1 “The tabernacleI itself you shall makeII with tenIII curtainsIV
of fine twistedV linenVI and blue,VII purple,VIII
and crimson yarns;IX you shall make them with cherubimX skillfully workedXI into them.
2 The lengthXII of eachXIII curtain shall be twentyXIV-eightXV cubitsXVI
and the widthXVII of each curtain fourXVIII cubits; allXIX the curtains shall be of the sameXX size.XXI
3 FiveXXII curtains shall beXXIII joinedXXIV to oneXXV another, XXVI and the other five curtains shall be joined to one another.
4 You shall make loopsXXVII of blue on the edgeXXVIII of the outermostXXIX curtain in the firstXXX set,XXXI
and likewiseXXXII you shall make loops on the edge of the outermostXXXIII curtain in the secondXXXIV set.XXXV
5 You shall make fiftyXXXVI loops on the oneXXXVII curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the edgeXXXVIII of the curtain that is in the second set;XXXIX the loops shall be oppositeXL oneXLI another.
6 You shall make fifty claspsXLII of goldXLIII and join the curtains to oneXLIV another with the clasps, so that the tabernacle may be oneXLV whole.
7 “You shall also make curtains of goats’XLVI hair for a tentXLVII over the tabernacle; you shall make elevenXLVIII curtains. 8 The length of each curtain shall be thirtyXLIX cubits and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall be of the same size.
9 You shall join five curtains by themselvesL and sixLI curtains by themselves, and the sixthLII curtain you shall double overLIII atLIV the frontLV of the tent.
10 You shall make fifty loops on the edgeLVI of the curtain that is outermostLVII in oneLVIII setLIX and fifty loops on the edgeLX of the curtain that is outermost in the second set.LXI
11 “You shall make fifty clasps of bronzeLXII and putLXIII the clasps into the loops and join the tent together, so that it may be oneLXIV whole.
12 The partLXV that remainsLXVI of the curtains of the tent, the halfLXVII curtain that remains, shall hangLXVIII over the backLXIX of the tabernacle.
13 The cubit on oneLXX side and the cubit on the otherLXXI side of what remains in the length of the curtains of the tent shall hang over the sidesLXXII of the tabernacle, on thisLXXIII side and thatLXXIV side, to coverLXXV it.
14 You shall make for the tent a coveringLXXVI of tannedLXXVII rams’LXXVIII skinsLXXIX
and an outerLXXX covering of fineLXXXI leather.LXXXII
15 “You shall make uprightLXXXIII framesLXXXIV of acaciaLXXXV woodLXXXVI for the tabernacle. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a frame and a cubit and a halfLXXXVII the width of each frame.
17 There shall be twoLXXXVIII pegsLXXXIX in each frame to fitXC the frames together;XCI, XCIIyou shall make these for all the frames of the tabernacle.
18 You shall make the frames for the tabernacle: twenty frames for the southXCIII side;XCIV 19 and you shall make fortyXCV basesXCVI of silverXCVII under the twenty frames:
two bases under the firstXCVIII frame for its two pegs and two bases under the nextXCIX frame for its two pegs; 20 and for the second sideC of the tabernacle, on the northCI sideCII twenty frames, 21 and their forty bases of silver: two bases under the first frame and two bases under the next frame;
22 and for the rearCIII of the tabernacle westwardCIV you shall make six frames. 23 You shall make two frames for cornersCV of the tabernacle in the rear;
24 they shall be separateCVI beneathCVII but joinedCVIII at the topCIX at the first ring;CX
CXIit shall be the same with bothCXII of them; they shall formCXIII the two corners.CXIV 25 And so there shall be eight frames, with their bases of silver, sixteen bases: two bases under the first frame and two bases under the next frame.
26 “You shall make barsCXV of acacia wood: five for the frames of one sideCXVI of the tabernacle,
27 and five bars for the frames of the otherCXVII sideCXVIII of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frames of the sideCXIX of the tabernacle at the rear westward. 28 The middleCXX bar, halfwayCXXI up the frames, shall pass throughCXXII from endCXXIII to end.
29 You shall overlayCXXIV the frames with gold and shall make their rings of gold to holdCXXV the bars, and you shall overlay the bars with gold. 30 Then you shall erectCXXVI the tabernacle according to the planCXXVII for it that you were shownCXXVIII on the mountain.CXXIX
31 “You shall make a curtainCXXX of blue, purple, and crimson yarns and of fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim skillfully worked into it. 32 You shall hangCXXXI it on four pillarsCXXXII of acacia overlaid with gold, which have hooksCXXXIII of gold and rest on four bases of silver.
33 You shall hangCXXXIV the curtainCXXXV under the clasps and bringCXXXVI the arkCXXXVII of the covenantCXXXVIII in there,
withinCXXXIX the curtain,CXL and the curtainCXLI shall separateCXLII for youCXLIII the holyCXLIV place
fromCXLV the most holyCXLVI place. 34 You shall putCXLVII the coverCXLVIII on the ark of the covenant in the most holy place.
35 You shall setCXLIX the tableCL outsideCLI the curtainCLII
and the lampstandCLIII on the south sideCLIV of the tabernacle oppositeCLV the table, and you shall putCLVI the table on the north side.CLVII
36 “You shall make a screenCLVIII for the entranceCLIX of the tent, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns and of fine twisted linen, embroidered with needlework.CLX 37 You shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall castCLXI five bases of bronze for them.
Image credit: “Timna Park Tabernacle Courtyard” by Mboesch, 2016.