The Skilled Craftsmen
1 And the Lord said to Moses, 2 See, I have called by name Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, 4 To devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze, 5 And in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of craftsmanship. 6 And behold, I have appointed with him Aholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and to all who are wisehearted I have given wisdom and ability to make all that I have commanded you: 7 The Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furnishings of the tent -- " 8 The table [of the showbread] and its utensils, the pure lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense, 9 The altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, the laver and its base -- " 10 The finely worked garments, the holy garments for Aaron the [high] priest and for his sons to minister as priests, 11 And the anointing oil and incense of sweet spices for the Holy Place. According to all that I have commanded you shall they do.
The Sign of the Sabbath
12 And the Lord said to Moses, 13 Say to the Israelites, Truly you shall keep My Sabbaths, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you [set you apart for Myself]. 14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is holy to you; everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does work on the Sabbath shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days may work be done, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, sacred to the Lord; whoever does work on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death. 16 Wherefore the Israelites shall keep the Sabbath to observe it throughout their generations, a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and earth, and on the seventh day He ceased and was refreshed.