Exodus Chapter 37 and Chapter 38

Chapter 37: Making of the Ark of the Testimony

1 Then Bezalyl made the ark of acacia wood. Two and a half cubits was its length, a cubit and a half its width and a cubit and a half its height. 2 He overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside and made a molding of gold all around it. 3 And he cast for it four rings of gold to be set in its four corners: two rings on one side and two rings on the other side of it. 4 He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 5 And he put the poles into the rings at the sides of the ark to bear the ark. 6 He also made the mercy seat of pure gold: two and a half cubits was its length and a cubit and a half its width. 7 He made two cherubim of beaten gold. He made them of one piece at the two ends of the mercy seat. 8  One cherub at one end on this side and the other cherubim at the other end on that side. He made the cherubim at the two ends of one piece with the mercy seat. 9 The cherubim spread out their wings above and covered the mercy seat with their wings. They faced one another. The faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

Making the Table for the Showbread

10 He made the table of acacia wood: two cubits was its length, a cubit its width and a cubit and a half its height. 11 And he overlaid it with pure gold and make a molding of gold all around it. 12 Also he made a frame of a handbreadth all around it and made a molding of gold for the frame all around it. 13 And he cast for it four rings of gold and put the rings on the four corners that were at its four legs. 14 The rings were close to the frame, as holders for the poles to bear the table. 15 And he made the poles of acacia wood to bear the table and overlaid them with gold. 16 He made of pure gold the utensils which were on the table. Its dishes, its cups, its bowls and its pitchers for pouring.

Making the Gold Lampstand (with Seven Menorahs)

17 He also made the lampstand of pure gold of hammered work he made the lampstand. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs and its flowers were of the same piece. 18 And six branches came out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side and three branches of the lampstand of the other side. 19 There were three bowls made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower–and so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand. 20 And on the lampstand itself were four bowls made like almond blossoms, each with its ornamental knob and flower. 21 There was a knob under the first two branches of the same, a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches extending from it. 22 Their knobs and their branches were of one piece. All of it was one hammered piece of pure gold. 23 And he made its seven lamps, its wick-trimmers and its trays of pure gold. 24 Of a talent of pure gold he made it, with all its utensils.

Making the Altar of Incense

25 He made the incense altar of acacia wood. Its length was a cubit and its width a cubit–it was square and two cubits was its height. Its horns were of one piece with it. 26 And he overlaid it with pure gold. Its top, its sides all around and its horns. He also made for it a molding of gold all around it. 27 He made two rings of gold for it under its molding, by its two corners on both sides, as holders for the poles with which to bear it. 28 And he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.

Making the Anointing Oil and the Incense

29 He also made the qodesh anointing oil and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the perfumer.

Chapter 38: Making the Altar of Burnt Offering

1 He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. Five cubits was its length and five cubits its width. It was square and its height was three cubits. 2 He made its horns on its four corners. The horns were of one piece with it. And he overlaid it with bronze. 3 He made all the utensils for the altar. The pans, the shovels, the basins, the forks and the firepans, all its utensils he made of bronze. 4 And he made a grate of bronze network for the altar, under its rim, midway from the bottom. 5 He cast four rings for the four corners of the bronze grating, as holders for the poles. 6 And he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze. 7 Then he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to bear it. He made the altar hollow with boards.

Making the Bronze Laver

8 He made the laver of bronze and its base of bronze, from the bronze mirrors of the serving women who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

Making the Court of the Tabernacle

9 Then he made the court on the south side, the hangings of the court were of fine woven linen, one hundred cubits long. 10 There were twenty pillars for them, with twenty bronze sockets. The hooks of the pillars and their brands were silver. 11 On the north side the hangings were one hundred cubits long, with twenty pillars and their twenty bronze sockets. The hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver. 12 And on the west side there were hangings of fifty cubits, with ten pillars and their ten sockets. The hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver. 13 For the east side the hangings were fifty cubits. 14 The hangings of one side of the gate were fifteen cubits long with their three pillars and their three sockets. 15 And the same for the other side of the court gate. On this side and that were hangings of fifteen cubits with their three pillars and their three sockets. 16 All the hangings of the court all around were of fine woven linen. 17 The sockets for the pillars were bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver and the overlay of their capitals was silver and all the pillars of the court had bands of silver. 18 The screen for the gate of the court was woven of blue, purple and scarlet thread and of fine woven linen. The length was twenty cubits and the height along its width was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court. 19 And there were four pillars with their four sockets of bronze, their hooks were silver and the overlay of their capitals and their bands were silver. 20 All the pegs of the tabernacle and of the court all around, were bronze.

Materials of the Tabernacle

21 This is the inventory of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the Testimony, which was counted according to the commandment of Moshe, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son of Aharon the priest. 22 Bezalyl the son Uriyah, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Yahudah made all that Yah had commanded Moshe. 23 And with him was Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer, a weaver of blue, purple and scarlet thread and of fine linen. 24 All the gold that was used in all the work of the qodesh place, that is, the gold of the offering was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. 25 And the silver from those who were numbered of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. 26 A bekah for each man (that is, half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for everyone included in the numbering from twenty years old and above, for six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty men. 27 And from the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary and the bases of the veil: one hundred sockets from the hundred talents, one talent for each socket. 28 Then from the one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, overlaid their capitals and made bands for them. 29 The offering of bronze was seventy talents and two thousand four hundred shekels. 30 And with it he made the sockets for the door of the tabernacle of meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze grating for it and all the utensils for the altar. 31 The sockets for the court all around, the bases for the court gate, all the pegs for the tabernacle and all the pegs for the court all around.

