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Shemos/Exodus  35:1 - 38:20

Chapter 35

1 Moses assembled the entire assembly of the Children of Israel and said to them - "These are the things that Hashem commanded, to do them:

2 "On six days, work may be done, but the seventh day shall be holy for you, a day of complete rest for Hashem; whoever does work on it shall be put to death.  3 You shall not kindle fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.' "

4 Moses said to the entire assembly of the Children of Israel, saying - "This is the word that Hashem has commanded, saying:  5 'Take from yourselves a portion for Hashem, everyone whose heart motivates him shall bring it, as the gift for Hashem - gold, silver, copper;  6 turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool; linen, goat hair;  7 red-dyed ram skins, tachash skins, acacia wood;  8 oil for illumination, spices for the anointment oil and the aromatic incense;  9 shoham stones and stones for the settings, for the Ephod and the Breastplate.'

10 " 'Every wise-hearted person among you shall come and make everything that Hashem has commanded:  11 the Tabernacle, its Tent, and its Cover, its hooks, its planks, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets;  12 the Ark and its staves, the Cover, the Partition-curtain;  13 the Table, its staves, and all its utensils, and the show-bread;  14 the Menorah of illumination, its utensils, and its lamps, and oil for the illumination;  15 the Incense Altar and its staves, the anointment oil and the incense spices, and the entrance-screen for the entrance of the Tabernacle;  16 the Elevation-offering Altar and the copper netting for it, its staves, and all its utensils, the Laver and its base;  17 the curtains of the Courtyard, its pillars, and its sockets, and the screen of the gate of the Courtyard;  18 the pegs of the Tabernacle, the pegs of the Courtyard, and their cords;  19 the knit vestments to serve in the Sanctuary, the sacred vestments for Aaron the Kohen and the vestments of his sons to minister.' "

20 The entire assembly of Israel left Moses' presence.

21 Every man whose heart inspired him came; and everyone whose spirit motivated him brought the portion of Hashem for the work of the Tent of Meeting, for all its labor and for the sacred vestments.

22 The men came with the women; everyone whose heart motivated him brought bracelets, nose-rings, rings, body ornaments — all sorts of gold ornaments — every man who raised up an offering of gold to Hashem.  23 Every man with whom was found turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, linen, and goat hair, red-dyed ram skins, and tachash skins brought them.  24 Every man who separated a portion of silver or copper brought it as a portion for Hashem; and everyone with whom there was acacia wood for any work of the labor brought it.  25 Every wise-hearted woman spun with her hands; and they brought the spun yarn of turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, and the linen.  26 All the women whose hearts inspired them with wisdom spun the goat hair.  27 The leaders brought the shoham stones and the stones for the settings for the Ephod and the Breastplate;  28 the spice and the oil, for illumination and for the anointment oil and the incense spices.  29 Every man and woman whose heart motivated them to bring for any of the work that Hashem had commanded to make, through Moses — the Children of Israel brought a free-willed offering to Hashem.

30 Moses said to the Children of Israel, "See, Hashem has proclaimed by name, Bezalel son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.  31 He filled him with Godly spirit, with wisdom, insight, and knowledge, and with every craft;  32 to weave designs, to work with gold, silver, and copper;  33 stone-cutting for setting, and wood-carving — to perform every craft of design.  34 He gave him the ability to teach, him and Oholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.  35 He filled them with a wise heart to do every craft of the carver, weaver of designs, and embroiderer — with the turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, and the linen — and the weaver; the artisans of every craft and makers of designs.

Chapter 36

1 Bezalel shall carry out — with Oholiab and every wise-hearted man within whom Hashem had endowed wisdom and insight to know and to do all the work for the labor of the Sanctuary — everything that Hashem had commanded.  2 Moses summoned Bezalel, Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man whose heart Hashem endowed with wisdom, everyone whose heart inspired him, to approach the work, to do it.  3 From Moses' presence they took the entire gift that the Children of Israel had brought for the work for the labor of the Sanctuary, to do it. But they continued to bring him free-willed gifts morning after morning.

