God’s Ridiculous Tabernacle Requirements

Utter, utter, utter, utter, utter nonsense.

This is what GOD demands of the children of Isreal!

THEY WERE IN A DESERT! HOW ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO OBTAIN ALL THIS STUFF?

All this…. “of every man”…

No omniscient, omnipotent, loving, just, merciful, etc. etc. etc. God could ever dictate this stuff.

IF He did, why do you revere him?

As you scroll through the 11,000+ words, ask yourself how these words were recorded by Moses out there in the desert. There was no clay for embedding the hieroglyphic characters (written Hebrew wasn’t invented yet), there was no papyrus, there was NOTHING available upon which to record God’s requirements for his portable sanctuary in which the Jews were to transport the equally ridiculous Ark of the Covenant on their Exodus.

Exodus

Chapter 25

1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2: Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.
3: And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,
(Just what is God going to do with gold, silver and brass? BTW – 1500 BCE is prior to the knowledge of brass).
4: And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair,
5: And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood,
6: Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,
7: Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
8: And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
9: According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
10: And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
11: And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.
12: And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
13: And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
14: And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.
15: The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.
16: And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
17: And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
18: And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
19: And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
20: And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
21: And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
22: And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
23: Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
24: And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.
25: And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.
26: And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.
27: Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.
28: And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
29: And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them.
30: And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me always.
31: And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
32: And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:
33: Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.
34: And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.
35: And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.
36: Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.
37: And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.
38: And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.
39: Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
40: And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

Chapter 26

1: Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.
2: The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.
3: The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.
4: And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
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 coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another.
6: And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
7: And thou shalt make curtains of goats’ hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.
8: The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.
9: And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
10: And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
11: And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
12: And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.
13: And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
14: And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers’ skins.
15: And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.
16: Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.
17: Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order one against another: thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
18: And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward.
19: And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
20: And for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty boards:
21: And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
22: And for the sides of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards.
23: And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
24: And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.
25: And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
26: And thou shalt make bars of shittim 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 two sides westward.
28: And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end.
29: And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and thou shalt overlay the bars with gold.
30: And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was shewed thee in the mount.
31: And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:
32: And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
33: And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
34: And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
35: And thou shalt set the table without the vail, 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 an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.
37: And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.

Chapter 27
1: And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits.
2: And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.
3: And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.
4: And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof.
5: And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.
6: And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.
7: And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it.
8: Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.
9: And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side:
10: And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.
11: And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
12: And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.
13: And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
14: The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
15: And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
16: And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.
17: All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.
18: The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.
19: All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.
20: And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
21: In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Chapter 28

1: And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.
2: And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.
3: And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
4: And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
5: And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
6: And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work.
7: It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and so it shall be joined together.
8: And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
9: And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel:
10: Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth.
11: With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.
12: And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
13: And thou shalt make ouches of gold;
14: And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches.
15: And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it.
16: Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.
17: And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.
18: And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
19: And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
20: And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.
21: And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.
22: And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends of wreathen work of pure gold.
23: And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
24: And thou shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.
25: And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains thou shalt fasten in the two ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod before it.
26: And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border thereof, which is in the side of the ephod inward.
27: And two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the other coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
28: And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.
29: And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.
30: And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.
31: And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
32: And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.
33: And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about:
34: A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.
35: And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.
36: And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
37: And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
38: And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
39: And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle of needlework.
40: And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.
41: And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
42: And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:
43: And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.

Chapter 29

1: And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest’s office: Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,
2: And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of wheaten flour shalt thou make them.
3: And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.
4: And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.
5: And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod:
6: And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
7: Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
8: And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them.
9: And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
10: And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.
11: And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
12: And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger, and pour all the blood beside the bottom of the altar.
13: And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul that is above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar.
14: But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering.
15: Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
16: And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar.
17: And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs, and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head.
18: And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
19: And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
20: Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
21: And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.
22: Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration:
23: And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD:
24: And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.
25: And thou shalt receive them of their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour before the LORD: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
26: And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron’s consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before the LORD: and it shall be thy part.
27: And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons:
28: And it shall be Aaron’s and his sons’ by a statute for ever from the children of Israel: for it is an heave offering: and it shall be an heave offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifice of their peace offerings, even their heave offering unto the LORD.
29: And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons’ after him, to be anointed therein, and to be consecrated in them.
30: And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he cometh into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy place.
31: And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration, and seethe his flesh in the holy place.
32: And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
33: And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.
34: And if ought of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
35: And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all things which I have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate them.
36: And thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast made an atonement for it, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it.
37: Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
38: Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.
39: The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even:
40: And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering.
41: And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
42: This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.
43: And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory.
44: And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest’s office.
45: And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.
46: And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.
A New 10 commandments goes here, and then off we go again

Chapter 30

1: And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.
2: A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same.
3: And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.
4: And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.
5: And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
6: And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.
7: And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
8: And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
9: Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
10: And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.
11: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
12: When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.
13: This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD.
14: Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.
15: The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
16: And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
17: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
18: Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.
19: For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat:
20: When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:
21: So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.
22: Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23: Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
24: And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:
25: And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
26: And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
27: And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense,
28: And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot.
29: And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
30: And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
31: And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.
32: Upon man’s flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
33: Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.
34: And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:
35: And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy:
36: And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
37: And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.
38: Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.

