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UST EXO Chapter 25

EXO 25 ©

25Yahweh said to Moses, 2“Tell the Israelites that everyone who wants to may give a gift to me. You will receive their gifts for me. 3These are the types of gifts that you should collect from them: gold, silver, bronze, 4cloth dyed blue, cloth dyed purple, cloth dyed bright red, fine linen, cloth made from goats’ hair, 5red ram skins, fine leather hides, the hard wood from acacia trees, 6olive oil to burn in the lamps, spices to mix with the olive oil for anointing the priests, and spices to mix into the sweet-smelling incense, 7onyx stones and other expensive stones for fastening to the priest’s sacred apron and for putting on the chest pouch that attaches to the apron.

8The people should make a holy place for me so that I can live in it among them. 9They must make my pavilion and all the things that they will use inside it precisely according to the plan that I will show you.

10Have the people make a sacred chest from acacia wood. They should make it 125 centimeters long, 75 centimeters wide and 75 centimeters high. 11Cover the chest with pure gold inside and outside and put a gold molding all around it. 12Make four rings from gold, and fasten them to the four legs of the chest. Put two of the rings on each side of the chest. 13Make two poles from acacia wood, and cover them with gold. 14Put the poles into the rings on the sides of the chest so that the Levites can carry the chest by the poles. 15Always leave the poles in the chest’s rings; do not take the poles out of the rings. 16Put the stone slabs, which I am giving you and on which I wrote my commands, inside the chest.

17You must make a lid for the chest from pure gold. It will be 125 centimeters long and 75 centimeters wide. 18Hammer the gold at both ends of the lid into the form of two creatures that have wings. 19Make the winged creatures from the gold at each end of the sacred chest’s lid, one at one end and the other at the other end. 20The creature’s wings should spread out and reach up to cover the lid. They should face each other, facing the chest’s lid that is between them. 21Put the stone slabs that I am giving you inside the sacred chest. Then place the lid onto the top of the chest. 22I will set times to talk with you there. I will tell to you all my commands that you must command the Israelites from above the sacred chest’s lid, between the two winged creatures which are above the sacred chest that contains my law tablets.

23Make a table from acacia wood. It is to be one meter long, one-half of a meter wide, and three-quarters of a meter high. 24Cover the table with pure gold and put a gold molding all around it. 25Make a rim all around it, eight centimeters wide, and make a gold molding around the rim. 26Make four rings from gold. Fasten them to the four corners of the table. Each ring should be close to each table leg 27near the rim. They are to hold poles for carrying the table. 28Make two poles from acacia wood and cover them with gold. Use them to carry the table. 29Also make dishes, cups, jars, and bowls for the priests to use to pour out wine to offer to me. Make them all from pure gold. 30Present the sacred bread to me on the table at all times.

31Make a lampstand from pure gold. Hammer one large lump of gold to make its base and its shaft. Make the cups, with the flower buds and petals that decorate them, from that same lump. 32There are to be six branches on the lampstand, three on each side of the shaft. 33Each branch will have three gold cups that look like almond flowers on it. The flowers will have buds and petals. Do this for all six branches of the lampstand. 34On the shaft of the lampstand there are to be four cups that also look like almond blossoms, each one with flower buds and petals. 35Make one flower bud beneath every two branches. Attach it to each pair of branches as if they are growing from it. Make all six lampstand branches like this. 36Hammer all these buds and branches, along with the shaft, from one large lump of pure gold. 37Make seven lamps and place them on the lampstand so that its light shines all around it. 38Make tongs from pure gold, to remove the burned wicks and trays in which to put the burned wicks. 39Use 33 kilograms of pure gold to make the lampstand, the tongs, and the trays.

40Make sure to make these things according to the instructions that I am giving you here on this mountain.

EXO 25 ©