4 All the wise people came — those performing all the sacred work, each of them from his work that they were doing;  5 and they said to Moses, as follows, "The people are bringing more than enough for the labor of the work that Hashem has commanded to perform."

6 Moses commanded that they proclaim throughout the camp, saying, "Man and woman shall not do more work toward the gift for the Sanctuary!" And the people were restrained from bringing.  7 But the work had been enough for all the work, to do it — and there was extra.

8 The wise-hearted among those doing the work made the Tabernacle - ten curtains of linen, twisted with turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool; they made them with a woven design of cherubs.  9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain was four cubits, the same measure for all the curtains.  10 He attached five curtains to one another, and five curtains he attached to one another.  11 He made loops of turquoise wool on the edge of a single curtain at the end of one set; so he did at the edge of the outermost curtain on the second set.  12 He made fifty loops on the one curtain and he made fifty loops at the end of the curtain that was on the second set, the loops corresponding to one another.  13 He made fifty clasps of gold and attached the curtains to one another with the clasps — so the Tabernacle became one.

14 He made curtains of goat hair for a Tent over the Tabernacle; he made them eleven curtains.  15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain was four cubits; the same measure for the eleven curtains.  16 He attached five curtains separately and six curtains separately.  17 He made fifty loops on the edge of the outermost curtain of the set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain of the second set.  18 He made fifty clasps of copper to attach the Tent so that it would become one.

19 He made a Cover for the Tent of red-dyed ram hides, and a Cover of tachash hides on top.

20 He made the planks for the Tabernacle of acacia wood, standing erect.  21 Ten cubits was the height of the plank, and a cubit and a half was the width of each plank.  22 Each plank shall have two tenons, parallel to one another, so he did for all the planks of the Tabernacle.  23 He made the planks for the Tabernacle, twenty planks for the south side.  24 He made forty silver sockets under the twenty planks, two sockets under one plank for its two tenons, and two sockets under the next plank for its two tenons.  25 And for the second wall of the Tabernacle on its north side, he made twenty planks.  26 Their forty sockets of silver, two sockets under one plank and two sockets under the next plank.  27 For the back of the Tabernacle on the west, he made six planks.  28 He made two planks for the corners of the Tabernacle, in the back.  29 They were even at the bottom and together they were matching at the top, to a single ring, so he did to them both, at the two corners.  30 There were eight planks and their silver sockets, sixteen sockets, two sockets, two sockets, under each plank.  31 He made bars of acacia wood, five for the planks of one side of the Tabernacle;  32 and five bars for the planks of the second side, and five bars for the planks of the Tabernacle at the back, on the west.  33 He made the middle bar to extend within the planks from end to end.

34 He covered the planks with gold and made their rings of gold as housings for the bars, and he covered the bars with gold.

35 He made the Partition of turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, and linen, twisted; he made it with a woven design of cherubs.  36 He made for it four pillars of acacia wood and plated them with gold, their hooks were gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.

37 For the entrance of the Tent he made a Screen of turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, and linen, twisted; work of an embroiderer.  38 Its pillars were five, with their hooks, and he plated their tops and their bands with gold; and their sockets were five, of copper.

Chapter 37

1 Bezalel made the Ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits its length; a cubit and a half its width; and a cubit and a half its height.  2 He covered it with gold, within and without, and he made for it a gold crown all around.  3 He cast for them four rings of gold on its four corners; two rings on its one side and two rings on its second side.  4 He made staves of acacia wood and covered them with gold.  5 He inserted the staves in the rings on the sides of the Ark, to carry the Ark.

6 He made a Cover of pure gold, two and a half cubits its length, and a cubit and a half its width.  7 He made two Cherubs of gold — hammered out did he make them — from the two ends of the Cover;  8 one Cherub from the end at one side and one Cherub from the end at the other; from the Cover did he make the Cherubs, from its two ends.  9 The Cherubs were with wings spread upward sheltering the Cover with their wings, with their faces toward one another; toward the Cover were the faces of the cherubs.

