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Exodus 36

The offerings are delivered to the workmen.

Exodus 36:1 Beseleel therefore, and Ooliab, and every wise man, to whom the Lord gave wisdom and understanding, to know how to work artificially, made the things that are necessary for the uses of the sanctuary, and which the Lord commanded. Exodus 36:2 And when Moses had called them, and every skilful man, to whom the Lord had given wisdom, and such as of their own accord had offered themselves to the making of the work, Exodus 36:3 He delivered all the offerings of the children of Israel unto them. And while they were earnest about the work, the people daily in the morning offered their vows. Exodus 36:4 Whereupon the workmen being constrained to come,

The liberality of the people is restrained.

Exodus 36:5 Said to Moses: The people offereth more than is necessary. Exodus 36:6 Moses therefore commanded proclamation to be made by the crier's voice: Let neither man nor woman offer any more for the work of the sanctuary. And so they ceased from offering gifts, Exodus 36:7 Because the things that were offered did suffice, and were too much.

The curtains of cherubims.

Exodus 36:8 And all the men that were wise of heart, to accomplish the work of the tabernacle, made ten curtains of twisted fine linen, and violet, and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, with varied work, and the art of embroidering: Exodus 36:9 The length of one curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth four: all the curtains were of the same size. Exodus 36:10 And he joined five curtains, one to another, and the other five he coupled one to another. Exodus 36:11 He made also loops of violet in the edge of one curtain on both sides, and in the edge of the other curtain in like manner, Exodus 36:12 That the loops might meet one against another, and might be joined each with the other. Exodus 36:13 Whereupon also he cast fifty rings of gold, that might catch the loops of the curtains, and they might be made one tabernacle.

The curtains of goats' hair.

Exodus 36:14 He made also eleven curtains of goats' hair, to cover the roof of the tabernacle: Exodus 36:15 One curtain was thirty cubits long, and four cubits broad: all the curtains were of one measure. Exodus 36:16 Five of which he joined apart, and the other six apart. Exodus 36:17 And he made fifty loops in the edge of one curtain, and fifty in the edge of another curtain, that they might be joined one to another. Exodus 36:18 And fifty buckles of brass wherewith the roof might be knit together, that of all the curtains there might be made one covering.

The covering of skins.

Exodus 36:19 He made also a cover for the tabernacle of rams' skins dyed red; and another cover over that of violet skins.

The boards with their sockets.

Exodus 36:20 He made also the boards of the tabernacle of setim wood standing. Exodus 36:21 The length of one board was ten cubits; and the breadth was one cubit and a half. Exodus 36:22 There were two mortises throughout every board, that one might be joined to the other. And in this manner he made for all the boards of the tabernacle. Exodus 36:23 Of which twenty were at the south side southward, Exodus 36:24 With forty sockets of silver, two sockets were put under one board on the two sides of the corners, where the mortises of the sides end in the corners. Exodus 36:25 At that side also of the tabernacle, that looketh towards the north, he made twenty boards, Exodus 36:26 With forty sockets of silver, two sockets for every board. Exodus 36:27 But against the west, to wit, at that side of the tabernacle, which looketh to the sea, he made six boards, Exodus 36:28 And two others at each corner of the tabernacle behind: Exodus 36:29 Which were also joined from beneath unto the top, and went together into one joint. Thus he did on both sides at the corners: Exodus 36:30 So there were in all eight boards, and they had sixteen sockets of silver, to wit, two sockets under every board.

The bars.

Exodus 36:31 He made also bars of setim wood, five to hold together the boards of one side of the tabernacle, Exodus 36:32 And five others to join together the boards of the other side; and besides these, five other bars at the west side of the tabernacle towards the sea. Exodus 36:33 He made also another bar, that might come by the midst of the boards from corner to corner. Exodus 36:34 And the boards themselves he overlaid with gold casting for them sockets of silver. And their rings he made of gold, through which the bars might be drawn: and he covered the bars themselves with plates of gold.

The vail.

Exodus 36:35 He made also a veil of violet, and purple, scarlet and fine twisted linen, varied and distinguished with embroidery: Exodus 36:36 And four pillars of setim wood, which with their heads he overlaid with gold, casting for them sockets of silver.

The hanging of the door.

Exodus 36:37 He made also a hanging in the entry of the tabernacle of violet, purple, scarlet, and fine twisted linen, with the work of an embroiderer. Exodus 36:38 And five pillars with their heads, which he covered with gold, and their sockets he cast of brass.

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