 

 

Exodus Chapter 35 and Chapter 36

Chapter 35: Shabbat Regulations

1 Then Moshe gathered all the congregation of the children of Ysrayl together and said to them, “These are the words which Yah has commanded you to do: 2 “Work shall be done for six days but the seventh day shall be a qodesh day for you, a Shabbat of rest to Yah. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. 3 “You shall kindle no fire throughout your dwellings on the Shabbat day”.

Offerings for the Tabernacle

4 And Moshe spoke to all the congregation of the children of Ysrayl saying, “This is the thing which Yah commanded saying”: 5 “Take from among you an offering to Yah. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as an offering to Yah: gold, silver and bronze”. 6 “Blue, purple and scarlet thread. Fine linen and goat’s hair.” 7 “Ram skins dyed red, badger skins and acacia wood”. 8 “Oil for the light and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense”. 9 “Onyx stones and stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate”.

Articles of the Tabernacle

10 “All who are gifted artisans among you shall come and make all that Yah has commanded”. 11 “The tabernacle, its tent, its covering, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars and its sockets”. 12 “The ark and its poles with the mercy seat and the veil of the covering”. 13 “The table and its poles, all its utensils and the showbread”. 14 “Also the lampstand for the light, its utensils, its lamps and the oil for the light”. 15 “The incense altar, its poles, the anointing oil, the sweet incense and the screen for the door at the entrance of the tabernacle”. 16 “The altar of burnt offering with its bronze grating, its poles, all its utensils and the laver and its base”. 17 “The hangings of the court, its pillars, their sockets and the screen for the gate of the court”. 18 “The pegs of the tabernacle, the pegs of the court and their cords”. 19 “The garments of ministry (woven garments) for ministering in the qodesh place–the qodesh garments for Aharon the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests”.

The Tabernacle Offerings Presented

20 And all the congregation of the children of Ysrayl departed from the presence of Moshe. 21 Then everyone came whose heart was stirred and everyone whose spirit was willing and they brought Yah’s offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service and for the qodesh garments. 22 They came, both men and women, as many as had a willing heart and brought earrings and nose rings, rings and necklaces, all ornaments of gold, that is, every man who made an offering of gold to Yah”. 23 And every man, with whom was found blue, purple and scarlet thread, fine linen and goat’s hair, red skins of rams and badger skins, brought them. 24 Everyone who offered an offering of silver or bronze brought Yah’s offering. And everyone with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it. 25 All the women who were gifted artisans spun yarn with their hands and brought what they had spun of blue, purple and scarlet and fine linen. 26 And all the women whose hearts stirred with wisdom spun yarn of goat’s hair. 27 The rulers brought onyx stones and the stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate. 28 And spices and oil for the light, for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense. 29 The children of Ysrayl brought a freewill offering to Yah, all the men and women whose hearts were willing to bring material for all kinds of work which Yah, by the hand of Moshe had commanded to be done.

The Artisans Called by Yah

30 And Moshe said to the children of Ysrayl, “See, Yah has called by name Bezalyl the son of Uriyah, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Yahudah”. 31 “And He has filled him with the Spirit of Yah, in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship”. 32 “To design artistic works, to work in gold and silver and bronze”. 33 “In cutting stones for setting, in carving wood and to work in all manner of artistic workmanship”. 34 “And He has put in his heart the ability to teach, in him and Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan”. 35 “He has filled them with skill to do all manner of work of the engraver and the designer and the tapestry maker, in blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine linen and of the weaver–those who do every work and those who design artistic works.

Chapter 36

1 “And Bezalyl and Aholiab and every gifted artisan in whom Yah has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that Yah has commanded”.

The People Give More than Enough

2 Then Moshe called Bezalyl and Aholiab and every gifted artisan in whose heart Yah had put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred, to come and do the work. 3 And they received from Moshe all the offering which the children of Ysrayl had brought for the work of the service of making the sanctuary. So they continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning. 4 Then all the craftsmen who were doing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work he was doing. 5 And they spoke to Moshe saying, “The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which Yah commanded us to do”. 6 So Moshe gave a commandment and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp saying, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary”. And the people were restrained from bringing. 7 For the material they had was sufficient for all the work to be done–indeed too much.

Building the Tabernacle

8 Then all the gifted artisans among them who worked on the tabernacle made ten curtains woven of fine linen and of blue, purple and scarlet thread with artistic designs of cherubim they made them. 9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits and the width of each curtain four cubits. The curtains were all the same size. 10 And he coupled five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he coupled together. 11 He made loops of blue yarn on the edge of the curtain on the selvedge of one set. Likewise he did on the outer edge of the other curtain of the second set. 12 Fifty loops he made on the one curtain and fifty loops he made on the edge of the curtain on the end of the second set. The loops held one curtain to another. 13 And he made fifty clasps of gold and coupled the curtains to one another with clasps, that it might be one tabernacle. 14 He made curtains of goat’s hair for the tent over the tabernacle. He made eleven curtains. 15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and the width of each curtain four cubits. The eleven curtains were the same size. 16 He coupled five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves. 17 And he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in one set and fifty loops he made on the edge of the curtain of the second set. 18 He also made fifty bronze clasps to couple the tent together, that it might be one. 19 Then he made a covering for the tent of ram skins dyed red and a covering of badger skins above that.

