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Exodus 37
New Living Translation

Building the Ark of the Covenant

37Next Bezalel made the Ark of acacia wood—a sacred chest 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.H1212H6213H727H7848H6086H520H2677H753H520H2677H7341H520H2677H6967 2He overlaid it inside and outside with pure gold, and he ran a molding of gold all around it.H6823H2889H2091H1004H2351H6213H2213H2091H5439 3He cast four gold rings and attached them to its four feet, two rings on each side.H3332H702H2885H2091H702H6471H8147H2885H259H6763H8147H2885H8145H6763 4Then he made poles from acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.H6213H905H7848H6086H6823H2091 5He inserted the poles into the rings at the sides of the Ark to carry it.H935H905H2885H6763H727H5375H727 6Then he made the Ark's cover—the place of atonement—from pure gold. It was 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.H6213H3727H2889H2091H520H2677H753H520H2677H7341 7He made two cherubim from hammered gold and placed them on the two ends of the atonement cover.H6213H8147H3742H2091H4749H6213H8147H7098H3727 8He molded the cherubim on each end of the atonement cover, making it all of one piece of gold.H259H3742H7098H259H3742H7098H3727H6213H3742H8147H7098H7099 9The cherubim faced each other and looked down on the atonement cover. With their wings spread above it, they protected it.H3742H6566H3671H4605H5526H3671H3727H6440H376H251H3727H6440H3742

Building the Table

10Then Bezalel made the table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.H6213H7979H7848H6086H520H753H520H7341H520H2677H6967 11He overlaid it with pure gold and ran a gold molding around the edge.H6823H2889H2091H6213H2213H2091H5439 12He decorated it with a 3-inch border all around, and he ran a gold molding along the border.H6213H4526H2948H5439H6213H2213H2091H4526H5439 13Then he cast four gold rings for the table and attached them at the four corners next to the four legs.H3332H702H2885H2091H5414H2885H702H6285H702H7272 14The rings were attached near the border to hold the poles that were used to carry the table.H5980H4526H2885H1004H905H5375H7979 15He made these poles from acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.H6213H905H7848H6086H6823H2091H5375H7979 16Then he made special containers of pure gold for the table—bowls, pans, jars, and pitchers—to be used in pouring out liquid offerings.H6213H3627H7979H7086H3709H4518H7184H5258H2004H2889H2091

Building the Lampstand

17Then Bezalel made the lampstand of pure, hammered gold. He made the entire lampstand and its decorations of one piece—the base, center stem, lamp cups, buds, and petals.H6213H4501H2889H2091H4749H6213H4501H3409H7070H1375H3730H6525 18The lampstand had six branches going out from the center stem, three on each side.H8337H7070H3318H6654H7969H7070H4501H259H6654H7969H7070H4501H8145H6654 19Each of the six branches had three lamp cups shaped like almond blossoms, complete with buds and petals.H7969H1375H8246H259H7070H3730H6525H7969H1375H8246H259H7070H3730H6525H8337H7070H3318H4501 20The center stem of the lampstand was crafted with four lamp cups shaped like almond blossoms, complete with buds and petals.H4501H702H1375H8246H3730H6525 21There was an almond bud beneath each pair of branches where the six branches extended from the center stem, all made of one piece.H3730H8147H7070H3730H8147H7070H3730H8147H7070H8337H7070H3318 22The almond buds and branches were all of one piece with the center stem, and they were hammered from pure gold.H3730H7070H259H4749H2889H2091 23He also made seven lamps for the lampstand, lamp snuffers, and trays, all of pure gold.H6213H7651H5216H4457H4289H2889H2091 24The entire lampstand, along with its accessories, was made from seventy-five pounds of pure gold.H3603H2889H2091H6213H3627

Building the Incense Altar

25Then Bezalel made the incense altar of acacia wood. It was 18 inches square and 36 inches high, with horns at the corners carved from the same piece of wood as the altar itself.H6213H7004H4196H7848H6086H753H520H7341H520H7251H520H6967H7161 26He overlaid the top, sides, and horns of the altar with pure gold, and he ran a gold molding around the entire altar.H6823H2889H2091H1406H7023H5439H7161H6213H2213H2091H5439 27He made two gold rings and attached them on opposite sides of the altar below the gold molding to hold the carrying poles.H6213H8147H2885H2091H2213H8147H6763H8147H6654H1004H905H5375 28He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.H6213H905H7848H6086H6823H2091 29Then he made the sacred anointing oil and the fragrant incense, using the techniques of a skilled incense maker.H6213H6944H4888H8081H2889H7004H5561H4639H7543


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