Book of Exodus (Author Moses)

25:1¤ And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

25:2Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring firstfruits to me: of every man that offereth of his own accord, you shall take them.

25:3And these are the things you must take: Gold, and silver, and brass,

25:4Violet and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

25:5And rams' skins dyed red, and violet skins, and setim wood:

25:6Oil to make lights: spices for ointment, and for sweetsmelling incense:

25:7Onyx stones, and precious stones to adorn the ephod and the rational.

25:8And they shall make me a sanctuary, and I will dwell in the midst of them:

25:9According to all the likeness of the tabernacle which I will shew thee, and of all the vessels for the service thereof: and thus you shall make it:

25:10Frame an ark of setim wood, the length whereof shall be of two cubits and a half; the breadth, a cubit and a half; the height, likewise, a cubit and a half.

25:11And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold, within and without; and over it thou shalt make a golden crown round about:

25:12And four golden rings, which thou shalt put at the four corners of the ark: let two rings be on the one side, and two on the other.

25:13Thou shalt make bars also of setim wood, and shalt overlay them with gold.

25:14And thou shalt put them in through the rings that are in the sides of the ark, that it may be carried on them:

25:15And they shall be always in the rings, neither shall they at any time be drawn out of them.

25:16And thou shalt put in the ark the testimony which I will give thee.

25:17Thou shalt make also a propitiatory of the purest gold: the length thereof shall be two cubits and a half, and the breadth a cubit and a half.

25:18Thou shalt make also two cherubims of beaten gold, on the two sides of the oracle.

25:19Let one cherub be on the one side, and the other on the other.

25:20Let them cover both sides of the propitiatory, spreading their wings, and covering the oracle, and let them look one towards the other, their faces being turned towards the propitiatory wherewith the ark is to be covered.

25:21In which thou shalt put the testimony that I will give thee.

25:22Thence will I give orders, and will speak to thee over the propitiatory, and from the midst of the two cherubims, which shall be upon the ark of the testimony, all things which I will command the children of Israel by thee.

25:23Thou shalt make a table also of setim wood, of two cubits in length, and a cubit in breadth, and a cubit and a half in height.

25:24And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold: and thou shalt make to it a golden ledge round about.

25:25And to the ledge itself a polished crown, four inches high; and over the same another little golden crown.

25:26Thou shalt prepare also four golden rings, and shalt put them in the four corners of the same table, over each foot.

25:27Under the crown shall the golden rings be, that the bars may be put through them, and the table may be carried.

25:28The bars also themselves thou shalt make of setim wood, and shalt overlay them with gold, to bear up the table.

25:29Thou shalt prepare also dishes, and bowls, censers, and cups, wherein the libations are to be offered, of the purest gold.

25:30And thou shalt set upon the table loaves of proposition in my sight always.

25:31Thou shalt make also a candlestick of beaten work, of the finest gold, the shaft thereof, and the branches, the cups, and the bowls, and the lilies going forth from it.

25:32Six branches shall come out of the sides, three out of the one side, and three out of the other.

25:33Three cups as it were nuts to every branch, and a bowl withal, and a lily: and three cups likewise of the fashion of nuts in the other branch, and a bowl withal, and a lily. Such shall be the work of the six branches, that are to come out from the shaft:

25:34And in the candlestick itself shall be four cups in the manner of a nut, and at every one bowls and lilies.

25:35Bowls under two branches in three places, which together make six, coming forth out of one shaft.

25:36And both the bowls and the branches shall be of the same beaten work of the purest gold.

25:37Thou shalt make also seven lamps, and shalt set them upon the candlestick, to give light over against.

25:38The snuffers also, and where the snuffings shall be put out, shall be made of the purest gold.

25:39The whole weight of the candlestick, with all the furniture thereof, shall be a talent of the purest gold.

25:40Look, and make it according to the pattern that was shewn thee in the mount.

26:1¤ And thou shalt make the tabernacle in this manner: Thou shalt make ten curtains of fine twisted linen, and violet and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, diversified with embroidery.

26:2The length of one curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits; the breadth shall be four cubits. All the curtains shall be of one measure.

26:3Five curtains shall be joined one to another, and the other five shall be coupled together in like manner.

26:4Thou shalt make loops of violet in the sides and tops of the curtains, that they may be joined one to another.

26:5Every curtain shall have fifty loops on both sides, so set on, that one loop may be against another loop, and one may be fitted to the other.

26:6Thou shalt make also fifty rings of gold, wherewith the veils of the curtains are to be joined, that it may be made one tabernacle.

26:7Thou shalt make also eleven curtains of goats' hair, to cover the top of the tabernacle.

26:8The length of one hair-curtain shall be thirty cubits; and the breadth, four: the measure of all the curtains shall be equal.

26:9Five of which thou shalt couple by themselves, and the six others thou shalt couple one to another, so as to double the sixth curtain in the front of the roof.

26:10Thou shalt make also fifty loops in the edge of one curtain, that it may be joined with the other: and fifty loops in the edge of the other curtain, that it may be coupled with its fellow.

26:11Thou shalt make also fifty buckles of brass, wherewith the loops may be joined, that of all there may be made one covering.

