently attached. 26He covered it with pure gold, including its top, all its sides, and its horns. He also made a gold molding all around it. 27He made two gold rings, and he attached them under the molding on two opposite sides of the altar. They housed the poles used to carry it. 28He made the poles of acacia wood, and he covered them with gold.
29He also made the holy anointing oil and the pure sweet-smelling incense like a skilled perfume maker.
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