The LORD spoke to Moses:
"Tell the Israelites to take an offering for Me. You are to take My offering from everyone whose heart stirs him [to give].
This is the offering you are to receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze;
blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; fine linen and goat hair;
ram skins dyed red and manatee skins; acacia wood;
oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;
and onyx along with [other] gemstones for mounting on the ephod and breastpiece.
"They are to make a sanctuary for Me so that I may dwell among them.
You must make [it] according to all that I show you-- the design of the tabernacle as well as the design of all its furnishings."
"They are to make an ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
Overlay it with pure gold; overlay it both inside and out. Also make a gold molding all around it.
Cast four gold rings for it and place [them] on its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other side.
Make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark in order to carry the ark with them.
The poles are to remain in the rings of the ark; they must not be removed from it.
Put the [tablets of the] testimony that I will give you into the ark.
Make a mercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.
Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat.
Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. Make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.
The cherubim are to have wings spread out above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and are to face one another. The faces of the cherubim should be toward the mercy seat.
Set the mercy seat on top of the ark and put the testimony that I will give you into the ark.
I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the testimony; I will speak with you from there about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.
"You are to construct a table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding all around it.
Make a three-inch frame all around it and make a gold molding for it all around its frame.
Make four gold rings for it, and attach the rings to the four corners at its four legs.
The rings should be next to the frame as holders for the poles to carry the table.
Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold so that the table can be carried by them.
You are also to make its plates and cups, as well as its pitchers and bowls for pouring drink offerings. Make them out of pure gold.
Put the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.
"You are to make a lampstand out of pure, hammered gold. It is to be made of one piece: its base and shaft, its [ornamental] cups, and its calyxes and petals.
Six branches are to extend from its sides, three branches of the lampstand from one side and three branches of the lampstand from the other side.
There are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the first branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the next branch. It is to be this way for the six branches that extend from the lampstand.
There are to be four cups shaped like almond blossoms on the lampstand [shaft] along with its calyxes and petals.
For the six branches that extend from the lampstand, a calyx must be under the [first] pair of branches from it, a calyx under the [second] pair of branches from it, and a calyx under the [third] pair of branches from it.
Their calyxes and branches are to be of one piece. All of it is to be a single hammered piece of pure gold.
"Make seven lamps on it. Its lamps are to be set up so they illuminate the area in front of it.
Its snuffers and firepans must be of pure gold.
The lampstand with all these utensils is to be made from 75 pounds of pure gold.
Be careful to make [everything] according to the model of them you have been shown on the mountain.
"You are to construct the tabernacle itself with 10 curtains. You must make them of finely spun linen, and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.
The length of each curtain should be 42 feet, and the width of each curtain six feet; all the curtains are to have the same measurements.
Five of the curtains should be joined together, and the [other] five curtains joined together.
Make loops of blue yarn on the edge of the last curtain in the [first] set, and do the same on the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set.
Make 50 loops on the one curtain and make 50 loops on the edge of the curtain in the second set, so that the loops line up together.
Also make 50 gold clasps and join the curtains together with the clasps, so that the tabernacle may be a single unit.
"You are to make curtains of goat hair for a tent over the tabernacle; make 11 of these curtains.
The length of each curtain should be 45 feet and the width of each curtain six feet. All 11 curtains are to have the same measurements.
Join five of the curtains by themselves, and the [other] six curtains by themselves. Then fold the sixth curtain double at the front of the tent.
Make 50 loops on the edge of the one curtain, the outermost in the [first] set, and make 50 loops on the edge of the [corresponding] curtain of the second set.
Make 50 bronze clasps; put the clasps through the loops and join the tent together so that it is a single unit.
As for the flap that is left over from the tent curtains, the leftover half curtain is to hang down over the back of the tabernacle.
The half yard on one side and the half yard on the other of what is left over along the length of the tent curtains should be hanging down over the sides of the tabernacle on either side to cover it.
Make a covering for the tent from ram skins dyed red, and a covering of manatee skins on top of that.
