1 MosesI assembledII allIII the congregationIV of the IsraelitesV
and said to them, “These are the thingsVI that the LordVII has commandedVIII you to do:IX
2 “SixX daysXI shall workXII be done, but on the seventhXIII day
you shall haveXIV a holyXV SabbathXVI of solemn restXVII to the Lord;
whoeverXVIII does any work on it shall be put to death.XIX 3 You shall kindleXX no fire XXIin all your dwellingsXXII on the Sabbath day.”
4 Moses said to all the congregation of the Israelites, “This is the thing that the Lord has commanded: 5 TakeXXIII from among you an offeringXXIV to the Lord; let whoever is of a generousXXV heartXXVI
bringXXVII the Lord’s offering: gold,XXVIII silver,XXIX and bronze;XXX
6 blue,XXXI purple,XXXII and crimson yarnsXXXIII and fine linen;XXXIV goats’ hair,XXXV
7 tannedXXXVI rams’XXXVII skins,XXXVIII
and fineXXXIX leather;XL acaciaXLI wood,XLII
8 oilXLIII for the light,XLIV spicesXLV for the anointingXLVI oil and for the fragrantXLVII incense,XLVIII
9 and onyxXLIX stonesL and gemsLI to be setLII in the ephodLIII and the breastpiece.LIV
10 “All who are skillfulLV among you shall comeLVI and makeLVII all that the Lord has commanded: 11 the tabernacle,LVIII its tentLIX
and its covering,LX its claspsLXI and its frames,LXII its bars,LXIII its pillars,LXIV and its bases;LXV
12 the arkLXVI with its poles,LXVII the cover,LXVIII and the curtainLXIX for the screen;LXX
13 the tableLXXI with its poles and all its utensilsLXXII and the breadLXXIII of the Presence;LXXIV
14 and the lampstandLXXV for the light, with its utensils and its lampsLXXVI and the oil for the light; 15 and the altarLXXVII of incense, with its poles, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the screen for the entrance,LXXVIII the entrance of the tabernacle;
16 the altar of burnt offering,LXXIX with its gratingLXXX of bronze, its poles, and all its utensils, the basinLXXXI with its stand;LXXXII
17 the hangingsLXXXIII of the court,LXXXIV its pillars and its bases, and the screen for the gateLXXXV of the court;
18 the pegsLXXXVI of the tabernacle and the pegs of the court and their cords;LXXXVII 19 the finely workedLXXXVIII vestmentsLXXXIX
for ministeringXC in the holy place, the holy vestments for the priestXCI Aaron,XCII and the vestments of his sons,XCIII for their service as priests.”XCIV
20 Then all the congregation of the Israelites withdrewXCV from the presence of Moses. 21 And they came, everyoneXCVI whose heart was stirredXCVII
and everyoneXCVIII whose spiritXCIX was willing,C
and brought the Lord’s offering to be usedCI for the tent of meetingCII and for all its serviceCIII and for the sacredCIV vestments.
22 So they came, both menCV and women;CVI all who were of a willingCVII heart brought broochesCVIII and earringsCIX and signet ringsCX
and pendants,CXI all sortsCXII of gold objects,CXIII everyone bringingCXIV an offeringCXV of gold to the Lord.
23 And everyone who possessedCXVI blue or purple or crimson yarn or fine linen or goats’ hair or tanned rams’ skins or fine leather brought them. 24 Everyone who could makeCXVII an offeringCXVIII of silver or bronze brought it as the Lord’s offering,CXIX and everyone who possessed acacia wood of anyCXX use in the workCXXI brought it.
25 All the skillful women spunCXXII with their handsCXXIII and brought what they had spunCXXIV in blue and purple and crimson yarns and fine linen; 26 all the women whose hearts movedCXXV them to use their skillCXXVI spun the goats’ hair. 27 And the leadersCXXVII brought onyx stones and gems to be set in the ephod and the breastpiece 28 and spices and oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense.
29 All the Israelite men and women whose hearts made them willing to bring anythingCXXVIII for the workCXXIX that the Lord had commanded byCXXX Moses to be done brought it as a freewill offeringCXXXI to the Lord.
30 Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See,CXXXII the Lord has calledCXXXIII
by nameCXXXIV BezalelCXXXV son of UriCXXXVI
son of Hur,CXXXVII of the tribeCXXXVIII of Judah;CXXXIX
31 he has filledCXL him with a divineCXLI spirit, with ability,CXLII intelligence,CXLIII
and knowledge,CXLIV and with every kindCXLV of skill,CXLVI
32 to deviseCXLVII artistic designs,CXLVIII to workCXLIX in gold, silver, and bronze,
33 in cuttingCL stones for setting,CLI and in carvingCLII wood,CLIII in every kind of artistic craft.CLIV
34 And he has inspiredCLV him to teach,CLVI both him and OholiabCLVII son of Ahisamach,CLVIII of the tribe of Dan.CLIX
35 He has filled them with skillCLX to do every kind of workCLXI done by an artisanCLXII or by a designerCLXIII or by an embroidererCLXIV
in blue, purple, and crimson yarns and in fine linen or by a weaverCLXV—byCLXVI any sortCLXVII of skilledCLXVIII workerCLXIX or designer.
Image credit: “An emissary from the land of israel is a Sabbath guest in Nehardea” at the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo by Sodabottle, 2011.