The Sabbath Emphasized

Then Moses assembled all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and said to them, “These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to [a]do:

“For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a Sabbath of complete rest to the Lord; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.”

Moses spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the Lord has commanded, saying, ‘Take from among you a [b]contribution to the Lord; whoever is of a willing heart is to bring it as the Lord’s [c]contribution: gold, silver, and [d]bronze, and [e]violet, purple, and scarlet material, fine linen, goats’ hair, and rams’ skins [f]dyed red, and [g]fine leather, and acacia wood, and oil for lighting, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense, and onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the [h]breastpiece.

Tabernacle Artisans

10 ‘Have every skillful person among you come and make all that the Lord has commanded: 11 the [i]tabernacle, its tent and its covering, its hooks and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its bases; 12 the ark and its poles, the [j]atoning cover, and the covering curtain; 13 the table and its poles, and all its [k]utensils, and the bread of the [l]Presence; 14 the lampstand also for the light and its utensils and its lamps, and the oil for the light; 15 and the altar of incense and its poles, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the curtain for the doorway at the [m]entrance of the tabernacle; 16 the altar of burnt offering with its [n]bronze grating, its poles, and all its [o]utensils, the basin and its stand; 17 the hangings of the courtyard, its pillars and its bases, and the curtain for the gate of the courtyard; 18 the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the courtyard and their ropes; 19 the [p]woven garments for ministering in the Holy Place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to serve as priests.’”

Gifts Received

20 Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel departed from Moses’ presence. 21 And everyone whose heart [q]stirred him and everyone whose spirit [r]moved him came and brought the Lord’s [s]contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service, and for the holy garments. 22 Then all [t]whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and [u]earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did everyone who [v]presented an offering of gold to the Lord. 23 Everyone [w]who was in possession of violet, purple, or scarlet material or fine linen or goats’ hair, or rams’ skins [x]dyed red or fine leather, brought them. 24 Everyone who could make a [y]contribution of silver and [z]bronze brought the Lord’s [aa]contribution; and everyone [ab]who was in possession of acacia wood for any work of the service brought it. 25 And all the [ac]skilled women spun with their hands, and brought what they had spun, in violet, purple, and scarlet material, and in fine linen. 26 And all the women whose heart [ad]stirred with a skill spun the goats’ hair. 27 The rulers, moreover, brought the onyx stones and the stones for setting for the ephod and for the [ae]breastpiece; 28 and the spice and the oil for the light and for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense. 29 The [af]Israelites, all the men and women, whose heart [ag]moved them to bring material for all the work, which the Lord had commanded through Moses to be done, brought a [ah]voluntary offering to the Lord.

30 Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31 And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all [ai]craftsmanship; 32 to create [aj]designs for working in gold, in silver, and in [ak]bronze, 33 and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to perform in every inventive work. 34 He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35 He has filled them with [al]skill to perform every work of an engraver, of a designer, and of an embroiderer, in violet, purple, and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of designs.


  1. Exodus 35:1 Lit do them
  2. Exodus 35:5 Or uplifted offering
  3. Exodus 35:5 Or uplifted offering
  4. Exodus 35:5 Or copper
  5. Exodus 35:6 Or bluish; LXX hyacinth in color, and so throughout the ch
  6. Exodus 35:7 Or tanned
  7. Exodus 35:7 Meaning of the Heb uncertain, and so throughout the ch
  8. Exodus 35:9 Or pouch
  9. Exodus 35:11 Lit dwelling place
  10. Exodus 35:12 Also called mercy seat; i.e., where blood was sprinkled on the Day of Atonement
  11. Exodus 35:13 Or vessels
  12. Exodus 35:13 Lit Face
  13. Exodus 35:15 Or doorway
  14. Exodus 35:16 Or copper
  15. Exodus 35:16 Or vessels
  16. Exodus 35:19 Or service garments
  17. Exodus 35:21 Lit lifted him up
  18. Exodus 35:21 Or made him willing
  19. Exodus 35:21 Or uplifted offering
  20. Exodus 35:22 Or who were willing-hearted
  21. Exodus 35:22 Or nose rings
  22. Exodus 35:22 Lit waved a wave offering
  23. Exodus 35:23 Lit with whom was found
  24. Exodus 35:23 Or tanned
  25. Exodus 35:24 Or uplifted offering
  26. Exodus 35:24 Or copper
  27. Exodus 35:24 Or uplifted offering
  28. Exodus 35:24 Lit with whom was found
  29. Exodus 35:25 Lit women wise of heart
  30. Exodus 35:26 Lit lifted them up in wisdom
  31. Exodus 35:27 Or pouch
  32. Exodus 35:29 Lit sons of Israel
  33. Exodus 35:29 Lit made them willing
  34. Exodus 35:29 Or freewill offering
  35. Exodus 35:31 Or work
  36. Exodus 35:32 Lit devices
  37. Exodus 35:32 Or copper
  38. Exodus 35:35 Lit wisdom of heart