Shemot (Exodus) 25:1 - 27:19

 

Exodus 25


1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

2 "Speak to the children of Yisra'ĕl, that they take up a contribution for Me. From everyone whose heart moves him you shall take up My contribution.

3 "And this is the contribution which you take up from them: gold, and silver, and bronze,

4 and blue and purple and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

5 and rams' skins dyed red, and fine leather, and acacia wood,

6 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,

7 shoham stones, and stones to be put in the shoulder garment and in the breastplate.

8 "And they shall make Me a Miqdash, and I shall dwell in their midst.

9 "According to all that I show you - the pattern of the Mishkan and the pattern of all its furnishings - make it exactly so.

10  "And they shall make an ark of acacia wood two and a half ammah long, an ammah and a half wide, and an ammah and a half high.

11 "And you shall overlay it with clean gold, inside and outside you shall overlay it. And you shall make on it a moulding of gold all around.

12 "And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four corners, two rings on one side, and two rings on the other side.

13 "And you shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold,

14 and shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to lift up the ark by them.

15 "The poles are in the rings of the ark, they are not taken from it.

16 "And into the ark you shall put the Witness which I give you.

17  "And you shall make a lid of atonement of clean gold, two and a half ammah long and an ammah and a half wide.

18 "And you shall make two keruḇim of gold, make them of beaten work, at the two ends of the lid of atonement.

19 "And make one keruḇ at one end, and the other keruḇ at the other end. Make the keruḇim from the lid of atonement, at its two ends.

20  "And the keruḇim shall be spreading out their wings above, covering the lid of atonement with their wings, with their faces toward each other, the faces of the keruḇim toward the lid of atonement.

21 "And you shall put the lid of atonement on top of the ark, and put into the ark the Witness which I give you.

22 "And I shall meet with you there, and from above the lid of atonement, from between the two keruḇim which are on the ark of the Witness, I shall speak to you all that which I command you concerning the children of Yisra'ĕl.

23 "And you shall make a table of acacia wood two ammah long, an ammah wide, and an ammah and a half high.

24 "And you shall overlay it with clean gold, and shall make a moulding of gold all around,

25 and shall make for it a rim of a tophaḥ all around, and shall make a gold molding for the rim all around.

26 "And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings on the four corners that are at its four legs.

27 "The rings are close to the rim, as holders for the poles to lift the table.

28 "And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, and the table shall be lifted with them.

29 "And you shall make its dishes, and its ladles, and its jars, and its bowls for pouring. Make them of clean gold.

30 "And you shall put the showbread on the table before Me, continually.

31  "And you shall make a lampstand of clean gold - the lampstand is made of beaten work. Its base and its shaft, its cups, its ornamental knobs and blossoms are from it,

32  and six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side;

33  three cups made like almond flowers on one branch, with ornamental knob and blossom, and three cups made like almond flowers on the other branch, with ornamental knob and blossom - so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.

34  "And on the lampstand itself are four cups made like almond flowers, with ornamental knob and blossom,

35  and a knob under the first two branches of the same, and a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches coming out of the lampstand.

36 "Their knobs and their branches are of the same - all of it one beaten work of clean gold.

37 "And you shall make seven lamps for it, and they shall mount its lamps so that they give light in front of it.

38 "And its snuffers and their trays are of clean gold.

39 "It is made of a kiḵar (talent) of clean gold, with all these utensils.

40 "So see, and do according to the pattern which was shown to you on the mountain.


Exodus 26


1 "And make the Mishkan with ten curtains of fine woven linen and blue and purple and scarlet. Make them, with keruḇim, the work of a skilled workman.

2 "The length of each curtain is twenty-eight ammah, and the width of each curtain four ammah, all the curtains having one measure.

3 "Five curtains are joined to each other, and five curtains are joined to each other.

4 "And you shall make loops of blue on the edge of the end on one curtain, and do the same on the edge of the end of the second curtain.

5 "Make fifty loops in the one curtain and make fifty loops on the edge of the end of the second curtain, the loops being opposite to each other.

6 "And you shall make fifty hooks of gold, and shall join the curtains together with the hooks, and the Mishkan shall be one.

7 "And you shall make curtains of goats' hair, for a tent over the Mishkan, make eleven curtains.

8 "The length of each curtain is thirty ammah, and the width of each curtain four ammah, one measure to the eleven curtains.

9 "And you shall join the five curtains by themselves, and the six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the six curtains at the front of the Tent.

10 "And you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost, and fifty loops on the edge of the of the second curtain.

