1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains:
of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work
of the skilful workman shalt thou make them.
2 The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty
cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have
3 Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and
the other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.
4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one
curtain that is outmost in the first set; and likewise shalt thou make in the
edge of the curtain that is outmost in the second set.
5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty
loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the second set; the
loops shall be opposite one to another.
6 And thou shalt make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the
curtains one to another with the clasps, that the tabernacle may be one whole.
And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the tabernacle;
eleven curtains shalt thou make them.
8 The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the
breadth of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains shall have one measure.
9 And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six
curtains by themselves, and shalt double over the sixth curtain in the forefront
of the tent.
10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one
curtain that is outmost in the first set, and fifty loops upon the edge of the
curtain which is outmost in the second set.
11 And thou shalt make fifty clasps of brass, and put the
clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
12 And as for the overhanging part that remaineth of the
curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth over shall hang over the
back of the tabernacle.
13 And the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other
side, of that which remaineth over in the length of the curtains of the tent,
shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to
14 And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins
dyed red and a covering of sealskins above.
15 And thou shalt
make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia-wood, standing up.
16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and
a half the breadth of each board.
17 Two tenons shall there be in each board, joined one to
another; thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
18 And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty
boards for the south side southward:
19 And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the
twenty boards: two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets
under another board for its two tenons;
20 and for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north
side, twenty boards.
21 And their forty sockets of silver: two sockets under one
board, and two sockets under another board.
22 And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward thou
shalt make six boards.
23 And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the
tabernacle in the hinder part.
24 And they shall be double beneath, and in like manner they
shall be complete unto the top thereof unto the first ring; thus shall it be for
them both; they shall be for the two corners.
25 Thus there shall be eight boards, and their sockets of
silver, sixteen sockets: two sockets under one board, and two sockets under
26 And thou shalt make bars of acacia-wood: five for the
boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
27 and five bars for the boards of the other side of the
tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the
hinder part westward;
28 and the middle bar in the midst of the boards, which shall
pass through from end to end.
29 And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make
their rings of gold for holders for the bars; and thou shalt overlay the bars
30 And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the
fashion thereof which hath been shown thee in the mount.
thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen;
with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall it be made.
32 And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of acacia
overlaid with gold, their hooks being of gold, upon four sockets of silver.
33 And thou shalt hang up the veil under the clasps, and
shalt bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony; and the veil
shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
34 And thou shalt put the ark-cover upon the ark of the
testimony in the most holy place.
35 And thou shalt set the table without the veil, and the
candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the
south; and thou shalt put the table on the north side.
36 And thou shalt make a screen for the door of the Tent, of
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the weaver in
37 And thou shalt make for the screen five pillars of acacia,
and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold; and thou shalt cast
five sockets of brass for them.
Sources: Portions copyright © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant, All Rights Reserved
JPS Electronic Edition, based on the 1917 JPS translation, Copyright © 1998 by Larry Nelson, All Rights Reserved