25:9. According to all the likeness of the tabernacle which I will shew thee, and of all the vessels for the service thereof: and thus you shall make it:
25:10. Frame an ark of setim wood, the length whereof shall be of two cubits and a half; the breadth, a cubit and a half; the height, likewise, a cubit and a half.
25:11. And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold, within and without; and over it thou shalt make a golden crown round about:
25:12. And four golden rings, which thou shalt put at the four corners of the ark: let two rings be on the one side, and two on the other.
25:13. Thou shalt make bars also of setim wood, and shalt overlay them with gold.
25:14. And thou shalt put them in through the rings that are in the sides of the ark, that it may be carried on them:
25:15. And they shall be always in the rings, neither shall they at any time be drawn out of them.
25:16. And thou shalt put in the ark the testimony which I will give thee.
25:17. Thou shalt make also a propitiatory of the purest gold: the length thereof shall be two cubits and a half, and the breadth a cubit and a half.
A propitiatory... a covering for the ark: called a propitiatory, or mercy seat, because the Lord, who was supposed to sit there upon the wings of the cherubims, with the ark for his footstool, from thence shewed mercy. It is also called the oracle, ver. 18 and 20; because from thence God gave his orders and his answers.
25:18. Thou shalt make also two cherubims of beaten gold, on the two sides of the oracle.
25:19. Let one cherub be on the one side, and the other on the other.
25:20. Let them cover both sides of the propitiatory, spreading their wings, and covering the oracle, and let them look one towards the other, their faces being turned towards the propitiatory wherewith the ark is to to be covered.
25:21. In which thou shalt put the testimony that I will give thee.
25:22. Thence will I give orders, and will speak to thee over the propitiatory, and from the midst of the two cherubims, which shall be upon the ark of the testimony, all things which I will command the children of Israel by thee.
25:23. Thou shalt make a table also of setim wood, of two cubits in length, and a cubit in breadth, and a cubit and a half in height.
A table... On which were to be placed the twelve loaves of proposition: or, as they are called in the Hebrew, the face bread, because they were always to stand before the face of the Lord in his temple: as a figure of the eucharistic sacrifice and sacrament, in the church of Christ.
25:24. And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold: and thou shalt make to it a golden ledge round about.
25:25. And to the ledge itself a polished crown, four inches high; and over the same another little golden crown.
25:26. Thou shalt prepare also four golden rings, and shalt put them in the four corners of the same table, over each foot.
25:27. Under the crown shall the golden rings be, that the bars may be put through them, and the table may be carried.
25:28. The bars also themselves thou shalt make of setim wood, and shalt overlay them with gold, to bear up the table.
25:29. Thou shalt prepare also dishes, and bowls, censers, and cups, wherein the libations are to be offered, of the purest gold.
Libations... That is, drink offerings.
25:30. And thou shalt set upon the table loaves of proposition in my sight always.
25:31. Thou shalt make also a candlestick of beaten work, of the finest gold, the shaft thereof, and the branches, the cups, and the bowls, and the lilies going forth from it.
A candlestick... This candlestick, with its seven lamps, which was always to give light in the house of God, was a figure of the light of the Holy Ghost, and his sevenfold grace, in the sanctuary of the church of Christ.
25:32. Six branches shall come out of the sides, three out of one side, and three out of the other.
25:33. Three cups as it were nuts to every branch, and a bowl withal, and a lily: and three cups likewise of the fashion of nuts in the other branch, and a bowl withal, and a lily. Such shall be the work of the six branches, that are to come out from the shaft:
25:34. And in the candlestick itself shall be four cups in the manner of a nut, and at every one bowls and lilies.
25:35. Bowls under two branches in three places, which together make six, coming forth out of one shaft.
25:36. And both the bowls and the branches shall be of the same beaten work of the purest gold.
25:37. Thou shalt make also seven lamps, and shalt set them upon the candlestick, to give light over against.
25:38. The snuffers also, and where the snuffings shall be put out, shall be made of the purest gold.
25:39. The whole weight of the candlestick, with all the furniture thereof, shall be a talent of the purest gold.
25:40. Look, and make it according to the pattern that was shewn thee in the mount.
Exodus Chapter 26
The form of the tabernacle with its appurtenances.
26:1. And thou shalt make the tabernacle in this manner: Thou shalt make ten curtains of fine twisted linen, and violet and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, diversified with embroidery.
26:2. The length of one curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits; the breadth shall be four cubits. All the curtains shall be of one measure.
26:3. Five curtains shall be joined one to another, and the other five shall be coupled together in like manner.
26:4. Thou shalt make loops of violet in the sides and tops of the curtains, that they may be joined one to another.
26:5. Every curtain shall have fifty loops on both sides, so set on, that one loop may be against another loop, and one may be fitted to the other.
26:6. Thou shalt make also fifty rings of gold, wherewith the veils of the curtains are to be joined, that it may be made one tabernacle.
26:7. Thou shalt make also eleven curtains of goats' hair, to cover the top of the tabernacle.
26:8. The length of one hair-curtain shall be thirty cubits; and the breadth, four: the measure of all the curtains shall be equal.
26:9. Five of which thou shalt couple by themselves, and the six others thou shalt couple one to another, so as to double the sixth curtain in the front of the roof.
26:10. Thou shalt make also fifty loops in the edge of one curtain, that it may be joined with the other: and fifty loops in the edge of the other curtain, that it may be coupled with its fellow.
26:11. Thou shalt make also fifty buckles of brass, wherewith the loops may be joined, that of all there may be made one covering.
26:12. And that which shall remain of the curtains, that are prepared for the roof, to wit, one curtain that is over and above, with the half thereof thou shalt cover the back parts of the tabernacle.