Exodus 25
Douay-Rheims Bible

Offerings for the Tabernacle

(Exodus 40:1-33; Hebrews 9:1-10)

1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring firstfruits to me: of every man that offereth of his own accord, you shall take them. 3And these are the things you must take: gold, and silver, and brass, 4Violet and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 5And rams' skins dyed red, and violet skins, and setim wood: 6Oil to make lights: spices for ointment, and for sweetsmelling incense: 7Onyx stones, and precious stones to adorn the ephod and the rational. 8And they shall make me a sanctuary, and I will dwell in the midst of them: 9According to all the likeness of the tabernacle which I will shew thee, and of all the vessels for the service thereof: and thus you shall make it:

The Ark of the Covenant

(Exodus 37:1-9)

10Frame an ark of setim wood, the length whereof shall be of two cubits and a half: the breadth, a cubit and a half: the height, likewise, a cubit and a half. 11And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold within and without: and over it thou shalt make a golden crown round about: 12And four golden rings, which thou shall put at the four corners of the ark: let two rings be on the one side, and two on the other. 13Thou shalt make bars also of setim wood, and shalt overlay them with gold. 14And thou shalt put them in through the rings that are in the sides of the ark, that it may be carried on them. 15And they shall be always in the rings, neither shall they at any time be drawn out of them. 16And thou shalt put in the ark the testimony which I will give thee.

The Mercy Seat

17Thou shalt make also a propitiatory of the purest gold: the length thereof shall be two cubits and a half, and the breadth a cubit and a half. 18Thou shalt make also two cherubims of beaten gold, on the two sides of the oracle. 19Let one cherub be on the one side, and the other on the other. 20Let them cover both sides of the propitiatory, spreading their wings, and covering the oracle, and let them look one towards the other, their faces being turned towards the propitiatory wherewith the ark is to be covered. 21In which thou shalt put the testimony that I will give thee. 22Thence will I give orders, and will speak to thee over the propitiatory, and from the midst of the two cherubims, which shall be upon the ark of the testimony, all things which I will command the children of Israel by thee.

The Table of Showbread

(Exodus 37:10-16; Leviticus 24:5-9)

23Thou shalt make a table also of setim wood, of two cubits in length, and a cubit in breadth, and a cubit and half in height. 24And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold: and thou shalt make to it a golden ledge round about. 25And to the ledge itself a polished crown, four inches high: and over the same another little golden crown. 26Thou shalt prepare also four golden rings, and shalt put them in the four corners of the same table over each foot. 27Under the crown shall the golden rings be, that the bars may be put through them, and the table may be carried. 28The bars also themselves thou shalt make of setim wood, and shalt overlay them with gold to bear up the table. 29Thou shalt prepare also dishes, and bowls, censers, and cups, wherein the libations are to be offered of the purest gold. 30And thou shalt set upon the table loaves of proposition in my sight always.

The Golden Lampstand

(Numbers 8:1-4)

31Thou shalt make also a candlestick of beaten work of the finest gold, the shaft thereof, and the branches, the cups, and the bowls, and the lilies going forth from it. 32Six branches shall come out of the sides, three out of the one side, and three out of the other. 33Three cups as it were nuts to every branch, and a bowl withal, and a lily; and three cups, likewise of the fashion of nuts in the other branch, and a bowl withal, and a lily. Such shall be the work of the six branches, that are to come out from the shaft: 34And in the candlestick itself shall be four cups in the manner of a nut, and at every one, bowls and lilies. 35Bowls under two branches in three places, which together make six coming forth out of one shaft. 36And both the bowls and the branches shall be of the same beaten work of the purest gold. 37Thou shalt make also seven lamps, and shalt set them upon the candlestick, to give light over against. 38The snuffers also and where the snuffings shall be put out, shall be made of the purest gold. 39The whole weight of the candlestick with all the furniture thereof shall be a talent of the purest gold. 40Look and make it according to the pattern, that was shewn thee in the mount.

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