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center stem of the lampstand with four lamp cups shaped like almond
blossoms, complete with buds and petals. There will also be an almond
bud beneath each pair of branches where the six branches extend from
the center stem. The almond buds and branches must all be of one piece
with the center stem, and they must be hammered from pure gold. Then
make the seven lamps for the lampstand, and set them so they reflect
their light forward. The lamp snuffers and trays must also be made of
pure gold. You will need 75 pounds of pure gold for the lampstand and
“Be sure that you make everything according to the pattern I have shown
you here on the mountain.
“Make the Tabernacle from ten curtains of finely woven linen. Decorate the curtains with blue, purple, and scarlet thread and with skillfully
embroidered cherubim. These ten curtains must all be exactly the same
size—42 feet long and 6 feet wide. Join five of these curtains together to
make one long curtain, then join the other five into a second long curtain.
Put loops of blue yarn along the edge of the last curtain in each set. The
fifty loops along the edge of one curtain are to match the fifty loops along
the edge of the other curtain. Then make fifty gold clasps and fasten the
long curtains together with the clasps. In this way, the Tabernacle will be
made of one continuous piece.
“Make eleven curtains of goat-hair cloth to serve as a tent covering
for the Tabernacle. These eleven curtains must all be exactly the same
size—45 feet long and 6 feet wide. Join five of these curtains together to
make one long curtain, and join the other six into a second long curtain.
Allow 3 feet of material from the second set of curtains to hang over the
front of the sacred tent. Make fifty loops for one edge of each large curtain.
Then make fifty bronze clasps, and fasten the loops of the long curtains
with the clasps. In this way, the tent covering will be made of one continuous piece. The remaining 3 feet of this tent covering will be left to hang
over the back of the Tabernacle. Allow 18 inches of remaining material to
hang down over each side, so the Tabernacle is completely covered. Complete the tent covering with a protective layer of tanned ram skins and a
layer of fine goatskin leather.
“For the framework of the Tabernacle, construct frames of acacia wood.
Each frame must be 15 feet high and 27 inches wide, with two pegs under
each frame. Make all the frames identical. Make twenty of these frames to
support the curtains on the south side of the Tabernacle. Also make forty
silver b ases—two bases under each frame, with the pegs fitting securely
into the bases. For the north side of the Tabernacle, make another twenty
frames, with their forty silver bases, two bases under each frame. Make