And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2Speak to the children of Israel, and take first-fruits of all, who may be disposed in their heart to give; and ye shall take my first-fruits. 3And this, is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold and silver and brass, 4and blue, and purple, and double scarlet, and fine spun linen, and goats' hair, 5and rams' skins dyed red, and blue skins, and incorruptible wood, 6and oil for the light, incense for anointing oil, and for the composition of incense, 7and sardius stones, and stones for the carved work of the 1 breast-plate, and the full-length robe. 8And thou shalt make me a sanctuary, and I will appear among you. 9And thou shalt make for me according to all things which I shew thee in the mountain; even the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all its furniture: so shalt thou make it. 10And thou shalt make the ark of testimony of incorruptible wood; the length of two cubits and a half and the breadth of a cubit and a half, and the height of a cubit and a half. 11And thou shalt gild it with pure gold, thou shalt gild it within and without; and thou shalt make for it golden wreaths twisted round about. 12And thou shalt cast for it four golden rings, and shalt put them on the four sides; two rings on the one side, and two rings on the other side. 13And thou shalt make staves of incorruptible wood, and shalt gild them with gold. 14And thou shalt put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark with them. 15The staves shall
20And do thou charge the children of Israel, and let them take for thee refined pure olive-oil beaten to burn for light, that a lamp may burn continually 21in the tabernacle of the testimony, without the veil that is 3 before the ark of the covenant, shall Aaron and his sons burn it from evening until morning, before the Lord: it is a perpetual ordinance 4 throughout your generations of the children of Israel.
1 Lit. shoulder-piece
2 Gr. of.
3 Gr. over.
4 Gr. to.
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