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Exodus 26 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Instructions for Making the Tabernacle

(Exo 36:8–38 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:1 -

“Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and [fn]blue and purple and scarlet material; you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful designer.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:2 - “The length of each curtain shall be [fn]twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four [fn]cubits; all the curtains shall have [fn]the same measurements.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:3 - “Five curtains shall be [fn]joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be [fn]joined to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:4 - “And you shall make loops of [fn]blue on the edge of the [fn]outermost curtain in the one set, and likewise you shall make them on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second [fn]set.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:5 - “You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the [fn]edge of the curtain that is in the second [fn]set; the loops shall be opposite each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:6 - “You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and you shall [fn]join the curtains to one another with the clasps so that the [fn]tabernacle will be a unit.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:7 -

“Then you shall make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; you shall make eleven curtains in all.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:8 - “The length of each curtain shall be [fn]thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have [fn]the same measurements.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:9 - “And you shall [fn]join five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain [fn]at the front of the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:10 - “You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the [fn]curtain that is outermost in the one [fn]set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second [fn]set.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:11 -

“You shall make fifty clasps of [fn]bronze, and you shall put the clasps into the loops and [fn]join the tent together so that it will be one unit.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:12 - “The [fn]overlapping part that is left over in the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that is left over, shall lap over the back of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:13 - “The cubit on one side and the cubit on the other, of what is left over in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall lap over the sides of the tabernacle on one side and on the other to cover it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:14 - “You shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins [fn]dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:15 -

“Then you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:16 - “Ten cubits shall be the length of [fn]each board, and one and a half cubits the width of each board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:17 - There shall be two [fn]tenons for each board, [fn]fitted to one another; thus you shall do for all the boards of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:18 - “You shall make the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards [fn]for the south side.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:19 - “You shall make forty bases of silver under the twenty boards, two bases under one board for its two tenons, and two bases under another board for its two tenons;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:20 - and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:21 - and their forty bases of silver; two bases under one board and two bases under another board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:22 - “For the [fn]rear of the tabernacle, to the west, you shall make six boards.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:23 - “You shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the [fn]rear.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:24 - “They shall be [fn]separated beneath, but together at their completion [fn]at its top, [fn]at the first ring; thus it shall be with both of them: they shall form the two corners.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:25 - “There shall be eight boards with their bases of silver, sixteen bases; two bases under one board and two bases under another board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:26 -

“Then you shall make bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:27 - and five bars for the boards of the [fn]other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle for the [fn]rear side to the west.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:28 - “The middle bar in the [fn]center of the boards shall pass through from end to end.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:29 - “You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold as holders for the bars; and you shall overlay the bars with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:30 - “Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to its [fn]plan which you have been shown in the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:31 -

“You shall make a veil of [fn]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful designer.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:32 - “You shall [fn]hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks also being of gold, on four bases of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:33 - “You shall [fn]hang up the veil under the clasps, and you shall bring in the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall separate for you the holy place and the Holy of Holies.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:34 - “You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the Holy of Holies.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:35 - “You shall set the table outside the veil and the lampstand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you shall put the table on the north side.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:36 -

“You shall make a screen for the doorway of the tent of [fn]blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a [fn]weaver.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:37 - “You shall make five pillars of acacia for the screen and overlay them with gold, their hooks also being of gold; and you shall cast five bases of [fn]bronze for them.
LSB Footnotes
Or violet
Approx. 42 ft. Or 12.6 m
A cubit was approx. 18 in. or 45 cm
Lit one measure
Or coupled
Or coupled
Or violet
Lit one curtain from the end in the coupling
Lit coupling
Lit end
Lit coupling
Or couple
Or dwelling place, so in ch
Approx. 45 ft. or 13.5 m
Lit one measure
Or couple
Lit toward the front of the face of the tent
Lit one curtain
Lit coupling
Lit coupling
Or copper
Or couple
Lit excess
Or tanned
Lit the
Lit hands
Lit bound
Lit toward the side of the Negev to the south
Lit extreme parts
Lit extreme parts
Lit twins
Or at its head
Or with reference to
Lit second
Lit extreme parts
Lit midst
Lit judgment
Or violet
Lit put
Lit put
Or violet
A weaver in colors; lit variegator
Or copper
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