Exodus chapter 37

Bezalel makes the Ark, the Table, the Lamp Stand, and the Incense Altar.

 


 

BEZALEL MAKES THE ARK

 

VERSE 1. Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood. Its length was two and a half cubits, and its width a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height.

Bezalel made the ark. Elsewhere Moses said he himself made the ark:

Deuteronomy 10:3. So I made an ark of acacia wood, and cut two stone tablets like the first, and went up onto the mountain, having the two tablets in my hand.

Maybe Moses was speaking like a politician. Or a CEO. When they say “they” did something, they mean they commanded something to happen. Other people made it happen, but it was their command.

two and a half cubits. A cubit is the length from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow on a man’s arm, or about 18 inches.

 

VERSE 2. He overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a molding of gold for it around it.

overlaid it with pure gold. This is terribly valuable. Priceless.

 

VERSE 3. He cast four rings of gold for it in its four feet—two rings on its one side, and two rings on its other side.

 

VERSE 4. He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.

 

VERSE 5. He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.

 

VERSE 6. He made a mercy seat of pure gold. Its length was two and a half cubits, and a cubit and a half its width.

a mercy seat. This can also be translated as “an atonement cover.”

In our day, we Christians have “an atonement cover.” We are covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ.

of pure gold. This too is terribly valuable. Priceless.

 

VERSE 7. He made two cherubim of gold. He made them of beaten work, at the two ends of the mercy seat:

 

VERSE 8. one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end. He made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at its two ends.

 

VERSE 9. The cherubim spread out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

 

BEZALEL MAKES THE TABLE

 

VERSE 10. He made made the table of acacia wood. Its length was two cubits, and its width was a cubit, and its height was a cubit and a half.

He. This is still Bezalel.

 

VERSE 11. He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a gold molding around it.

overlaid it with pure gold. This too is terribly valuable. Priceless.

 

VERSE 12. He made a border of a hand’s width around it, and made a golden molding on its border around it.

 

VERSE 13. He cast four rings of gold for it, and put the rings in the four corners that were on its four feet.

 

VERSE 14. The rings were close by the border, the places for the poles to carry the table.

 

VERSE 15. He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table.

 

VERSE 16. He made the vessels which were on the table, its dishes, its spoons, its bowls, and its pitchers with which to pour out, of pure gold.

 

BEZALEL MAKES THE LAMP STAND

 

VERSE 17. He made the lamp stand of pure gold. He made the lamp stand of beaten work. Its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers were of one piece with it.

He. This is still Bezalel.

made the lamp stand of pure gold. This too is terribly valuable. Priceless.

 

VERSE 18. There were six branches going out of its sides: three branches of the lamp stand out of its one side, and three branches of the lamp stand out of its other side:

 

VERSE 19. three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower, and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower; so for the six branches going out of the lamp stand.

 

VERSE 20. In the lamp stand were four cups made like almond blossoms, its buds and its flowers;

 

VERSE 21. and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, and a bud under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it.

 

VERSE 22. Their buds and their branches were of one piece with it. The whole thing was one beaten work of pure gold.

one beaten work of pure gold. This too is terribly valuable. Priceless.

 

VERSE 23. He made its seven lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff dishes, of pure gold.

of pure gold. This too is terribly valuable. Priceless.

 

VERSE 24. He made it of a talent of pure gold, with all its vessels.

a talent. A talent is about 66 pounds.

of pure gold. This too is terribly valuable. Priceless.

 

BEZALEL MAKES THE INCENSE ALTAR

 

VERSE 25. He made the altar of incense of acacia wood. It was square: its length was a cubit, and its width a cubit. Its height was two cubits. Its horns were of one piece with it.

He. This is still Bezalel.

 

VERSE 26. He overlaid it with pure gold: its top, its sides around it, and its horns. He made a gold molding around it.

overlaid it with pure gold. This too is terribly valuable. Priceless.

 

VERSE 27. He made two golden rings for it under its molding crown, on its two ribs, on its two sides, for places for poles with which to carry it.

 

VERSE 28. He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.

 

VERSE 29. He made the holy anointing oil and the pure incense of sweet spices, after the art of the perfumer.

 


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