1‘Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker.2All the curtains are to be the same size – twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide.3Join five of the curtains together, and do the same with the other five.4Make loops of blue material along the edge of the end curtain in one set, and do the same with the end curtain in the other set.5Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other.6Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit.7‘Make curtains of goat hair for the tent over the tabernacle – eleven altogether.8All eleven curtains are to be the same size – thirty cubits long and four cubits wide.9Join five of the curtains together into one set and the other six into another set. Fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent.10Make fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in one set and also along the edge of the end curtain in the other set.11Then make fifty bronze clasps and put them in the loops to fasten the tent together as a unit.12As for the additional length of the tent curtains, the half curtain that is left over is to hang down at the rear of the tabernacle.13The tent curtains will be a cubit longer on both sides; what is left will hang over the sides of the tabernacle so as to cover it.14Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of other durable leather.15‘Make upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle.16Each frame is to be ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide,17with two projections set parallel to each other. Make all the frames of the tabernacle in this way.18Make twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle19and make forty silver bases to go under them – two bases for each frame, one under each projection.20For the other side, the north side of the tabernacle, make twenty frames21and forty silver bases – two under each frame.22Make six frames for the far end, that is, the west end of the tabernacle,23and make two frames for the corners at the far end.24At these two corners they must be double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring; both shall be like that.25So there will be eight frames and sixteen silver bases – two under each frame.26‘Also make crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle,27five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the west, at the far end of the tabernacle.28The centre crossbar is to extend from end to end at the middle of the frames.29Overlay the frames with gold and make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold.30‘Set up the tabernacle according to the plan shown you on the mountain.31‘Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker.32Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases.33Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.34Put the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Place.35Place the table outside the curtain on the north side of the tabernacle and put the lampstand opposite it on the south side.36‘For the entrance to the tent make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen – the work of an embroiderer.37Make gold hooks for this curtain and five posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold. And cast 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.