Êxodo 35

1 Moses assembled the whole Israelite congregation and said to them: »These are the things Jehovah commanded you to do:

2 »You may work for six days. The seventh day is a holy day of worship a Sabbath. It is a day when you do not work. It is dedicated to Jehovah. Whoever does any work on this day should be put to death.

3 »Do not light a fire in your homes on the Sabbath day.«

4 Moses spoke to all the people of Israel: »This is what Jehovah has commanded:

5 ‘Make an offering to Jehovah. Everyone who wishes to do so is to bring an offering of gold, silver, or copper.

6 ‘The offering could be of fine linen, blue, purple, and red wool; cloth made of goats’ hair;

7 rams’ skin dyed red, fine leather, acacia wood;

8 oil for the lamps, spices; balsam oil for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense.

9 The offering could also be carnelians and other jewels to be set in the High Priest’s ephod and in his breast piece.

10 ‘All the skilled workers among you are to come and make everything that Jehovah commanded:

11 the Tent, its covering and its outer covering, its hooks and its frames, its crossbars, its posts, and its bases;

12 the Covenant Box, its poles, its lid, and the curtain to screen it off;

13 the table, its poles, and all its equipment; the bread offered to God;

14 the lamp stand for the light and its equipment; the lamps with their oil;

15 the altar for burning incense and its poles; the anointing oil; the sweet incense; the curtain for the entrance of the Tent;

16 the altar on which to burn offerings, with its bronze grating attached, its poles, and all its equipment; the washbasin and its base;

17 the curtains for the enclosure, its posts and bases; the curtain for the entrance of the enclosure;

18 the Tent pegs and ropes for the Tent and the enclosure;

19 and the garments the priests are to wear when they serve in the Holy Place---the sacred clothes for Aaron the priest and for his sons.’«

20 Then the whole congregation of the people of Israel left Moses.

21 Those who were willing and whose hearts moved them brought their contributions to Jehovah. The gifts were used to construct the tent of meeting, to pay other expenses, and to make the holy clothes.

22 All willing, men and women alike, brought all kinds of gold jewelry: pins, brooches, earrings, signet rings, and pendants. They offered these gifts of gold to Jehovah.

23 Those who had violet, purple, or bright red yarn, fine linen, goats’ hair, rams’ skins dyed red, or fine leather brought them.

24 Those who could give silver or copper brought it as their contribution to Jehovah. Those who had acacia wood that could be used in the construction brought it.

25 All the skilled women brought fine linen thread and thread of blue, purple, and red wool, which they made.

26 They also made thread of goats’ hair.

27 The leaders brought different kinds of jewels to be sewn on the special clothes and the breast piece for the high priest.

28 And the spice and the oil for the light, and the holy anointing oil and the sweet perfume balsam oil.

29 The people of Israel, every man and woman whose hearts were willing, gave their offerings freely to Jehovah. This was for the work that Jehovah gave Moses orders to have done.

30 Then Moses said to the sons of Israel: »Jehovah has called by name Bezalel son of Uri son of Hur of the tribe of Judah.

31 »He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship.

32 »He is a master artist familiar with gold, silver, and copper.

33 »He knows how to cut and set stones and how to work with wood. He is an expert in all trades.

34 »Jehovah also gave Bezalel and Oholiab, son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan the ability to teach others.

35 »Jehovah made these men highly skilled in all trades. They can do the work of jewelers, carpenters, and designers. They know how to embroider violet, purple and bright red yarn on fine linen. They know how to weave yarn on a loom. They can do all kinds of trades. They are master artists.