Chapter 31
1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2: See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
3: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4: To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
5: And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
6: And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
7: The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,
8: And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,
9: And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,
10: And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office,
11: And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.
12: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
13: Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
14: Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15: Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
16: Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
17: It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
18: And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Chapter 35

1: And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them.
2: Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
3: Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.
4: And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying,
5: Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass,
6: And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair,
7: And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood,
8: And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense,
9: And onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.
10: And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the LORD hath commanded;
11: The tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his pillars, and his sockets,
12: The ark, and the staves thereof, with the mercy seat, and the vail of the covering,
13: The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and the shewbread,
14: The candlestick also for the light, and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light,
15: And the incense altar, and his staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the door at the entering in of the tabernacle,
16: The altar of burnt offering, with his brasen grate, his staves, and all his vessels, the laver and his foot,
17: The hangings of the court, his pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for the door of the court,
18: The pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords,
19: The cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office.
20: And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.
21: And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
22: And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the LORD.
23: And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and red skins of rams, and badgers’ skins, brought them.
24: Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the LORD’s offering: and every man, with whom was found shittim wood for any work of the service, brought it.
25: And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.
26: And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats’ hair.
27: And the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate;
28: And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.
29: The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the LORD, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the LORD had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.
30: And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
31: And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
32: And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
33: And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work.
34: And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.
35: Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.

Chapter 36

1: Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.
2: And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:
3: And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning.
4: And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made;
5: And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.
6: And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.
7: For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.
8: And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work made he them.
9: The length of one curtain was twenty and eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains were all of one size.
10: And he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and the other five curtains he coupled one unto another.
11: And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
12: Fifty loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain which was in the coupling of the second: the loops held one curtain to another.
13: And he made fifty taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the taches: so it became one tabernacle.
14: And he made curtains of goats’ hair for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.
15: The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one size.
16: And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
17: And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
18: And he made fifty taches of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one.
19: And he made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers’ skins above that.
20: And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up.
21: The length of a board was ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half.
22: One board had two tenons, equally distant one from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
23: And he made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the south side southward:
24: And forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
25: And for the other side of the tabernacle, which is toward the north corner, he made twenty boards,
26: And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
27: And for the sides of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.
28: And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
29: And they were coupled beneath, and coupled together at the head thereof, to one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners.
30: And there were eight boards; and their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver, under every board two sockets.
31: And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
32: And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the sides westward.
33: And he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the one end to the other.
34: And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold to be places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
35: And he made a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubims made he it of cunning work.
36: And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.
37: And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;
38: And the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass.

Chapter 37

1: And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it:
2: And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about.
3: And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it.
4: And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
5: And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.
6: And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
7: And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat;
8: One cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
9: And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims.
10: And he made the table of shittim wood: two cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof:
11: And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a crown of gold round about.
12: Also he made thereunto a border of an handbreadth round about; and made a crown of gold for the border thereof round about.
13: And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four corners that were in the four feet thereof.
14: Over against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table.
15: And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.
16: And he made the vessels which were upon the table, his dishes, and his spoons, and his bowls, and his covers to cover withal, of pure gold.
17: And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same:
18: And six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof:
19: Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knop and a flower: so throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick.
20: And in the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers:
21: And a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going out of it.
22: Their knops and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten work of pure gold.
23: And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure gold.
24: Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.
25: And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; the horns thereof were of the same.
26: And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it: also he made unto it a crown of gold round about.
27: And he made two rings of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of it, upon the two sides thereof, to be places for the staves to bear it withal.
28: And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
29: And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary.

Chapter 38

1: And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.
2: And he made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of the same: and he overlaid it with brass.
3: And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basons, and the fleshhooks, and the firepans: all the vessels thereof made he of brass.
4: And he made for the altar a brasen grate of network under the compass thereof beneath unto the midst of it.
5: And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, to be places for the staves.
6: And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with brass.
7: And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, to bear it withal; he made the altar hollow with boards.
8: And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
9: And he made the court: on the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, an hundred cubits:
10: Their pillars were twenty, and their brasen sockets twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.
11: And for the north side the hangings were an hundred cubits, their pillars were twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
12: And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
13: And for the east side eastward fifty cubits.
14: The hangings of the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
15: And for the other side of the court gate, on this hand and that hand, were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
16: All the hangings of the court round about were of fine twined linen.
17: And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.
18: And the hanging for the gate of the court was needlework, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court.
19: And their pillars were four, and their sockets of brass four; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters and their fillets of silver.
20: And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.
21: This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.
22: And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses.
23: And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.
24: All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
25: And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was an hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:
26: A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.
27: And of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the vail; an hundred sockets of the hundred talents, a talent for a socket.
28: And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and filleted them.
29: And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.
30: And therewith he made the sockets to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the brasen altar, and the brasen grate for it, and all the vessels of the altar,
31: And the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the court gate, and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins of the court round about.

