Exod 34-39:14

Moses Makes New Tablets 1The Lord said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets, which you broke.2Be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai and present yourself there to me, on the top of the mountain.3No one shall come up with you, and do not let anyone be seen throughout all the mountain; and do not let flocks or herds graze in front of that mountain.”4So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the former ones; and he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tablets of stone.5The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name, “The Lord.”6The Lord passed before him, and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,7keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, yet by no means clearing the guilty, but visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”8And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped.9He said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.”The Covenant Renewed 10He said: I hereby make a covenant. Before all your people I will perform marvels, such as have not been performed in all the earth or in any nation; and all the people among whom you live shall see the work of the Lord; for it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.11Observe what I command you today. See, I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.12Take care not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you are going, or it will become a snare among you.13You shall tear down their altars, break their pillars, and cut down their sacred poles14(for you shall worship no other god, because the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God).15You shall not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to their gods, someone among them will invite you, and you will eat of the sacrifice.16And you will take wives from among their daughters for your sons, and their daughters who prostitute themselves to their gods will make your sons also prostitute themselves to their gods.17You shall not make cast idols.18You shall keep the festival of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib you came out from Egypt.19All that first opens the womb is mine, all your male livestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep.20The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. No one shall appear before me empty-handed.21Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even in plowing time and in harvest time you shall rest.22You shall observe the festival of weeks, the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the festival of ingathering at the turn of the year.23Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord God, the God of Israel.24For I will cast out nations before you, and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.25You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven, and the sacrifice of the festival of the passover shall not be left until the morning.26The best of the first fruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk.27The Lord said to Moses: Write these words; in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.28He was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.The Shining Face of Moses 29Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.30When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face was shining, and they were afraid to come near him.31But Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses spoke with them.32Afterward all the Israelites came near, and he gave them in commandment all that the Lord had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.33When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face;34but whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would take the veil off, until he came out; and when he came out, and told the Israelites what he had been commanded,35the Israelites would see the face of Moses, that the skin of his face was shining; and Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.Chapter 35Sabbath Regulations 1Moses assembled all the congregation of the Israelites and said to them: These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to do:2Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy sabbath of solemn rest to the Lord; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.3You shall kindle no fire in all your dwellings on the sabbath day.Preparations for Making the Tabernacle 4Moses said to all the congregation of the Israelites: This is the thing that the Lord has commanded:5Take from among you an offering to the Lord; let whoever is of a generous heart bring the Lord's offering: gold, silver, and bronze;6blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and fine linen; goats' hair,7tanned rams' skins, and fine leather; acacia wood,8oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,9and onyx stones and gems to be set in the ephod and the breastpiece.10All who are skillful among you shall come and make all that the Lord has commanded: the tabernacle,11its tent and its covering, its clasps and its frames, its bars, its pillars, and its bases;12the ark with its poles, the mercy seat, and the curtain for the screen;13the table with its poles and all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;14the lampstand also for the light, with its utensils and its lamps, and the oil for the light;15and the altar of incense, with its poles, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the screen for the entrance, the entrance of the tabernacle;16the altar of burnt offering, with its grating of bronze, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin with its stand;17the hangings of the court, its pillars and its bases, and the screen for the gate of the court;18the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court, and their cords;19the finely worked vestments for ministering in the holy place, the holy vestments for the priest Aaron, and the vestments of his sons, for their service as priests.Offerings for the Tabernacle 20Then all the congregation of the Israelites withdrew from the presence of Moses.21And they came, everyone whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and brought the Lord's offering to be used for the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the sacred vestments.22So they came, both men and women; all who were of a willing heart brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and pendants, all sorts of gold objects, everyone bringing an offering of gold to the Lord.23And everyone who possessed blue or purple or crimson yarn or fine linen or goats' hair or tanned rams' skins or fine leather, brought them.24Everyone who could make an offering of silver or bronze brought it as the Lord's offering; and everyone who possessed acacia wood of any use in the work, brought it.25All the skillful women spun with their hands, and brought what they had spun in blue and purple and crimson yarns and fine linen;26all the women whose hearts moved them to use their skill spun the goats' hair.27And the leaders brought onyx stones and gems to be set in the ephod and the breastpiece,28and spices and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense.29All the Israelite men and women whose hearts made them