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Exodus 36 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:1 - “Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whom the LORD has put skill and intelligence to know how to do any work in the construction of the sanctuary shall work in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:2 - And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:3 - And they received from Moses all the contribution that the people of Israel had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. They still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:4 - so that all the craftsmen who were doing every sort of task on the sanctuary came, each from the task that he was doing,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:5 - and said to Moses, “The people bring much more than enough for doing the work that the LORD has commanded us to do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:6 - So Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp, “Let no man or woman do anything more for the contribution for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:7 - for the material they had was sufficient to do all the work, and more.
(Exo 26:1–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:8 - And all the craftsmen among the workmen made the tabernacle with ten curtains. They were made of fine twined linen and blue and purple and scarlet yarns, with cherubim skillfully worked.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:9 - The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits,[fn] and the breadth of each curtain four cubits. All the curtains were the same size.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:10 - He[fn] coupled five curtains to one another, and the other five curtains he coupled to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:11 - He made loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain of the first set. Likewise he made them on the edge of the outermost curtain of the second set.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:12 - He made fifty loops on the one curtain, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was in the second set. The loops were opposite one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:13 - And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains one to the other with clasps. So the tabernacle was a single whole.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:14 - He also made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle. He made eleven curtains.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:15 - The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits. The eleven curtains were the same size.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:16 - He coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:17 - And he made fifty loops on the edge of the outermost curtain of the one set, and fifty loops on the edge of the other connecting curtain.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:18 - And he made fifty clasps of bronze to couple the tent together that it might be a single whole.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:19 - And he made for the tent a covering of tanned rams’ skins and goatskins.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:20 - Then he made the upright frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:21 - Ten cubits was the length of a frame, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each frame.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:22 - Each frame had two tenons for fitting together. He did this for all the frames of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:23 - The frames for the tabernacle he made thus: twenty frames for the south side.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:24 - And he made forty bases of silver under the twenty frames, two bases under one frame for its two tenons, and two bases under the next frame for its two tenons.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:25 - For the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty frames
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:26 - and their forty bases of silver, two bases under one frame and two bases under the next frame.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:27 - For the rear of the tabernacle westward he made six frames.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:28 - He made two frames for corners of the tabernacle in the rear.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:29 - And they were separate beneath but joined at the top, at the first ring. He made two of them this way for the two corners.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:30 - There were eight frames with their bases of silver: sixteen bases, under every frame two bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:31 - He made bars of acacia wood, five for the frames of the one side of the tabernacle,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:32 - and five bars for the frames of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frames of the tabernacle at the rear westward.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:33 - And he made the middle bar to run from end to end halfway up the frames.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:34 - And he overlaid the frames with gold, and made their rings of gold for holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:35 - He made the veil of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen; with cherubim skillfully worked into it he made it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:36 - And for it he made four pillars of acacia and overlaid them with gold. Their hooks were of gold, and he cast for them four bases of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:37 - He also made a screen for the entrance of the tent, of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:38 - and its five pillars with their hooks. He overlaid their capitals, and their fillets were of gold, but their five bases were of bronze.
ESV Footnotes
A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
Probably Bezalel (compare 35:30; 37:1)

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