20 For the tabernacle he made boards of acacia wood, standing upright. 21 The length of each board was ten cubits and the width of each board a cubit and a half. 22 Each board had two tenons for binding one to another. Thus he made for all the boards of the tabernacle. 23 And he made boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side. 24 Forty sockets of silver he made to go under the twenty boards. Two sockets under each of the boards for its two tenons. 25 And for the other side of the tabernacle, the north side, he made twenty boards. 26 And their forty socket of silver. Two sockets under each of the boards. 27 For the west side of the tabernacle, he made six boards. 28 He also made two boards for the two back corners of the tabernacle. 29 And they were coupled at the bottom and coupled together at the top by one ring. Thus he made both of them for the two corners. 30 So there were eight boards and their sockets–sixteen sockets of silver–two sockets under each of the boards. 31 And he made bars of acacia wood: five for the boards on one side of the tabernacle. 32 Five bars for the boards on the other side of the tabernacle and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle on the far side westward. 33 And he made the middle bar to pass through the boards from one end to the other. 34 He overlaid the boards with gold, made their rings of gold to be holders for the bars and overlaid the bars with gold. 35 And he made a veil of blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine woven linen. It was worked with an artistic design of cherubim. 36 He made for it four pillars of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold and he cast four sockets of silver for them. 37 He also made a screen for the tabernacle door of blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine woven linen, made by a weaver. 38 And it five pillars with their hooks. And he overlaid their capitals and their rings with gold but their five sockets were bronze.

 

 

Exodus Chapter 33 and Chapter 34

Chapter 33: The Command to Leave Sinai

1 Then Yah said to Moshe, “Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Yitshaq and Yahqob saying, “To your descendants I will give it”. 2 “And I will send My angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Yebusite”. 3 “Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey. For I will not go up in your midst, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people”. 4 And when the people heard this bad news, they mourned and no one put on his ornaments. 5 For Yah had said to Moshe, “Say to the children of Ysrayl, You are a stiff-necked people. I could come up into your midst in one moment and consume you. Now therefore, take off your ornaments, that I may know what to do to you”. 6 So the children of Ysrayl stripped themselves of their ornaments by Mount Horeb.

Moshe Meets with Yah

7 Moshe took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp and called it the tabernacle of meeting. And it came to pass that everyone who sought Yah went out to the tabernacle of meeting which was outside the camp. 8 So it was, whenever Moshe went out to the tabernacle, that all the people rose and each man stood at his tent door and watched Moshe until he had gone into the tabernacle. 9 And it came to pass, when Moshe entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle and Yah talked with Moshe. 10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door. 11 So Yah spoke to Moshe face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp but his servant Yahoshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.

The Promise of Yah’s Presence

12 Then Moshe said to Yah, “See, You say to me, bring up this people. But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, I know you by name and you have also found grace in My sight”. 13 “Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people”. 14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest”.(compare to Mattithyah 11:28). 15 Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here”. 16 “For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth”. 17 So Yah said to Moshe, ‘I will also do this thing that you have spoken. For you have found grace in My sight and I know you by name”. 18 And he said, “Please, show me Your esteem”. 19 Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you and I will proclaim the name of Yah before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion”. 20 But He said, “You cannot see My face for no man shall see Me and live”. 21 And Yah said, “Here is a place by Me and you shall stand on the rock”. 22 “So it shall be, while My esteem passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and will cover you with My hand while I pass by”. 23 “Then I will take away My hand and you shall see My back but My face shall not be seen”.

Chapter 34: Moshe Makes New Tablets

1 And Yah said to Moshe, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke”. 2 “So be ready in the morning and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai and present yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain”. 3 “And no man shall come up with you and let no man be seen throughout all the mountain. Let neither flocks nor herds feed before that mountain”. 4 So he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moshe rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai as Yah had commanded and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone. 5 Now Yah descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the name of Yah. 6 And Yah passed before him and proclaimed, “The Power, the Almighty Yah, merciful and gracious, long-suffering (patience) and abounding in goodness and truth”. 7 “Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation”. 8 So Moshe made haste and bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. 9 Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight O Yah, let my Master, I pray go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people and pardon our iniquity and our sin and take us as Your inheritance”.

The Covenant Renewed

10 And He said, “Behold, I make a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth nor in any nation. And all people among whom you are shall see the work of Yah. For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you”. 11 “Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Yebusite”. 12 “Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst”. 13 “But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images”. 14 “(For you shall worship no other power, for Yah whose name is Jealous, is a jealous Power)”. 15 “Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice”. 16 “And you take of his daughters for your sons and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods”. 17 “You shall make no molded gods for yourselves”. 18 “The Feast of Unleavened Bread you shall keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread as I commanded you in the appointed time of the month of Abib, for in the month of Abib you came out from Egypt”. 19 “All that open the womb are Mine and every male firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep.” 20 “But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb. And if you will not redeem him, then you shall break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed. 21 “Six days you shall work but on the seventh day you shall rest, in plowing time and in harvest, you shall rest”. 22 “And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest and the Feast of In-gathering at the year’s end”. 23 “Three times in the year all your men shall appear before Yah, the Almighty Power of Ysrayl”. 24 “For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders. Neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before Yah your Father three times in the year”.  25 “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven nor shall the sacrifice of the Feast of Passover be left until morning”. 26 “The first of the first-fruits of your land you shall bring to the house of Yah your Abba. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk”. 27 Then Yah said to Moshe, “Write these words, for according to the tenor (mouth) of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Ysrayl”. 28 So he was there with Yah 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 (literally Ten Words).

