Shemot 36:1 - 39:21
36:1 Ve'asah Vetzal'el ve'Aholi'av vechol ish chacham-lev asher natan HASHEM chochmah utvunah bahemah lada'at la'asot et-kol-melechet avodat hakodesh lechol asher tzivah HASHEM.
"And Betzalel and Aholiav, and every gifted artisan in whom HASHEM has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that HASHEM has commanded."
2 Vayikra Moshe el-Betzal'el ve'el-Aholi'av ve'el kol-ish chacham-lev asher natan HASHEM chochmah belibo kol asher nesa'o libo lekorvah el-hamelachah la'asot otah.
Then Moshe called Betzalel and Aholiav, and every gifted artisan in whose heart HASHEM had put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred, to come and do the work.
3 Vayikchu milifnei Moshe et kol-haterumah asher hevi'u benei Yisrael limelechet avodat hakodesh la'asot otah vehem hevi'u elav od nedavah baboker baboker.
And they received from Moshe all the offering which the children of Yisrael had brought for the work of the service of making the sanctuary. So they continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.
4 Vayavo'u kol-hachachamim ha'osim et kol-melechet hakodesh ish-ish mimelachto asher-hemah osim.
Then all the craftsmen who were doing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work he was doing,
5 Vayomru el-Moshe lemor marbim ha'am lehavi midei ha'avodah lamelachah asher-tzivah HASHEM la'asot otah.
and they spoke to Moshe, saying, "The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which HASHEM commanded us to do."
6 Vayetzav Moshe vaya'aviru kol bamaChaneh lemor ish ve'ishah al-ya'asu-od melaChah litrumat hakodesh vayikale ha'am mehavi.
So Moshe gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary." And the people were restrained from bringing,
7 Vehamelachah hayetah dayam lechol-hamelachah la'asot otah vehoter.
for the material they had was sufficient for all the work to be done--indeed too much.
Building the Mishkan Begins
8 Vaya'asu chol-chacham-lev be'osei hamelachah et-haMishkan eser yeri'ot shesh moshezar utchelet ve'argaman vetola'at shani keruvim ma'aseh choshev asah otam.
Then all the gifted artisans among them who worked on the tabernacle made ten curtains woven of fine linen, and of blue, purple, and scarlet thread; with artistic designs of Keruvim they made them.
9 Orech hayeri'ah ha'achat shmoneh ve'esrim ba'amah verochav arba ba'amah hayeri'ah ha'echat midah achat lechol-hayeri'ot.
The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the curtains were all the same size.
10 Vayechaber et-chamesh hayeri'ot achat el-echat vechamesh yeri'ot chibar achat el-echat.
And he coupled five curtains to one another, and the other five curtains he coupled to one another.
11 Vaya'as lule'ot techelet al sfat hayeri'ah ha'echat mikatzah bamachbaret ken asah bisfat hayeri'ah hakitzonah bamachberet hashenit.
He made loops of blue yarn on the edge of the curtain on the selvedge of one set; likewise he did on the outer edge of the other curtain of the second set.
12 Chamishim lula'ot asah bayeri'ah ha'ekhat vachamishim lula'ot asah biktzeh hayeri'ah asher bamachberet hashenit makbilot halula'ot achat el-echat.
Fifty loops he made on one curtain, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the curtain on the end of the second set; the loops held one curtain to another.
13 Vaya'as chamishim karsei zahav vayechaber et-hayeri'ot achat el-achat bakrasim vayehi haMishkan echad.
And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains to one another with the clasps, that it might be one Tabernacle.
14 Vaya'as yeri'ot izim le'ohel al-haMishkan ashtei-esreh yeri'ot asah otam.
He made curtains of goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains.
15 Orech hayeri'ah ha'achat shloshim ba'amah ve'arba amot rochav hayeri'ah ha'echat midah achat le'ashtei esreh yeri'ot.
The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains were the same size.
16 Vayechaber et-chamesh hayeri'ot levad ve'et-shesh hayeri'ot levad.
He coupled five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves.
17 Vaya'as lula'ot chamishim al sfat hayeri'ah hakitzonah bamachbaret vachamishim lula'ot asah al-sfat hayeri'ah hachoveret hashenit.
And he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in one set, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the curtain of the second set.
18 Vaya'as karsei nechoshet chamishim lechaber et-ha'ohel lihyot echad.
He also made fifty bronze clasps to couple the tent together, that it might be one.
