30.3. The Tabernacle, Now Complete, Is Brought to Moses (39:32-43)

 (32) Thus was completed all the work of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting. The Israelites did so; just as the Lord had commanded Moses, so they did.

(33) Then they brought the Tabernacle to Moses, with the Tent and all its furnishings: its clasps, its planks, its poles, its posts, and its sockets;

(34) the covering of tanned ram skins, the covering of dolphin skins, and the curtain for the screen;

(35) the Ark of the Pact and its poles, and the cover;

(36) the table and all its utensils, and the bread of display;

(37) the pure lampstand, its lamps — lamps in due order — and all its fittings, and the oil for lighting;

(38) the altar of gold, the oil for anointing, the aromatic incense, and the screen for the entrance of the Tent;

(39) the copper altar with its copper grating, its poles and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand;

(40) the hangings of the enclosure, its posts and its sockets, the screen for the gate of the enclosure, its cords and its pegs — all the furnishings for the service of the Tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting;

(41) the service vestments for officiating in the sanctuary, the sacral vestments of Aaron the priest, and the vestments of his sons for priestly service.

(42) Just as the Lord had commanded Moses, so the Israelites had done all the work.

(43) And when Moses saw that they had performed all the tasks — as the Lord had commanded, so they had done — Moses blessed them.

(33) Then they brought the Tabernacle to Moses: Although many people created the Tabernacle’s individual components, only Moses himself can assemble and install it. No one else is capable of that.


Bible Dynamics, VOL. 2. EXODUS Copyright © by Orot Yerushalaim / P. Polonsky / English translation of the Torah by the Jewish Publication Society, New JPS Translation, 1985. With sincere gratitude for the permission to use. All Rights Reserved.

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