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Exodus 25 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Offerings for the Tabernacle

(Exo 35:4–9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:1 - The LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:2 - “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:3 - These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:4 - blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:5 - ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather[fn]; acacia wood;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:6 - olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:7 - and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:8 - “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:9 - Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.

The Ark

(Exo 37:1–9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:10 - “Have them make an ark[fn] of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:11 - Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:12 - Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:13 - Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:14 - Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:15 - The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:16 - Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:17 - “Make an atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:18 - And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:19 - Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:20 - The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:21 - Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law that I will give you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:22 - There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.

The Table

(Exo 37:10–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:23 - “Make a table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:24 - Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:25 - Also make around it a rim a handbreadth[fn] wide and put a gold molding on the rim.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:26 - Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:27 - The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:28 - Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:29 - And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:30 - Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times.

The Lampstand

(Exo 37:17–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:31 - “Make a lampstand of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:32 - Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:33 - Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:34 - And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:35 - One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:36 - The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:37 - “Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:38 - Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:39 - A talent[fn] of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:40 - See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.
NIV Footnotes
Possibly the hides of large aquatic mammals
That is, a chest
That is, about 3 3/4 feet long and 2 1/4 feet wide and high or about 1.1 meters long and 68 centimeters wide and high; similarly in verse 17
That is, about 3 feet long, 1 1/2 feet wide and 2 1/4 feet high or about 90 centimeters long, 45 centimeters wide and 68 centimeters high
That is, about 3 inches or about 7.5 centimeters
That is, about 75 pounds or about 34 kilograms

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