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39:26-41
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them between the pomegranates along the hem of the robe, with bells and
pomegranates alternating all around the hem. This robe was to be worn
whenever the priest ministered before the Lord, just as the Lord had
commanded Moses.
They made tunics for Aaron and his sons from fine linen cloth. The
turban and the special head coverings were made of fine linen, and the
undergarments were also made of finely woven linen. The sashes were
made of finely woven linen and embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet
thread, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Finally, they made the sacred m
­ edallion—­the badge of h­ oliness—­of
pure gold. They engraved it like a seal with these words: Holy to the
Lord. They attached the medallion with a blue cord to Aaron’s turban,
just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
And so at last the Tabernacle was finished. The Israelites had done everything just as the Lord had commanded Moses. And they brought the
entire Tabernacle to Moses:
the sacred tent with all its furnishings, clasps, frames, crossbars, posts,
and bases;
the tent coverings of tanned ram skins and fine goatskin leather;
the inner curtain to shield the Ark;
the Ark of the Covenant and its carrying poles;
the Ark’s ­cover—­the place of atonement;
the table and all its utensils;
the Bread of the Presence;
the pure gold lampstand with its symmetrical lamp cups, all its
accessories, and the olive oil for lighting;
the gold altar;
the anointing oil and fragrant incense;
the curtain for the entrance of the sacred tent;
the bronze altar;
the bronze grating and its carrying poles and utensils;
the washbasin with its stand;
the curtains for the walls of the courtyard;
the posts and their bases;
the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard;
the ropes and tent pegs;
all the furnishings to be used in worship at the Tabernacle;
the beautifully stitched garments for the priests to wear while





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