1They built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.2They made a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar were of one piece, and they overlaid the altar with bronze.3They made all its utensils of bronze – its pots, shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans.4They made a grating for the altar, a bronze network, to be under its ledge, halfway up the altar.5They cast bronze rings to hold the poles for the four corners of the bronze grating.6They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.7They inserted the poles into the rings so they would be on the sides of the altar for carrying it. They made it hollow, out of boards.8They made the bronze basin and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
The basin for washing The courtyard
9Next they made the courtyard. The south side was a hundred cubits long and had curtains of finely twisted linen,10with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, and with silver hooks and bands on the posts.11The north side was also a hundred cubits long and had twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts.12The west end was fifty cubits wide and had curtains, with ten posts and ten bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts.13The east end, towards the sunrise, was also fifty cubits wide.14Curtains fifteen cubits long were on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases,15and curtains fifteen cubits long were on the other side of the entrance to the courtyard, with three posts and three bases.16All the curtains around the courtyard were of finely twisted linen.17The bases for the posts were bronze. The hooks and bands on the posts were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver; so all the posts of the courtyard had silver bands.18The curtain for the entrance to the courtyard was made of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen – the work of an embroiderer. It was twenty cubits long and, like the curtains of the courtyard, five cubits high,19with four posts and four bronze bases. Their hooks and bands were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver.20All the tent pegs of the tabernacle and of the surrounding courtyard were bronze.
The materials used
21These are the amounts of the materials used for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the covenant law, which were recorded at Moses’ command by the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.22(Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything the Lord commanded Moses;23with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan – an engraver and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)24The total amount of the gold from the wave offering used for all the work on the sanctuary was 29 talents and 730 shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel.25The silver obtained from those of the community who were counted in the census was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel –26one beka per person, that is, half a shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone who had crossed over to those counted, twenty years old or more, a total of 603,550 men.27The 100 talents of silver were used to cast the bases for the sanctuary and for the curtain – 100 bases from the 100 talents, one talent for each base.28They used the 1,775 shekels to make the hooks for the posts, to overlay the tops of the posts, and to make their bands.29The bronze from the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels.30They used it to make the bases for the entrance to the tent of meeting, the bronze altar with its bronze grating and all its utensils,31the bases for the surrounding courtyard and those for its entrance and all the tent pegs for the tabernacle and those for the surrounding courtyard.
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)