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Exodus Chapter 26 | Parsha: Terumah

1As for the tabernacle, make it of ten strips of cloth; make these of fine twisted linen, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, with a design of cherubim worked into them. 2The length of each cloth shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each cloth shall be four cubits, all the cloths to have the same measurements. 3Five of the cloths shall be joined to one another, and the other five cloths shall be joined to one another. 4Make loops of blue wool on the edge of the outermost cloth of the one set; and do likewise on the edge of the outermost cloth of the other set: 5make fifty loops on the one cloth, and fifty loops on the edge of the end cloth of the other set, the loops to be opposite one another. 6And make fifty gold clasps, and couple the cloths to one another with the clasps, so that the tabernacle becomes one whole.

7You shall then make cloths of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; make the cloths eleven in number. 8The length of each cloth shall be thirty cubits, and the width of each cloth shall be four cubits, the eleven cloths to have the same measurements. 9Join five of the cloths by themselves, and the other six cloths by themselves; and fold over the sixth cloth at the front of the tent. 10Make fifty loops on the edge of the outermost cloth of the one set, and fifty loops on the edge of the cloth of the other set. 11Make fifty copper clasps, and fit the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together so that it becomes one whole. 12As for the overlapping excess of the cloths of the tent, the extra half-cloth shall overlap the back of the tabernacle, 13while the extra cubit at either end of each length of tent cloth shall hang down to the bottom of the two sides of the Tabernacle and cover it. 14And make for the tent a covering of tanned ram skins, and a covering of dolphin skins above.

15You shall make the planks for the Tabernacle of acacia wood, upright. 16The length of each plank shall be ten cubits and the width of each plank a cubit and a half. 17Each plank shall have two tenons, parallel to each other; do the same with all the planks of the Tabernacle. 18Of the planks of the Tabernacle, make twenty planks on the south side: 19making forty silver sockets under the twenty planks, two sockets under the one plank for its two tenons and two sockets under each following plank for its two tenons; 20and for the other side wall of the Tabernacle, on the north side, twenty planks, 21with their forty silver sockets, two sockets under the one plank and two sockets under each following plank. 22And for the rear of the Tabernacle, to the west, make six planks; 23and make two planks for the corners of the Tabernacle at the rear. 24 They shall match at the bottom, and terminate alike at the top inside one ring; thus shall it be with both of them: they shall form the two corners. 25Thus there shall be eight planks with their sockets of silver: sixteen sockets, two sockets under the first plank, and two sockets under each of the other planks.

26You shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the planks of the one side wall of the Tabernacle, 27five bars for the planks of the other side wall of the Tabernacle, and five bars for the planks of the wall of the Tabernacle at the rear to the west. 28The center bar halfway up the planks shall run from end to end. 29Overlay the planks with gold, and make their rings of gold, as holders for the bars; and overlay the bars with gold. 30Then set up the Tabernacle according to the manner of it that you were shown on the mountain.

31You shall make a curtain of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and fine twisted linen; it shall have a design of cherubim worked into it. 32Hang it upon four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and having hooks of gold, [set] in four sockets of silver. 33Hang the curtain under the clasps, and carry the Ark of the Pact there, behind the curtain, so that the curtain shall serve you as a partition between the Holy and the Holy of Holies. 34Place the cover upon the Ark of the Pact in the Holy of Holies. 35Place the table outside the curtain, and the lampstand by the south wall of the Tabernacle opposite the table, which is to be placed by the north wall.

36You shall make a screen for the entrance of the Tent, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and fine twisted linen, done in embroidery. 37Make five posts of acacia wood for the screen and overlay them with gold—their hooks being of gold—and cast for them five sockets of copper.

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