And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2Behold I have called by name Beseleel the Son of Urias the son of Or, of the tribe of Juda. 3And I have filled him with a divine spirit of wisdom, and understanding, and knowledge, to invent in every work, 4and to frame works, to labour in gold, and silver, and brass, and blue, and purple and spun scarlet, 5and works in stone, and for artificers' work in wood, to work at all works.


sanctify the tabernacle of testimony and the altar, and I will sanctify Aaron and his sons, to minister as priests to me. 45And I will be 1 called upon among the children of Israel and will be their God. 45And they shall know that I am the Lord their God who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, to be 2 called upon by them, and to be their God.


And thou shalt make the altar of incense of incorruptible wood. 2And thou shalt make it a cubit in length, and a cubit in breadth: it shall be square; and the height of it shall be of two cubits, its horns shall be 3 of the same piece. 3And thou shalt gild its grate with pure gold, and its sides round about, and its horns; and thou shalt make for it a wreathen border of gold round about. 4And thou shalt make under its wreathen border two rings of pure gold; thou shalt make it to the two corners on the two sides, and they shall be bearings for the staves, so as to bear it with them. 5And thou shalt make the staves of incorruptible wood, and shalt gild them with gold. 6And thou shalt set it before the veil that is over the ark of the testimonies, wherein I will make myself known to thee from thence. 7And Aaron shall burn upon it fine compound incense every morning; whensoever he trims the lamps he shall burn incense upon it. 8And when Aaron lights the lamps in the evening, he shall burn incense upon it; a constant incense-offering always before the Lord for their generations. 9And thou shalt not offer strange incense upon it, nor an offering made by fire; nor a sacrifice; and thou shalt not pour a drink-offering upon it. 10And once in the year Aaron shall make atonement 4 on its horns; he shall purge it with the blood of purification for their generations: it is most holy to the Lord.

11And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, 12If thou take account of the children of Israel in the surveying of them and they shall give every one a ransom for his soul to the Lord, then there shall not be among them a 5 destruction in the visiting of them. 13And this is what they shall give, as many as pass the survey, half a didrachm which is according to the didrachm of the sanctuary: twenty oboli go to the didrachm, but the half of the didrachm is the offering to the Lord. 14Every one that passes the survey from twenty years old and upwards shall give the offering to the Lord. 15The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than the half didrachm in giving the offering to the Lord, to make atonement for your souls. 16And thou shalt take the money of the offering from the children of Israel, and shalt give it for the service of the tabernacle of testimony; and it shall be to the children of Israel a memorial before the Lord to make atonement for your souls. 17And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 18Make a brazen laver, and a brazen base for it, 6 for washing; and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of witness and the altar and thou shalt pour forth water into it. 19And Aaron and his sons shall wash


and worshipped it, and sacrificed to it, and said, 9These are thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 10And now let me alone, and l will be very angry with them and consume them, and I will make thee a great nation. 11And Moses prayed before the Lord God, and said, Wherefore O Lord, art thou very angry with thy people, whom thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt with great strength and with thy high arm? 12Take heed lest at anytime the Egyptians speak, saying, With evil intent he brought them out to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from off the earth; cease from thy wrathful anger, and be merciful to the sin of thy people, 13remembering Abraam and Isaac and Jacob thy servants, to whom thou hast sworn by thyself, and hast spoken to them, saying, I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of heaven for multitude, and all this land which thou spokest of to give to them, so that they shall possess it for ever. 14And the Lord was 7 prevailed upon to preserve his people.

15And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, and the two tables of testimony were in his hands, tables of stone written on both their sides: they were written within and without. 16And the tables were the work of God, and the writing the writing of God written on the tables. 17And 8 Joshua having heard the voice of the people crying, says to Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. 18And Moses says, It is not the voice of them that begin the battle nor the voice of them that begin the cry of defeat, but the voice of them that begin the banquet of wine do I hear.

19And when be drew nigh to the camp, he sees the calf and the dances; and Moses being very angry cast the two tables out of his hands, and broke them to pieces under the mountain. 20And having taken the calf which they made, he consumed it with fire, and ground it very small, and 9 scattered it on the water, and made the children of Israel to drink it. 21And Moses said to Aaron, What has this people done to thee, that thou hast brought upon them a great sin? 22And Aaron said to Moses, Be not angry, my lord, for thou knowest the 10 impetuosity of this people. 23For they say to me, Make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this man Moses, who brought us out of Egypt, we do not know what is 11 become of him. 24And I said to them, If any one has golden ornaments, take them off; and they gave them me, and I cast them into the fire, and there came out this calf. 25And when Moses saw that the people was scattered,— for Aaron had scattered them so as to be a rejoicing to their enemies, — 26then stood Moses at the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come to me. Then all the sons of Levi came to him. 27And he says to them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every one his sword on his thigh, and go through and return from gate to gate through the camp, and slay every one his brother, and every one his neighbour, and everyone him that is nearest to him. 28And the sons of Levi did as Moses spoke to them,


6And I have 12 appointed him and Eliab the son of Achisamach of the tribe of Dan, and to every one understanding in heart I have given understanding; 7and they shall 13 make all things as many as I have appointed thee, —7the tabernacle of witness, and the ark of the covenant; and the propitiatory that is upon it and the furniture of the tabernacle, 8and the altars, and the table and all its furniture, 9and the pure candlestick and all its furniture, and the laver and its base, 10and Aaron's robes of ministry, and the robes of his sons to minister to me as priests, 11and the anointing oil and the compound incense of the sanctuary; according to all that I have commanded thee shall they make them.

12And the Lord spoke to. Moses, saying, 13Do thou also charge the children of Israel, saying, Take heed and keep my sabbaths; for they are a sign with me and among you throughout your generations, that ye may know that I am the Lord that sanctifies you. 14And ye shall keep the sabbaths, because this is holy to the Lord for you; he that profanes it shall surely be put o death: every one who shall do a work on it that soul shall be destroyed from the midst of his people. 15Six days thou shalt do works, but the seventh day is the Sabbath a holy rest to the Lord; every one who shall do a work on the seventh day shall be put to death. 16And the children of Israel shall keep the sabbaths, to observe them throughout their generations. 17It is a perpetual covenant with me and the children of Israel, it is a perpetual sign with me; for in six days the Lord made the heaven and the earth, and on the seventh day he ceased, and rested. 18And he gave to Moses when he left off speaking to him in mount Sina, the two tables of testimony, tables of stone written upon with the finger of God

1 Gr. named

2 Gr. named

3 Gr. of it.

4 Gr. on it, on its horns.

5 Gr. fall

6 Gr. so as to wash oneself.

7 Gr. propitiated.

8 Gr. Jesus.

9 Gr. sowed it under the water, but another reading is ep°.

10 Gr. impulse

11 Gr. done to him.

12 Gr. given.

13 Gr. work in or at. One reading is poiĐsousi.


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