ImmerseBeginnings NLT - Flipbook - Page 138
“Then make the courtyard for the Tabernacle, enclosed with curtains made
of finely woven linen. On the south side, make the curtains 150 feet long.
They will be held up by twenty posts set securely in twenty bronze bases.
Hang the curtains with silver hooks and rings. Make the curtains the same
on the north s ide—150 feet of curtains held up by twenty posts set securely
in bronze bases. Hang the curtains with silver hooks and rings. The curtains
on the west end of the courtyard will be 75 feet long, supported by ten
posts set into ten bases. The east end of the courtyard, the front, will also
be 75 feet long. The courtyard entrance will be on the east end, flanked by
two curtains. The curtain on the right side will be 221/2 feet long, supported
by three posts set into three bases. The curtain on the left side will also be
221/2 feet long, supported by three posts set into three bases.
“For the entrance to the courtyard, make a curtain that is 30 feet long.
Make it from finely woven linen, and decorate it with beautiful embroidery in blue, purple, and scarlet thread. Support it with four posts, each
securely set in its own base. All the posts around the courtyard must have
silver rings and hooks and bronze bases. So the entire courtyard will be
150 feet long and 75 feet wide, with curtain walls 71/2 feet high, made from
finely woven linen. The bases for the posts will be made of bronze.
“All the articles used in the rituals of the Tabernacle, including all the
tent pegs used to support the Tabernacle and the courtyard curtains, must
be made of bronze.
“Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for
the light, to keep the lamps burning continually. The lampstand will stand
in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the
Covenant. Aaron and his sons must keep the lamps burning in the Lord’s
presence all night. This is a permanent law for the people of Israel, and it
must be observed from generation to generation.
“Call for your brother, Aaron, and his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and
Ithamar. Set them apart from the rest of the people of Israel so they may
minister to me and be my priests. Make sacred garments for Aaron that are
glorious and beautiful. Instruct all the skilled craftsmen whom I have filled
with the spirit of wisdom. Have them make garments for Aaron that will
distinguish him as a priest set apart for my service. These are the garments
they are to make: a chestpiece, an ephod, a robe, a patterned tunic, a turban, and a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother,
Aaron, and his sons to wear when they serve me as priests. So give them
fine linen cloth, gold thread, and blue, purple, and scarlet thread.