in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, andin brass,
And in cutting of stones, to set
, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;” (Ex 31:1-6)
Moses told the people what God said in chapter 35 and verses 30 to 35:
And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, theson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding,and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and insilver, and in brass,
And in the cutting of stones, to set
, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work.
And he hath put in his heart that he may teach,
he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.
Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, andof the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of theweaver,
of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.” (Ex 35:30-35)
So the work began in chapter 36 verses 1 to 7:
Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom andunderstanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that theLORD had commanded.
And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heartthe LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:
And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of theservice of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning.
Andall the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made;
And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work,which the LORD commanded to make.
And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimedthroughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary.So the people were restrained from bringing.
For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it,and too much.” (Ex 36:1-7)
Dedication of the Sanctuary
After the workmen finished building everything, Exodus chapter 39 and verses 32 to 43 tell us whatthey did:
Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israeldid according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.
And they brought the tabernacle untoMoses, the tent, and all his furniture, his taches, his boards, his bars, and his pillars, and his sockets,
And thecovering of rams’ skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers’ skins, and the vail of the covering,
The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat,
all the vessels thereof, and theshewbread,
The pure candlestick,
the lamps thereof,
the lamps to be set in order, and all thevessels thereof, and the oil for light,
And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and thehanging for the tabernacle door,
The brasen altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his vessels, thelaver and his foot,
The hangings of the court, his pillars, and his sockets, and the hanging for the court gate,his cords, and his pins, and all the vessels of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of the congregation,
Thecloths of service to do service in the holy
, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons’garments, to minister in the priest’s office.
According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the childrenof Israel made all the work.
And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORDhad commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.” (Ex 39:32-43)
Exodus chapter 40 and verses 17 to 33 tell us what Moses did with everything:
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