The Shining (Illuminated) Face of Moshe

29 Now it was so, when Moshe came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moshe’s hand when he came down from the mountain) that Moshe did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. 30 So when Aharon and all the children of Ysrayl saw Moshe, behold, the skin of his face shone and they were afraid to come near him. 31 Then Moshe called to them and Aharon and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him and Moshe talked with them. 32 Afterward all the children of Ysrayl came near and he gave them as commandments all that Yah had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. 33 And when Moshe had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. 34 But whenever Moshe went in before Yah to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out and he would come out and speak to the children of Ysrayl whatever he had been commanded. 35 And whenever the children of Ysrayl saw the face of Moshe, that the skin of Moshe’s face shone, then Moshe would put the veil on his face again, until he went to speak with Him.

 

Exodus Chapter 31 and Chapter 32

Chapter 31: Artisans for Building the Tabernacle

1 Then Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalyl the son of Uriyah, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Yahudah”. 3 “And I have filled him with the Spirit of Yah, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge and in all manner of workmanship”. 4 “To design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze”. 5 “In cutting stones for setting, in carving wood and to work in all manner of workmanship”. 6 “And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aloliab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have put wisdom in the hearts of all the gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you”. 7 “The tabernacle of meeting, the ark of the Testimony and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the furniture of the tabernacle–8 “The table and its utensils, the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of intense”. 9 “The altar of burnt offering with all its utensils and the laver and its base–10 “The garments of ministry (woven garments), the qodesh garments for Aharon on the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests”. 11 “And the anointing oil and sweet incense for the qodesh place, according to all that I have commanded you they shall do”.

The Shabbat Law

12 “And Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 13 “Speak also to the children of Ysrayl saying: “Surely My Shabbats you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am Yah who sanctifies you”. 14 “You shall keep the Shabbat, therefore, for it is set-apart to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death. For whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people”. 15 “Work shall be done for six days but the seventh is the Shabbat of rest, qodesh to Yah. Whoever does any work on the Shabbat day, he shall surely be put to death”. 16 “Therefore, the children of Ysrayl shall keep the Shabbat to observe the Shabbat throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant”. 17 “It is a sign between Me and the children of Ysrayl forever. For in six days Yah made the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed”. 18 “And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moshe two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of Yah”.

Chapter 32: The Gold Calf

1 “Now when the people saw that Moshe delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aharon and said to him, “Come make us gods that shall go before us. For as for this Moshe, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him”. 2 And Aharon said to them, “Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons and your daughters and bring them to me”. 3 So all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears and brought them to Aharon. 4 And he received the gold from their hand and he fashioned it with an engraving tool and made a molded calf. Then they said, “This is your god, O Ysrayl that brought you out of the land of Egypt”. 5 So when Aharon saw it, he built an altar before it. And Aharon made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow is a feast to the god”. 6 Then they rose early on the next day, offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings and the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play. 7 And Yah said to Moshe, “Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves”. 8 “They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf and worshipped it and sacrificed to it and said, “This is your god, O Ysrayl, that brought you out of the land of Egypt”! 9 And Yah said to Moshe, “I have seen this people and indeed it is a stiff-necked people”! 10 “Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation”. 11 Then Moshe pleaded with Yah, his Almighty and said: Yah, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand”? 12 “Why should the Egyptians speak and say, “He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from Your fierce wrath and relent from this harm to Your people”. 13 “Remember Abraham, Yitzshaq and Ysrayl, Your servants to whom You swore by Your own self and said to them, “I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants and they shall inherit it forever” (Genesis 13:15 and 22:17). 14 So Yah relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people. 15 And Moshe turned and went down from the mountain and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand. The tablets were written on both sides, on the one side and on the other they were written.

16 Now the tablets were the work of Yah and the writing was the writing of Yah engraved on the tablets. 17 And when Yahoshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moshe, “There is a noise of war in the camp”. 18 But he said, “It is not the noise of the shout of triumph nor the noise of the cry of defeat but the sound of singing I hear”. 19 So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moshe’s anger became hot and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain. 20 Then he took the calf which they had made, burned it in the fire and ground it to powder and he scattered it on the water and made the children of Ysrayl drink it”. 21 “And Moshe said to Aharon, “What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them”? 22 So Aharon said, “Do not let the anger of my master become hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil”. 23 “For they said to me, “Make us gods that shall go before us, as for Moshe, the man who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him”. 24 “And I said to them, “Whoever has any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it to me and I cast it into the fire and this calf came out”. 25 Now when Moshe saw that the people were unrestrained (loose, wild), for Aharon had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies. 26 Then Moshe stood in the entrance of the camp and said, “Whoever is on Yah’s side–come to me”! And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. 27 And he said to them, “Thus says Yah of Ysrayl: Let every man put his sword on his side and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion (friend) and every man his neighbor”. 28 So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moshe. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day. 29 Then Moshe said, “Consecrate yourselves today to Yah, that He may bestow on you a blessing this day, for every man has opposed his son and his brother”. 30 Now it came to pass on the next day that Moshe said to the people, “You have committed a great sin. So now I will go up to Yah, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin”. 31 Then Moshe returned to Yah and said, “Oh, these people have committed a great sin and have made for themselves a god of gold”! 32 “Yet now, if You will forgive their sin–but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written”. 33 “And Yah said to Moshe, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book”. 34 “Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sin”. 35 So Yah plagued the people because of what they did with the calf which Aharon made.

