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Exodus Chapter 25 | Parsha: Terumah

1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart so moves him. 3And these are the gifts that you shall accept from them: gold, silver, and copper; 4blue, purple, and crimson yarns, fine linen, goats’ hair; 5tanned ram skins, dolphin skins, and acacia wood; 6oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the aromatic incense; 7lapis lazuli and other stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastpiece. 8And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them. 9Exactly as I show you—the pattern of the Tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings—so shall you make it.

10They shall make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 11Overlay it with pure gold—overlay it inside and out—and make upon it a gold molding round about. 12Cast four gold rings for it, to be attached to its four feet, two rings on one of its side walls and two on the other. 13Make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold; 14then insert the poles into the rings on the side walls of the ark, for carrying the ark. 15The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark: they shall not be removed from it. 16And deposit in the Ark [the tablets of] the Pact which I will give you.

17You shall make a cover of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 18Make two cherubim of gold—make them of hammered work—at the two ends of the cover. 19Make one cherub at one end and the other cherub at the other end; of one piece with the cover shall you make the cherubim at its two ends. 20The cherubim shall have their wings spread out above, shielding the cover with their wings. They shall confront each other, the faces of the cherubim being turned toward the cover. 21Place the cover on top of the Ark, after depositing inside the Ark the Pact that I will give you. 22There I will meet with you, and I will impart to you—from above the cover, from between the two cherubim that are on top of the Ark of the Pact—all that I will command you concerning the Israelite people.

23You shall make a table of acacia wood, two cubits long, one cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high. 24Overlay it with pure gold, and make a gold molding around it. 25Make a rim of a hand’s breadth around it, and make a gold molding for its rim round about. 26Make four gold rings for it, and attach the rings to the four corners at its four legs. 27The rings shall be next to the rim, as holders for poles to carry the table. 28Make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold; by these the table shall be carried. 29Make its bowls, ladles, jars and jugs with which to offer libations; make them of pure gold. 30And on the table you shall set the bread of display, to be before Me always.

31You shall make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be made of hammered work; its base and its shaft, its cups, calyxes, and petals shall be of one piece. 32Six branches shall issue from its sides; three branches from one side of the lampstand and three branches from the other side of the lampstand. 33On one branch there shall be three cups shaped like almond-blossoms, each with calyx and petals, and on the next branch there shall be three cups shaped like almond-blossoms, each with calyx and petals; so for all six branches issuing from the lampstand. 34And on the lampstand itself there shall be four cups shaped like almond-blossoms, each with calyx and petals: 35a calyx, of one piece with it, under a pair of branches; and a calyx, of one piece with it, under the second pair of branches, and a calyx, of one piece with it, under the last pair of branches; so for all six branches issuing from the lampstand. 36Their calyxes and their stems shall be of one piece with it, the whole of it a single hammered piece of pure gold. 37Make its seven lamps—the lamps shall be so mounted as to give the light on its front side— 38and its tongs and fire pans of pure gold. 39It shall be made, with all these furnishings, out of a talent of pure gold. 40Note well, and follow the patterns for them that are being shown you on the mountain.

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