10 He made the Table of acacia wood; two cubits its length; a cubit its width; and a cubit and a half its height.  11 He covered it with pure gold and made for it a gold crown all around.  12 He made for it a molding of one handbreadth all around, and he made a gold crown for its molding all around.  13 He cast for it four rings of gold and placed the rings on the four corners of its four legs.  14 The rings were opposite the molding as housings for the staves, to carry the Table.  15 He made the staves of acacia wood and covered them with gold, to carry the Table.  16 He made the utensils that were on the Table, its dishes, its spoons, its pillars, and its shelving-tubes, with which it was covered, of pure gold.

17 He made the Menorah of pure gold, hammered out did he make the Menorah, its base and its shaft, its cups, its knobs, and its flowers were from it.  18 Six branches emerged from its sides, three branches of the Menorah from its side and three branches of the Menorah from its second side;  19 three cups engraved like almonds on one branch, a knob and a flower; and three cups engraved like almonds, a knob and a flower on the next branch — so for the six branches that emerge from the Menorah.  20 And on the Menorah were four cups, engraved like almonds, its knobs and its blossoms.  21 A knob was under two of the branches from it, a knob was under two of the branches from it, and a knob was under two of the branches from it — for the six branches emerging from it.  22 Their knobs and branches were of it, all of a single hammered piece of pure gold.  23 He made its lamps seven, and its tongs and spoons of pure gold.  24 Of a talent of pure gold did he make it and all its utensils.

25 He made the Incense Altar of acacia wood; a cubit its length, and a cubit its width — square — and two cubits its height, from it were its horns.  26 He covered it with pure gold, its roof and its walls all around and its horns, and he made for it a gold crown all around.  27 He made for it two gold rings under its crown on its two corners, on its two sides, as housings for staves, with which to carry it.  28 He made the staves of acacia wood, and covered them with gold.  29 He made the anointment oil, holy; and the incense spices, pure; a perfumer's handiwork.

Chapter 38

1 He made the Elevation-offering Altar of acacia wood; five cubits its length, and five cubits its width, — square — and three cubits its height.  2 He made its horns on its four corners, from it were its horns, and he covered it with copper.  3 He made all the utensils of the Altar — the pots, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the fire-pans — he made all its utensils of copper.  4 He made for the Altar a netting of copper meshwork, below its surrounding border downwards until its midpoint.  5 He cast four rings on the four edges of the copper netting, as housings for the staves.  6 He made the staves of acacia wood and covered them with copper.  7 He inserted the staves in the rings on the sides of the Altar, with which to carry it; hollow, of boards, did he make it.

8 He made the Laver of copper and its base of copper, from the mirrors of the legions who massed at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.

9 He made the Courtyard - On the south side, the lace-hangings of the Courtyard, of twisted linen, a hundred cubits.  10 Their pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of copper; the hooks of the pillars and their bands of silver.  11 On the north side, a hundred cubits, their pillars twenty and their sockets twenty, of copper; the hooks of the pillars and their bands of silver.  12 On the west side, lace-hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars and their bands of silver.  13 And on the eastern side, fifty cubits;  14 fifteen-cubit lace-hangings at the shoulder, their pillars three and their sockets three;  15 and at the second shoulder — on either side of the gate of the Courtyard — fifteen-cubit lace-hangings; their pillars three and their sockets three.  16 All the lace-hangings of the Courtyard all around were of twisted linen.  17 The sockets of the pillars were copper, the hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver, and the plating of their tops were silver. They were banded with silver, all the pillars of the Courtyard.

18 The Screen of the gate of the Courtyard was embroiderer's work, of turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, and twisted linen; twenty cubits in length and the height, in width, was five cubits, corresponding to the lace-hangings of the courtyard.  19 Their pillars four and their sockets four, of silver; their hooks silver, and the plating of their tops and their bands silver.  20 All the pegs of the Tabernacle and the Courtyard all around were copper.

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