 

 

 

Exodus Chapter 29 and Chapter 30

Chapter 29: Aharon and His Sons Consecrated

1 “And this is what you shall do to them to hallow them for ministering to Me as priests: Take one young bull and two rams without blemish”. 2 “And unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil and unleavened wafers anointed with oil (you shall make them of wheat flour)”. 3 “You shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket with the bull and the two rams”. 4 “And Aharon and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of meeting and you shall wash them with water”. 5 “Then you shall take the garments, put the tunic on Aharon and the robe of the ephod, the ephod and the breastplate and gird him with the intricately woven band of the ephod”. 6 “You shall put the turban on his head and put the set-apart crown on the turban”. 7 “And you shall take the anointing oil, pour it on his head and anoint him”. 8 “Then you shall bring his sons and put tunics on them”. 9 “And you shall gird them with sashes, Aharon and his sons and put the hats on them. The priesthood shall be theirs for a perpetual statue. So you shall consecrate Aharon and his sons”. 10 “You shall also have the bull brought before the tabernacle of meeting and Aharon and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull”. 11 “Then you shall kill the bull before Yah, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting”. 12 “You shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger and pour all the blood beside the base of the altar.” 13 “And you shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them and burn them on the altar”. 14 “But the flesh of the bull with its skin and its offal (internal organs such as heart liver and tongue), you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering. 15 “You shall also take one ram and Aharon and his sons shall put their hands of the head of the ram”. 16 “And you shall kill the ram and you shall take its blood and sprinkle it all around on the altar”. 17 “Then you shall cut the ram in pieces, wash its entrails and its legs and put them with its pieces and with its head”.

18 “And you shall burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to Yah. It is a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to Yah”. 19 “You shall also take the other ram and Aharon and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram”. 20 “Then you shall kill the ram and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aharon and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar”. 21 “And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it on Aharon and on his garments, on his sons and on the garments of his sons with him and he and his garments shall be set-apart and his sons and his son’s garments with him”. 22 “Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and the fat on them, the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration)”. 23 “One loaf of bread, one cake made with oil and one wafer from the basket of the unleavened bread that is before Yah”. 24 “And you shall put all these in the hands of Aharon and in the hands of his sons and you shall wave them as a wave offering before Yah”. 25 “You shall receive them back from their hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt offering, as a sweet aroma before Yah. It is an offering made by fire to Yah”. 26 “Then you shall take the breast of the ram of Aharon’s consecration and wave it as a wave offering before Yah and it shall be your portion”. 27 “And from the ram of the consecration you shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering which is waved and the thigh of the heave offering which is raised, of that which is for Aharon and of that which is for his sons”. 28 “It shall be from the children of Ysrayl for Aharon and his sons by a statue forever. For it is a heave offering. It shall be a heave offering from the children of Ysrayl from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, that is, their heave offering to Yah.

29 “And the qodesh garments of Aharon shall be his son’s after him, to be anointed in them and to be consecrated in them”. 30 “That son who becomes priest in his place shall put them on for seven days, when he enters the tabernacle of meeting to minister in the qodesh place”. 31 “And you shall take the ram of the consecration and boil its flesh in the qodesh place”. 32 “Then Aharon and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting”. 33 “They shall eat those things with which the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them but an outsider shall not eat them, because they are qodesh”. 34 “And if any of the flesh of the consecration offerings or of the bread remains until the morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten because it is qodesh”. 35 “Thus you shall do to Aharon and his sons according to all that I have commanded you. Seven days you shall consecrate them”. 36 “And you shall offer a bull every day as a sin offering for atonement. You shall cleanse the altar when you make atonement for it and you shall anoint to sanctify it”. 37 “Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and sanctify it. And the altar shall be most qodesh. Whatever touches the altar must be qodesh”.

The Daily Offerings

38 “Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs of the first year, day by day continually”. 39 “One lamb you shall offer in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight”. 40 “With the one lamb shall be one-tenth of an ephah of flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering. 41 “And the other lamb you shall offer at twilight and you shall offer with it the grain offering and the drink offering, as in the morning, for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to Yah. 42 “This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before Yah where I will meet you to speak with you”. 43 “And there I will meet with the children of Ysrayl and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by My esteem”. 44 “So I will consecrate the tabernacle of meeting and the altar. I will also consecrate both Aharon and his sons to minister to Me as priests”. 45 “I will dwell among the children of Ysrayl and will be their Almighty”. 46 “And they shall know that I am Yah their Power who brought them up out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am Yah their Almighty.

Chapter 30: The Altar of Incense

1 “You shall make an altar to burn incense on. You shall make it of acacia wood”. 2 “A cubit shall be its length and a cubit its width. It shall be square and two cubits shall be its height. Its horns shall be of one piece with it”. 3 “And you shall overlay its top, its sides all around and its horns with pure gold and you shall make for it a molding of gold all around”. 4 “Two gold rings you shall make for it, under the molding on both its sides. You shall place them on its sides and they will be holders for the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold”. 5 “You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold”. 6 “And you shall put it before the veil that is before the ark of the Testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I will meet with you”. 7 “Aharon shall burn on it sweet incense every morning when he tends the lamps. He shall burn incense on it”. 8 “And when Aharon lights the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before Yah throughout your generations”. 9 “You shall not offer strange incense on it or a burnt offering or a grain offering nor shall you pour a drink offering on it”. 10 “And Aharon shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement. Once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most set-apart (qodesh) to Yah”.

