1“Bezalel and Oholiab are to work with every wise-hearted man in whom Yahweh has put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that Yahweh has commanded.”
2Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every wise-hearted man in whose heart Yahweh had put wisdom, even everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to the work to do it,
3and they received from Moses all the offering that the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary with which to make it. They brought yet to him freewill offerings every morning.
4All the wise men who performed all the work of the sanctuary each came from his work that they did.
5They spoke to Moses, saying, “The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work that Yahweh commanded to make.”
6Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman make anything else for the offering for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing.
7For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.
8All the wise-hearted men among those who did the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen, blue, purple, and scarlet, with cherubim, the work of the skillful workman they made them.
9The length of each curtain was 28 cubits,a and the width of each curtain four cubitsb. All the curtains had the same measure.
10He coupled five curtains to one another, and the other five curtains he coupled one to another.
11He made loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain from the edge in the coupling. Likewise he made in the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the second coupling.
12He made 50 loops in the one curtain, and he made 50 loops in the edge of the curtain that was in the second coupling. The loops were opposite one to another.
13He made 50 clasps of gold and coupled the curtains one to another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was a unit.
14He made curtains of goats’ hair for a covering over the tabernacle. He made them 11 curtains.
15The length of each curtain was 30 cubits,c and four cubitsd was the width of each curtain. The 11 curtains had the same measurement.
16He coupled five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves.
17He made 50 loops on the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the coupling, and he made 50 loops on the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the second coupling.
18He made 50 clasps of bronze to couple the tent together, that it might be a unit.
19He made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering of dugong skins on top.
20He made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up.
21Ten cubitse was the length of a board, and a cubit and a halff the width of each board.
22Each board had two tenons joined one to another. He made all the boards of the tabernacle this way.
23He made the boards for the tabernacle: 20 boards for the south side southward.
24He made 40 bases of silver under the 20 boards; two bases under one board for its two tenons, and two bases under another board for its two tenons.
25For the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made 20 boards
26and their 40 bases of silver; two bases under one board and two bases under another board.
27For the far part of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.
28He made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the far part.
29They were double beneath, and in the same way they were all the way to its top to one ring. He did this to both of them in the two corners.
30There were eight boards, and their bases of silver, 16 bases; under every board two bases.
31He made bars of acacia wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
32and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the back side on the west.
33He made the middle bar to pass through in the middle of the boards from the one end to the other.
34He overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold for places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
35He made the curtain of blue, purple, scarlet, and finely twisted linen, with cherubim. He made it the work of a skillful workman.
36He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold. Their hooks were of gold. He cast four bases of silver for them.
37He made a screen for the entrance of the tent of blue, purple, scarlet, and finely twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer,
38and the five pillars of it with their hooks. He overlaid their capitals and their bands with gold, and their five bases were of bronze.