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Exodus 37 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Making the Ark

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:1 - Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood. Two cubits[fn] and a half was its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:2 - And he overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a molding of gold around it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:3 - And he cast for it four rings of gold for its four feet, two rings on its one side and two rings on its other side.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:4 - And he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:5 - and put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:6 - And he made a mercy seat of pure gold. Two cubits and a half was its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:7 - And he made two cherubim of gold. He made them of hammered work on the two ends of the mercy seat,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:8 - one cherub on the one end, and one cherub on the other end. Of one piece with the mercy seat he made the cherubim on its two ends.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:9 - The cherubim spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat were the faces of the cherubim.

Making the Table

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:10 - He also made the table of acacia wood. Two cubits was its length, a cubit its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:11 - And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made a molding of gold around it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:12 - And he made a rim around it a handbreadth[fn] wide, and made a molding of gold around the rim.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:13 - He cast for it four rings of gold and fastened the rings to the four corners at its four legs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:14 - Close to the frame were the rings, as holders for the poles to carry the table.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:15 - He made the poles of acacia wood to carry the table, and overlaid them with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:16 - And he made the vessels of pure gold that were to be on the table, its plates and dishes for incense, and its bowls and flagons with which to pour drink offerings.

Making the Lampstand

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:17 - He also made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work. Its base, its stem, its cups, its calyxes, and its flowers were of one piece with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:18 - And there were six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the lampstand out of one side of it and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side of it;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:19 - three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on one branch, and three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:20 - And on the lampstand itself were four cups made like almond blossoms, with their calyxes and flowers,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:21 - and a calyx of one piece with it under each pair of the six branches going out of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:22 - Their calyxes and their branches were of one piece with it. The whole of it was a single piece of hammered work of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:23 - And he made its seven lamps and its tongs and its trays of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:24 - He made it and all its utensils out of a talent[fn] of pure gold.

Making the Altar of Incense

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:25 - He made the altar of incense of acacia wood. Its length was a cubit, and its breadth was a cubit. It was square, and two cubits was its height. Its horns were of one piece with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:26 - He overlaid it with pure gold, its top and around its sides and its horns. And he made a molding of gold around it,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:27 - and made two rings of gold on it under its molding, on two opposite sides of it, as holders for the poles with which to carry it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:28 - And he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:29 - He made the holy anointing oil also, and the pure fragrant incense, blended as by the perfumer.
ESV Footnotes
A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
A handbreadth was about 3 inches or 7.5 centimeters
A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
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