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Exodus 37 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Building the Ark of the Covenant

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:1 - Next Bezalel made the Ark of acacia wood—a sacred chest 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:2 - He overlaid it inside and outside with pure gold, and he ran a molding of gold all around it.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:3 - He cast four gold rings and attached them to its four feet, two rings on each side.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:4 - Then he made poles from acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:5 - He inserted the poles into the rings at the sides of the Ark to carry it.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:6 - Then he made the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement—from pure gold. It was 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:7 - He made two cherubim from hammered gold and placed them on the two ends of the atonement cover.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:8 - He molded the cherubim on each end of the atonement cover, making it all of one piece of gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:9 - The cherubim faced each other and looked down on the atonement cover. With their wings spread above it, they protected it.
Building the Table

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:10 - Then Bezalel[fn] made the table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:11 - He overlaid it with pure gold and ran a gold molding around the edge.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:12 - He decorated it with a 3-inch border[fn] all around, and he ran a gold molding along the border.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:13 - Then he cast four gold rings for the table and attached them at the four corners next to the four legs.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:14 - The rings were attached near the border to hold the poles that were used to carry the table.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:15 - He made these poles from acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:16 - Then he made special containers of pure gold for the table—bowls, pans, jars, and pitchers—to be used in pouring out liquid offerings.
Building the Lampstand

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:17 - Then Bezalel made the lampstand of pure, hammered gold. He made the entire lampstand and its decorations of one piece—the base, center stem, lamp cups, buds, and petals.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:18 - The lampstand had six branches going out from the center stem, three on each side.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:19 - Each of the six branches had three lamp cups shaped like almond blossoms, complete with buds and petals.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:20 - The center stem of the lampstand was crafted with four lamp cups shaped like almond blossoms, complete with buds and petals.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:21 - There was an almond bud beneath each pair of branches where the six branches extended from the center stem, all made of one piece.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:22 - The almond buds and branches were all of one piece with the center stem, and they were hammered from pure gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:23 - He also made seven lamps for the lampstand, lamp snuffers, and trays, all of pure gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:24 - The entire lampstand, along with its accessories, was made from seventy-five pounds[fn] of pure gold.
Building the Incense Altar

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:25 - Then Bezalel made the incense altar of acacia wood. It was 18 inches square and 36 inches high,[fn] with horns at the corners carved from the same piece of wood as the altar itself.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:26 - He overlaid the top, sides, and horns of the altar with pure gold, and he ran a gold molding around the entire altar.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:27 - He made two gold rings and attached them on opposite sides of the altar below the gold molding to hold the carrying poles.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:28 - He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:29 - Then he made the sacred anointing oil and the fragrant incense, using the techniques of a skilled incense maker.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew 2.5 cubits [115 centimeters] long, 1.5 cubits [69 centimeters] wide, and 1.5 cubits high.
Hebrew 2.5 cubits [115 centimeters] long and 1.5 cubits [69 centimeters] wide.
Hebrew he; also in 37:17, 25.
Hebrew 2 cubits [92 centimeters] long, 1 cubit [46 centimeters] wide, and 1.5 cubits [69 centimeters] high.
Hebrew a border of a handbreadth [8 centimeters].
Hebrew 1 talent [34 kilograms].
Hebrew 1 cubit [46 centimeters] long and 1 cubit wide, a square, and 2 cubits [92 centimeters] high.
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