And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said, These are the words which the Lord has spoken for you to do them. 2Six days shalt thou perform works, but on the seventh day shall be rest — a holy sabbath — a rest for the Lord: every one that does work on it, let him die. 3Ye shall not burn a fire in any of your dwellings on the sabbath-day; I am the Lord. 4And Moses spoke to all the Congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the Lord has appointed you, saying, 5Take of yourselves an offering for the Lord: every one that engages in his heart 1 shall bring the first-fruits to the Lord, gold, silver, brass, 6blue, purple, double scarlet spun, and fine linen spun, and goats' hair, 7and rams' skins dyed red, and skins dyed blue, and incorruptible wood, 8and sardine stones, and stones for engraving for the 2 shoulder-piece and full length robe. 9And every man that is wise in heart among you, let him come and work all things whatsoever the Lord has commanded. 10The tabernacle, and the cords, and the coverings, and the rings and the bars, and the posts, 11and the ark of the testimony, and its staves, and its propitiatory, and the veil, 12and the curtains of the court, and its posts, 13and the emerald stones, 14and the incense and the anointing oil, 15and the table and all its furniture: 16and the candlestick for the light and all is furniture, 17and the altar and all its furniture; 18and the holy garments of Aaron the priest, and the garments in which they shall do service; 19and the garments of priesthood for the sons of Aaron and the anointing oil, and the compound incense.


stiff-necked: and thou shalt take away our sins and our iniquities, and we will be thine.

10And the Lord said to Moses, Behold, I establish a covenant for thee in the presence of all thy people; I will do glorious things, which have not been done in all the earth, or in any nation; and all the people among whom thou art shall see the works of the Lord, that they are wonderful, which I will do for thee. 11 Do thou take heed to all things whatsoever I command thee: behold, I cast out before your face the Amorite and the Chananite and the Pheresite, and the Chettite, and Evite, and Gergesite and Jebusite: 12take heed to thyself, lest at any time thou make a covenant with the dwellers on the land, into which thou art entering, lest it be to thee a stumbling-block among you. 13Ye shall destroy their altars, and break in pieces their pillars, and ye shall cut down their groves, and the graven images of their gods ye shall burn with fire. 14For ye shall not worship strange gods, for the Lord God, a jealous name, is a jealous God; 15lest at any time thou make a covenant with the dwellers on the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and they call thee, and thou shouldest eat of their feasts, 16and thou shouldest take of their daughters to thy sons, and thou shouldest give of thy daughters to their sons; and thy daughters should go a whoring after their gods, and thy sons should go a whoring after their gods. 17And thou shalt not make to thyself molten gods. 18And thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, as I have charged thee, at the season in the month of new corn; for in the month of new corn thou camest out from Egypt. 19The males are mine, everything that opens the womb; every first-born of 3 oxen, and every first-born of sheep. 20And the first-born of an ass thou shalt redeem with a sheep, and if, thou wilt not redeem it thou shalt pay a price: every first-born of thy sons shalt thou redeem: thou shalt not appear before me empty.

21Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: there shall be rest in seed-time and harvest. 22And thou shalt 4 keep to me the feast of weeks, the beginning of wheat-harvest; and the feast of ingathering in the middle of the year. 23Three times in the year shall every male of thine appear before the Lord the God of Israel. 24For when I shall have cast out the nations before thy face, and shall have enlarged thy coasts, no one shall desire thy land, whenever thou mayest go up to appear before the Lord thy God, three times in the year. 25Thou shalt not 5 offer the blood of my 6 sacrifices 7 with leaven, neither shall the sacrifices of the feast of the passover 8 remain till the morning. 26The first-fruits of thy land shalt thou put into the house of the Lord thy God: thou shalt not boil a lamb in his mother's milk. 27And the Lord said to Moses, Write these words for thyself, for on these words I have established a covenant with thee and with Israel. 28And Moses was there before the Lord forty days,