19 Vaya'as michseh la'ohel orot eilim me'odamim umichseh orot techashim milemalah.
Then he made a covering for the tent of ram skins dyed red, and a covering of badger skins above that.
20 Vaya'as et-hakrashim laMishkan atzei shitim omedim.
For the Tabernacle he made boards of acacia wood, standing upright.
21 Eser amot orech hakaresh ve'amah vachatzi ha'amah rochav hakeresh ha'echad.
The length of each board was ten cubits, and the width of each board a cubit and a half.
22 Shtei yadot lakeresh ha'echad meshulavot achat el-echat ken asah lechol karshei haMishkan.
Each board had two tenons for binding one to another. Thus he made for all the boards of the tabernacle.
23 Vaya'as et-hakrashim laMishkan esrim krashim life'at negev teimanah.
And he made boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side.
24 Ve'arba'im adnei-chesef asah tachat esrim hakrashim shenei adanim tachat-hakeresh ha'echad lishtei yedotav ushenei adanim tachat-hakeresh ha'echad lishtei yedotav.
Forty sockets of silver he made to go under the twenty boards: two sockets under each of the boards for its two tenons.
25 Uletzela haMishkan hashenit lif'at tzafon asah esrim krashim.
And for the other side of the Tabernacle, the north side, he made twenty boards
26 Ve'arba'im adneihem kasef shnei adanim tachat hakeresh ha'echad ushnei adanim tachat hakeresh ha'echad.
and their forty sockets of silver: two sockets under each of the boards.
27 Uleyarketei haMishkan yamah asah shishah kerashim.
For the west side of the Tabernacle he made six boards.
28 Ushnei krashim asah limkutz'ot haMishkan bayarchatayim.
He also made two boards for the two back corners of the Tabernacle.
29 Vehayu to'amim milmatah veyachdav yihyu tamim el-rosho el-hataba'at ha'echat ken asah lishneihem lishnei hamiktzo'ot.
And they were coupled at the bottom and coupled together at the top by one ring. Thus he made both of them for the two corners.
30 Vehayu shmonah krashim ve'adneihem kesef shishah asar adanim shnei adanim shnei adanim tachat hakeresh ha'echad.
So there were eight boards and their sockets--sixteen sockets of silver--two sockets under each of the boards.
31 Vaya'as berichei atzei shitim chamishah lekarshei tzela-haMishkan ha'echat.
And he made bars of acacia wood: five for the boards on one side of the tabernacle,
32 Vahamishah verichim lekarshei tzela-haMishkan hashenit vachamishah verichim lekarshei haMishkan layarchatayim yamah.
five bars for the boards on the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle on the far side westward.
33 Vaya'as et-habriach hatichon livro'ach betoch hakrashim min-hakatzeh el-hakatzeh.
And he made the middle bar to pass through the boards from one end to the other.
34 Ve'et-hakerashim tzipah zahav ve'et-tab'otam asah zahav batim laberichim vayetzaf et-haberikhim zahav.
He overlaid the boards with gold, made their rings of gold to be holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
35 Vaya'as et-haparokhet tehelet ve'argaman vetola'at shani veshesh moshezar ma'aseh choshev asah otah keruvim.
And he made a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen; it was worked with an artistic design of Keruvim.
36 Vaya'as lah arba'ah amudei shitim vayetzapem zahav vavehem zahav vayitzok lahem arba'ah adnei-chasef.
He made for it four pillars of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four sockets of silver for them.
37 Vaya'as masach lefetach ha'ohel techelet ve'argaman vetola'at shani veshesh moshezar ma'aseh rokem.
He also made a screen for the tabernacle door, of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, made by a weaver,
38 Ve'et-amudav chamishah ve'et-vaveihem vetzipah rosheihem vakchashukeihem zahav ve'adneihem chamishah nechoshet.
and its five pillars with their hooks. And he overlaid their capitals and their rings with gold, but their five sockets were bronze.
37:1 Vaya'as Betzalel et-ha'aron atzei shitim amatayim vachetzi orko ve'amah vachetzi rokhbo ve'amah vachetzi komato.
Then Betzalel made the Ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits was its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.
2 Vayetzapehu zahav tahor mibayit umichutz vaya'as lo zer zahav saviv.
He overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a molding of gold all around it.
