37 1BEZALEL MADE the ark of acacia wood--two cubits and a half was the length of it, a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it. 2He overlaid it with pure gold within and without and made a molding or crown of gold to go around the top of it. 3He cast four rings of gold for its four corners, two rings on either side. 4He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 5He put the poles through the rings at the sides of the ark to carry it. 6[Bezalel] made the mercy seat of pure gold, two cubits and a half its length and one cubit and a half its breadth. 7And he made two cherubim of beaten gold; on the two ends of the mercy seat he made them, 8One cherub at one end and one at the other end; of one piece with the mercy seat he made the cherubim at its two ends. 9And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces to each other, looking down to the mercy seat. 10Bezalel made the [showbread] table of acacia wood; it was two cubits long, a cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high. 11He overlaid it with pure gold and made a molding of gold around its top. 12And he made a border around it [just under the top] a handbreadth wide, and a molding of gold around the border. 13And he cast for it four rings of gold and fastened the rings on the four corners that were at its four legs. 14Close to the border were the rings, the places for the poles to pass through to carry the [showbread] table. 15[Bezalel] made the poles of acacia wood to carry the [showbread] table and overlaid them with gold. 16He made of pure gold the vessels which were to be on the table, its plates and dishes [for bread], its bowls and flagons for pouring [liquid sacrifices]. 17And he made the lampstand of pure gold; its base and shaft were made of hammered work; its cups, its knobs, and its flowers were of one piece with it. 18There were six branches going out of the sides of the lampstand, three branches out of one side of it and three branches out of the other side of it; 19Three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, each with a [calyx] knob and a flower, and three cups made like almond blossoms in the [opposite] branch, each with a [calyx] knob and a flower; and so for the six branches going out of the lampstand. 20On [the shaft of] the lampstand were four cups made like almond blossoms, with knobs and flowers [one at the top]. 21And a knob under each pair of branches, of one piece with the lampstand, for the six branches going out of it. 22Their knobs and their branches were of one piece with it, all of it hammered work of pure gold. 23And he made of pure gold its seven lamps, its snuffers, and its ashtrays. 24Of a talent of pure gold he made the lampstand and all its utensils. 25And [Bezalel] made the incense altar of acacia wood; its top was a cubit square and it was two cubits high; the horns were one piece with it. 26He overlaid it with pure gold, its top, its sides round about, and its horns; also he made a rim around it of gold. 27And he made two rings of gold for it under its rim, on its two opposite sides, as places for the poles [to pass through] to carry it. 28And he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 29He also made the holy anointing oil [symbol of the Holy Spirit] and the pure, fragrant incense, after the perfumer’s art.
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