The Ransom Money

11 Then Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 12 “When you take the census of children of Ysrayl for their number, then every man shall give a ransom for himself to Yah, when you number them, that there may be no plague among them when you number them”. 13 “This is what everyone among those who are numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs). The half-shekel shall be an offering to Yah”. 14 “Everyone included among those who are numbered, from twenty years old and above shall give an offering to Yah”. 15 “The rich shall not give more and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel when you give an offering to Yah to make atonement for yourselves”. 16 “And you shall take the atonement money of the children of Ysrayl and shall appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of meeting, that it may be a remembrance for the children of Ysrayl before Yah to make atonement for yourselves”.

The Bronze Laver

17 “Then Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 18 “You shall also make a laver of bronze with its base also of bronze for washing. You shall put it between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar. And you shall put water in it”. 19 “For Aharon and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet in water from it”. 20 “When they go into the tabernacle of meeting or when they come near the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to Yah, they shall wash with water, lest they die”. 21 “So they shall wash their hands and their feet lest they die. And it shall be a statue forever to them–to him and his descendants throughout their generations”.

The Qodesh Anointing Oil

22 Moreover Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 23 “Also take for yourself quality spices–five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane”. 24 “Five hundred shekels of cassia according to the shekel of the sanctuary and a hin of olive oil”. 25 “And you shall make from these a qodesh anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer”. 26 “With it you shall anoint the tabernacle of meeting and the ark of the Testimony”. 27 “The table and all it utensils, the lampstand and its utensils and the altar of incense”. 28 “The altar of burnt offering with all its utensils and the laver and its base”. 29 “You shall consecrate them, that they may be most qodesh whatever touches them must be qodesh”. 30 “And you shall anoint Aharon and his sons and consecrate them, that they may minister to Me as priests”. 31 “And you shall speak to the children of Ysrayl saying, “This shall be a qodesh anointing oil to Me throughout your generations”. 32 “It shall not be poured on man’s flesh. Nor shall you make any other like it, according to it composition. It is qodesh and it shall be qodesh to you”. 33 “Whoever compounds any like it or whoever puts any of it on an outsider shall be cut off from his people”.

The Incense

34 “And Yah said to Moshe: “Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum and pure frankincense with these sweet spice. There shall be equal amounts of each”. 35 “You shall make of these an incense, a compound according to the art of the perfumer, salted, pure and qodesh”. 36 “And you shall beat some of it very fine and put some of it before the Testimony in the tabernacle of meeting where I will meet with you. It shall be most qodesh to you”. 37 “But as for the incense which you shall make, you shall not make any for yourselves, according to its composition. It shall be to you qodesh for Yah”. 38 “Whoever makes any like it, to smell it, he shall be cut off from his people”.

*a hin is a Hebrew unit of liquid capacity equal to approximately 5.5 quarts.

**an ephah is an ancient Hebrew dry measure equivalent to a bushel (35 liters).

Exodus Chapter 27 and Chapter 28

Chapter 27: The Altar of Burnt Offering

1 “You shall make an altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide–the altar shall be square and its height shall be three cubits”. 2 “You shall make its horns on its four corners. Its horns shall be of one piece with it. And you shall overlay it with bronze”. 3 “Also you shall make its pans to receive its ashes and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans. You shall make all its utensils of bronze”. 4 “You shall make a grate for it, a network of bronze and on the network you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners”. 5 “You shall put it under the rim of the altar beneath that the network may be midway up the altar”. 6 “And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood and overlay them with bronze”. 7 ” The poles shall be put in the rings and the poles shall be on the two sides of the altar to bear it”. 8 “You shall make it hollow with boards as it was shown you on the mountain, so shall they make it”.

The Court of the Tabernacle

9 “You shall also make the court of the tabernacle. For the south side there shall be hangings for the court made of fine woven linen, one hundred cubits long for one side”. 10 “And its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets shall be bronze. The hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be silver”. 11 “Likewise along the length of the north side there shall be hangings on the hundred cubits long with its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of bronze and the hooks of the pillars and their bands of silver”. 12 “And along the width of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits with their ten pillars and their ten sockets”. 13 “The width of the court on the east side shall be fifty cubits”. 14 “The hangings on one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits with their pillars and their three sockets”. 15 “And on the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits with their three pillars and their three sockets”. 16 “For the gate of the court there shall be a screen twenty cubits long, woven of blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine woven linen made by a weaver. It shall have four pillars and four sockets”. 17 “All the pillars around the court shall have bands of silver. Their hooks shall be of silver and their sockets of bronze”. 18 “The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, the width fifty throughout and the height five cubits made of fine woven linen and its sockets of bronze”. 19 “All the utensils of the tabernacle for all its service, all its pegs and all the pegs of the court, shall be bronze”.

The Care of the Lampstand

20 “And you shall command the children of Ysrayl that they bring you pure oil pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually”. 21 “In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aharon and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before Yah. It shall be a statue forever to their generations on behalf of the children of Ysrayl.

Chapter 28: Garments for the Priesthood

1 “Now take Aharon your brother and his sons with him, from among the children of Ysrayl that he may minister (serve) me as priest, Aharon and his sons: Nadab, Abihu and Yleazer and Ithamar. 2 “And you shall make set-apart (or Qodesh) garments for Aharon your brother, for esteem and for beauty”. 3 “So you shall speak to all who are gifted artisans, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aharon’s garments, to consecrate him, that he may minister to Me as priest”. 4 “And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, an ephod (that is, an ornamented vest), a robe, a skillfully woven tunic, a turban and a sash. So they shall make set-apart garments for Aharon your brother and his sons, that he may minister to Me as priest”.

