Exodus 31:1-11

Bezalel and Oholiab

1 Then the Lord said to Moses, 2 ‘Look! I have chosen Bezalel, the son of Uri and the grandson of Hur. He belongs to the tribe of Judah. 3 I have filled him with my Spirit so that he has special skills. He knows how to make many kinds of things. 4 He can draw pictures of beautiful things that he wants to make. Then he uses gold, silver or bronze to make them. 5 He knows how to cut valuable stones and make them look beautiful. He knows how to cut wood into different shapes. He is very clever at all kinds of work.

6 I have also chosen Oholiab to help Bezalel. Oholiab is the son of Ahisamach. He belongs to the tribe of Dan. I have also helped all the workers who have special skills. They will be able to make everything that I have commanded you to make. 7 They will make these things:

  • the Tent of Meeting,
  • the Covenant Box with its special lid,
  • the other things that will be in the tabernacle.
  • 8 Those things include:

  • the pure gold lampstand and all its tools,
  • the altar for incense,
  • 9 the altar for burnt offerings with all its tools,
  • the large bowl for water and its base,
  • 10 the beautiful clothes for Aaron the priest,
  • the clothes for his sons as they serve as priests,
  • 11 the special oil to show that things belong to me,
  • the sweet incense for the Holy Place.
  • The workers must make all these things in the way that I have commanded you.’