Making the Covenant Box 37 1Bezalel made the Covenant Box out of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high. 2He covered it with pure gold inside and out and put a gold border all around it. 3He made four carrying rings of gold for it and attached them to its four feet, with two rings on each side. 4He made carrying poles of acacia wood, covered them with gold, 5and put them through the rings on each side of the Box. 6He made a lid of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide. 7He made two winged creatures of hammered gold, 8one for each end of the lid. He made them so that they formed one piece with the lid. 9The winged creatures faced each other across the lid, and their outspread wings covered it. Making the Table for the Bread Offered to God 10He made the table out of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high. 11He covered it with pure gold and put a gold border around it. 12He made a rim 3 inches wide around it and put a gold border around the rim. 13He made four carrying rings of gold for it and put them at the four corners, where the legs were. 14The rings to hold the poles for carrying the table were placed near the rim. 15He made the poles of acacia wood and covered them with gold. 16He made the dishes of pure gold for the table: the plates, the cups, the jars, and the bowls to be used for the wine offering. Making the Lampstand 17He made the lampstand of pure gold. He made its base and its shaft of hammered gold; its decorative flowers, including buds and petals, formed one piece with it. 18Six branches extended from its sides, three from each side. 19Each of the six branches had three decorative flowers shaped like almond blossoms with buds and petals. 20The shaft of the lampstand had four decorative flowers shaped like almond blossoms with buds and petals. 21There was one bud below each of the three pairs of branches. 22The buds, the branches, and the lampstand were a single piece of pure hammered gold. 23He made seven lamps for the lampstand, and he made its tongs and trays of pure gold. 24He used seventy-five pounds of pure gold to make the lampstand and all its equipment. Making the Altar for Burning Incense 25He made an altar out of acacia wood, for burning incense. It was square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide, and it was 36 inches high. Its projections at the four corners formed one piece with it. 26He covered its top, all four sides, and its projections with pure gold and put a gold border around it. 27He made two gold carrying rings for it and attached them below the border on the two sides, to hold the poles with which it was to be carried. 28He made the poles of acacia wood and covered them with gold. Making the Anointing Oil and the Incense 29 He also made the sacred anointing oil and the pure sweet-smelling incense, mixed like perfume.
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