1And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses.
2And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
3And they did hammer the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with skillful work.
4They made shoulder pieces for it, to join it together: by the two edges was it joined together.
5And the skillfully woven band of his ephod, that was upon it, was of the same workmanship, according to its work; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the LORD commanded Moses.
6And they worked onyx stones enclosed in settings of gold, engraved, as signets are engraved, with the names of the children of Israel.
7And he put them on the shoulders of the ephod, that they should be stones for a memorial to the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses.
8And he made the breastplate of skillful work, like the work of the ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
9It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length of it, and a span the breadth of it, being doubled.
10And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.
11And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
12And the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst.
13And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were enclosed in settings of gold in their mountings.
14And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, every one with its name, according to the twelve tribes.
15And they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of braided work of pure gold.
16And they made two settings of gold, and two gold rings; and put the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate.
17And they put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate.
18And the two ends of the two braided chains they fastened to the two settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, in the front.
19And they made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, in its edge, which was on the inside of the ephod.
20And they made two other golden rings, and put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the front of it, right at the seam, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
21And they did bind the breastplate by its rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.
22And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
23And there was a hole in the top of the robe, as the hole of a garment, with a band round about the hole, that it should not tear.
24And they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen.
25And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates on the hem of the robe, round about between the pomegranates;
26A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the hem of the robe to minister in; as the LORD commanded Moses.
27And they made coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his sons,
28And a turban of fine linen, and exquisite caps of fine linen, and linen trousers of fine twined linen,
29And a band of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, of needlework; as the LORD commanded Moses.
30And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
31And they tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it high on the turban; as the LORD commanded Moses.
32Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.
33And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the tent, and all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, its bars, and its pillars, and its sockets,
34And the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, and the veil of the covering,
35The ark of the testimony, and its poles, and the mercy seat,
36The table, and all the utensils, and the showbread,
37The pure lampstand, with its lamps, even with the lamps set in order, and all its utensils, and the oil for light,
38And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet-smelling incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door,
39The bronze altar, and its grate of bronze, its poles, and all its utensils, the laver and its base,
40The hangings of the court, its pillars, and its sockets, and the hanging for the court gate, its cords, and its pins, and all the utensils of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of the congregation,
41The garments of service to do service in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons' garments, to minister in the priest's office.
42According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work.
43And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.
Commentaries for Exodus 39:0