EXODUS - Chapter 25

1 - And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 - Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.
3 - And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,
4 - And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
5 - And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and 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 breastplate.
8 - And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
9 - According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
10 - And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
11 - And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.
12 - And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
13 - And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
14 - And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.
15 - The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.
16 - And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
17 - And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
18 - And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
19 - And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
20 - And the cherubims 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 shall the faces of the cherubims be.
21 - And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
22 - And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
23 - Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
24 - And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.
25 - And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.
26 - And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.
27 - Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.
28 - And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
29 - And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them.
30 - And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.
31 - And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
32 - And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:
33 - Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.
34 - And in the candlesticks shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.
35 - And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.
36 - Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.
37 - And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.
38 - And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.
39 - Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
40 - And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.