1The Lord told Moses,
2“Instruct the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive my offering from everyone who willingly wants to give.
3These are the items you are to accept from them as contributions: gold, silver, and bronze;
4blue, purple, and crimson thread; finely-spun linen and goat hair;
5ram skins that have been tanned, and fine leather; acacia wood;
6olive oil for the lamps; spices for the olive oil used in anointing and for the fragrant incense;
7and onyx stones and other gemstones to be used in making the ephod and breastpiece.
8They are to make me a sanctuary so I can live among them.
9You must make the Tabernacle and all its furnishings according to design I'm going to show you.
10They are to make an Ark of acacia wood that measures two and a half cubits long by a cubit and a half wide by one and a half cubits high.
11Cover it with pure gold on the inside and the outside, and make a gold trim to go around it.
12Cast four gold rings and attach them to its four feet, two on one side and two on the other.
13Make poles of acacia wood and cover them with gold.
14Place the poles into the rings on the sides of the Ark, so it can be carried.
15The poles are to stay in the rings of the Ark; don't take them out.
16Place inside the Ark the Testimony which I'm going to give you.
17You are to make an atonement cover of pure gold, two and a half cubits long by a cubit and a half wide.
18Make two cherubim of hammered gold for the ends of the atonement cover,
19and put one cherub on each end. All of this is to be made from one piece of gold.
20The cherubim are to be designed with spread wings pointing upward, covering the atonement cover. The cherubim are to be placed facing each another, looking down towards the atonement cover.
21Place the atonement cover on top of the Ark, and put the Testimony that I'm going to give you inside the Ark.
22I will meet with you there as arranged above the atonement cover, between the two cherubim that stand over the Ark of the Testimony, and I will talk with you about all the commands I will give the Israelites.
23Then you are to make a table of acacia wood two cubits long by a cubit wide by a cubit and a half high.
24Cover it with pure gold and make a gold trim to go around it.
25Make a border around it the width of a hand and put a gold trim on the border.
26Make four gold rings for the table and attach them to the four corners of the table by the legs.
27The rings are to be close to the border to hold the poles used to carry the table.
28Make the poles of acacia wood for carrying the table and cover them with gold.
29Make plates and dishes for the table, as well as pitchers and bowls for pouring out drink offerings. Make all of them out of pure gold.
30Place the Bread of the Presence on the table so it is always in my presence.
31Make a lampstand of pure, hammered gold. The whole of it is to be made of one piece—its base, shaft, cups, buds, and flowers.
32It is to have six branches coming out of the sides of the lampstand, three on each side.
33Have three cups shaped like almond flowers on the first branch, each with buds and petals, three on the next branch. Each of six branches that come out will have three cups shaped like almond flowers, all complete with buds and petals.
34On the main shaft of the lampstand make four cups shaped like almond flowers, complete with buds and petals.
35On the six branches that come out from the lampstand, place a bud under the first pair of branches, a bud under the second pair, and a bud under the third pair.
36The buds and branches are to be made with the lampstand as one piece, hammered out of pure gold.
37Make seven lamps and place them on the lampstand so they can light up the area in front of it.
38The wick tongs and their trays are to be made of pure gold.
39The lampstand and all these utensils will require a talent of pure gold.
40Be sure to make everything according to the design you were shown on the mountain.”