1491 B.C.

(1-3. Before the work commences, they are reminded of the commandment as to the 6 days and the 7th, even in the making of the Tabernacle.)

Exodus 35)

1 And Moses gathered all the congregation of the sons of Israel together, and said to them, "These are the words which the LORD (Yehovah) has commanded, that you should do them.
2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever does work therein shall be put to death.
3 You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day."

V  O  35:4-9. Free-will offering required.
    P  35:10. Artificers called for.
     Q  35:11-19. The work described.
   O  35:20-29. Free-will offerings given.
    P  35:30-36:7. Artificers fitted.
     Q  36:8-40:33. The work executed.

4 And Moses spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD commanded (see 25:1, &c.), saying,
5 'Take you from among you an heave offering to the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart (notice the "willing" hearted, 35:5,22,29; the "wise" hearted, 35:10,25,35; 36:1,2,8; and the "stirred" heart, 35:21,26; 36:2), let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass,
6 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
7 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
8 And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense,
9 And onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

10 And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the LORD has commanded;

11 (Note the 42 items enumerated in vv. 11-19) The tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, his taches, and his boards, his bars, his pillars, and his sockets,
12 The ark, and the staves thereof, with the mercy seat, and the veil of the covering,
13 The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and the show-bread,
14 The candlestick also for the light, and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light,
15 And the incense altar, and his staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the entrance at the entering in of the tabernacle,
16 The altar of burnt offering, with his brazen grate, his staves, and all his vessels, the laver and his foot,
17 The hangings of the court, his pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for the gate of the court,
18 The pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords,
19 The cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office.' "

20 And all the congregation of the sons of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.
21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the heave offering of the Lord (see 29:27) to the work of the tent of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every one that offered, offered an offering of gold to the LORD.
23 And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen (Egypt was noted for it. The thread was dyed before being woven), and goats' hair, and red skins of rams, and badgers' skins, brought them.
24 Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the heave offering of the Lord: and every man, with whom was found shittim wood for any work of the service, brought it.
25 And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands (in Egypt the women did the dying and spinning; the men did the weaving and embroidering), and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.
26 And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair.
27 And the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate;
28 And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.
29 The sons of Israel brought a willing offering to the LORD, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the LORD had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.

P  R 1 a 1 35:30. Bezaleel called.
        b 1 35:31. Bezaleel filled.
         c 1 35:32,33. His gifts.
   R 2 a 2 35:34. Aholiab called.
        b 2 35:35-. Aholiab filled.
         c 2 35:-35. His gifts.
   R 3 a 3 36:1. Bezaleel, Aholiab, and companions.
        b 3 36:2. Their filling.
         c 3 36:3. Their and the people's gifts.

30 And Moses said to the sons of Israel, "See, the LORD has called by name (cp. 31:2. This, in Exodus, the book of the names. See 1:1) Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;

31 And He has filled him with the spirit of God (Elohim), in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;

32 And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
33 And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of skilfull work.

34 And He has put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.

35 Them has He filled with wisdom of heart,

to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise skillful work.

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