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thankful that we are not under the law, but under grace; and rightly employ and improve our religious privileges.
5. Let us be careful that, in a spiritual sense, our faces shine by converse with God. Wisdom, says Solomon, makes a men's Juce to shine, gives him an amiable, engaging lustre ; it commands esteem and regard. We should show to the world that we have communion with God, by the lustre of our piety and holiness. Converse with him should quicken us to a temper and conduct ornamental to religion. Let your light then so shine before men, that they, seeing your good works, may glorify your Father which is in heaven.
From this chapter to the tenth of Leviticus, contains an account of erecting the tabernacle, and consecrating Aaron and his sons to the priesthood. Little is said upon these things, for the reasons given at the beginning of the twenty ffih chapter.
1 A N D Moses gathered all the congregation of the children .£\, of Israel together, and said unto them, These fare J the words which the Lord hath commanded, that [yc] should
2 do them. Sij. 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, either to dress food, or for any worldly employment.
4 And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This [is] the thing which the Lord com.
5 manded, saying, Take ye from among you an offering unto the Lord: whosoever [is] of a willing heart, let him bring
6 it, an offering of the Lord; gold, and silver, and brass, And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' [hair,]
7 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim
8 wood, And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and
9 for the sweet incense, And onyx stones, and stones to be set
10 for the ephod, and for the breastplate. And every wise hearted among you, shall come and make all that the Lord hath
11 commanded ; The tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his pillars, and his sockets,
J3 The ark and the staves thereof, [with] the mercy seat, and
13 the veil of the covering, The table, and his staves, and all his
14 vessels, and the shew bread, The candlestick also for the light,
15 and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light, And the incense altar, and his slaves, and anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the door at the entering
16 in of the tabernacle, The altar of burnt offering, with his brazen grate, his staves, and all his vessels, the laver and his
17 foot, The hangings of the court, his pillars, and their sockets,
18 and the hanging for the door of the court, The pins of the
19 tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords, 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
21 from the presence of Moses. And they cajne, every one 'whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, whose judgment and understanding in such kind of work inclined him to a willingness to undertake it, [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 gar.
22 ments. 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, contributing these things now as willingly for the service of the taberna
23 cle, as before toward making the golden calf. And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' [huir,] and red skins of rams, and badgers'
24 skins, brought [them.] Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the Lord's offering: and every man, with whom was found shittinv wood for any work of the
25 service, brought [it.] 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,
26 and of fine linen. And all the women whose heart stirred them
27 up in wisdom spun goats' [hair.] And the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the
28 breastplate ; And spice, and oil for the light, and for the
29 anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. 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,
31 of the tribe of Judah; And he hath filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in
32 all maTHier of workmanship; And to devise curious works,
33 to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in the cutting of stones, to set [them,] and in carving of wood, to make any
34 manner of cunning work. And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, [both] he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach,
35 of the tribe of Dan. Them hath he filled with wisdom of
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heart, to wtork 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.
Contain» an account of the offering» being delivered to the workmen, and the liberality of the peojile restrained.
1 r I ' HEX wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise
JL 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
2 commanded. 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
3 come unto the work to do it: 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
6 Lord commanded to make. 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
7 restrained from bringing. 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] cher
9 ubims of cunning work made he them. The length of one curtain [was] twenty and eight cubits, seventeen yards and two inches, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the
10 curtains [were] all of one size. And he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and [the other] five curtains he
11 coupled one unto another. And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvage in the1 coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of [another] cur
12 tain, in the coupling of the second. 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
13 one [curtain] to another. "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
15 the tabernacle : eleven curtains he made them. The length of one curtain [was] thirty cubits, eighteen yards and a quarter, and four cubits [was] the breadth of one curtain: the eleven
16 curtains [were] of one size. And he coupled five curtains
17 by themselves, and six curtains by themselves. And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of th« curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the
18 curtain which couplelh the second. 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.]
30 And he made boards for the tabernacle [of] shittim wood)
21 standing up <m their ende. The length of a board [was] ten
22 cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half. One board had two tenons, equally distant one from another í
23 thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle. And he made boards for the tabernacle ; twenty boards for the
24 south side, southward: 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
25 two tenons. 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 "27 board, and two sockets under another board. 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
29 the two sides. And they were coupled beneath, and coupled together at the head thereof, to one ring: thus he d)d to
30 both of them in both the corners. 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
32 the one side of the tabernacle, And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the
33 boards of the tabernacle for the sides westward. And he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the
04 one end to the other. And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings [of] gold [to be] -places for the bar«, and overlaid the bars with gold.
35 And he made a veil for the most holy /itace, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: [with] client
36 bims made he it of cunning work. 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, which divided the holy ftlace fr^m the court, [of] blue, and purple,
38 and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needle work; 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.
Contain* a description of the art; of the mercy seat and the cherubim»; the table ; the candlestick; and the altar ofincenee.
1 A ND 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
2 of it: And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without,
3 and made a crown of gold to it round about. 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
4 the other side of it. And he made staves [of] shittim -wood,
5 and overlaid them with gold. 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
7 the breadth thereof. And he made two cherubims [of] gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two
8 ends of the mercy seat ; 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
9 thereof. 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 seat ward 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,
11 and a cubit and a half the height thereof: And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a crown of gold round
12 about. Also he made thereunto a border of an hand breadth round about; and made a crown of gold for the border there-.
13 of round about. And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four comers that [were] m the four
14 feet thereof. Over against the border were the rings, the
15 places for the staves to bear the table. And he made the staves [of] shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold, to
16 bear the table. And he made the vessels which [were] upon