3 Vayitzok lo arba tabe'ot zahav al arba pa'amotav ushtei taba'ot al-tzal'o ha'echat ushtei taba'ot al-tzal'o hashenit.
And he cast for it four rings of gold to be set in its four corners: two rings on one side, and two rings on the other side of it.
4 Vaya'as badei atzei shitim vayetzaf otam zahav.
He made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.
5 Vayave et-habadim bataba'ot al tzal'ot ha'aron laset et-ha'aron.
And he put the poles into the rings at the sides of the Ark, to bear the Ark.
6 Vaya'as kaporet zahav tahor amatayim vachetzi orkah ve'amah vachetzi rochbah.
He also made the Mercy Seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits was its length and a cubit and a half its width.
7 Vaya'as shnei keruvim zahav mikshah asah otam mishnei ketzot hakaporet.
He made two Keruvim of beaten gold; he made them of one piece at the two ends of the mercy seat:
8 Kruv echad mikatzah mizeh uchruv-echad mikatzah mizeh min-hakaporet asah et-hakruvim mishnei ketzotav.
one Keruv at one end on this side, and the other Keruv at the other end on that side. He made the Keruvim at the two ends of one piece with the mercy seat.
9 Vayihyu hakeruvim porsei chenafayim lemalah sochekhim bechanfeihem al-hakaporet ufneihem ish el-achiv el-hakaporet hayu penei hakruvim.
The Keruvim spread out their wings above, and covered the mercy seat with their wings. They faced one another; the faces of the Keruvim were toward the mercy seat.
10 Vaya'as et-hashulchan atzei shitim amatayim orko ve'amah rochbo ve'amah vachetzi komato.
He made the Table of acacia wood; two cubits was its length, a cubit its width, and a cubit and a half its height.
11 Vayetzaf oto zahav tahor vaya'as lo zer zahav saviv.
And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made a molding of gold all around it.
12 Vaya'as lo misgeret tofach saviv vaya'as zer-zahav lemisgarto saviv.
Also he made a frame of a handbreadth all around it, and made a molding of gold for the frame all around it.
13 Vayitzok lo arba tabe'ot zahav vayiten et-hataba'ot al arba hape'ot asher le'arba raglav.
And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings on the four corners that were at its four legs.
14 Le'umat hamisgeret hayu hataba'ot batim labadim laset et-hashulchan.
The rings were close to the frame, as holders for the poles to bear the table.
15 Vaya'as et-habadim atzei shitim vayetzaf otam zahav laset et-hashulchan.
And he made the poles of acacia wood to bear the table, and overlaid them with gold.
16 Vaya'as et-hakelim asher al-hashulchan et-ke'arotav ve'et-kapotav ve'et menaki'otav ve'et-hakesavot asher yusach bahen zahav tahor.
He made of pure gold the utensils which were on the Table: its dishes, its cups, its bowls, and its pitchers for pouring.
The Incense Altar
17 Vaya'as et-hamenorah zahav tahor mikshah asah et-hamenorah yerechah vekanah gevi'eiha kaftoreiha ufracheiha mimenah hayu.
He also made the Lampstand of pure gold; of hammered work he made the Lampstand. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and its flowers were of the same piece.
18 Veshishah kanim yotze'im mitzideiha shloshah kenei menorah mitzidah ha'echad ushloshah kneyi menorah mitzidah hasheni.
And six branches came out of its sides: three branches of the Lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the Lampstand out of the other side.
19 Shloshah gevi'im meshukadim bakaneh ha'echad kaftor vaferach ushloshah gvi'im meshukadim bekaneh echad kaftor vafarach ken lesheshet hakanim hayotze'im min-hamenorah.
There were three bowls made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower, and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower--and so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.
20 Uvamenorah arba'ah gevi'im meshukadim kaftoreiha uferacheiha.
And on the Lampstand itself were four bowls made like almond blossoms, each with its ornamental knob and flower.
21 Vechaftor tachat shnei hakanim mimenah vechaftor tachat shnei hakanim mimenah vechaftor tachat-shnei hakanim mimenah lesheshet hakanim hayotze'im mimenah.
There was a knob under the first two branches of the same, a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches extending from it.
22 Kaftoreihem ukenotam mimenah hayu kulah mikshah achat zahav tahor.
Their knobs and their branches were of one piece; all of it was one hammered piece of pure gold.
23 Vaya'as et-neroteiha shiv'ah umalkacheiha umachtoteiha zahav tahor.
And he made its seven lamps, its wick-trimmers, and its trays of pure gold.