the sanctuary each according to his own work, which they wrought. 5And 9 one said to Moses, The people bring an abundance too great in proportion to all the works which Lord has appointed them to do. 6And Moses commanded, and proclaimed in the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman any longer labour for the offerings of the sanctuary; and the people were restrained from bringing any more. 7And they had 10 materials sufficient for making the furniture, and they left some besides. 8And every wise one among those that wrought made the robes of the holy places, which belong to Aaron the priest, as the Lord commanded Moses. 9And 11 he made the ephod of gold, and blue, and purple, and spun scarlet, and fine linen twined. 10And the plates were divided, the threads of gold, so as to interweave with the blue and purple, and with the spun scarlet, and the fine linen twined, they made it a woven work; 11shoulder-pieces joined from both sides, a work woven by mutual twisting of the parts into 12 one another. 12They made it of the same material according to the making of it, of gold, and blue, and purple, and spun scarlet, and fine linen twined, as the Lord commanded Moses; 13and they made the two emerald atones clasped together and set in gold, graven and cut after the cutting of a seal with the names of the children of Israel; 14and he put them on the shoulder- pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial of the children of Israel, as the Lord appointed Moses.

15And they made the oracle, a work woven with embroidery, according to the work of the ephod, of gold, and blue, and purple, and spun scarlet, and fine linen twined. 16They made the oracle square and double the length of a span and the breadth of a span,—double. 17And there was interwoven with it a woven work of four rows of stones, a series of stones, the first row, a sardius and topaz and emerald; 18and the second row, a carbuncle and sapphire and jasper; 19and the third row, a ligure and agate and amethyst; 20and the fourth row a chrysolite end beryl and onyx set round about with gold, and fastened with gold. 21And the stones were twelve according to the names of the children of Israel, graven according to their names 13 like seals, each according to his own name for the twelve tribes. 22And they made on the oracle turned wreaths, wreathen work, of pure gold, 23and they made two golden circlets and two golden rings. 24And they put the two golden rings on both the upper corners of the oracle; 25and they put the golden wreaths on the rings on both sides of the oracle, and the two wreaths into the two couplings. 26And they put them on the two circlets and they put them on the shoulders of the ephod opposite each other in front. 27And they made two golden rings, and put them on the two projections on the top of the oracle and on the top of the hinder part of the ephod within. 28And they made two golden rings, and put them on both the shoulders of the ephod under


20And all the congregation of the children of Israel went out from Moses. And they brought, they whose heart prompted them, and they to whomsoever it seemed good in their mind, each an offering: 21and they brought an offering to the Lord for all the works of the tabernacle of witness, and all its services, and for all the robes of the sanctuary. 22And the men, even every one to whom it seemed good in his heart, brought from the women, even brought seals and ear-rings, and finger-rings, and 14 necklaces and bracelets, every article of gold. 23And all as many as brought ornaments of gold to the Lord and with whomsoever fine linen was found; and they brought skins dyed blue, and rams' skins dyed red. 24And every one that offered an offering 15 brought silver and brass, the offerings to the Lord; and they with whom was found incorruptible wood; and they brought offerings for all the works of the preparation. 25And every woman skilled in her heart to spin with her hands, 16 brought spun articles, the blue, and purple, and scarlet and fine linen. 26And all the women to whom it seemed good in their heart in their wisdom, spun the goats' hair. 27And the rulers brought the emerald stones, and the stones for setting in the ephod and the oracle, 28and the compounds both for the anointing, oil, and the composition of the incense. 29And every man and woman whose mind inclined them to come in and do all the works as many as the Lord appointed them to do by Moses—they the children of Israel brought an offering to the Lord. 30And Moses said to the children of Israel, Behold, God has called by name Beseleel the son of Urias the son of Or, of the tribe of Juda, 31 and has filled him with a divine spirit of wisdom and understanding and knowledge of all things, 32to labour 17 skilfully in all works of cunning workmanship, to form the gold and the silver and the brass, 33and to work in stone, and to fashion the wood, and to work in every work of wisdom. 34And God gave improvement in understanding both to him, and to Eliab the son of Achisamach of the tribe of Dan. 35And God filled them with wisdom, understanding and perception, to understand to work all the works of the sanctuary, and to weave the woven and embroidered work with scarlet and fine linen, to do all work of curious workmanship and embroidery.

1 Gr. they shall.

2 Or, ephod.

3 Gr. of a calf.

4 Gr. make.

5 Gr. slay.

6 Gr. incense-offerings

7 Gr. upon.

8 Gr. sleep.

9 Another reading is eºpan., but there is occasionally confusion of number in LXX; the singular being several times used for the plural.

10 Gr. works.

11 Or, they.

12 Gr. itself.

13 Gr. for seals.

14 Or, chains.

15 Gr. they brought.

16 Gr. they brought.

17 i.e. as a master workman.


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