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Exodus 36 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Tabernacle Underwritten

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:1 - “Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every [fn]skillful person in whom the LORD has put [fn]skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work [fn]in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:2 - Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every [fn]skillful person in [fn]whom the LORD had put [fn]skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:3 - They received from Moses all the [fn]contributions which the sons of Israel had brought [fn]to perform the work [fn]in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:4 - And all the [fn]skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from [fn]the work which [fn]he was performing,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:5 - and they said to [fn]Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the [fn]construction work which the LORD commanded us to [fn]perform.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:6 - So Moses issued a command, and a [fn]proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the [fn]contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:7 - For the [fn]material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.

Construction Proceeds

(Exo 26:1–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:8 - All the [fn]skillful men among those who were performing the work made the [fn]tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and [fn]blue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman, [fn]Bezalel made them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:9 - The length of each curtain was twenty-eight [fn]cubits and the width of each curtain four [fn]cubits; all the curtains had [fn]the same measurements.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:10 - He [fn]joined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he [fn]joined to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:11 - He made loops of [fn]blue on the edge of the [fn]outermost curtain in the first [fn]set; he did likewise on the edge of the curtain that was [fn]outermost in the second [fn]set.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:12 - He made fifty loops in the one curtain and he made fifty loops on the [fn]edge of the curtain that was in the second [fn]set; the loops were opposite each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:13 - He made fifty clasps of gold and [fn]joined the curtains to one another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was [fn]a unit.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:14 - Then he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains [fn]in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:15 - The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and four cubits the width of each curtain; the eleven curtains had [fn]the same measurements.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:16 - He [fn]joined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:17 - Moreover, he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the first [fn]set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second [fn]set.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:18 - He made fifty clasps of [fn]bronze to [fn]join the tent together so that it would be [fn]a unit.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:19 - He made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins [fn]dyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:20 - Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:21 - Ten cubits was the length of [fn]each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:22 - There were two tenons for each board, [fn]fitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:23 - He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards [fn]for the south side;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:24 - and he made forty [fn]sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two [fn]sockets under one board for its two tenons and two [fn]sockets under another board for its two tenons.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:25 - Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:26 - and their forty [fn]sockets of silver; two [fn]sockets under one board and two [fn]sockets under another board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:27 - For the [fn]rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:28 - He made two boards for the corners of the [fn]tabernacle at the [fn]rear.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:29 - They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its [fn]top [fn]to the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:30 - There were eight boards with their [fn]sockets of silver, sixteen [fn]sockets, [fn]two under every board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:31 - Then he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:32 - and five bars for the boards of the [fn]other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the [fn]rear side to the west.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:33 - He made the middle bar to pass through in the [fn]center of the boards from end to end.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:34 - He overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:35 - Moreover, he made the veil of [fn]blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:36 - He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four [fn]sockets of silver for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:37 - He made 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 36:38 - and he made its five pillars with their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their [fn]bands with gold; but their five [fn]sockets were of [fn]bronze.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: man wise of heart
Literally: wisdom
Or, connected with the service of; lit of the service of
Literally: man wise of heart
Literally: whose heart
Literally: wisdom
Literally: lifted offering
Literally: to perform it for the work
Literally: of the service of
Literally: wise
Literally: his
Literally: they were
Literally: Moses, saying,
Literally: service for the work
Literally: perform it
Literally: voice
Literally: heave offering
Literally: work
Literally: wise of heart
Literally: dwelling place
Or, violet
Literally: he
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
Literally: one measure
Or, coupled
Or, violet
Literally: one curtain from the end in the coupling
Literally: coupling
Literally: end
Literally: coupling
Or, coupled
Literally: one
Literally: in number
Literally: one measure
Or, coupled
Literally: coupling
Or, copper
Or, couple
Literally: one
Or, tanned
Literally: the
Literally: bound
Literally: to the side of the Negev, to the south
Or, bases
Or, bases
Literally: extreme parts
Literally: dwelling place
Literally: extreme parts
Or, head
Or, with reference to
Or, bases
Literally: two sockets
Or, second
Literally: extreme parts
Literally: midst
Or, violet
Or, bases
Or, violet
Literally: variegator; i.e. a weaver in colors
Or, fillets, rings
Or, bases
Or, copper

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