Exodus 25:1-9

The tabernacle

1 The Lord said to Moses: 2 ‘Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. Every person who wants to give can make a gift to me. You must receive their gifts. 3 These are the gifts that you must receive from the people as an offering:

  • gold, silver and bronze;
  • 4 blue, purple and red material;
  • good linen and goat's hair.
  • 5 red leather from sheep skins and other good leather;
  • wood from acacia trees;
  • 6 olive oil for the lamps;
  • spices for the special oil and for incense with a nice smell;
  • 7 onyx and other jewels to fix on the priest's ephod and his breastpiece.
  • 25:7The ephod and the breastpiece were special clothes that the priests wore.

    8 You must tell the Israelites to make a special place to be my home. Then I will live among them. 9 I will show you how to make this tabernacle and everything that you will put inside it. But you must make everything in the way that I tell you.