The Ephod

5 “They shall take the gold, blue, purple and scarlet thread and the fine linen”. 6 “And they shall make the ephod of gold, blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine woven linen, artistically worked”. 7 “It shall have two shoulder straps joined at its two edges and so it shall be joined together”. 8 “And the intricately woven band of the ephod which is on it shall be of the same workmanship, made of gold, blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine woven linen”. 9 “Then you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Ysrayl”. 10 “Six of their names on one stone and six names on the other stone, in order of their birth”. 11 “With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Ysrayl. You shall set them in settings of gold”. 12 “And you shall put the two stones on the shoulders of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Ysrayl. So Aharon shall bear their names before Yah on his two shoulders as a remembrance”. 13 “You shall also make settings of gold”. 14 “And you shall make two chains of pure gold like braided cords and fasten the braided chains to the settings”.

The Breastplate

15 “You shall make the breastplate of judgment. Artistically woven according to the workmanship of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine woven linen, you shall make it”. 16 “It shall be doubled into a square: a span shall be its length and a span shall be its width”. 17 “And you shall put settings of stones in it, four rows of stones: The first row shall be a sardius (ruby), a topaz and an emerald. This shall be the first row”. 18 “The second row shall be a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond”. 19 “The third row, a jacinth (Hebrew leshem), an agate and an amethyst”. 20 “And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx(shoham) and a jasper (Hebrew yashepheh). They shall be set in gold settings”. 21 “And the stones shall have the names of the sons of Ysrayl, twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, each one with its own name. They shall be according to the twelve tribes”. 22 “You shall make chains for the breastplate at the end, like braided cords of pure gold”. 23 “And you shall make two rings of gold for the breastplate and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate”. 24 “Then you shall put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breatplate”. 25 “And the other two ends of the two braided chains you shall fasten to the two settings and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod in the front”. 26 “You shall make two rings of gold and put hem on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which is on the inner side of the ephod”. 27 “And two other rings of gold you shall make and put them on the two shoulders straps, underneath the ephod toward its front, right at the seam, above the intricately woven band of the ephod”. 28 “They shall bind the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the ephod using a blue cord so that it is above the intricately woven band of the ephod and so that the breastplate does not come loose from the ephod”. 29 “So Aharon shall bear the names of the sons of Ysrayl on the breastplate of judgment over his heart when he goes into the Qodesh place as a remembrance before Yah continually”. 30 “And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim (literally the lights and the perfections, compare to Leviticus 8:8) and they shall be over Aharon’s heart when he goes in before Yah. So Aharon shall bear the judgment of the children of Ysrayl over his heart before Yah continually”.

Other Priestly Garments

31 “You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue”. 32 “There shall be an opening for his head in the middle of it. It shall have a woven binding all around its opening like the opening in a coat of mail (or opening like scaled armor), so that it does not tear”. 33 “And upon its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet, all around its hem and bells of gold between them all around”. 34 “A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe all around”. 35 “And it shall be upon Aharon when he ministers and its sound will be heard when he goes into the Set-apart (Qodesh) place before Yah and when he comes out, that he may not die”. 36 “You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet:  QODESH TO YAH. 37 “And you shall put it on a blue cord, that it may be on the turban. It shall be on the front of the turban”. 38 “So it shall be on Aharon’s forehead, that Aharon may bear the iniquity of the set-apart things which the children of Ysrayl hallow in all their set-apart gifts and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before Yah. 39 ” You shall skillfully weave the tunic of fine linen thread. You shall make the turban of fine linen and you shall make the sash of woven work”. 40 “So you shall put them on Aharon your brother and on his sons with him. You shall anoint them, consecrate them and sanctify them, that they may minister to Me as priests”. 42 “And you shall make for them linen trouser to cover their nakedness. They shall reach from the waist to the thighs”. 43 “They shall be on Aharon and on his sons when they come into the tabernacle of meeting or when they come near the altar to minister in the Qodesh place, that they do not incur iniquity and die. It shall be a statue forever to him and his descendants after him”.

*A span is the distance measured by a human hand from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger. In ancient times, a span was considered to be half a cubit.

*(28:9-12 compare the names of the 12 sons as a signet placed from first to last or beginning to end or alpha to omega like Yah and Yahoshua). (compare 28:28, 37 priests had a cord of blue on breastplate or heart and on the turban or forehead like the children of Ysrayl wore a cord of blue, see Numbers 15:38).

 

 

Exodus Chapter 25 and Chapter 26

Chapter 25: Offerings for the Sanctuary

1 Then Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 2 “Speak to the children of Ysrayl that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering”. 3 “And this is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver and bronze”. 4 “Blue, purple and scarlet thread, fine linen and goat’s hair”. 5 “Ram skins dyed red, badger skins and acacia wood”. 6 “Oil for the light and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense”. 7 “Onyx stones and stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate”. 8 “And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them”. 9 “According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it”.

The Ark of the Testimony

10 “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood: two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width and a cubit and a half its height”. 11 “And You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it and shall make on it a molding of gold all around”. 12 “You shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them in its four corners: two rings shall be on one side and two rings on the other side”. 13 “And you shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold”. 14 “You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark that the ark may be carried by them”. 15 “The poles shall be in the rings of the ark. They shall not be taken from it”. 16 “And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I will give you”. 17 “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold: two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width”. 18 “And you shall make two cherubim of gold, of hammered work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat”. 19 “Make one cherub at one end and the other cherub at the other end. You shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat”. 20 “And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings and they shall face one another. The faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat”. 21 “You shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you”. 22 “And there I will meet with you and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Ysrayl.

