1The workers built the altar for burnt offerings out of acacia wood. It was 1.5 metres high and 2.5 metres square.2They made a horn stick out from each of its four upper corners. They covered the altar with bronze.3They made all its tools out of bronze. They made its pots, shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks, and pans for carrying ashes.4They made a bronze grate for the altar. They put the grate halfway up the altar on the inside.5They made a bronze ring for each of the four corners of the grate.6They made poles out of acacia wood. They covered them with bronze.7They put the poles through the rings. The poles were on two sides of the altar for carrying it. The workers made the altar out of boards. They left it hollow.8The workers made the large bronze bowl and its bronze stand. They made them out of bronze mirrors. The mirrors belonged to the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
The large bowl for washing The courtyard
9Next, the workers made the courtyard. The south side was 50 metres long. It had curtains made out of finely twisted linen.10The curtains had 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The posts had silver hooks and bands on them.11The north side was also 50 metres long. Its curtains had 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The posts had silver hooks and bands on them.12The west end was 25 metres wide. It had curtains with ten posts and ten bases. The posts had silver hooks and bands on them.13The east end, towards the sunrise, was also 25 metres wide.14Curtains 7.5 metres long were on one side of the entrance to the courtyard. They were hung on three posts. Each post had a base.15Curtains 7.5 metres long were also on the other side of the entrance. They were hung on three posts. Each post had a base.16All the curtains around the courtyard were made out of finely twisted linen.17The bases for the posts were made out of bronze. The hooks and bands on the posts were made out of silver. Their tops were covered with silver. So all the posts of the courtyard had silver bands.18The curtain for the courtyard entrance was made out of blue, purple and bright red yarn and finely twisted linen. A person who sewed skilfully made it. It was 10 metres long. Like the curtains of the courtyard, it was 2.5 metres high.19It had four posts and four bronze bases. Their hooks and bands were made out of silver. Their tops were covered with silver.20All the tent stakes of the holy tent were made out of bronze. So were all the stakes of the courtyard around it.
The amounts of the metals used
21Here are the amounts of the metals used for the holy tent, where the tablets of the covenant law were kept. Moses commanded the Levites to record the amounts. The Levites did the work under the direction of Ithamar. Ithamar was the son of Aaron the priest.22Bezalel, the son of Uri, made everything the LORD had commanded Moses. Uri was the son of Hur. Bezalel was from the tribe of Judah.23Oholiab, the son of Ahisamak, helped Bezalel. Oholiab was from the tribe of Dan. He could carve things and make patterns. And he could sew skilfully with blue, purple and bright red yarn and on fine linen.24The total weight of the gold from the wave offering was more than a tonne. It was weighed out in keeping with the standard weights used in the sacred tent. The gold was used for all the work done in connection with the sacred tent.25The silver received from the men in the community who were listed and counted weighed almost 4 tonnes. It was weighed out in keeping with the weights used in the sacred tent.26It amounted to 6 grams for each person. It was weighed out in keeping with the weights used in the sacred tent. The silver was received from the men who had been listed and counted. All of them were 20 years old or more. Their total number was 603,550.27The 3.5 tonnes of silver were used to make the bases for the holy tent and for the curtain. The 100 bases were made from the 3.5 tonnes. Each base used more than 36 kilograms of silver.28The workers used 21 kilograms to make the hooks for the posts, to cover the tops of the posts, and to make their bands.29The bronze from the wave offering weighed 2.5 tonnes.30The workers used some of it to make the bases for the entrance to the tent of meeting. They used some for the bronze altar for burnt offerings and its bronze grate and all its tools.31They used some for the bases for the courtyard around the holy tent. They used some for the bases for the courtyard entrance. And they used the rest to make all the tent stakes for the holy tent and the courtyard around it.
English Standard Version
Making the Altar of Burnt Offering
1He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. Five cubits was its length, and five cubits its breadth. It was square, and three cubits was its height. (Ex 27:1)2He made horns for it on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.3And he made all the utensils of the altar, the pots, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the fire pans. He made all its utensils of bronze.4And he made for the altar a grating, a network of bronze, under its ledge, extending halfway down.5He cast four rings on the four corners of the bronze grating as holders for the poles.6He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.7And he put the poles through the rings on the sides of the altar to carry it with them. He made it hollow, with boards.
Making the Bronze Basin
8He made the basin of bronze and its stand of bronze, from the mirrors of the ministering women who ministered in the entrance of the tent of meeting. (Ex 30:18; Nu 4:23; Nu 8:24; 1Sa 2:22)
Making the Court
9And he made the court. For the south side the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, a hundred cubits; (Ex 27:9)10their twenty pillars and their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.11And for the north side there were hangings of a hundred cubits; their twenty pillars and their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.12And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their ten pillars, and their ten bases; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.13And for the front to the east, fifty cubits.14The hangings for one side of the gate were fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and three bases.15And so for the other side. On both sides of the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three bases.16All the hangings around the court were of fine twined linen.17And the bases for the pillars were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver. The overlaying of their capitals was also of silver, and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.18And the screen for the gate of the court was embroidered with needlework in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen. It was twenty cubits long and five cubits high in its breadth, corresponding to the hangings of the court.19And their pillars were four in number. Their four bases were of bronze, their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals and their fillets of silver.20And all the pegs for the tabernacle and for the court all around were of bronze.
Materials for the Tabernacle
21These are the records of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were recorded at the commandment of Moses, the responsibility of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. (Ex 6:23; Ex 16:34; Ex 28:1; Nu 1:50; Nu 1:53; Nu 4:28; Nu 4:33; Nu 9:15; Nu 10:11; Nu 17:7; Nu 18:2; 2Ch 24:6; Ac 7:44)22Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the Lord commanded Moses; (Ex 31:2; Ex 31:6)23and with him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer and embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen. (Ex 38:22)24All the gold that was used for the work, in all the construction of the sanctuary, the gold from the offering, was twenty-nine talents and 730 shekels, by the shekel of the sanctuary. (Ex 30:13)25The silver from those of the congregation who were recorded was a hundred talents and 1,775 shekels, by the shekel of the sanctuary:26a beka a head (that is, half a shekel, by the shekel of the sanctuary), for everyone who was listed in the records, from twenty years old and upward, for 603,550 men. (Ex 38:24; Nu 1:46)27The hundred talents of silver were for casting the bases of the sanctuary and the bases of the veil; a hundred bases for the hundred talents, a talent a base. (Ex 26:19; Ex 26:21; Ex 26:25; Ex 26:32)28And of the 1,775 shekels he made hooks for the pillars and overlaid their capitals and made fillets for them.29The bronze that was offered was seventy talents and 2,400 shekels;30with it he made the bases for the entrance of the tent of meeting, the bronze altar and the bronze grating for it and all the utensils of the altar, (Ex 26:37; Ex 27:2)31the bases around the court, and the bases of the gate of the court, all the pegs of the tabernacle, and all the pegs around the court. (Ex 27:10; Ex 27:16; Ex 27:19)