The Box of the Agreement
1Bezalel made the Holy Box from acacia wood. The Box was 2 1/2 cubits#37:1 2 1/2 cubits 4' 3" (1.3 m). long, 1 1/2 cubits#37:1 1 1/2 cubits 30 5/8" (77.75 cm). Also in verse 10. wide, and 1 1/2 cubits high. 2He covered the inside and outside of the Box with pure gold. Then he put gold trim around the Box. 3He made four rings of gold and put them on the four corners. These rings were used for carrying the Box. There were two rings on each side. 4Then he made the poles for carrying the Box. He used acacia wood and covered the poles with pure gold. 5He put the poles through the rings on each side of the Box. 6Then he made the mercy-cover from pure gold. It was 2 1/2 cubits long and 1 1/2 cubits wide. 7Then Bezalel hammered gold to make two Cherub angels. He put the Cherub angels on each end of the mercy-cover. 8He put one angel on one end and the other angel on the other end. The angels were joined together with the mercy-cover to make one piece. 9The wings of the angels were spread up toward the sky. The angels covered the Box with their wings and faced each other, looking toward the mercy-cover.
The Special Table
10Then he made the table from acacia wood. The table was 2 cubits#37:10 2 cubits 3' 4 13/16" (104 cm). See also in verse 25. long, 1 cubit#37:10 cubit 20 5/8" (51.83 cm). Also in verse 25. wide, and 1 1/2 cubits high. 11He covered it with pure gold and put gold trim around it. 12Then he made a frame 1 handbreadth#37:12 handbreadth The width of 4 fingers, about 3" (7.4 cm). wide around the table. He put gold trim on the frame. 13Then he made four gold rings and put them at the four corners of the table, where the four legs were. 14He put the rings close to the frame. The rings were to hold the poles used to carry the table. 15Then he used acacia wood to make the poles for carrying the table. He covered the poles with pure gold. 16Then he made everything that was used on the table. He made the plates, the spoons, the bowls, and the pitchers from pure gold. The bowls and pitchers are used for pouring the drink offerings.
17Then he made the lampstand. He used pure gold and hammered it to make the base and the shaft.#37:17 base and the shaft Or “flared base.” Then he made flowers, buds, and petals and joined everything together into one piece. 18The lampstand had six branches—three branches on one side and three branches on the other side. 19Each branch had three flowers on it. These flowers were made like almond flowers with buds and petals. 20The shaft of the lampstand had four more flowers. They were also made like almond flowers with buds and petals. 21There were six branches—three branches coming out from each side of the shaft. And there was a flower with buds and petals below each of the three places where the branches joined the shaft. 22The whole lampstand, with the flowers and branches, was made from pure gold. All this gold was hammered and joined together into one piece. 23He made seven lamps for this lampstand. Then he made lamp snuffers and trays from pure gold. 24He used 75 pounds#37:24 75 pounds Literally, “1 talent” (34.5 kg). of pure gold to make the lampstand and the things used with it.
The Altar for Burning Incense
25He made the altar for burning incense from acacia wood. The altar was square. It was 1 cubit long, 1 cubit wide, and 2 cubits high. There were four horns on the altar. There was one horn on each corner. These horns were joined together with the altar to make one piece. 26He covered the top, all the sides, and the horns with pure gold. Then he put gold trim around the altar. 27He made two gold rings for the altar. He put the gold rings below the trim on each side of the altar. These gold rings held the poles for carrying the altar. 28He made the poles from acacia wood and covered them with gold.
29Then he made the holy anointing oil. He also made the pure, sweet-smelling incense. These things were made the same way that a perfume maker would make them.