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thanksul 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 man's face 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 l'ather which is in heaven.

CHAP. XXXV.

From this chapter to the tenth of Leviticus, contains an account of

erecting the tabernacle, and consecrating Aaron and his sons 10 the priesthood. Little is said upon these things, for the reasons given at the beginning of the twenty fifih chapter. 1 A ND Moses gathered all the congregation of the children

A of Israel together, and said unto them, These [are] the words which the LORD hath commanded, that (ye) should 2 do them. 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, either to dress food, or for any worldly em

ployment. 4 And Moseș spake unto all the congregation of the children

of Israel, saying, This [is] the thing which the LORD com5 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 heart

ed among you, shall come and make all that the LORD hath Il commanded ; 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 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 staves, and anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the door at the entering

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26 in of the tabernacle, The altar of burnt offering, with his bra

zen 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

from the presence of Moses. And they came, 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 gar22 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, contribute

ing these things now as willingly for the service of the taberna23 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' [hair,) 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 shittim 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 Is

rael 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 Hor, 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 manner 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 Vol. I.

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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.

CHAP. XXXVI.

Contains an account of the offerings being delivered to the workmen,

and the liberality of the people restrained. I T HEN wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise

1 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. 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,

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 command

ment, 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 suffi

cient 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] cher9 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 cur.

tains one unto another : and [the other] five curtains he Il coupled one unto another. And he made loops of blue on

the edge of one curtain from the selvage in the 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 the curtain in

the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the 18 curtain which coupleth 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.] 20 And he made boards for the tabernacle [ofshittim wood, 21 standing up on their ends. 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 : 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 did 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 34 one end to the other. 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.

And he made a veil for the most holy place, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen : [with] cheru-, 36 bims made he it of cunning work. And he made thereunto

four pillars [of] shittim (wood,] and overlaid them with

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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 place from 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.

CHAP. XXXVII.

Contains a description of the ark; of the mercy seat and the cheru.

bims ; the table ; the candlestick ; and the altar of incense. 1 AND Bezaleel made the ark [of] shittim wood : two

Il 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 corners that (were) in 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

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