Exodus 26:1-37 NIV

Exodus 26:1-37 NIV [1] "Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker. [2] All the curtains are to be the same size-twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide. [3] Join five of the curtains together, and do the same with the other five. [4] Make loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and do the same with the end curtain in the other set. [5] Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other. [6] Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit. [7] "Make curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle-eleven altogether. [8] All eleven curtains are to be the same size-thirty cubits long and four cubits wide. [9] Join five of the curtains together into one set and the other six into another set. Fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent. [10] Make fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in one set and also along the edge of the end curtain in the other set. [11] Then make fifty bronze clasps and put them in the loops to fasten the tent together as a unit. [12] As for the additional length of the tent curtains, the half curtain that is left over is to hang down at the rear of the tabernacle. [13] The tent curtains will be a cubit longer on both sides; what is left will hang over the sides of the tabernacle so as to cover it. [14] Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of the other durable leather. [15] "Make upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle. [16] Each frame is to be ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide, [17] with two projections set parallel to each other. Make all the frames of the tabernacle in this way. [18] Make twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle [19] and make forty silver bases to go under them-two bases for each frame, one under each projection. [20] For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, make twenty frames [21] and forty silver bases-two under each frame. [22] Make six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle, [23] and make two frames for the corners at the far end. [24] At these two corners they must be double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring; both shall be like that. [25] So there will be eight frames and sixteen silver bases-two under each frame. [26] "Also make crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle, [27] five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the tabernacle. [28] The center crossbar is to extend from end to end at the middle of the frames. [29] Overlay the frames with gold and make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold. [30] "Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain. [31] "Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker. [32] Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases. [33] Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. [34] Put the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Place. [35] Place the table outside the curtain on the north side of the tabernacle and put the lampstand opposite it on the south side. [36] "For the entrance to the tent make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen-the work of an embroiderer. [37] Make gold hooks for this curtain and five posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold. And cast five bronze bases for them.

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