Willing Workers

1 Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.

1 “Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every (a)skillful person in whom the Lord has put (b)skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work (c)in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the Lord has commanded.”

1 Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilled(a) people are to work based on everything the Lord has commanded. The Lord has given them wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work of constructing the sanctuary.”(A)

1 Bezalel and Oholiab and all the skilled craftsmen to whom the LORD gave wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work in constructing the sanctuary are to do everything that the LORD has commanded."

1 “Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skilled person in whom the Lord has put ability and understanding to know how to do all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall work according to all that the Lord has commanded.”

Making The Tabernacle

2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:

2 Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every (d)skillful person in (e)whom the Lord had put (f)skill, (A)everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it.

2 So Moses summoned Bezalel, Oholiab, and every skilled(b) person in whose heart the Lord had placed wisdom, everyone whose heart moved him,(B) to come to the work and do it.

2 Then Moses summoned Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilled people to whom the LORD had given ability, including everyone whose hearts stirred them to come forward to do the work.

2 So Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person in whom the Lord had put ability, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to do the work.

Excess Contributions

3 And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning.

3 They received from Moses all the (g)contributions which the sons of Israel had brought (h)to perform the work (i)in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.

3 They took from Moses’ presence all the contributions that the Israelites had brought for the task of making the sanctuary. Meanwhile, the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning.

3 They received from Moses all the offerings that the Israelis had brought for doing the work of constructing the sanctuary, and the people continued to bring freewill offerings every morning.

3 They received from Moses all the offerings which the Israelites had brought for the construction of the sanctuary, to prepare it for service. And they continued to bring him freewill (voluntary) offerings every morning.

4 And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made;

4 And all the (j)skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from (k)the work which (l)he was performing,

4 Then all the craftsmen who were doing all the work for the sanctuary came one by one from the work they were doing

4 All the craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left the work they were doing

4 And all the skilled men who were doing all the work on the sanctuary came, each one from the work which he was doing,

5 And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.

5 and they said to (m)Moses, “(B)The people are bringing much more than enough for the (n)construction work which the Lord commanded us to (o)perform.”

5 and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than is needed(C) for the construction of the work the Lord commanded to be done.”

5 and told Moses, "The people are bringing much more than enough for the work that the LORD has commanded us to do."

5 and they said to Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the Lord commanded us to do.”

6 And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.

6 So Moses issued a command, and a (p)proclamation was circulated throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer perform work for the (q)contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.

6 After Moses gave an order, they sent a proclamation throughout the camp: “Let no man or woman make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” So the people stopped.

6 Then Moses issued an order, and the message was taken throughout the camp, "Men and women, don't bring any more offerings for the sanctuary." The people were restrained from bringing any more,

6 So Moses issued a command, and it was proclaimed throughout the camp, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the sanctuary offering.” So the people were restrained from bringing anything more;

7 For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.

7 (C)For the (r)material they had was sufficient and more than enough for all the work, to perform it.

7 The materials were sufficient for them to do all the work. There was more than enough.

7 since the material was more than sufficient for doing all the work.

7 for the material they had was sufficient and more than enough to do all the work.

The Building Of The Tabernacle

8 And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work made he them.

8 (D)All the (s)skillful men among those who were performing the work made the (t)tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twisted linen and (u)blue and purple and scarlet material, with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman, (v)Bezalel made them.

8 All(D) the skilled craftsmen(c) among those doing the work made the tabernacle with 10 curtains. Bezalel made them of finely spun linen, as well as blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.

8 All the skilled craftsmen among the workers made the tent with ten curtains of fine woven linen, blue, purple, and scarlet material. He made them with cherubim skillfully worked into them.

8 All the skilled men among them who were doing the work on the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue, purple, and scarlet fabric, with cherubim [worked into them], the work of an embroiderer, Bezalel made them.

9 The length of one curtain was twenty and eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains were all of one size.

9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight (w)cubits and the width of each curtain four (x)cubits; all the curtains had (y)the same measurements.

9 The length of each curtain was 42 feet,(d) and the width of each curtain six feet;(e) all the curtains had the same measurements.

9 The length of each curtain was 28 cubits, and the width of each curtain two cubits. All the curtains had the same measurements.

9 Each curtain was twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide; all the curtains were one size.

10 And he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and the other five curtains he coupled one unto another.

10 He (z)joined five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he (aa)joined to one another.

10 He joined five of the curtains to each other, and the other five curtains he joined to each other.

10 He joined five of the curtains together, and the other five curtains he joined together.

10 Bezalel joined five curtains one to another, and [the other] five curtains he joined one to another.

11 And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.

11 He made loops of (ab)blue on the edge of the (ac)outermost curtain in the first (ad)set; he did likewise on the edge of the curtain that was (ae)outermost in the second (af)set.

11 He made loops of blue yarn on the edge of the last curtain in the first set and did the same on the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set.

11 He made loops of blue material along the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set, and likewise, he made loops along the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set.