willing to bring anything for the work that the Lord had commanded by Moses to be done, brought it as a freewill offering to the Lord.Bezalel and Oholiab 30Then Moses said to the Israelites: See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;31he has filled him with divine spirit, with skill, intelligence, and knowledge in every kind of craft,32to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze,33in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, in every kind of craft.34And he has inspired him to teach, both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.35He has filled them with skill to do every kind of work done by an artisan or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and in fine linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of artisan or skilled designer.Chapter 361Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful one to whom the Lord has given skill and understanding to know how to do any work in the construction of the sanctuary shall work in accordance with all that the Lord has commanded.2Moses then called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful one to whom the Lord had given skill, everyone whose heart was stirred to come to do the work;3and they received from Moses all the freewill offerings that the Israelites had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. They still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning,4so that all the artisans who were doing every sort of task on the sanctuary came, each from the task being performed,5and said to Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for doing the work that the Lord has commanded us to do.”6So Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp: “No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing;7for what they had already brought was more than enough to do all the work.Construction of the Tabernacle 8All those with skill among the workers made the tabernacle with ten curtains; they were made of fine twisted linen, and blue, purple, and crimson yarns, with cherubim skillfully worked into them.9The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains were of the same size.10He joined five curtains to one another, and the other five curtains he joined to one another.11He made loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain of the first set; likewise he made them on the edge of the outermost curtain of the second set;12he made fifty loops on the one curtain, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was in the second set; the loops were opposite one another.13And he made fifty clasps of gold, and joined the curtains one to the other with clasps; so the tabernacle was one whole.14He also made curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains.15The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains were of the same size.16He joined five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.17He made fifty loops on the edge of the outermost curtain of the one set, and fifty loops on the edge of the other connecting curtain.18He made fifty clasps of bronze to join the tent together so that it might be one whole.19And he made for the tent a covering of tanned rams' skins and an outer covering of fine leather.20Then he made the upright frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood.21Ten cubits was the length of a frame, and a cubit and a half the width of each frame.22Each frame had two pegs for fitting together; he did this for all the frames of the tabernacle.23The frames for the tabernacle he made in this way: twenty frames for the south side;24and he made forty bases of silver under the twenty frames, two bases under the first frame for its two pegs, and two bases under the next frame for its two pegs.25For the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty frames26and their forty bases of silver, two bases under the first frame and two bases under the next frame.27For the rear of the tabernacle westward he made six frames.28He made two frames for corners of the tabernacle in the rear.29They were separate beneath, but joined at the top, at the first ring; he made two of them in this way, for the two corners.30There were eight frames with their bases of silver: sixteen bases, under every frame two bases.31He made bars of acacia wood, five for the frames of the one side of the tabernacle,32and five bars for the frames of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frames of the tabernacle at the rear westward.33He made the middle bar to pass through from end to end halfway up the frames.34And he overlaid the frames with gold, and made rings of gold for them to hold the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.35He made the curtain of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and fine twisted linen, with cherubim skillfully worked into it.36For it he made four pillars of acacia, and overlaid them with gold; their hooks were of gold, and he cast for them four bases of silver.37He also made a screen for the entrance to the tent, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and fine twisted linen, embroidered with needlework;38and its five pillars with their hooks. He overlaid their capitals and their bases with gold, but their five bases were of bronze.Chapter 37Making the Ark of the Covenant 1Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; it was two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.2He overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a molding of gold around it.3He cast for it four rings of gold for its four feet, two rings on its one side and two rings on its other side.4He made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold,5and put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark.6He made a mercy seat of pure gold; two cubits and a half was its length, and a cubit and a half its width.7He made two cherubim of hammered gold; at the two ends of the mercy seat he made them,8one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end; of one piece with the mercy seat he made the cherubim at its two ends.9The cherubim spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings. They faced one another; the faces of the cherubim were turned toward the mercy seat.Making the Table for the Bread of the Presence 10He also made the table of acacia wood, two cubits long, one cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high.11He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a molding of gold around it.12He made around it a rim a handbreadth wide, and made a molding of gold around the rim.13He cast for it four rings of gold, and fastened the rings to the four corners at its four legs.14The rings that held the poles used for carrying the table were close to the rim.15He made the poles of acacia wood to carry the table, and overlaid them with gold.16And 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 17He also made the lampstand of pure gold. The base and the shaft of the lampstand were made of hammered work; its cups, its calyxes, and its petals were of one piece with it.18There 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;19three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with calyx and petals, on one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with