Exodus 25
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Offerings for the Tabernacle
(Exodus 40:1-33; Hebrews 9:1-10)

1Then the LORD said to Moses, 2“Tell the Israelites to bring Me an offering. You are to receive My offering from every man whose heart compels him. 3This is the offering you are to accept from them: gold, silver, and bronze; 4blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; fine linen and goat hair; 5ram skins dyed red and fine leather;a acacia wood; 6oil for lighting; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 7and onyx and other gemstones to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

8And they are to make a sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them. 9You must make the tabernacle and design all its furnishings according to the pattern I show you.

The Ark of the Covenant
(Exodus 37:1-5)

10And they are to construct an arkb of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.c 11Overlay it with pure gold both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.

12Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, two rings on one side and two on the other. 13And make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, in order to carry it. 15The poles are to remain in the rings of the ark; they must not be removed. 16And put into the ark the Testimony, which I will give you.

The Mercy Seat
(Exodus 37:6-9)

17And you are to construct a mercy seatd of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 18Make two cherubim of hammered gold at the ends of the mercy seat, 19one cherub on one end and one on the other, all made from one piece of gold. 20And the cherubim are to have wings that spread upward, overshadowing the mercy seat. The cherubim are to face one another, looking toward the mercy seat.

21Set the mercy seat atop the ark, and put the Testimony that I will give you into the ark.

22And I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony; I will speak with you about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.

The Table of Showbread
(Exodus 37:10-16; Leviticus 24:5-9)

23You are also to make a table of acacia wood two cubits long, a cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high.e 24Overlay it with pure gold and construct a gold molding around it. 25Also make a rim around it a handbreadth widef and put a gold molding on the rim.

26Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners at its four legs. 27The rings are to be close to the rim, to serve as holders for the poles used to carry the table. 28Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, so that the table may be carried with them.

29You are also to make the plates and dishes, as well as the pitchers and bowls for pouring drink offerings. Make them out of pure gold.

30And place the Bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.

The Lampstand
(Exodus 37:17-23; Numbers 8:1-4)

31Then you are to make a lampstand of pure, hammered gold. It shall be made of one piece, including its base and shaft, its cups, and its buds and petals.

32Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 33There are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms on the first branch, each with buds and petals, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches that extend from the lampstand.

34And on the lampstand there shall be four cups shaped like almond blossoms with buds and petals. 35For the six branches that extend from the lampstand, a bud must be under the first pair of branches, a bud under the second pair, and a bud under the third pair. 36The buds and branches are to be all of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.

37Make seven lamps and set them up on the lampstand so that they illuminate the area in front of it. 38The wick trimmers and their trays must be of pure gold. 39The lampstand and all these utensils shall be made from a talentg of pure gold.

40See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.

Footnotes:

5 a Possibly the hides of large aquatic mammals
10 b That is, a chest
10 c That is, approximately 3.75 feet long, 2.25 feet wide, and 2.25 feet high (114.3 centimeters long, 68.6 centimeters wide, and 68.6 centimeters high); similarly in verse 17
17 d Or atonement cover; here and throughout Exodus
23 e That is, approximately 3 feet long, 1.5 feet wide, and 2.25 feet high (91.4 centimeters long, 45.7 centimeters wide, and 68.6 centimeters high)
25 f That is, approximately 2.9 inches or 7.4 centimeters
39 g That is, approximately 75.4 pounds or 34.2 kilograms

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