THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Book of Exodus (Author Moses)

35:1¤ And all the multitude of the children of Israel being gathered together, he said to them: These are the things which the Lord hath commanded to be done:

35:2Six days you shall do work; the seventh day shall be holy unto you, the sabbath and the rest of the Lord: he that shall do any work on it, shall be put to death.

35:3You shall kindle no fire in any of your habitations on the sabbath day.

35:4And Moses said to all the assembly of the children of Israel: This is the word the Lord hath commanded, saying:

35:5Set aside with you firstfruits to the Lord. Let every one that is willing and hath a ready heart, offer them to the Lord: gold, and silver, and brass,

35:6Violet and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine linen, goats' hair,

35:7And rams' skins dyed red, and violet coloured skins, setim wood,

35:8And oil to maintain lights, and to make ointment, and most sweet incense,

35:9Onyx stones, and precious stones, for the adorning of the ephod and the rational.

35:10Whosoever of you is wise, let him come, and make that which the Lord hath commanded:

35:11To wit, the tabernacle, and the roof thereof, and the cover, the rings, and the board-work with the bars, the pillars and the sockets:

35:12The ark and the staves, the propitiatory, and the veil that is drawn before it:

35:13The table with the bars and the vessels, and the loaves of proposition:

35:14The candlestick to bear up the lights, the vessels thereof and the lamps, and the oil for the nourishing of fires:

35:15The altar of incense, and the bars, and the oil of unction, and the incense of spices: the hanging at the door of the tabernacle:

35:16The altar of holocaust, and its grate of brass, with the bars and vessels thereof: the laver and its foot:

35:17The curtains of the court, with the pillars and the sockets, the hanging in the doors of the entry.

35:18The pins of the tabernacle, and of the court, with their little cords:

35:19The vestments that are to be used in the ministry of the sanctuary, the vesture of Aaron the high priest, and of his sons, to do the office of priesthood to me.

35:20And all the multitude of the children of Israel going out from the presence of Moses,

35:21Offered firstfruits to the Lord with a most ready and devout mind, to make the work of the tabernacle of the testimony. Whatever was necessary to the service and to the holy vestments,

35:22Both men and women gave bracelets and earrings, rings and tablets: every vessel of gold was set aside to be offered to the Lord.

35:23If any man had violet, and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, fine linen and goats' hair, ramskins dyed red, and violet coloured skins,

35:24Metal of silver and brass, they offered it to the Lord, and setim wood for divers uses.

35:25The skilful women also gave such things as they had spun, violet, purple, and scarlet, and fine linen,

35:26And goats' hair, giving all of their own accord.

35:27But the princes offered onyx stones, and precious stones, for the ephod and the rational,

35:28And spices and oil for the lights, and for the preparing of ointment, and to make the incense of most sweet savour.

35:29All, both men and women, with devout mind offered gifts, that the works might be done which the Lord had commanded by the hand of Moses. All the children of Israel dedicated voluntary offerings to the Lord.

35:30And Moses said to the children of Israel: Behold, the Lord hath called by name Beseleel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Juda,

35:31And hath filled him with the spirit of God, with wisdom and understanding, and knowledge, and all learning,

35:32To devise and to work in gold and silver and brass,

35:33And in engraving stones, and in carpenters' work. Whatsoever can be devised artificially,

35:34He hath given in his heart: Ooliab also, the son of Achisamech, of the tribe of Dan:

35:35Both of them hath he instructed with wisdom, to do carpenters' work, and tapestry, and embroidery in blue and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine linen, and to weave all things, and to invent all new things.

36:1¤ Beseleel therefore, and Ooliab, and every wise man, to whom the Lord gave wisdom and understanding, to know how to work artificially, made the things that are necessary for the uses of the sanctuary, and which the Lord commanded.

36:2And when Moses had called them, and every skilful man, to whom the Lord had given wisdom, and such as of their own accord had offered themselves to the making of the work,

36:3He delivered all the offerings of the children of Israel unto them. And while they were earnest about the work, the people daily in the morning offered their vows.

36:4Whereupon the workmen being constrained to come,

36:5Said to Moses: The people offereth more than is necessary.

36:6Moses therefore commanded proclamation to be made by the crier's voice: Let neither man nor woman offer any more for the work of the sanctuary. And so they ceased from offering gifts,

36:7Because the things that were offered did suffice, and were too much.

36:8And all the men that were wise of heart, to accomplish the work of the tabernacle, made ten curtains of twisted fine linen, and violet, and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, with varied work, and the art of embroidering:

36:9The length of one curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth four: all the curtains were of the same size.

36:10And he joined five curtains, one to another, and the other five he coupled one to another.

36:11He made also loops of violet in the edge of one curtain on both sides, and in the edge of the other curtain in like manner,

36:12That the loops might meet one against another, and might be joined each with the other.

36:13Whereupon also he cast fifty rings of gold, that might catch the loops of the curtains, and they might be made one tabernacle.

36:14He made also eleven curtains of goats' hair, to cover the roof of the tabernacle:

36:15One curtain was thirty cubits long, and four cubits broad: all the curtains were of one measure.

