Exodus 37:1-29 NIV

Exodus 37:1-29 NIV [1] Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood-two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. [2] He overlaid it with pure gold, both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it. [3] He cast four gold rings for it and fastened them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. [4] Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. [5] And he inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it. [6] He made the atonement cover of pure gold-two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. [7] Then he made two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. [8] He made one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; at the two ends he made them of one piece with the cover. [9] The cherubim had their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the cover. [10] They made the table of acacia wood-two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high. [11] Then they overlaid it with pure gold and made a gold molding around it. [12] They also made around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a gold molding on the rim. [13] They cast four gold rings for the table and fastened them to the four corners, where the four legs were. [14] The rings were put close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. [15] The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold. [16] And they made from pure gold the articles for the table-its plates and dishes and bowls and its pitchers for the pouring out of drink offerings. [17] They made the lampstand of pure gold. They hammered out its base and shaft, and made its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. [18] Six branches extended from the sides of the lampstand-three on one side and three on the other. [19] Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms were on one branch, three on the next branch and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. [20] And on the lampstand were four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. [21] One bud was under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair-six branches in all. [22] The buds and the branches were all of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold. [23] They made its seven lamps, as well as its wick trimmers and trays, of pure gold. [24] They made the lampstand and all its accessories from one talent of pure gold. [25] They made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, a cubit long and a cubit wide and two cubits high-its horns of one piece with it. [26] They overlaid the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and made a gold molding around it. [27] They made two gold rings below the molding-two on each of the opposite sides-to hold the poles used to carry it. [28] They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. [29] They also made the sacred anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense-the work of a perfumer.

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