The Table for the Showbread

23 “You shall also make a table of acacia wood: two cubits shall be its length, a cubit its width and a cubit and a half its height”. 24 “And you shall overlay it with pure gold and make a molding of gold all around”. 25 “You shall make for it a frame of a handbreadth all around and you shall make a gold molding for the frame all around”. 26 “And you shall make for it four rings of gold and put the rings on the four corners that are at its four legs”. 27 “The rings shall be close to the frame as holders for the poles to bear the table”. 28 “And you shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold that the table may be carried with them”. 29 “You shall make its dishes, its pans, its pitchers and its bowls for pouring. You shall make them of pure gold”. 30 “And you shall set the showbread on the table before Me always”.

The Gold Lampstand (with Seven Menorahs)

31 “You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand shall be of hammered work. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs and flowers shall be of one piece”. 32 “And six branches shall come out of its sides. Three branches of the lampstand out of one side and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side”. 33 “Three bowls shall be made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower and three bowls make like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower–and so for the six branches that come out of the lampstand”. 34 “On the lampstand itself four bowls shall be made like almond blossoms each with its ornamental knob and flower”. 35 “And there shall be a knob under the first two branches of the same, a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same according to the six branches that extend from the lampstand”. 36 “Their knobs and their branches shall be of one piece, all of it shall be one hammered piece of pure gold”. 37 “You shall make seven lamps for it and they shall arrange its lamps so that they give light in front of it”. 39 “It shall be made of a talent of pure gold with all these utensils”. 40 “And see to it that you make them according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain”.

Chapter 26: The Tabernacle (Temple)

1 “Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine woven linen and blue, purple and scarlet thread with artistic designs of cherubim you shall weave them”. 2 “The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits and the width of each curtain four cubits”. 3 “Five curtains shall be coupled to one another and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another”. 4 “And you shall make loops of blue yarn on the edge of the curtain on the selvage of one set and likewise you shall do on the outer edge of the other curtain of the second set”. 5 “Fifty loops you shall make in the one curtain and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is on the end of the second set, that the loops may be clasped to one another”. 6 “And you shall make fifty clasps of gold and couple the curtains together with the clasps so that it may be one tabernacle”. 7 “You shall also make curtains of goat’s hair to be a tent over the tabernacle. You shall make eleven curtains”. 8 “The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits and the width of each curtain four cubits and the eleven curtains shall all have the same measurements”. 9 “And you shall couple five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves and you shall double over the sixth curtain at the forefront of the tent”. 10 “You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in one set and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain of the second set”. 11 “And you shall make fifty bronze clasps, put  the clasps into the loops and couple the tent together that it may be one”. 12 “The remnant that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle”. 13 “And a cubit on one side and a cubit on the other side of what remains of the length of the curtains of the tent shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle, on this side and on that side to cover it”. 14 “You shall also make a covering of ram skins dyed red for the tent and a covering of badger skins above that”. 15 “And for the tabernacle you shall make the boards of acacia wood, standing upright”.

16 “Ten cubits shall be the length of a board and a cubit and a half shall be the width of each board”. 17 “Two tenons shall be each board for binding one to another. Thus you shall make for all the boards of the tabernacle”. 18 “And you shall make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side”. 19 “You shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards: two sockets under each of the boards for its two tenons. 20 “And for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, there shall be twenty boards”. 21 “And their forty sockets of silver: two sockets under each of the boards”. 22 “For the far side of the tabernacle, westward, you shall make six boards”. 23 “And you shall also make two boards for the two back corners of the tabernacle”. 24 “They shall be coupled together at the bottom and they shall be coupled together at the top by one ring. Thus it shall be for both of them. They shall be for the two corners”. 25 “So there shall be eight boards with their sockets of silver–sixteen sockets–two sockets under each of the boards”. 26 “And you shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards on one side of the tabernacle”. 27 “Five bars for the boards on the other side of the tabernacle and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the far side westward”.

28 “The middle bar shall pass through the midst of the boards from end to end”. 29 “You shall overlay the boards with gold, make their rings of gold as holders for the bars and overlay the bars with gold”. 30 “And you shall raise up the tabernacle according to its pattern which you were shown on the mountain”. 31 “You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim”. 32 ” You shall hang it upon the four pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold. Their hooks shall be gold, upon four sockets of silver”. 33 “And you shall hang the veil from the clasps. Then you shall bring the ark of the Testimony in there, behind the veil. The veil shall be a divider for you between the (Qodesh) set-apart place and the Most Set-apart (or Qodesh). 34 “You shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the Testimony in the Most Qodesh. 35 “You shall set the table outside the veil and the lampstand across from the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south and you shall put the table on the north side”. 36 “You shall make a screen for the door of the tabernacle, woven of blue, purple and scarlet thread and fine woven linen, made by a weaver”. 37 “And you shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. Their hooks shall be gold and you shall cast five sockets of bronze for them”.

*1 cubit=about 18 to 20.4 inches or 44 to 51.8 cm or about the length of a forearm.

**1 handbreadth=measure of about 4 fingers. A space equal to the breadth of the hand (or the palm).

***Tenon means to join via another piece of wood.