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Exodus: Chapter 25

What the Israelites were to offer for the formation of the tabernacle, 1-9. The form of the ark, 10-16. The mercy seat, with the cherubim, 17-22. The table of show-bread, with the furniture thereof, 23-30. The golden candlestick, with the instruments thereof, 31-40.

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering. Of every man who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take my offering. 3 And this is the offering which you shall take of them: gold, silver, brass, 4 Blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, 5 Rams' skins dyed red, badgers' skins, shittim wood, 6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil and for sweet incense, 7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod and in the breast-plate. 8 And let them make me a sanctuary, so that I may dwell among them. 9 According to all that I show you after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all its instruments, even so you shall make it.

10 "And they shall make an ark of shittim wood. Two and a half cubits shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height. 11 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and outside you shall overlay it, and shall make upon it a crown of gold around it. 12 And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them on its four corners, and two rings shall be on one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. 13 And you shall make staffs of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 And you shall put the staffs into the rings by the sides of the ark, so that the ark may be borne with them. 15 The staffs shall be in the rings of the ark. They shall not be taken from it. 16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

17 "And you shall make a mercy-seat of pure gold. Two and a half cubits shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth. 18 And you shall make two cherubim of gold, of beaten work you shall make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat. 19 And make one cherub on one end, and the other cherub on the other end, even of the mercy-seat you shall make the cherubim at its two ends. 20 And the cherubim shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another. Toward the mercy-seat the faces of the cherubim shall be. 21 And you shall put the mercy-seat above upon the ark. And in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. 22 And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.

23 "You shall also make a table of shittim wood. Its length shall be two cubits, and its breadth a cubit, and its height a cubit and a half. 24 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, and make for it a crown of gold around it. 25 And you shall make for it a border of a hand-breadth around it, and you shall make a golden crown for its border around it. 26 And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings on the four corners that are on its four feet. 27 Over against the border the rings shall be for places of the staffs to bear the table. 28 And you shall make the staffs of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, so that the table may be borne with them. 29 And you shall make its dishes, its spoons, its covers, and its bowls, to cover it with. Of pure gold you shall make them. 30 And you shall set show-bread upon the table before me always.

31 "And you shall make a candlestick of pure gold. Of beaten work the candlestick shall be made. Its shaft, and its branches, its bowls, its knobs, and its flowers, shall be of the same. 32 And six branches shall extend from its sides: three branches of the candlestick from one side, and three branches of the candlestick from the other side. 33 Three bowls shall be made like almonds, with a knob and a flower in one branch, and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knob and a flower—likewise in the six branches that project from the candlestick. 34 And in the candlesticks there shall be four bowls made like almonds, with their knobs and their flowers. 35 And there shall be a knob under two branches of the same, and a knob under two branches of the same, and a knob under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that project from the candlestick. 36 Their knobs and their branches shall be of the same. All of it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. 37 And you shall make its seven lamps. And they shall light its lamps, so that they may give light over against it. 38 And its tongs, and its snuff-dishes, shall be of pure gold. 39 Of a talent of pure gold he shall make it, with all these vessels. 40 And see that you make them after their pattern, which was shown to you on the mountain."