24 Kikar zahav tahor asah otah ve'et kol-keleiha.
Of a talent of pure gold he made it, with all its utensils.
The Burnt Offering Altar
25 Vaya'as et-mizbach haketoret atzei shitim amah orko ve'amah rochbo ravua ve'amatayim komato mimenu hayu karnotav.
He made the incense altar of acacia wood. Its length was a cubit and its width a cubit--it was square--and two cubits was its height. Its horns were of one piece with it.
26 Vayetzaf oto zahav tahor et-gago ve'et-kirotav saviv ve'et-karnotav vaya'as lo zer zahav saviv.
And he overlaid it with pure gold: its top, its sides all around, and its horns. He also made for it a molding of gold all around it.
27 Ushtei tabe'ot zahav asah-lo mitachat lezero al shtei tzal'otav al shenei tzidav levatim levadim laset oto bahem.
He made two rings of gold for it under its molding, by its two corners on both sides, as holders for the poles with which to bear it.
28 Vaya'as et-habadim atzei shitim vayetzaf otam zahav.
And he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.
29 Vaya'as et-shemen hamishchah kodesh ve'et-ketoret hasamim tahor ma'aseh roke'ach.
He also made the holy anointing oil and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the perfumer.
38:1 Vaya'as et-mizbah ha'olah atzei shitim chamesh amot oreko vehamesh-amot rochebo ravua veshalosh amot komato.
He made the Altar of burnt offering of acacia wood; five cubits was its length and five cubits its width--it was square--and its height was three cubits.
2 Vaya'as karnotav al arba pinotav mimenu hayu karnotav vayetzaf oto nechoshet.
He made its horns on its four corners; the horns were of one piece with it. And he overlaid it with bronze.
3 Vaya'as et-kol-kelei hamizbe'ach et-hasirot ve'et-haya'im ve'et-hamizrakot et-hamizlagot ve'et-hamachtot kol-kelav asah nechoshet.
He made all the utensils for the Altar: the pans, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the fire pans; all its utensils he made of bronze.
4 Vaya'as lamizbe'ach michbar ma'aseh reshet nechoshet tachat karkubo milematah ad-chetzyo.
And he made a grate of bronze network for the Altar, under its rim, midway from the bottom.
5 Vayitzok arba taba'ot be'arba haketzavot lemichbar hanechoshet batim labadim.
He cast four rings for the four corners of the bronze grating, as holders for the poles.
6 Vaya'as et-habadim atzei shitim vayetzaf otam nechoshet.
And he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with bronze.
7 Vayave et-habadim bataba'ot al tzal'ot hamizbe'ach laset oto bahem nevuv luchot asah oto.
Then he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to bear it. He made the Altar hollow with boards.
8 Vaya'as et-hakiyor nechoshet ve'et kano nechoshet bemar'ot hatzove'ot asher tzave'u petach Ohel Mo'ed.
He made the Laver of bronze and its base of bronze, from the bronze mirrors of the serving women who assembled at the door of the Tabernacle of Meeting.
9 Vaya'as et-hechatzer life'at negev teimanah kal'ei hechatzer shesh moshezar me'ah ba'amah.
Then he made the court on the south side; the hangings of the court were of fine woven linen, one hundred cubits long.
10 Amudeihem esrim ve'adneihem esrim nechoshet vavey ha'amudim vachashukeihem kasef.
There were twenty pillars for them, with twenty bronze sockets. The hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver.
11 Velif'at tzafon me'ah va'amah amudeihem esrim ve'adneihem esrim nechoshet vavei ha'amudim vachashukeihem kasef.
On the north side the hangings were one hundred cubits long, with twenty pillars and their twenty bronze sockets. The hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver.
12 Velif'at-yam kela'im chamishim ba'amah amudeihem asarah ve'adneihem asarah vavey ha'amudim vachashukeihem kasef.
And on the west side there were hangings of fifty cubits, with ten pillars and their ten sockets. The hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver.
13 Velif'at kedmah mizrachah chamishim amah.
For the east side the hangings were fifty cubits.
14 Kla'im chamesh-esreh amah el-hakatef amudeihem shloshah ve'adneihem shloshah.
The hangings of one side of the gate were fifteen cubits long, with their three pillars and their three sockets,
15 Velakatef hashenit mizeh umizeh lesha'ar hechatser kela'im chamesh esreh amah amudeihem shloshah ve'adneihem shloshah.
and the same for the other side of the court gate; on this side and that were hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets.
