Exodus 35

Sabbath Regulations

35:1 Moses assembled the whole community of the Israelites and said to them, “These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to do.1 35:2 In six days2 work may be done, but on the seventh day there must be a holy day3 for you, a Sabbath of complete rest to the Lord.4 Anyone who does work on it will be put to death. 35:3 You must not kindle a fire5 in any of your homes6 on the Sabbath day.”7

Willing Workers

35:48 Moses spoke to the whole community of the Israelites, “This is the word that the Lord has commanded: 35:5 ‘Take9 an offering for the Lord. Let everyone who has a willing heart10 bring11 an offering to the Lord:12 gold, silver, bronze, 35:6 blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, fine linen, goat’s hair, 35:7 ram skins dyed red, fine leather,13 acacia wood, 35:8 olive oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, 35:9 onyx stones, and other gems14 for mounting15 on the ephod and the breastpiece. 35:10 Every skilled person16 among you is to come and make all that the Lord has commanded: 35:11 the tabernacle with17 its tent, its covering, its clasps, its frames, its crossbars, its posts, and its bases; 35:12 the ark, with its poles, the atonement lid, and the special curtain that conceals it; 35:13 the table with its poles and all its vessels, and the Bread of the Presence; 35:14 the lampstand for18 the light and its accessories, its lamps, and oil for the light; 35:15 and the altar of incense with its poles, the anointing oil, and the fragrant incense; the hanging for the door at the entrance of the tabernacle; 35:16 the altar for the burnt offering with its bronze grating that is on it, its poles, and all its utensils; the large basin and its pedestal; 35:17 the hangings of the courtyard, its posts and its bases, and the curtain for the gateway to the courtyard; 35:18 tent pegs for the tabernacle and tent pegs for the courtyard and their ropes; 35:19 the woven garments for serving in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments for his sons to minister as priests.”

35:20 So the whole community of the Israelites went out from the presence of Moses. 35:21 Everyone19 whose heart stirred him to action20 and everyone whose spirit was willing21 came and brought the offering for the Lord for the work of the tent of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.22 35:22 They came, men and women alike,23 all who had willing hearts. They brought brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments, all kinds of gold jewelry,24 and everyone came who waved25 a wave offering of gold to the Lord.

35:23 Everyone who had26 blue, purple, or27 scarlet yarn, fine linen, goats’ hair, ram skins dyed red, or fine leather28 brought them.29 35:24 Everyone making an offering of silver or bronze brought it as30 an offering to the Lord, and everyone who had acacia wood31 for any work of the service brought it.32 35:25 Every woman who was skilled33 spun with her hands and brought what she had spun, blue, purple, or scarlet yarn, or fine linen, 35:26 and all the women whose heart stirred them to action and who were skilled34 spun goats’ hair.

35:27 The leaders brought onyx stones and other gems to be mounted35 for the ephod and the breastpiece, 35:28 and spices and olive oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense.

35:29 The Israelites brought a freewill offering to the Lord, every man and woman whose heart was willing to bring materials for all the work that the Lord through36 Moses had commanded them37 to do.

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