26:12And that which shall remain of the curtains, that are prepared for the roof, to wit, one curtain that is over and above, with the half thereof thou shalt cover the back parts of the tabernacle.

26:13And there shall hang down a cubit on the one side, and another on the other side, which is over and above in the length of the curtains, fencing both sides of the tabernacle.

26:14Thou shalt make also another cover to the roof of rams' skins dyed red: and over that again another cover of violet coloured skins.

26:15Thou shalt make also the boards of the tabernacle standing upright of setim wood.

26:16Let every one of them be ten cubits in length, and in breadth one cubit and a half.

26:17In the sides of the boards shall be made two mortises, whereby one board may be joined to another board: and after this manner shall all the boards be prepared.

26:18Of which twenty shall be in the south side southward.

26:19For which thou shalt cast forty sockets of silver, that under every board may be put two sockets at the two corners.

26:20In the second side also of the tabernacle that looketh to the north, there shall be twenty boards,

26:21Having forty sockets of silver, two sockets shall be put under each board.

26:22But on the west side of the tabernacle thou shalt make six boards.

26:23And again other two which shall be erected in the corners at the back of the tabernacle.

26:24And they shall be joined together from beneath unto the top, and one joint shall hold them all. The like joining shall be observed for the two boards also that are to be put in the corners.

26:25And they shall be in all eight boards, and their silver sockets sixteen, reckoning two sockets for each board.

26:26Thou shalt make also five bars of setim wood, to hold together the boards on one side of the tabernacle.

26:27And five others on the other side, and as many at the west side:

26:28And they shall be put along by the midst of the boards, from one end to the other.

26:29The boards also themselves thou shalt overlay with gold, and shalt cast rings of gold to be set upon them, for places for the bars to hold together the boardwork: which bars thou shalt cover with plates of gold.

26:30And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the pattern that was shewn thee in the mount.

26:31Thou shalt make also a veil of violet, and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine twisted linen, wrought with embroidered work and goodly variety:

26:32And thou shalt hang it up before four pillars of setim wood, which themselves also shall be overlaid with gold, and shall have heads of gold, but sockets of silver.

26:33And the veil shall be hanged on with rings, and within it thou shalt put the ark of the testimony, and the sanctuary and the holy of the holies shall be divided with it.

26:34And thou shalt set the propitiatory upon the ark of the testimony, in the holy of holies.

26:35And the table without the veil, and over against the table the candlestick in the south side of the tabernacle: for the table shall stand in the north side.

26:36Thou shalt make also a hanging in the entrance of the tabernacle of violet, and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine twisted linen with embroidered work.

26:37And thou shalt overlay with gold five pillars of setim wood, before which the hanging shall be drawn: their heads shall be of gold, and the sockets of brass.

27:1¤ Thou shalt make also an altar of setim wood, which shall be five cubits long, and as many broad, that is four square, and three cubits high.

27:2And there shall be horns at the four corners of the same: and thou shalt cover it with brass.

27:3And thou shalt make for the uses thereof pans to receive the ashes, and tongs and fleshhooks, and firepans: all its vessels thou shalt make of brass.

27:4And a grate of brass in manner of a net; at the four corners of which, shall be four rings of brass,

27:5Which thou shalt put under the hearth of the altar: and the grate shall be even to the midst of the altar.

27:6Thou shalt make also two bars for the altar, of setim wood, which thou shalt cover with plates of brass:

27:7And thou shalt draw them through rings, and they shall be on both sides of the altar to carry it.

27:8Thou shalt not make it solid, but empty and hollow in the inside, as it was shewn thee in the mount.

27:9Thou shalt make also the court of the tabernacle, in the south side whereof southward there shall be hangings of fine twisted linen of a hundred cubits long for one side.

27:10And twenty pillars with as many sockets of brass, the heads of which, with their engraving, shall be of silver.

27:11In like manner also on the north side there shall be hangings of a hundred cubits long, twenty pillars, and as many sockets of brass, and their heads with their engraving of silver.

27:12But in the breadth of the court, that looketh to the west, there shall be hangings of fifty cubits, and ten pillars, and as many sockets.

27:13In that breadth also of the court, which looketh to the east, there shall be fifty cubits.

27:14In which there shall be for one side, hangings of fifteen cubits, and three pillars, and as many sockets.

27:15And in the other side, there shall be hangings of fifteen cubits, with three pillars, and as many sockets.

27:16And in the entrance of the court there shall be made a hanging of twenty cubits of violet and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine twisted linen, with embroidered work: it shall have four pillars, with as many sockets.

27:17All the pillars of the court round about shall be garnished with plates of silver, silver heads, and sockets of brass.

27:18In length the court shall take up a hundred cubits, in breadth fifty, the height shall be of five cubits, and it shall be made of fine twisted linen, and shall have sockets of brass.

27:19All the vessels of the tabernacle for all uses and ceremonies, and the pins both of it and of the court, thou shalt make of brass.

27:20Command the children of Israel that they bring thee the purest oil of the olives, and beaten with a pestle: that a lamp may burn always,

27:21In the tabernacle of the testimony, without the veil that hangs before the testimony. And Aaron and his sons shall order it, that it may give light before the Lord until the morning. It shall be a perpetual observance throughout their successions among the children of Israel.

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