calyx and petals, on the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand.20On the lampstand itself there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with its calyxes and petals.21There was a calyx of one piece with it under the first pair of branches, a calyx of one piece with it under the next pair of branches, and a calyx of one piece with it under the last pair of branches.22Their calyxes and their branches were of one piece with it, the whole of it one hammered piece of pure gold.23He made its seven lamps and its snuffers and its trays of pure gold.24He made it and all its utensils of a talent of pure gold.Making the Altar of Incense 25He made the altar of incense of acacia wood, one cubit long, and one cubit wide; it was square, and was two cubits high; its horns were of one piece with it.26He overlaid it with pure gold, its top, and its sides all around, and its horns; and he made for it a molding of gold all around,27and made two golden rings for it under its molding, on two opposite sides of it, to hold the poles with which to carry it.28And he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.Making the Anointing Oil and the Incense 29He made the holy anointing oil also, and the pure fragrant incense, blended as by the perfumer.Chapter 38Making the Altar of Burnt Offering 1He made the altar of burnt offering also of acacia wood; it was five cubits long, and five cubits wide; it was square, and three cubits high.2He made horns for it on its four corners; its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.3He made all the utensils of the altar, the pots, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the firepans: all its utensils he made of bronze.4He made for the altar a grating, a network of bronze, under its ledge, extending halfway down.5He cast four rings on the four corners of the bronze grating to hold the poles;6he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with bronze.7And he put the poles through the rings on the sides of the altar, to carry it with them; he made it hollow, with boards.8He made the basin of bronze with its stand of bronze, from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.Making the Court of the Tabernacle 9He made the court; for the south side the hangings of the court were of fine twisted linen, one hundred cubits long;10its twenty pillars and their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.11For the north side there were hangings one hundred cubits long; its twenty pillars and their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.12For the west side there were hangings fifty cubits long, with ten pillars and ten bases; the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.13And for the front to the east, fifty cubits.14The hangings for one side of the gate were fifteen cubits, with three pillars and three bases.15And so for the other side; on each side of the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits, with three pillars and three bases.16All the hangings around the court were of fine twisted linen.17The bases for the pillars were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver; the overlaying of their capitals was also of silver, and all the pillars of the court were banded with silver.18The screen for the entrance to the court was embroidered with needlework in blue, purple, and crimson yarns and fine twisted linen. It was twenty cubits long and, along the width of it, five cubits high, corresponding to the hangings of the court.19There were four pillars; their four bases were of bronze, their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals and their bands of silver.20All the pegs for the tabernacle and for the court all around were of bronze.Materials of the Tabernacle 21These are the records of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the covenant, which were drawn up at the commandment of Moses, the work of the Levites being under the direction of Ithamar son of the priest Aaron.22Bezalel son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the Lord commanded Moses;23and with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, engraver, designer, and embroiderer in blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and in fine linen.24All the gold that was used for the work, in all the construction of the sanctuary, the gold from the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred thirty shekels, measured by the sanctuary shekel.25The silver from those of the congregation who were counted was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels, measured by the sanctuary shekel;26a beka a head (that is, half a shekel, measured by the sanctuary shekel), for everyone who was counted in the census, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred three thousand, five hundred fifty men.27The hundred talents of silver were for casting the bases of the sanctuary, and the bases of the curtain; one hundred bases for the hundred talents, a talent for a base.28Of the thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their capitals and made bands for them.29The bronze that was contributed was seventy talents, and two thousand four hundred shekels;30with it he made the bases for the entrance of the tent of meeting, the bronze altar and the bronze grating for it and all the utensils of the altar,31the bases all around the court, and the bases of the gate of the court, all the pegs of the tabernacle, and all the pegs around the court.Chapter 39Making the Vestments for the Priesthood 1Of the blue, purple, and crimson yarns they made finely worked vestments, for ministering in the holy place; they made the sacred vestments for Aaron; as the Lord had commanded Moses.2He made the ephod of gold, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and of fine twisted linen.3Gold leaf was hammered out and cut into threads to work into the blue, purple, and crimson yarns and into the fine twisted linen, in skilled design.4They made for the ephod shoulder-pieces, joined to it at its two edges.5The decorated band on it was of the same materials and workmanship, of gold, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and of fine twisted linen; as the Lord had commanded Moses.6The onyx stones were prepared, enclosed in settings of gold filigree and engraved like the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the sons of Israel.7He set them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of remembrance for the sons of Israel; as the Lord had commanded Moses.8He made the breastpiece, in skilled work, like the work of the ephod, of gold, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and of fine twisted linen.9It was square; the breastpiece was made double, a span in length and a span in width when doubled.10They set in it four rows of stones. A row of carnelian, chrysolite, and emerald was the first row;11and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and a moonstone;12and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;13and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they were enclosed in settings of gold filigree.14There were twelve stones with names corresponding to the names of the sons of Israel; they were like signets, each engraved with its name, for the twelve tribes.