11  "And you shall make fifty bronze hooks, and put the hooks into the loops, and join the tent together, and it shall be one.

12 "And the overlapping part of the rest of the curtains of the Tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the Mishkan.

13  "And an ammah on one side and a ammah on the other side, of what remains of the length of the curtains of the Tent, is to hang over the sides of the Mishkan, on this side and on that side, to cover it.

14 "And you shall make a covering of ram skins dyed red for the Tent, and a covering of fine leather above that.

15 "And for the Mishkan you shall make the boards of acacia wood, standing up.

16 "Ten ammah is the length of a board, and a ammah and a half the width of each board,

17 two tenons in each board for binding one to another. Do the same for all the boards of the Mishkan.

18 "And you shall make the boards for the Mishkan, twenty boards for the south side,

19 and make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two sockets under each of the boards for its two tenons.

20 "And for the second side of the Mishkan, on the north side, twenty boards,

21 and their forty sockets of silver, two sockets under each of the boards.

22 "And for the rear parts of the Mishkan, westward, make six boards,

23 and make two boards for the corners of the Mishkan in the rear.

24 "And they are double beneath and similarly they are complete to the top, to the one ring. So it is for both of them, they are for the two corners.

25 "And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets - two sockets under the one board, and two sockets under the other board.

26 "And you shall make bars of acacia wood, five for the boards on one side of the Mishkan,

27 and five bars for the boards on the other side of the Mishkan, and five bars for the boards of the side of the Mishkan, for the rear parts westward,

28 with the middle bar in the midst of the boards, going through from end to end.

29 "And overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlay the bars with gold.

30 "And you shall raise up the Mishkan according to its pattern which you were shown on the mountain.

31 "And you shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet, and fine woven linen, the work of a skilled workman, made with keruḇim.

32 "And you shall put it on the four columns of acacia wood overlaid with gold, their hooks of gold, upon four sockets of silver.

33 "And you shall hang the veil from the hooks, and shall bring the ark of the Witness there, behind the veil. And the veil shall make a separation for you between the Qodesh and the Most Qodesh Place.

34 "And you shall put the lid of atonement upon the ark of the Witness in the Most Qodesh Place.

35 "And you shall put the table outside the veil, and the lampstand opposite the table on the side of the Mishkan toward the south, and put the table on the north side.

36 "And you shall make a covering for the door of the Tent, of blue and purple and scarlet, and fine woven linen, made by a weaver.

37  "And you shall make for the covering five columns of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, their hooks of gold, and you shall cast five sockets of bronze for them.



Exodus 27


1 "And you shall make an altar of acacia wood, five ammah long and five ammah wide - the altar is square - and its height three ammah.

2 "And you shall make its horns on its four corners, its horns are of the same. And you shall overlay it with bronze.

3 "And you shall make its pots to receive its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its fire holders. Make all its utensils of bronze.

4 "And you shall make a grating for it, a bronze network, and shall make on the network four bronze rings at its four corners,

5 and shall put it under the rim of the altar beneath, so that the network is halfway up the altar.

6 "And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and shall overlay them with bronze.

7 "And the poles shall be put in the rings, and the poles shall be on the two sides of the altar for lifting it.

8 "Make it hollow with boards. As it was shown to you on the mountain, so they are to make it.

9 "And you shall make the courtyard of the Mishkan: for the south side screens for the courtyard made of fine woven linen, one hundred ammah long for one side,

10 and its twenty columns and their twenty sockets of bronze, the hooks of the columns and their bands of silver,

11 and so for the north side in length, screens one hundred long, with its twenty columns and their twenty sockets of bronze, and the hooks of the columns and their bands of silver.

12 "And the width of the courtyard on the west side screens of fifty ammah, with their ten columns and their ten sockets.

13 "And the width of the courtyard on the east side fifty ammah.

14 "And the screens on one side of the gate fifteen ammah, with their three columns and their three sockets.

15 "And on the other side screens of fifteen, with their three columns and their three sockets.

16  "And for the gate of the courtyard a covering twenty ammah long, of blue and purple and scarlet, and fine woven linen, made by a weaver - four columns and four sockets.

17 "All the columns around the courtyard have bands of silver, their hooks silver and their sockets bronze.

18  "The length of the courtyard is one hundred ammah, and the width fifty by fifty, and the height five ammah, woven of fine linen thread, and its sockets of bronze.

19 "All the utensils of the Mishkan for all its service, all its pegs, and all the pegs of the courtyard, are bronze.