"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.
And the capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, six feet [high].
He made the 10 gold lampstands according to their specifications and put them in the sanctuary, five on the right and five on the left.
He asked me, "What do you see?" I replied, "I see a solid gold lampstand there with a bowl on its top. It has seven lamps on it and seven channels for each of the lamps on its top.
There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left."
I asked him, "What are the two olive trees on the right and left of the lampstand?"
And I questioned him further, "What are the two olive branches beside the two gold conduits, from which golden [oil] pours out?"
Then he inquired of me, "Don't you know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.
"These are the two anointed ones," he said, "who stand by the Lord of the whole earth."
I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me. When I turned I saw seven gold lampstands,
and among the lampstands was One like the Son of Man, dressed in a long robe, and with a gold sash wrapped around His chest.
The secret of the seven stars you saw in My right hand, and of the seven gold lampstands, is this: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: "The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand and who walks among the seven gold lampstands says: