Exodus 26

NSB(i) 1 »Construct the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet material. Make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. 2 »Each curtain will be forty-two feet long and six feet wide. All will be the same size. 3 »Five of the curtains must be sewn together. The other five must also be sewn together. 4 »Make fifty violet loops along the edge of the end curtain in each set, 5 »Place the loops opposite each other. 6 »Make fifty gold fasteners. Use them to link the two sets of curtains together so that the tent is a single unit. 7 »Make eleven curtains of goats’ hair to form an outer tent over the inner tent. 8 »Each of the eleven curtains will be forty-five feet long and six feet wide. 9 »Sew five of the curtains together into one set. Sew the remaining six into another set. Fold the sixth curtains in half to hang in front of the tent. 10 »Fasten fifty loops along the edge of the end curtain in each set. 11 »Make fifty bronze fasteners. Put the fasteners through the loops to link the inner tent together as a single unit. 12 »Hang the remaining curtain over the back of the inner tent. 13 »Eighteen inches will be left over on each side because of the length of the outer tent’s curtains. That should hang over each side in order to cover the inner tent. 14 »Make a cover of rams’ skins that have been dyed red for the outer tent. Place a cover made of fine leather over that. 15 »A framework out of acacia wood should be built for the inner tent. 16 »Each frame is to be fifteen feet long and twenty-seven inches wide. 17 »It should have two identical pegs. Make all the frames for the inner tent the same way. 18 »Make twenty frames for the south side of the inner tent. 19 »Provide forty silver sockets at the bottom of the twenty frames, two sockets at the bottom of each frame for the two pegs. 20 »Prepare twenty frames for the north side of the inner tent. 21 »Also forty silver sockets, two at the bottom of each frame. 22 »Prepare six frames for the far end, the west side. 23 »There should be two frames for each of the corners at the far end of the inner tent. 24 »Fasten these together at the bottom and tightly at the top by a single ring. Both corner frames will be made this way. 25 »There will be eight frames with sixteen silver sockets, two at the bottom of each frame. 26 »Prepare crossbars out of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the inner tent. 27 »Also prepare five for those on the other side, and five for the frames on the far end of the inner tent, the west side. 28 »The middle crossbar will run from one end to the other. It should be halfway up the frames. 29 »Cover the frames with gold. Make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Cover the crossbars with gold. 30 »Erect the inner tent according to the plans you were shown on the mountain. 31 »Build a canopy of violet, purple, and bright red yarn. Creatively work an angel design of cherubim into fine linen yarn. 32 »Hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold. Their hooks should also be of gold, on four sockets of silver. 33 »Hang up the veil under the clasps. Bring in the Ark of the Covenant there within the veil. The veil shall serve for you as a partition between the holy place and the holy of holies. 34 »Place the mercy seat on the Ark of the Covenant in the holy of holies. 35 »Set the table outside the veil. Place the lamp stand opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south. Place the table on the north side. 36 »Make a screen for the doorway of the tent of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver. 37 »Make five pillars of acacia for the screen and overlay them with gold. Their hooks should also be of gold. Cast five sockets of bronze for them.