1Bezalel, Oholiab, and the other skilled workmen made the beautiful clothes for Aaron to wear while he did his work as a priest in the Holy Place. They made them from blue, purple, and red cloth, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses/me.
2They made the sacred apron from fine white linen and from blue, purple, and red cloth.
3They hammered some thin sheets of gold and cut them into thin strips which they embroidered into the fine linen and into the blue, purple, and red cloth.
4The apron had two shoulder straps, to join the front part to the back part at the shoulders.
5A carefully-woven sash, which was made from the same materials as the sacred apron, was sewn onto the sacred apron. This was made exactly as Yahweh had commanded Moses/me.
6They cut two valuable onyx stones and enclosed them in a tiny gold frame, and a skilled gem-cutter engraved on the stones the names of the twelve sons of Jacob.
7They fastened the stones to the shoulder straps of the sacred apron, to represent the twelve Israeli tribes, exactly as Yahweh had commanded Moses/me.
8They made the sacred chest pouch. They made it of the same materials as the sacred apron and embroidered it in the same way.
9It was square, and the material was folded double, so that it was ◄9 in./22 cm.► long and ◄9 in./22 cm.► wide.
10They fastened four rows of valuable stones onto the pouch. In the first row, they put a red ruby, a yellow topaz, and a red garnet.
11In the second row, they put a green emerald, a blue sapphire, and a clear/white diamond.
12In the third row they put a red jacinth, a white agate, and a purple amethyst.
13In the fourth row, they put a yellow beryl, a red carnelian, and a green jasper. They set each of the stones in tiny gold frames.
14On each of the twelve stones they engraved the name of one of the sons of Jacob, to represent one of the twelve Israeli tribes.
15They made two chains from pure gold and braided them like cords, to attach the sacred pouch to the sacred apron.
16They made two gold rings, and they attached them to the upper corners of the sacred pouch.
17They fastened one end of each cord to one of the rings.
18They fastened the other end of each cord to the two ◄settings/tiny frames► that enclosed the stones. Then they attached the sacred pouch to the shoulder straps of the sacred apron.
19Then they made two more gold rings and attached them to the lower corners of the sacred pouch, on the inside edges, next to the sacred apron.
20They made two more gold rings and attached them to the lower part of the front of the shoulder straps, near to where the shoulder straps were joined to the sacred apron, just above the carefully-woven sash/waistband.
21They tied the rings on the sacred pouch to the rings on the sacred apron with a blue cord, so that the sacred pouch was above the sash/waistband and would not come loose from the sacred apron.
22They made the robe that is to be worn underneath the priest's sacred apron, using only blue cloth.
23It had an opening through which the priest would put his head. They sewed a border around this opening, to prevent the material from tearing.
24At the lower edge on the robe, they fastened decorations that resembled pomegranate fruit. The decorations were woven from blue, purple, and red yarn/thread.
25Between each of these decorations, they fastened a tiny bell made from pure gold, so there was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, alternating all around the hem of the robe
26for Aaron to wear while he did his work as a priest. They made all these things exactly as Yahweh had commanded Moses/me.
27They wove long-sleeved tunics/gowns from fine white linen, for Aaron and his sons.
28They also made a turban of fine linen for Aaron to wear around his head. They made the caps and the undershorts for Aaron's sons from fine linen.
29They made the embroidered sash/waistband for Aaron from fine linen and from blue, purple, and red cloth, and they embroidered designs on it using blue, purple, and red yarn/thread, exactly as Yahweh had commanded Moses/me.
30They also made the tiny ornament of pure gold and had a skilled workman engrave on it the words, ❛Dedicated to Yahweh❜.
31They fastened this to the front of the turban by a blue cord, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses/me.
32Finally they finished all the work to make the Sacred Tent. They brought to Moses/me all the things that they had made. They had made them exactly as Yahweh had commanded me.
33They brought to him/me the Sacred Tent and all the things that were used with it: the hooks, the frames, the crossbars, the posts and their bases,
34the coverings for the Sacred Tent that were made of tanned/dyed rams' skins and goatskins, the curtains,
35the sacred chest that contained the stone slabs on which the commandments were written, the poles, the lid for the chest,
36the table with all the things that were used with it, the sacred bread that was offered to God,
37the lampstand made of pure gold and all its lamps and all the things that were to be used to take care of it, the oil for the lamps,
38the golden altar for burning incense, the oil for anointing, the sweet-smelling incense, the curtain for the entrance to the Sacred Tent,
39the bronze altar for burning sacrifices and its bronze grating, the poles for carrying it, and all the other things that were used with it, the washbasin and its base,
40the curtains that surrounded the courtyard, the posts and bases that supported them, the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard and its ropes, the tent pegs, and all the other things that would be used in the Sacred Tent,
41the beautiful sacred clothes for Aaron to wear when he did his work in the Holy Place, and the special clothes for his sons to wear as they did their work as priests.
42The Israeli people had done all this work exactly as Yahweh had commanded Moses/me.
43Then Moses/I saw all the work that they had done. Truly, they had done everything exactly as Yahweh had commanded that it should be done. Then Moses/I asked God to bless them.