THE SECOND BOOK OF
E X O D U S
Exodus 36 ©
The stuff and materials, which was brought by the children of Israel for a heave offering to the making of the tabernacle, is committed to the hands of Bezaleel and Aholiab, v.1, etc. The people are forbidden to bring more, 5. The artificers fashioned everything which belongs to the tabernacle, even the curtains with the cherubims, 8. The curtains of goats’ hair, 14. The covers of rams’ skins, and badgers’ skins, 19. The boards, with their tenons, and the bars, the veil, 20. etc.
THEN wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.
And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:
And they received of Moses all the 1offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings 2every morning.
And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came 3every man from his work which they made;
¶And they spake unto Moses, saying, 4The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.
And Moses gave commandment, and they 5caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman 6make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.
For 7the stuff they had was 8sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.
¶And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of 9the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work made he them.
Thea length of one curtain was twenty and eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains were all of 10one size.
And he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and the other five curtains he coupled one unto another.
Andb he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvedgec in the coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
Fiftyd loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain which was in the coupling of the second: thee loops held one curtain to another.
And hef made fifty taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the taches: so it became one tabernacle.
¶And he made curtains of goats' hair for 11the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.
The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one size.
And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
And heg made fifty taches of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one.
And heh made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above that.
¶And hei made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up.
Thej length of a board was ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half.
One board had twok12tenons, equally distant one from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
And hel made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the south side southward:
Andm forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons,n and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
Ando for the other side of the tabernacle, which is toward the north corner, he made twenty boards,
Andp their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
Andq for the sides of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.
Andr two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
Ands they were coupled beneath, and coupled together at the head thereof, to one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners.
Andt there were eight boards; and their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver, under every board 13two sockets.
¶Andu he made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
And fivev bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the sides westward.
Andw he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the one end to the other.
Andx he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold to be places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
¶And he madey14a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubims made he it of cunning work.
Andz he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.
¶And heaa made 15an hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;
Andab the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass.