Êxodo 31

1 Jehovah said to Moses:

2 »I have called Bezalel, son of Uri and grandson of Hur, from the tribe of Judah.

3 »I filled him with the Spirit of God my power. I gave him understanding, skill, and ability for every kind of artistic work.

4 »This is for planning skillful designs and working them in gold, silver, and copper.

5 »It is also for cutting jewels to be set and for carving wood and for every other kind of artistic work.

6 »I also appointed Oholiab, son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan, to help him. I have given every craftsman the skill necessary to make what I have commanded you:

7 the tent of meeting, the ark containing the words of my covenant with the throne of mercy on it, and all the other furnishings for the tent,

8 the table and the dishes, the pure gold lamp stand and all its utensils, the altar for incense,

9 the altar for burnt offerings and all its accessories, the basin with its stand,

10 the special clothes the holy clothes for the priest Aaron and the clothes for his sons when they serve as priests,

11 the anointing oil, and the sweet incense for the holy place. They will make all these things as I commanded you.«

12 Jehovah also said to Moses:

13 »Speak to the people of Israel. Say: ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This is a sign between you and me throughout your generations that you may know that I am Jehovah, the one who sanctifies you.

14 »‘You are to observe the Sabbath. It is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it will absolutely be put to death. Whoever does any work on it will be removed from his people.

15 »‘Work may be done for six days. The seventh day there is a Sabbath of complete rest. It is holy to Jehovah. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day will definitely be put to death.

16 »‘The Israelites must observe the Sabbath and celebrate the Sabbath throughout their generations as a long lasting covenant.

17 »‘It is a long lasting sign between the people of Israel and me for the reason that Jehovah made heaven and earth in six days. Then He ceased from work and was refreshed on the seventh day.’«

18 When God finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.