Chapter 39

1: And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses.
2: And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
3: And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cunning work.
4: They made shoulderpieces for it, to couple it together: by the two edges was it coupled together.
5: And the curious girdle of his ephod, that was upon it, was of the same, according to the work thereof; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the LORD commanded Moses.
6: And they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches of gold, graven, as signets are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.
7: And he put them on the shoulders of the ephod, that they should be stones for a memorial to the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses.
8: And he made the breastplate of cunning work, like the work of the ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
9: It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being doubled.
10: And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.
11: And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
12: And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
13: And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were inclosed in ouches of gold in their inclosings.
14: And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, every one with his name, according to the twelve tribes.
15: And they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of wreathen work of pure gold.
16: And they made two ouches of gold, and two gold rings; and put the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate.
17: And they put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate.
18: And the two ends of the two wreathen chains they fastened in the two ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod, before it.
19: And they made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, upon the border of it, which was on the side of the ephod inward.
20: And they made two other golden rings, and put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart of it, over against the other coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
21: And they did bind the breastplate by his rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.
22: And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
23: And there was an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.
24: And they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen.
25: And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round about between the pomegranates;
26: A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the hem of the robe to minister in; as the LORD commanded Moses.
27: And they made coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his sons,
28: And a mitre of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen breeches of fine twined linen,
29: And a girdle of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, of needlework; as the LORD commanded Moses.
30: And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like to the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
31: And they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten it on high upon the mitre; as the LORD commanded Moses.
32: Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.
33: And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the tent, and all his furniture, his taches, his boards, his bars, and his pillars, and his sockets,
34: And the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers’ skins, and the vail of the covering,
35: The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat,
36: The table, and all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread,
37: The pure candlestick, with the lamps thereof, even with the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light,
38: And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door,
39: The brasen altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his vessels, the laver and his foot,
40: The hangings of the court, his pillars, and his sockets, and the hanging for the court gate, his cords, and his pins, and all the vessels of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of the congregation,
41: The cloths of service to do service in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons’ garments, to minister in the priest’s office.
42: According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work.
43: And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they have done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.

Chapter 40

1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2: On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
3: And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail.
4: And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof.
5: And thou shalt set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.
6: And thou shalt set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
7: And thou shalt set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and shalt put water therein.
8: And thou shalt set up the court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court gate.
9: And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy.
10: And thou shalt anoint the altar of the burnt offering, and all his vessels, and sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy.
11: And thou shalt anoint the laver and his foot, and sanctify it.
12: And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.
13: And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
14: And thou shalt bring his sons, and clothe them with coats:
15: And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
16: Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he.
17: And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up.
18: And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened his sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and reared up his pillars.
19: And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD commanded Moses.
20: And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark:
21: And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses.
22: And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the vail.
23: And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
24: And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.
25: And he lighted the lamps before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
26: And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the vail:
27: And he burnt sweet incense thereon; as the LORD commanded Moses.
28: And he set up the hanging at the door of the tabernacle.
29: And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the meat offering; as the LORD commanded Moses.
30: And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash withal.
31: And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat:
32: When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as the LORD commanded Moses.
33: And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.
34: Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
35: And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
36: And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:
37: But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.
38: For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

THE END!

FDLOL – Falling down, laughing out loud.

How can anyone believe this nonsense? I know. Because NO ONE has read it, let alone considered the bullshit it contains. It’s just God’s word, so it must be true. This really proves that this nitwit is  “… the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God”. Well goodie for him.

11, 600+ words of pure unadulterated nonsense. I’m surprised that anyone, in this enlightened age, would admit to supporting this tripe. Shouldn’t they be embarrassed to admit that they are adherents to the Old Testament?

Christians: Let’s hear your spin on this nonsense.

I’m getting sick. I think I’m going to throw up.

One comment on “God’s Ridiculous Tabernacle Requirements

  1. Michael Brown says:

    You are right, this is absolute rubbish. Why would a loving god command them to do all of this? Really, he would put people do death for doing work on the Sabbath? And why is gold used on everything? Isn’t gold related to the sun god in Egypt? Plus, this makes it seem that there is a never ending supply of precious metals flowing around to do all of this work. And on top of that, why would God care at all about all of these material things? Why does God need material offerings instead of just loving worship? Why make your people suffer the torment of this ridiculous labor? I think this is all a bunch of evil made up nonsense stemming from Egypt. The people that have been running the secret societies, governments, and monarchies of the world have been putting egyptian symbols in their coat of arms, crowns, and monuments for eons. The Knights Templar cross, which is used my the popes at the vatican, is a pyramid in 2d form, wherein if you fold the cross ends all downward, they form a pyramid. The King James coat of arms (the same KJ that revised the bible) has a coat of arms that hows you he follows the devil. Look it up, the symbols are all over it. Society has been completely duped.

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