"You are to make upright planks of acacia wood for the tabernacle.
The length of each plank is to be 15 feet, and the width of each plank 27 inches.
Each plank must be connected together with two tenons. Do the same for all the planks of the tabernacle.
Make the planks for the tabernacle as follows: 20 planks for the south side,
and make 40 silver bases under the 20 planks, two bases under the first plank for its two tenons, and two bases under the next plank for its two tenons;
20 planks for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side,
along with their 40 silver bases, two bases under the first plank and two bases under each plank;
and make six planks for the west side of the tabernacle.
Make two additional planks for the two back corners of the tabernacle.
They are to be paired at the bottom, and joined together at the top in a single ring. So it should be for both of them; they will serve as the two corners.
There are to be eight planks with their silver bases: 16 bases; two bases under the first plank and two bases under each plank.
"You are to make five crossbars of acacia wood for the planks on one side of the tabernacle,
five crossbars for the planks on the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for the planks of the back side of the tabernacle on the west.
The central crossbar is to run through the middle of the planks from one end to the other.
Then overlay the planks with gold, and make their rings of gold as the holders for the crossbars. Also overlay the crossbars with gold.
You are to set up the tabernacle according to the plan for it that you have been shown on the mountain.
"You are to make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen with a design of cherubim worked into it.
Hang it on four gold-plated posts of acacia wood that have gold hooks [and that stand] on four silver bases.
Hang the veil under the clasps and bring the ark of the testimony there behind the veil, so the veil will make a separation for you between the holy place and the most holy place.
Put the mercy seat on the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
Place the table outside the veil and the lampstand on the south side of the tabernacle, opposite the table; put the table on the north side.
"For the entrance to the tent you are to make a screen embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen.
Make five posts of acacia wood for the screen and overlay them with gold; their hooks are to be gold, and you are to cast five bronze bases for them.
"You are to construct the altar of acacia wood. The altar must be square, seven and a half feet long, and seven and a half feet wide; it must be four and a half feet high.
Make horns for it on its four corners; the horns are to be of one piece. Overlay it with bronze.
Make its pots for removing ashes, and its shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans; make all its utensils of bronze.
Construct a grate for it of bronze mesh, and make four bronze rings on the mesh at its four corners.
Set it below, under the altar's ledge, so that the mesh comes halfway up the altar.
Then make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze.
The poles are to be inserted into the rings, so that the poles are on two sides of the altar when it is carried.
Construct the altar with boards so that it is hollow. They are to make it just as it was shown to you on the mountain.
"You are to make the courtyard for the tabernacle. [Make the hangings] on the south of the courtyard out of finely spun linen, 150 feet long on that side.
There are to be 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bands of the posts must be silver.
Then [make the hangings] on the north side 150 [feet] long. There are to be 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bands of the posts must be silver.
[Make] the hangings of the courtyard on the west side 75 feet long, including their 10 posts and 10 bases.
Make the hangings of the courtyard on the east side toward the sunrise 75 feet.
[Make] the hangings on one side [of the gate] 22 and a half feet, including their three posts and their three bases.
And make the hangings on the other side 22 and a half [feet], including their three posts and their three bases.
The gate of the courtyard is to have a thirty-foot screen embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. It is to have four posts including their four bases.
"All the posts around the courtyard are to be banded with silver and have silver hooks and bronze bases.
The length of the courtyard is to be 150 feet, the width 75 [feet] at each end, and the height seven and a half feet, [all of it made] of finely spun linen. The bases of the posts must be bronze.
All the tools of the tabernacle for every use and all its tent pegs as well as all the tent pegs of the courtyard are to be made of bronze.
"You are to command the Israelites to bring you pure oil from crushed olives for the light, in order to keep the lamp burning continually.
In the tent of meeting outside the veil that is in front of the testimony, Aaron and his sons are to tend the lamp from evening until morning before the LORD. This is to be a permanent statute for the Israelites throughout their generations.