16 Kol-kal'ei hechatzer saviv shesh moshezar.
All the hangings of the court all around were of fine woven linen.
17 Veha'adanim la'amudim nechoshet vavey ha'amudim vachashukeihem kesef vetzipuy rasheihem kasef vehem mechushakim kesef kol amudei hechatzer.
The sockets for the pillars were bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver, and the overlay of their capitals was silver; and all the pillars of the court had bands of silver.
18 Umasach sha'ar hechatzer ma'aseh rokem techelet ve'argaman vetola'at shani veshesh moshezar ve'esrim amah orech vekomah verochav chamesh amot le'umat kal'ei hechatzer.
The screen for the gate of the court was woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen. The length was twenty cubits, and the height along its width was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court.
19 Ve'amudeihem arba'ah ve'adneihem arba'ah nechoshet vaveihem kesef vetsipuy rasheihem vachashukeihem kasef.
And there were four pillars with their four sockets of bronze; their hooks were silver, and the overlay of their capitals and their bands was silver.
20 Vechol-hayetedot laMishkan velechatzer saviv nechoshet.
All the pegs of the Tabernacle, and of the court all around, were bronze.
The Materials Used
21 Eleh fekudei haMishkan Mishkan ha'edut asher pukad al-pi Moshe avodat haLevi'im beyad Itamar ben-Aharon hakohen.
This is the inventory of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Testimony, which was counted according to the commandment of Moshe, for the service of the Leviim, by the hand of Itamar, son of Aharon the priest.
22 UVetzal'el ben-Uri ven-Chur lemateh Yehudah asah et-kol-asher tzivah HASHEM et-Moshe.
Betzalel the son of Uri, the son of Chur, of the tribe of Yehudah, made all that HASHEM had commanded Moshe.
23 Ve'ito Aholi'av ben-Achisamach lemateh-Dan charash vechoshev verokem batchelet uva'argaman uvetola'at hashani uvashesh.
And with him was Aholiav the son of Achisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer, a weaver of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine linen.
24 Kol-hazahav he'asuy lamelachah bekhol melechet hakodesh vayehi zehav hatnufah teshah ve'esrim kikar usheva me'ot ushloshim shekel beshekel hakodesh.
All the gold that was used in all the work of the holy place, that is, the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
25 Vechesef pekudei ha'edah me'at kikar ve'elef usheva me'ot vachamishah veshiv'im shekel beshekel hakodesh.
And the silver from those who were numbered of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary:
26 Beka lagulgolet machatzit hashekel beshekel hakodesh lechol ha'over al-hapkudim miben esrim shanah vamalah leshesh-me'ot elef ushloshet alafim vachamesh me'ot vachamishim.
a bekah for each man (that is, half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for everyone included in the numbering from twenty years old and above, for six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty men.
27 Vayehi me'at kikar hakesef latzeket et adenei hakodesh ve'et adenei haparochet me'at adanim lim'at hakikar kikar la'aden.
And from the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary and the bases of the veil: one hundred sockets from the hundred talents, one talent for each socket.
28 Ve'et-ha'elef ushva hame'ot vachamishah veshiv'im asah vavim la'amudim vetsipah rasheihem vechishak otam.
Then from the one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, overlaid their capitals, and made bands for them.
29 Unechoshet hatenufah shiv'im kikar ve'alpayim ve'arba-me'ot shakel.
The offering of bronze was seventy talents and two thousand four hundred shekels.
30 Vaya'as bah et-adenei petakh Ohel Mo'ed ve'et mizbach hanechoshet ve'et-michbar hanechoshet asher-lo ve'et kol-kelei hamizbe'ach.
And with it he made the sockets for the door of the Tabernacle of Meeting, the bronze Altar, the bronze grating for it, and all the utensils for the altar,
31 Ve'et-adenei hechatzer saviv ve'et-adenei sha'ar hechatzer ve'et kol-yitedot haMishkan ve'et-kol-yitedot hechatzer saviv.
the sockets for the court all around, the bases for the court gate, all the pegs for the tabernacle, and all the pegs for the court all around.
39:1 Umin-hatchelet veha'argaman vetola'at hashani asu vigdei-srad lesharet bakodesh vaya'asu et-bigdei hakodesh asher le-Aharon ka'asher tzivah HASHEM et-Moshe.