36:16Five of which he joined apart, and the other six apart.

36:17And he made fifty loops in the edge of one curtain, and fifty in the edge of another curtain, that they might be joined one to another.

36:18And fifty buckles of brass wherewith the roof might be knit together, that of all the curtains there might be made one covering.

36:19He made also a cover for the tabernacle of rams' skins dyed red; and another cover over that of violet skins.

36:20He made also the boards of the tabernacle of setim wood standing.

36:21The length of one board was ten cubits; and the breadth was one cubit and a half.

36:22There were two mortises throughout every board, that one might be joined to the other. And in this manner he made for all the boards of the tabernacle.

36:23Of which twenty were at the south side southward,

36:24With forty sockets of silver, two sockets were put under one board on the two sides of the corners, where the mortises of the sides end in the corners.

36:25At that side also of the tabernacle, that looketh toward the north, he made twenty boards,

36:26With forty sockets of silver, two sockets for every board.

36:27But against the west, to wit, at that side of the tabernacle, which looketh to the sea, he made six boards,

36:28And two others at each corner of the tabernacle behind:

36:29Which were also joined from beneath unto the top, and went together into one joint. Thus he did on both sides at the corners:

36:30So there were in all eight boards, and they had sixteen sockets of silver, to wit, two sockets under every board.

36:31He made also bars of setim wood, five to hold together the boards of one side of the tabernacle,

36:32And five others to join together the boards of the other side; and besides these, five other bars at the west side of the tabernacle towards the sea.

36:33He made also another bar, that might come by the midst of the boards from corner to corner.

36:34And the boards themselves he overlaid with gold casting for them sockets of silver. And their rings he made of gold, through which the bars might be drawn: and he covered the bars themselves with plates of gold.

36:35He made also a veil of violet, and purple, scarlet and fine twisted linen, varied and distinguished with embroidery:

36:36And four pillars of setim wood, which with their heads he overlaid with gold, casting for them sockets of silver.

36:37He made also a hanging in the entry of the tabernacle of violet, purple, scarlet, and fine twisted linen, with the work of an embroiderer.

36:38And five pillars with their heads, which he covered with gold, and their sockets he cast of brass.

37:1¤ And Beseleel made also, the ark of setim wood: it was two cubits and a half in length, and a cubit and a half in breadth, and the height was of one cubit and a half: and he overlaid it with the purest gold within and without.

37:2And he made to it a crown of gold round about,

37:3Casting four rings of gold at the four corners thereof: two rings in one side, and two in the other.

37:4And he made bars of setim wood, which he overlaid with gold,

37:5And he put them into the rings that were at the sides of the ark to carry it.

37:6He made also the propitiatory, that is, the oracle, of the purest gold, two cubits and a half in length, and a cubit and a half in breadth.

37:7Two cherubims also of beaten gold, which he set on the two sides of the propitiatory:

37:8One cherub in the top of one side, and the other cherub in the top of the other side: two cherubims at the two ends of the propitiatory,

37:9Spreading their wings, and covering the propitiatory, and looking one towards the other, and towards it.

37:10He made also the table of setim wood, in length two cubits, and in breadth one cubit, and in height it was a cubit and a half.

37:11And he overlaid it with the finest gold, and he made to it a golden ledge round about,

37:12And to the ledge itself he made a polished crown of gold, of four fingers breadth, and upon the same another golden crown.

37:13And he cast four rings of gold, which he put in the four corners at each foot of the table,

37:14Over against the crown: and he put the bars into them, that the table might be carried.

37:15And the bars also themselves he made of setim wood, and overlaid them with gold.

37:16And the vessels for the divers uses of the table, dishes, bowls, and cups, and censers of pure gold, wherein the libations are to be offered.

37:17He made also the candlestick of beaten work of the finest gold, from the shaft whereof its branches, its cups, and bowls, and lilies came out:

37:18Six on the two sides: three branches on one side, and three on the other.

37:19Three cups in manner of a nut on each branch, and bowls withal and lilies: and three cups of the fashion of a nut in another branch, and bowls withal and lilies. The work of the six branches, that went out from the shaft of the candlestick was equal.

37:20And in the shaft itself were four cups after the manner of a nut, and bowls withal at every one, and lilies:

37:21And bowls under two branches in three places, which together made six branches going out from one shaft.

37:22So both the bowls, and the branches were of the same, all beaten work of the purest gold.

37:23He made also the seven lamps with their snuffers, and the vessels where the snuffings were to be put out, of the purest gold.

37:24The candlestick with all the vessels thereof weighed a talent of gold.

37:25He made also the altar of incense of setim wood, being a cubit on every side foursquare, and in height two cubits: from the corners of which went out horns.

37:26And he overlaid it with the purest gold, with its grate, and the sides, and the horns.

37:27And he made to it a crown of gold round about, and two golden rings under the crown at each side, that the bars might be put into them, and the altar be carried.

37:28And the bars themselves he made also of setim wood, and overlaid them with plates of gold.

37:29He compounded also the oil for the ointment of sanctification, and incense of the purest spices, according to the work of a perfumer.



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