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Book of Exodus Chapter 25

EXODUS 25:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

EXODUS 25:2 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.

EXODUS 25:3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,

EXODUS 25:4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

EXODUS 25:5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, (1)

EXODUS 25:6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,

EXODUS 25:7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.

EXODUS 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

EXODUS 25:9 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.

EXODUS 25:10 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.

EXODUS 25:11 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.

EXODUS 25:12 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.

EXODUS 25:13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.

EXODUS 25:14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.

EXODUS 25:15 The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.

EXODUS 25:16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.

EXODUS 25:17 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.

EXODUS 25:18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.

EXODUS 25:19 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.

EXODUS 25:20 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.

EXODUS 25:21 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.

EXODUS 25:22 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.

EXODUS 25:23 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.

EXODUS 25:24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.

EXODUS 25:25 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.

EXODUS 25:26 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.

EXODUS 25:27 Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.

EXODUS 25:28 And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.

EXODUS 25:29 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.

EXODUS 25:30 And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.

EXODUS 25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick(2) 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.

EXODUS 25:32 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:

EXODUS 25:33 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.

EXODUS 25:34 And in the candlesticks shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.

EXODUS 25:35 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.

EXODUS 25:36 Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.

EXODUS 25:37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

EXODUS 25:38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.

EXODUS 25:39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.

EXODUS 25:40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

(1) Shittim is believed to be Acacia wood.

(2)The King James version translation is unintelligible here to modern readers and the original is not quite clear either There were no candles and no candlesticks in ancient Israel. The word translated as "candlestick" is the Menorah (with picture) - a seven branched oil lamp. The knop is a decorative button or knob - kaphtor in Hebrew.

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