11 He made loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set; he also did this on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second set.

12 Fifty loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain which was in the coupling of the second: the loops held one curtain to another.

12 He made (E)fifty loops in the one curtain and he made fifty loops on the (ag)edge of the curtain that was in the second (ah)set; the loops were opposite each other.

12 He made 50 loops on the one curtain and 50 loops on the edge of the curtain in the second set, so that the loops lined up with each other.

12 He made 50 loops in the one curtain, and he made 50 loops along the edge of the curtain that is in the second set, with the loops opposite each other.

12 He made fifty loops in the one curtain [of the first set] and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain which was in the second set; the loops were opposite one another.

13 And he made fifty taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the taches: so it became one tabernacle.

13 He made (F)fifty clasps of gold and (ai)joined the curtains to one another with the clasps, so the tabernacle was (aj)a unit.

13 He also made 50 gold clasps and joined the curtains to each other, so that the tabernacle became a single unit.

13 Then he made 50 gold clasps, and joined the curtains to each other with the clasps so the tent was one piece.

13 He made fifty gold hooks and joined the curtains together with the hooks, so that the tabernacle became a unit.

14 And he made curtains of goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.

14 Then (G)he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains (ak)in all.

14 He made curtains of goat hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made 11 of them.

14 He made curtains of goat hair for a tent over the tent; he made 11 curtains.

14 Then he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains in all.

15 The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one size.

15 The length of each curtain was thirty cubits and four cubits the width of each curtain; the eleven curtains had (al)the same measurements.

15 The length of each curtain was 45 feet,(f) and the width of each curtain six feet.(g) All 11 curtains had the same measurements.

15 The length of each curtain was 30 cubits, and the width of each curtain was two cubits; the measurements of each of the eleven curtains was the same.

15 Each curtain was thirty cubits long and four cubits wide; the eleven curtains were of equal size.

16 And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.

16 He (am)joined five curtains by themselves and the other six curtains by themselves.

16 He joined five of the curtains together, and the other six together.

16 He joined five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.

16 Bezalel joined five curtains by themselves and [the other] six curtains by themselves.

17 And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.

17 Moreover, he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the first (an)set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outermost in the second (ao)set.

17 He made 50 loops on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set and 50 loops on the edge of the corresponding curtain in the second set.

17 He made 50 loops along the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set, and 50 loops along the edge of the curtain of the other set.

17 He made fifty loops on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the outermost curtain of the second set.

18 And he made fifty taches of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one.

18 He made fifty clasps of (ap)bronze to (aq)join the tent together so that it would be (ar)a unit.

18 He made 50 bronze clasps to join the tent together as a single unit.

18 He made 50 bronze clasps to join the tent together so it would be one piece.

18 He made fifty bronze hooks to join the tent together into a unit.

19 And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above that.

19 He made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins (as)dyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above.

19 He also made a covering for the tent from ram skins dyed red and a covering of manatee skins(h) on top of it.

19 Then he made a cover for the tent of ram skins dyed red and a covering of dolphin skins above that.

19 He made a [third] covering for the tent of rams’ (a)skins dyed red, and above it a [fourth] covering of (b)porpoise skins.

20 And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up.

20 (H)Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.

20 He(E) made upright planks(i) of acacia wood for the tabernacle.

20 Then he made upright boards of acacia wood for the tent.

20 Bezalel made boards of acacia wood for the upright framework of the tabernacle.

21 The length of a board was ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half.

21 Ten cubits was the length of (at)each board and one and a half cubits the width of each board.

21 The length of each plank was 15 feet,(j) and the width of each was 27 inches.(k)

21 Each board was ten cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide.

21 Each board was ten cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.

22 One board had two tenons, equally distant one from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle.

22 There were two tenons for each board, (au)fitted to one another; thus he did for all the boards of the tabernacle.

22 There were two tenons connected to each other for each plank. He did the same for all the planks of the tabernacle.

22 Each board had two pegs, joined to one another, and he did this for all the boards of the tent.

22 Each board had two tenons (dovetails), fitted to one another; he did this for all the boards of the tabernacle.

23 And he made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the south side southward:

23 He made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards (av)for the south side;

23 He made planks for the tabernacle as follows: 20 for the south side,

23 He made the boards for the tent: 20 boards for the south side.

23 And [this is how] he made the boards [for frames] for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side;

24 And forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.

24 and he made forty (aw)sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two (ax)sockets under one board for its two tenons and two (ay)sockets under another board for its two tenons.

24 and he made 40 silver bases to put under the 20 planks, two bases under the first plank for its two tenons, and two bases under each of the following planks for their two tenons;

24 He made 40 silver sockets under the 20 boards: two sockets under one board for its two pegs and two sockets under the next board for its two pegs.

24 and he made under the twenty boards forty silver sockets; two sockets under one board for its two tenons (dovetails), and two sockets under another board for its two tenons.

