24:1 He said to Moses, “Come up to Yahweh, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship from a distance.
24:2 Moses alone shall come near to Yahweh, but they shall not come near, neither shall the people go up with him.”
24:3 Moses came and told the people all the words of Yahweh, and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, “All the words which Yahweh has spoken will we do.”
24:4 Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mountain, and twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.
24:5 He sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of cattle to Yahweh.
24:6 Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
24:7 He took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, “All that Yahweh has spoken will we do, and be obedient.”
24:8 Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “Look, this is the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh has made with you concerning all these words.”
24:9 Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up.
24:10 They saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was like a paved work of sapphire stone, like the skies for clearness.
24:11 He didn’t lay his hand on the nobles of the children of Israel. They saw God, and ate and drank.
24:12 Yahweh said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the tables of stone with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them.”
24:13 Moses rose up with Joshua, his servant, and Moses went up onto God’s Mountain.
24:14 He said to the elders, “Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them.”
24:15 Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.
24:16 The glory of Yahweh settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. The seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
24:17 The appearance of the glory of Yahweh was like devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.
24:18 Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up on the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
25:1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
25:2 “Speak to the children of Israel, that they take an offering for me. From everyone whose heart makes him willing you shall take my offering.
25:3 This is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, brass,
25:4 blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats’ hair,
25:5 rams’ skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood,
25:6 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,
25:7 onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.
25:8 Let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
25:9 According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all of its furniture, even so you shall make it.
25:10 “They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Its length shall be two and a half cubits, its breadth a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height.
25:11 You shall overlay it with pure gold. You shall overlay it inside and outside, and you shall make a gold molding around it.
25:12 You shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four feet. Two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.
25:13 You shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.
25:14 You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark.
25:15 The poles shall be in the rings of the ark. They shall not be taken from it.
25:16 You shall put the testimony which I shall give you into the ark.
25:17 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.
25:18 You shall make two cherubim of hammered gold. You shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.
25:19 Make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end. You shall make the cherubim on its two ends of one piece with the mercy seat.
25:20 The cherubim shall spread out their wings upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.
25:21 You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I will give you.
25:22 There I will meet with you, and I will tell you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the testimony, all that I command you for the children of Israel.
25:23 “You shall make a table of acacia wood. Two cubits shall be its length, and a cubit its breadth, and one and a half cubits its height.
25:24 You shall overlay it with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it.
25:25 You shall make a rim of a handbreadth around it. You shall make a golden molding on its rim around it.
25:26 You shall make four rings of gold for it, and put the rings in the four corners that are on its four feet.
25:27 the rings shall be close to the rim, for places for the poles to carry the table.
25:28 You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be carried with them.
25:29 You shall make its dishes, its spoons, its ladles, and its bowls to pour out offerings with. You shall make them of pure gold.
25:30 You shall set bread of the presence on the table before me always.
25:31 “You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. Of hammered work shall the lampstand be made, even its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it.
25:32 There shall be six branches going out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of its one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of its other side;
25:33 three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower; and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower, so for the six branches going out of the lampstand;
25:34 and in the lampstand four cups made like almond blossoms, its buds and its flowers;
25:35 and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the lampstand.
25:36 Their buds and their branches shall be of one piece with it, all of it one beaten work of pure gold.
25:37 You shall make its lamps seven, and they shall light its lamps to give light to the space in front of it.
25:38 Its snuffers and its snuff dishes shall be of pure gold.
25:39 It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with all these accessories.
25:40 See that you make them after their pattern, which has been shown to you on the mountain.
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