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The second book of Moses, called Exodus, chapter 37, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 37

New English Translation


   The Making of the Ark
   1 Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; its length was three feet nine inches, its width two feet three inches, and its height two feet three inches. 2 he overlaid it with pure gold, inside and out, and he made a surrounding border of gold for it. 3 he cast four gold rings for it that he put on its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other side. 4 he made poles of acacia wood, overlaid them with gold, 5 and put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark in order to carry the ark.
   6 He made an atonement lid of pure gold; its length was three feet nine inches, and its width was two feet three inches. 7 he made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered metal on the two ends of the atonement lid, 8 one cherub on one end and one cherub on the other end. He made the cherubim from the atonement lid on its two ends. 9 the cherubim were spreading their wings upward, overshadowing the atonement lid with their wings. the cherubim faced each other, looking toward the atonement lid.
   The Making of the Table
   10 he made the table of acacia wood; its length was three feet, its width one foot six inches, and its height two feet three inches. 11 he overlaid it with pure gold, and he made a surrounding border of gold for it. 12 He made a surrounding frame for it about three inches wide, and he made a surrounding border of gold for its frame. 13 he cast four gold rings for it and attached the rings at the four corners where its four legs were. 14 The rings were close to the frame to provide places for the poles to carry the table. 15 he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table. 16 he made the vessels which were on the table out of pure gold, its plates, its ladles, its pitchers, and its bowls, to be used in pouring out offerings.
   The Making of the Lampstand
   17 he made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered metal; its base and its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its blossoms were from the same piece. 18 six branches were extending from its sides, three branches of the lampstand from one side of it, and three branches of the lampstand from the other side of it. 19 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms were on the first branch, and three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms were on the next branch, and the same for the six branches that were extending from the lampstand. 20 on the lampstand there were four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms, 21 with a bud under the first two branches from it, and a bud under the next two branches from it, and a bud under the third two branches from it; according to the six branches that extended from it. 22 Their buds and their branches were of one piece; all of it was one hammered piece of pure gold. 23 he made its seven lamps, its trimmers, and its trays of pure gold. 24 He made the lampstand and all its accessories with seventy-five pounds of pure gold.
   The Making of the Altar of Incense
   25 he made the incense altar of acacia wood. Its length was a foot and a half and its width a foot and a half - a square - and its height was three feet. Its horns were of one piece with it. 26 he overlaid it with pure gold - its top, its four walls, and its horns - and he made a surrounding border of gold for it. 27 He also made two gold rings for it under its border, on its two sides, on opposite sides, as places for poles to carry it with. 28 he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
   29 He made the sacred anointing oil and the pure fragrant incense, the work of a perfumer.

King James Version


   1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it:
   2 And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about.
   3 And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it.
   4 And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
   5 And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.
   6 ¶ And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
   7 And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat;
   8 One cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
   9 And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims.
   10 ¶ And he made the table of shittim wood: two cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof:
   11 And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a crown of gold round about.
   12 Also he made thereunto a border of an handbreadth round about; and made a crown of gold for the border thereof round about.
   13 And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four corners that were in the four feet thereof.
   14 Over against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table.
   15 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.
   16 And he made the vessels which were upon the table, his dishes, and his spoons, and his bowls, and his covers to cover withal, of pure gold.
   17 ¶ And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same:
   18 And six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof:
   19 Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knop and a flower: so throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick.
   20 And in the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers:
   21 And a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going out of it.
   22 Their knops and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten work of pure gold.
   23 And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure gold.
   24 Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.
   25 ¶ And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; the horns thereof were of the same.
   26 And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it: also he made unto it a crown of gold round about.
   27 And he made two rings of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of it, upon the two sides thereof, to be places for the staves to bear it withal.
   28 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
   29 ¶ And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary.
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