25 And for the other side of the tabernacle, which is toward the north corner, he made twenty boards,

25 Then for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards,

25 for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, he made 20 planks,

25 For the second side of the tent to the north he made 20 boards,

25 For the other side of the tabernacle, the north side, he made twenty boards,

26 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.

26 and their forty (az)sockets of silver; two (ba)sockets under one board and two (bb)sockets under another board.

26 with their 40 silver bases, two bases under the first plank and two bases under each of the following ones;

26 and 40 silver sockets for them, two sockets under one board and two sockets under the next board.

26 and their forty silver sockets; two sockets under [the end of] each board.

27 And for the sides of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.

27 For the (bc)rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six boards.

27 and for the west side of the tabernacle he made six planks.

27 For the rear of the tent on the west he made six boards,

27 And for the rear of the tabernacle, to the west, he made six [frame] boards.

28 And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.

28 He made two boards for the corners of the (bd)tabernacle at the (be)rear.

28 He also made two additional planks for the two back corners of the tabernacle.

28 and he made two boards for the rear corners of the tent.

28 And he made two boards for each corner of the tabernacle in the rear.

29 And they were coupled beneath, and coupled together at the head thereof, to one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners.

29 They were double beneath, and together they were complete to its (bf)top (bg)to the first ring; thus he did with both of them for the two corners.

29 They were paired at the bottom and joined together(l) at the(m) top in a single ring. This is what he did with both of them for the two corners.

29 They were joined together at the bottom and they were connected on top, by one ring. He did this for the two of them, and they were the two corners.

29 They were separate below, but linked together at the top with one ring; thus he made both of them in both corners.

30 And there were eight boards; and their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver, under every board two sockets.

30 There were eight boards with their (bh)sockets of silver, sixteen (bi)sockets, (bj)two under every board.

30 So there were eight planks with their 16 silver bases, two bases under each one.

30 There were eight boards with their sixteen silver sockets, two sockets under each board.

30 There were eight boards with sixteen silver sockets, and under [the end of] each board two sockets.

31 And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,

31 Then he made (I)bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,

31 He made five crossbars of acacia wood for the planks on one side of the tabernacle,

31 Then he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards on one side of the tent,

31 Bezalel made bars of acacia wood, five for the [frame] boards of the one side of the tabernacle,

32 And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the sides westward.

32 and five bars for the boards of the (bk)other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the (bl)rear side to the west.

32 five crossbars for the planks on the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for those at the back of the tabernacle on the west.

32 five bars for the boards on the second side of the tent, and five bars for the boards on the back side of the tent to the west.

32 and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle’s other side, and five bars for the boards at the rear side to the west.

33 And he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the one end to the other.

33 He made the middle bar to pass through in the (bm)center of the boards from end to end.

33 He made the central crossbar run through the middle of the planks from one end to the other.

33 He made the middle bar in the center of the boards pass through from end to end.

33 And he made the middle bar pass through [horizontally] halfway up the boards from one end to the other.

34 And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold to be places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

34 He overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

34 He overlaid them with gold and made their rings out of gold as holders for the crossbars. He also overlaid the crossbars with gold.

34 He overlaid the boards with gold, and made gold rings for them as holders for the bars, and he overlaid the bars with gold.

34 He overlaid the boards and the bars with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars.

35 And he made a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubims made he it of cunning work.

35 (J)Moreover, he made the veil of (bn)blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.

35 Then(F) he made the veil with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. He made it with a design of cherubim worked into it.

35 He made a curtain of blue, purple, and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. He made it with cherubim skillfully worked into it.

35 Further, Bezalel made the veil of blue and purple and scarlet fabric, and fine twisted linen; he made it with cherubim, the work of an embroiderer.(A)

36 And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.

36 He made four pillars of acacia for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four (bo)sockets of silver for them.

36 He made four posts of acacia wood for it and overlaid them with gold; their hooks were of gold. And he cast four silver bases for the posts.

36 He made four pillars of acacia for it and overlaid them with gold, along with their gold hooks, and he cast four silver sockets for them.

36 For the veil (partition curtain) he made four support poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold; their hooks were gold, and he cast for them four silver sockets.

37 And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;

37 He made a (K)screen for the doorway of the tent, of (bp)blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine twisted linen, the work of a (bq)weaver;

37 He made a screen embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen for the entrance to the tent,

37 For the doorway of the tent, he made a screen of blue, purple, and scarlet material and fine woven linen, the work of an embroiderer,

37 He made a screen (curtain) for the doorway of the tent, of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric, and fine twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer;

38 And the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass.

38 and he made its (L)five pillars with their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their (br)bands with gold; but their five (bs)sockets were of (bt)bronze.

38 together with its five posts and their hooks. He overlaid the tops of the posts and their bands with gold, but their five bases were bronze.

38 and five pillars of acacia along with their hooks. He overlaid their tops and their bands with gold. Their five sockets were made of bronze.

38 and [he made] the five support poles with their hooks, and overlaid their [ornamental] tops and connecting rings with gold; but their five sockets were bronze.

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