Darby Bible Translation
The Tabernacle Underwritten
1Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every man that was wise-hearted, in whom Jehovah had put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work of the service of the sanctuary -- according to all that Jehovah had commanded.
2And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every man that was wise-hearted, in whose heart God had put wisdom, every one whose heart moved him to come to the work to do it. 3And they took from Moses every heave-offering that the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it. And they still brought him voluntary offerings morning by morning. 4And all the wise men that wrought all the work of the sanctuary came, every man from his work which they wrought, 5and spoke to Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work that Jehovah commanded to be done. 6Then Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed through the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the heave-offering of the sanctuary! So the people were restrained from bringing; 7for the work they had was sufficient for all the work to do it, and it was too much.
The Construction Proceeds
8And every wise-hearted man among those that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of twined byssus, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: [with] cherubim of artistic work did he make them. 9The length of one curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits -- one measure for all the curtains. 10And he coupled five of the curtains one to another, and [the other] five curtains coupled he one to another. 11And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain at the edge of the coupling; he did likewise in the edge of the outermost curtain in the other coupling. 12He made fifty loops in one curtain, and he made fifty loops at the end of the curtain that was in the other coupling: the loops were opposite to one another. 13And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains together with the clasps, so that the tabernacle became one.
The Curtains of Goats' Hair
14And he made curtains of goats' [hair] for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains did he make them. 15The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the breadth of one curtain -- one measure for the eleven curtains. 16And he coupled five of the curtains by themselves, and six of the curtains by themselves. 17And he made fifty loops on the edge of the outermost curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he on the edge of the curtain in the other coupling. 18And he made fifty clasps of copper to couple the tent, that it might be one.
The Covering of Skins
19And he made a covering for the tent [of] rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above [that].
The Boards and Sockets
20And he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia-wood, standing up; 21ten cubits the length of the boards, and one cubit and a half the breadth of one board; 22two tenons in one board, connected one with the other: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle. 23And he made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side southward; 24and he made forty bases of silver under the twenty boards, two bases under one board, for its two tenons, and two bases under another board for its two tenons. 25And for the other side of the tabernacle, on the side toward the north, he made twenty boards, 26and their forty bases of silver, two bases under one board, and two bases under another board. 27And at the rear of the tabernacle, westward, he made six boards; 28and he made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear; 29and they were joined beneath, and were coupled together at the top thereof into one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners; 30and there were eight boards, and their silver bases: sixteen bases, under every board two bases.
31 -- And he 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 at the rear, westward. 33And he made the middle bar in the midst of the boards reach from one end to the other. 34And he overlaid the boards with gold; and made their rings of gold [as] receptacles for the bars; and overlaid the bars with gold.
35And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus: of artistic work he made it [with] cherubim. 36And he made four pillars of acacia[-wood] for it, and overlaid them with gold; their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four bases of silver.
The Curtain for the Door
37And he made a curtain for the entrance of the tent of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus, of embroidery; 38and its five pillars with their hooks; and he overlaid their capitals and their connecting-rods with gold; and their five bases were of copper.