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  • 2.Mose 36

361So Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person in whom the LORD has put skill and ability to know how to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary are to do the work according to all that the LORD has commanded.”

2Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person in whom the LORD had put skill — everyone whose heart stirred him to volunteer to do the work,

3and they received from Moses all the offerings the Israelites had brought to do the work for the service of the sanctuary, and they still continued to bring him a freewill offering each morning.

4So all the skilled people who were doing all the work on the sanctuary came from the work they were doing

5and told Moses, “The people are bringing much more than is needed for the completion of the work which the LORD commanded us to do!”

6Moses instructed them to take his message throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman do any more work for the offering for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing any more.

7Now the materials were more than enough for them to do all the work.

The Building of the Tabernacle

8All the skilled among those who were doing the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet; they were made with cherubim that were the work of an artistic designer.

9The length of one curtain was forty-two feet, and the width of one curtain was six feet — the same size for each of the curtains.

10He joined five of the curtains to one another, and the other five curtains he joined to one another.

11He made loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in the first set; he did the same along the edge of the end curtain in the second set.

12He made fifty loops on the first curtain, and he made fifty loops on the end curtain that was in the second set, with the loops opposite one another.

13He made fifty gold clasps and joined the curtains together to one another with the clasps, so that the tabernacle was a unit.

14He made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains.

15The length of one curtain was forty-five feet, and the width of one curtain was six feet — one size for all eleven curtains.

16He joined five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves.

17He made fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in the first set and fifty loops along the edge of the curtain that joined the second set.

18He made fifty bronze clasps to join the tent together so that it might be a unit.

19He made a covering for the tent out of ram skins dyed red and over that a covering of fine leather.

20He made the frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood as uprights.

21The length of each frame was fifteen feet, the width of each frame was two and a quarter feet,

22with two projections per frame parallel one to another. He made all the frames of the tabernacle in this way.

23So he made frames for the tabernacle: twenty frames for the south side.

24He made forty silver bases under the twenty frames — two bases under the first frame for its two projections, and likewise two bases under the next frame for its two projections,

25and for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, he made twenty frames

26and their forty silver bases, two bases under the first frame and two bases under the next frame.

27And for the back of the tabernacle on the west he made six frames.

28He made two frames for the corners of the tabernacle on the back.

29At the two corners they were doubled at the lower end and finished together at the top in one ring. So he did for both.

30So there were eight frames and their silver bases, sixteen bases, two bases under each frame.

31He made bars of acacia wood, five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle

32and five bars for the frames on the second side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frames of the tabernacle for the back side on the west.

33He made the middle bar to reach from end to end in the center of the frames.

34He overlaid the frames with gold and made their rings of gold to provide places for the bars, and he overlaid the bars with gold.

35He made the special curtain of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of an artistic designer.

36He made for it four posts of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, with gold hooks, and he cast for them four silver bases.

37He made a hanging for the entrance of the tent of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer,

38and its five posts and their hooks. He overlaid their tops and their bands with gold, but their five bases were bronze.