17 Bezalel used one piece of pure gold to make the lampstand. He used a hammer to make it the right shape. He used the gold to make its base, its middle pole and the cups to hold the oil. The cups were like open flowers and closed flowers. 18 There were six branches on the lampstand, three branches on each side of the middle pole. 19 Three cups in the shape of almond flowers and their leaves were on each branch. Each of the six branches of the lampstand had three cups like that.
20 On the lampstand itself there were four cups in the shape of almond flowers and their leaves. 21 There was one closed flower under the first pair of branches. There was a second closed flower under the second pair of branches. There was a third closed flower under the third pair of branches. So there were three closed flowers for the six branches. 22 He made the flowers and the branches from the same piece of pure gold as the lampstand. He used a hammer to make the gold into the right shape.
23 He used pure gold to make seven lamps for the lampstand, as well as the small tools and dishes to take care of the lamps. 24 He used 34 kilograms of pure gold to make the lampstand and all its tools.