Of the blue, purple, and scarlet thread they made garments of ministry, for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aharon, as HASHEM had commanded Moshe.
2 Vaya'as et-ha'efod zahav techelet ve'argaman vetola'at shani veshesh moshezar.
He made the efod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen.
3 Vayerake'u et-pachei hazahav vekitzetz petilim la'asot betoch hatchelet uvetoch ha'argaman uvetoch tola'at hashani uvetoch hashesh ma'aseh choshev.
And they beat the gold into thin sheets and cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue, purple, and scarlet thread and the fine linen, into artistic designs.
4 Ktefot asu-lo choverot al-shnei ketzotav chubar.
They made shoulder straps for it to couple it together; it was coupled together at its two edges.
5 Vecheshev afudato asher alav mimenu hu kema'asehu zahav techelet ve'argaman vetola'at shani veshesh moshezar ka'asher tzivah HASHEM et-Moshe.
And the intricately woven band of his efod that was on it was of the same workmanship, woven of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen, as HASHEM had commanded Moshe.
6 Vaya'asu et-avnei hashoham musabot mishbetzot zahav mefutachot pituchei chotam al-shmot benei-Yisra'el.
And they set onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold; they were engraved, as signets are engraved, with the names of the sons of Yisrael.
7 Vayasem otam al kitfot ha'efod avney zikaron livenei Yisrael ka'asher tzivah HASHEM et-Moshe.
He put them on the shoulders of the efod as memorial stones for the sons of Yisra'el, as HASHEM had commanded Moshe.
8 Vaya'as et-hachoshen ma'aseh choshev kema'aseh efod zahav techelet ve'argaman vetola'at shani veshesh moshezar.
And he made the breastplate, artistically woven like the workmanship of the efod, of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen.
9 Ravua hayah kaful asu et-hachoshen zeret orko vezeret rochbo kaful.
They made the breastplate square by doubling it; a span was its length and a span its width when doubled.
10 Vayemale'u-vo arba'ah turei aven tur odem pitedah uvareket hatur ha'echad.
And they set in it four rows of stones: a row with a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald was the first row;
11 Vehatur hasheni nofech sapir veyahalom.
the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;
12 Vehatur hashlishi leshem shevo ve'achlamah.
the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;
13 Vehatur harevi'i tarshish shoham veyoshfeh musabot mishbetzot zahav bemilu'otam.
the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in settings of gold in their mountings.
14 Veha'avanim al-shemot benei-Yisrael henah shteim esreh al-shmotam pituchei chotam ish al-shmo lishneim asar shavet.
There were twelve stones according to the names of the sons of Yisrael: according to their names, engraved like a signet, each one with its own name according to the twelve tribes.
15 Vaya'asu al-hachoshen sharsherot gavlut ma'aseh avot zahav tahor.
And they made chains for the breastplate at the ends, like braided cords of pure gold.
16 Vaya'asu shtei mishbetzot zahav ushtei tabe'ot zahav vayitnu et-shtei hataba'ot al-shnei ketzot hachoshen.
They also made two settings of gold and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
17 Vayitnu shtei ha'avotot hazahav al-shtei hataba'ot al-ketzot hachoshen.
And they put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate.
18 Ve'et shtei ketzot shtei ha'avotot natenu al-shtei hamishbetzot vayitnum al-kitfot ha'efod el-mul panav.
The two ends of the two braided chains they fastened in the two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod in the front.
19 Vaya'asu shtei tabe'ot zahav vayasimu al-shnei ketzot hachoshen al-sefato asher el-ever ha'efod baytah.
And they made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which was on the inward side of the efod.
20 Vaya'asu shtei tabe'ot zahav vayitnum al-shtei chitfot ha'efod milematah mimul panav le'umat machbarto mima'al lecheshev ha'efod.
They made two other gold rings and put them on the two shoulder straps, underneath the efod toward its front, right at the seam above the intricately woven band of the efod.
21 Vayirkesu et-hachoshen mitabe'otav el-tabe'ot ha'efod biftil techelet lihyot al-cheshev ha'efod velo-yizach hachoshen me'al ha'efod ka'asher tzivah HASHEM et-Moshe.
And they bound the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the efod with a blue cord, so that it would be above the intricately woven band of the efod, and that the breastplate would not come loose from the efod, as HASHEM had commanded Moshe.