Exodus 26 – International Children’s Bible

July 26 (Year One)

“Make the Holy Tent with ten pieces of cloth. These pieces must be made of fine linen and blue, purple and red thread. Have a skilled craftsman sew designs of creatures with wings on the pieces of cloth. Make each piece the same size. Each piece should be 42 feet long and 6 feet wide. Sew five pieces of cloth together for one set. Sew the other pieces together for the second set. Make loops of blue cloth down the edge of the end piece of each set. Make 50 loops on the end piece of the first set. And make 50 loops on the end piece of the second set. These loops must be opposite each other. And make 50 gold hooks. Use these to join the two sets of cloth. This will make the Holy Tent one piece.

“Then make another tent that will cover the Holy Tent. Make this tent of 11 pieces of cloth made from goat hair. All these pieces of cloth must be the same size. They must be 45 feet long and 6 feet wide. Sew five of the pieces together into one set. Then sew the other six pieces together into the second set. Fold the sixth piece double over the front of the Tent. Make 50 loops down the edge of the end piece of one set. Do the same for the end piece of the other set. Then make 50 bronze hooks. Put these in the loops to join the two sets of cloth. This will make the covering one piece. Let the extra half piece of cloth hang over the back of the Holy Tent. There will be 18 inches hanging over the sides of the Holy Tent. This will protect the Tent. Make two more coverings for the Holy Tent. One should be made from male sheep skins colored red. The outer covering should be from fine leather.

“Use acacia wood to make upright frames for the Holy Tent. Each frame must be 15 feet long and 27 inches wide. Every frame must be made the same way. There must be two pegs side by side in each frame. Make 20 frames for the south side of the Holy Tent. Each frame must have 2 silver bases to go under it. A peg fits into each silver base. You must make 40 silver bases for the frames. Make 20 more frames for the north side of the Holy Tent. Make 40 silver bases for them. Make 2 bases for each frame. You must make 6 frames for the rear or west end of the Holy Tent. Make 2 frames for each corner at the rear. The 2 frames at each corner are to be joined together. Hold them together from bottom to top with a metal ring. Both corner frames must be made this way. So there will be a total of 8 frames at the rear of the Tent. And there will be 16 silver bases—2 bases under each frame.

“Make crossbars of acacia wood to connect the upright frames of the Holy Tent. Make five crossbars to hold the frames together on one side. Also make five crossbars to hold the frames together on the other side. And make crossbars to hold the frames together on the west end, at the rear. The middle crossbar is to be set halfway up the frames. It is to run along the entire length of each side and rear. Make gold rings on the sides of the frames. Pass the crossbars through the rings. Cover the frames and the crossbars with gold. Set up the Holy Tent by the plan shown to you on the mountain.

“Make a curtain of fine linen and blue, purple and red thread. Have a skilled craftsman sew designs of creatures with wings on the curtain. Hang the curtain by gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood. Cover these posts with gold and set them in four silver bases. Hang the curtain from the hooks in the roof. Put the Ark of the Covenant containing the two flat stones behind the curtain. This curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. Put the lid on the Ark of the Covenant in the Most Holy Place.

“Outside the curtain, put the table on the north side of the Holy Tent. And put the lampstand on the south side of the Holy Tent. This will be across from the table.

“Then make a curtain for the entrance of the Tent. Make it with fine linen and blue, purple and red thread. Someone who can sew well is to sew designs on it. Make five posts of acacia wood covered with gold. Make five gold hooks on which to hang the curtain from the posts. And make five bronze bases for the five posts.

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