GOD'S WORD® Translation
1[Moses continued,] "So Bezalel and Oholiab will do the work as the LORD has commanded. They will do this with the help of every other craftsman to whom the LORD has given the necessary skills and talents. They will know how to do all the work for constructing the holy place."
2Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every other craftsman to whom the LORD had given these skills and who was willing to come and do the work. 3Moses turned over to them all the contributions the Israelites had brought for the work of constructing the holy place. But the people still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning. 4Finally, all the skilled craftsmen who were working on the holy place stopped what they were doing. They all came to Moses. 5They said, "The people are bringing much more than we need for doing the work the LORD commanded us to do." 6So Moses gave instructions to have the following message announced all over camp: "No man or woman needs to make anything more to give as their special contribution to the holy place." Then the people stopped bringing gifts. 7The material they had was more than enough to do the job.
8All the skilled craftsmen among the workers made the inner tent with ten sheets made from fine linen yarn and violet, purple, and bright red yarn. An angel design was creatively worked into the fabric. 9Each sheet was 42 feet long and 6 feet wide-all the same size. 10Five of the sheets were sewn together, and the other five were also sewn together. 11Then they made 50 violet loops along the edge of the end sheet in each set, 12placing the loops opposite each other. 13They also made 50 gold fasteners. They used them to link the [two sets of] sheets together so that the inner tent was a single unit.
14They made 11 sheets of goats' hair to form an outer tent over the inner tent. 15Each of the 11 sheets was 45 feet long and 6 feet wide. 16Five of the sheets were sewn together into one set, and the remaining six into another set. 17Then they made 50 loops along the edge of the end sheet in each set. 18They also made 50 bronze fasteners to link the inner tent together as a single unit.
19They made a cover out of rams' skins that had been dyed red for the outer tent, and over that they put a cover made of fine leather.
20They made a framework out of acacia wood for the inner tent. 21Each frame was 15 feet long and 27 inches wide, 22with two identical pegs. They made all the frames for the inner tent this same way. 23They made 20 frames for the south side of the inner tent. 24Then they made 40 silver sockets at the bottom of the 20 frames, two sockets at the bottom of each frame for the two pegs. 25For the north side of the inner tent [they made] 20 frames 26and 40 silver sockets, two at the bottom of each frame. 27They made six frames for the far end, the west side. 28They made two frames for [each of] the corners at the far end of the inner tent. 29They were held together at the bottom and held tightly at the top by a single ring. Both corner frames were made this way. 30There were eight frames with 16 silver sockets, two at the bottom of each frame.
31They also made crossbars out of acacia wood. Five were for the frames on one side of the inner tent, 32five were for those on the other side, and five were for the frames on the far side of the inner tent, the west side. 33They made the middle crossbar so that it ran from one end to the other, halfway up the frames. 34They covered the frames with gold and made gold rings to hold the crossbars. They also covered the crossbars with gold.
35They made the canopy out of violet, purple, and bright red yarn and fine linen yarn. An angel design was creatively worked into the fabric. 36They made four posts of acacia wood for it and covered them with gold. They made gold hooks for the posts, and they cast four silver bases for them.
37They made a screen out of fine linen yarn for the entrance to the outer tent. It was embroidered with violet, purple, and bright red yarn. 38They also made five posts with hooks for [hanging] the screen. They covered the tops of the posts and the bands with gold, but the five bases for the posts were made of bronze.