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Exodus 38
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Building the Altar of Burnt Offering

38Next Bezalel used acacia wood to construct the square altar of burnt offering. It was 7 1/2 feet wide, 7 1/2 feet long, and 4 1/2 feet high.H6213H4196H5930H7848H6086H2568H520H753H2568H520H7341H7251H7969H520H6967 2He made horns for each of its four corners so that the horns and altar were all one piece. He overlaid the altar with bronze.H6213H7161H702H6438H7161H6823H5178 3Then he made all the altar utensils of bronze—the ash buckets, shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans.H6213H3627H4196H5518H3257H4219H4207H4289H3627H6213H5178 4Next he made a bronze grating and installed it halfway down the side of the altar, under the ledge.H6213H4196H5178H4345H7568H4639H3749H4295H2677 5He cast four rings and attached them to the corners of the bronze grating to hold the carrying poles.H3332H702H2885H702H7099H4345H5178H1004H905 6He made the poles from acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.H6213H905H7848H6086H6823H5178 7He inserted the poles through the rings on the sides of the altar. The altar was hollow and was made from planks.H935H905H2885H6763H4196H5375H6213H5014H3871

Building the Washbasin

8Bezalel made the bronze washbasin and its bronze stand from bronze mirrors donated by the women who served at the entrance of the Tabernacle.H6213H3595H5178H3653H5178H4759H6633H6633H6607H168H4150

Building the Courtyard

9Then Bezalel made the courtyard, which was enclosed with curtains made of finely woven linen. On the south side the curtains were 150 feet long.H6213H2691H5045H6285H8486H7050H2691H7806H8336H3967H520 10They were held up by twenty posts set securely in twenty bronze bases. He hung the curtains with silver hooks and rings.H5982H6242H5178H134H6242H2053H5982H2838H3701 11He made a similar set of curtains for the north side—150 feet of curtains held up by twenty posts set securely in bronze bases. He hung the curtains with silver hooks and rings.H6828H6285H3967H520H5982H6242H134H5178H6242H2053H5982H2838H3701 12The curtains on the west end of the courtyard were 75 feet long, hung with silver hooks and rings and supported by ten posts set into ten bases.H3220H6285H7050H2572H520H5982H6235H134H6235H2053H5982H2838H3701 13The east end, the front, was also 75 feet long.H6924H6285H4217H2572H520 14The courtyard entrance was on the east end, flanked by two curtains. The curtain on the right side was 22 1/2 feet long and was supported by three posts set into three bases.H7050H3802H2568H6240H520H5982H7969H134H7969 15The curtain on the left side was also 22 1/2 feet long and was supported by three posts set into three bases.H8145H3802H2691H8179H7050H2568H6240H520H5982H7969H134H7969 16All the curtains used in the courtyard were made of finely woven linen.H7050H2691H5439H7806H8336 17Each post had a bronze base, and all the hooks and rings were silver. The tops of the posts of the courtyard were overlaid with silver, and the rings to hold up the curtains were made of silver.H134H5982H5178H2053H5982H2838H3701H6826H7218H3701H5982H2691H2836H3701 18He made the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard of finely woven linen, and he decorated it with beautiful embroidery in blue, purple, and scarlet thread. It was 30 feet long, and its height was 7 1/2 feet, just like the curtains of the courtyard walls.H4539H8179H2691H7551H4639H8504H713H8144H8438H7806H8336H6242H520H753H6967H7341H2568H520H5980H7050H2691 19It was supported by four posts, each set securely in its own bronze base. The tops of the posts were overlaid with silver, and the hooks and rings were also made of silver.H5982H702H134H5178H702H2053H3701H6826H7218H2838H3701 20All the tent pegs used in the Tabernacle and courtyard were made of bronze.H3489H4908H2691H5439H5178

Inventory of Materials

21This is an inventory of the materials used in building the Tabernacle of the Covenant. The Levites compiled the figures, as Moses directed, and Ithamar son of Aaron the priest served as recorder.H428H6485H4908H4908H5715H6485H6310H4872H5656H3881H3027H385H1121H175H3548 22Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything just as the LORD had commanded Moses.H1212H1121H221H1121H2354H4294H3063H6213H3068H6680H4872 23He was assisted by Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a craftsman expert at engraving, designing, and embroidering with blue, purple, and scarlet thread on fine linen cloth.H171H1121H294H4294H1835H2796H2803H7551H8504H713H8144H8438H8336 24The people brought special offerings of gold totaling 2,193 pounds, as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel. This gold was used throughout the Tabernacle.H2091H6213H4399H4399H6944H2091H8573H6242H8672H3603H7651H3967H7970H8255H8255H6944 25The whole community of Israel gave 7,545 pounds of silver, as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel.H3701H6485H5712H3967H3603H505H7651H3967H7657H2568H8255H8255H6944 26This silver came from the tax collected from each man registered in the census. (The tax is one beka, which is half a shekel, based on the sanctuary shekel.) The tax was collected from 603,550 men who had reached their twentieth birthday.H1235H1538H4276H8255H8255H6944H5674H6485H6242H8141H1121H4605H8337H3967H505H7969H505H2568H3967H2572 27The hundred bases for the frames of the sanctuary walls and for the posts supporting the inner curtain required 7,500 pounds of silver, about 75 pounds for each base.H3967H3603H3701H3332H134H6944H134H6532H3967H134H3967H3603H3603H134 28The remaining 45 pounds of silver was used to make the hooks and rings and to overlay the tops of the posts.H505H7651H3967H7657H2568H6213H2053H5982H6823H7218H2836 29The people also brought as special offerings 5,310 pounds of bronze,H5178H8573H7657H3603H505H702H3967H8255 30which was used for casting the bases for the posts at the entrance to the Tabernacle, and for the bronze altar with its bronze grating and all the altar utensils.H6213H134H6607H168H4150H5178H4196H5178H4345H3627H4196 31Bronze was also used to make the bases for the posts that supported the curtains around the courtyard, the bases for the curtain at the entrance of the courtyard, and all the tent pegs for the Tabernacle and the courtyard.H134H2691H5439H134H2691H8179H3489H4908H3489H2691H5439


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