1‘Make ten curtains out of finely twisted linen for the holy tent. Make them with blue, purple and bright red yarn. Have a skilled worker sew cherubim into the pattern.2Make all the curtains the same size. They must be 14 metres long and 2 metres wide.3Join five of the curtains together. Do the same thing with the other five.4Make loops out of blue strips of cloth along the edge of the end curtain in one set. Do the same thing with the end curtain in the other set.5Make 50 loops on the end curtain of the one set. Do the same thing on the end curtain of the other set. Put the loops opposite each other.6Make 50 gold hooks. Use them to join the curtains together so that the holy tent is all one piece.7‘Make a total of 11 curtains out of goat hair to put over the holy tent.8Make all 11 curtains the same size. They must be 15 metres long and 2 metres wide.9Join five of the curtains together into one set. Do the same thing with the other six. Fold the sixth curtain in half at the front of the tent.10Make 50 loops along the edge of the end curtain in the one set. Do the same thing with the other set.11Then make 50 bronze hooks. Put them in the loops to join the tent together all in one piece.12Let the extra half curtain hang down at the rear of the holy tent.13The tent curtains will be half a metre longer on both sides. What is left over will hang over the sides of the holy tent and cover it.14Make a covering for the tent. Make it out of ram skins that are dyed red. Put a covering of the other strong leather over that.15‘Make frames out of acacia wood for the holy tent.16Make each frame 5 metres long and 75 centimetres wide.17Add two small wooden pins to each frame. Make the pins stick out so that they are even with each other. Make all the frames for the holy tent in the same way.18Make 20 frames for the south side of the holy tent.19And make 40 silver bases to go under them. Make two bases for each frame. Put one under each pin that sticks out.20For the north side of the holy tent make 20 frames21and 40 silver bases. Put two bases under each frame.22Make six frames for the west end of the holy tent.23Make two frames for the corners at the far end.24At those two corners the frames must be double from top to bottom. They must be fitted into a single ring. Make both of them the same.25There will be eight frames and 16 silver bases. There will be two bases under each frame.26‘Also make crossbars out of acacia wood. Make five for the frames on one side of the holy tent.27Make five for the frames on the other side. And make five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the holy tent.28The centre crossbar must reach from end to end at the middle of the frames.29Cover the frames with gold. Make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also cover the crossbars with gold.30‘Set up the holy tent in keeping with the plan I showed you on the mountain.31‘Make a curtain out of blue, purple and bright red yarn and finely twisted linen. Have a skilled worker sew cherubim into the pattern.32Hang the curtain with gold hooks on four posts that are made out of acacia wood. Cover the posts with gold. Stand them on four silver bases.33Hang the curtain from the hooks. Place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Room from the Most Holy Room.34Put the cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Room. The cover will be the place where sin is paid for.35Place the table outside the curtain on the north side of the holy tent. And put the lampstand opposite it on the south side.36‘Make a curtain for the entrance to the tent. Make it out of blue, purple and bright red yarn and finely twisted linen. Have a person who sews skilfully make it.37Make gold hooks for the curtain. Make five posts out of acacia wood. Cover them with gold. And make five bronze bases for them.
English Standard Version
1“Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen and blue and purple and scarlet yarns; you shall make them with cherubim skillfully worked into them. (Ex 25:9; Ex 26:31; Ex 26:36; Ex 28:6; Ex 28:15; Ex 36:8; Ex 36:35; Ex 39:3; Ex 39:8)2The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall be the same size.3Five curtains shall be coupled to one another, and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another.4And you shall make loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set. Likewise you shall make loops on the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set.5Fifty loops you shall make on the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is in the second set; the loops shall be opposite one another.6And you shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to the other with the clasps, so that the tabernacle may be a single whole.7“You shall also make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; eleven curtains shall you make. (Ex 36:14)8The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits. The eleven curtains shall be the same size.9You shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and the sixth curtain you shall double over at the front of the tent.10You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in one set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in the second set.11“You shall make fifty clasps of bronze, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together that it may be a single whole.12And the part that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle.13And the extra that remains in the length of the curtains, the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle, on this side and that side, to cover it.14And you shall make for the tent a covering of tanned rams’ skins and a covering of goatskins on top. (Ex 25:5; Ex 36:19)15“You shall make upright frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood.16Ten cubits shall be the length of a frame, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each frame.17There shall be two tenons in each frame, for fitting together. So shall you do for all the frames of the tabernacle.18You shall make the frames for the tabernacle: twenty frames for the south side;19and forty bases of silver you shall make under the twenty frames, two bases under one frame for its two tenons, and two bases under the next frame for its two tenons;20and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side twenty frames,21and their forty bases of silver, two bases under one frame, and two bases under the next frame.22And for the rear of the tabernacle westward you shall make six frames.23And you shall make two frames for corners of the tabernacle in the rear;24they shall be separate beneath, but joined at the top, at the first ring. Thus shall it be with both of them; they shall form the two corners.25And there shall be eight frames, with their bases of silver, sixteen bases; two bases under one frame, and two bases under another frame.26“You shall make bars of acacia wood, five for the frames of the one side of the tabernacle,27and five bars for the frames of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frames of the side of the tabernacle at the rear westward.28The middle bar, halfway up the frames, shall run from end to end.29You shall overlay the frames with gold and shall make their rings of gold for holders for the bars, and you shall overlay the bars with gold. (Ex 25:27)30Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to the plan for it that you were shown on the mountain. (Ex 25:40)31“And you shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen. It shall be made with cherubim skillfully worked into it. (Ex 26:1; Ex 36:35; Le 16:2; 2Ch 3:14; Mt 27:51; Heb 9:3)32And you shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, with hooks of gold, on four bases of silver.33And you shall hang the veil from the clasps, and bring the ark of the testimony in there within the veil. And the veil shall separate for you the Holy Place from the Most Holy. (Ex 16:34; Ex 26:31)34You shall put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the Most Holy Place. (Ex 25:21; Ex 40:20)35And you shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand on the south side of the tabernacle opposite the table, and you shall put the table on the north side. (Ex 40:22; Ex 40:24; Heb 9:2)36“You shall make a screen for the entrance of the tent, of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework. (Ex 25:4; Ex 26:1; Ex 26:31; Ex 27:16; Ex 36:37)37And you shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold. Their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall cast five bases of bronze for them.