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Exodus 31

Exodus 31:1  
Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

Exodus 31:2  
“Behold, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

Exodus 31:3  
I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship,

Exodus 31:4  
to devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze,

Exodus 31:5  
and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of workmanship.

Exodus 31:6  
Behold, I myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all who are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

Exodus 31:7  
the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the covenant, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furniture of the Tent,

Exodus 31:8  
the table and its vessels, the pure lamp stand with all its vessels, the altar of incense,

Exodus 31:9  
the altar of burnt offering with all its vessels, the basin and its base,

Exodus 31:10  
the finely worked garments—the holy garments for Aaron the priest, the garments of his sons to minister in the priest’s office—

Exodus 31:11  
the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded you they shall do.”

Exodus 31:12  
Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

Exodus 31:13  
“Speak also to the children of Israel, saying, ‘Most certainly you shall keep my Sabbaths; for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am Yahweh who sanctifies you.

Exodus 31:14  
You shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Exodus 31:15  
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to Yahweh. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 31:16  
Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

Exodus 31:17  
It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.’ ”

Exodus 31:18  
When he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, he gave Moses the two tablets of the covenant, stone tablets, written with God’s finger.


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