Week 7, Day 2 in the LEB

Feb 13, 2017

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The reading for today is Exodus 35-37; Psalm 26; Philippians 4.

Scripture quotations are from the Lexham English Bible. Copyright 2012 Logos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark of Logos Bible Software.

Exodus 35

And Moses assembled all the community of the Israelites, and he said to them, "These are the words that Yahweh has commanded for us to do them. On six days work can be done, and on the seventh there will be for you a holy day, a Sabbath of complete rest, for Yahweh; anyone doing work on it will be put to death. You will not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the day of the Sabbath."

And Moses said to all the community of the Israelites, saying, "This is the word that Yahweh has commanded, saying, ‘Take from among you a contribution for Yahweh, anyone willing of heart, let him bring Yahweh’s contribution—gold and silver and bronze, and blue and purple and crimson yarns, and fine linen and goat hair, and red-dyed ram skins, and fine leather, and acacia wood, and oil for the lamp, balsam oils for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, onyx stones and stones for mountings on the ephod and the breast piece.

"And let all the skilled of heart among you come and make all that Yahweh has commanded: The tabernacle, its tent, and its covering; its clasps and its frames; its bars, its pillars, and its bases; the ark and its poles; the atonement cover and the curtain of the screen; the table and its poles and all its equipment; and the bread of the presence; and lampstand of the light and its equipment and its lamps and the oil for the light; and the altar of incense and its poles; and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense and the entrance curtain for the entrance of the tabernacle; the altar of the burnt offering and the bronze grating that is for it, its poles and all its equipment; the basin and its stand; the hangings of the courtyard, its pillars, and its bases, and the screen for the courtyard gate; the pegs of the tabernacle and the pegs of the courtyard and their cords; the woven garments for serving in the sanctuary—the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons to serve as priests."

And all the community of the Israelites went out from before Moses. And they came—every man whose heart lifted him and every man whose spirit impelled him—they brought Yahweh’s contribution for the work of the tent of assembly and for all its service and for the holy garments. And they came, the men in addition to the women, all who were willing of heart; they brought brooches and jewelry rings and signet rings and ornaments—every variety of gold object—every man who waved a wave offering of gold for Yahweh, and every man with whom was found blue and purple and crimson yarns and fine linen and goat hair and red-dyed ram skins and fine leather brought it. All who were presenting a contribution of silver and bronze brought Yahweh’s contribution, and all with whom was found acacia wood for all the work of service brought it. And every woman who was skilled of heart with her hands they spun, and they brought yarn—the blue and the purple, the crimson and the fine linen. And all the women whose heart lifted them with skill spun the goat hair. And the leaders brought the onyx stones and stones for mountings for the ephod and for the breast piece and the balsam oils and the oil for light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. Every man and woman whose heart impelled them to bring for all the work to be done that Yahweh had commanded by the agency of Moses—the Israelites brought freely to Yahweh.

And Moses said to the Israelites, "See, Yahweh has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri the son of Hur, from the tribe of Judah. And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom and with skill and with knowledge and with every kind of craftsmanship, and to devise designs, to work with the gold and with the silver and with the bronze, and in stonecutting for setting and in cutting wood, for doing every kind of design craftsmanship. And he has put it in his heart to teach—he and Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan. He has filled them with skill of heart to do every work of a craftsman and a designer and an embroiderer with the blue and with the purple, with the crimson yarns and with the fine linen and a weaver; they are doers of every kind of craftsmanship and devisers of designs.

Exodus 36

And Bezalel and Oholiab and everyone who is skilled of heart in whom Yahweh has put wisdom and skill to know and to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary—they will do it, according to all that Yahweh has commanded."

And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and everyone skilled of heart, in whose heart Yahweh had put skill, all whose heart lifted him to come near to the work in order to do it. And they took from Moses all the contributions that the Israelites had brought for the work of the service for the sanctuary in order to do it, and they still brought to him voluntary offerings every morning. And all the skilled workers who were doing all the work for the sanctuary came, each from his work that they were doing. And they said to Moses, saying, "The people are bringing more than enough for the service of the work that Yahweh has commanded to be done." And Moses commanded, and they proclaimed the message in the camp, saying, "Let no man or woman again make anything for the sanctuary contribution." And so the people were restrained from bringing. And the material was enough for doing all the work, and it was left over.

And all who were skilled of heart among the doers of the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue and purple and crimson yarns, with cherubim; he made them, the work of a skilled craftsman. The length of the one curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the width was four cubits for the one curtain; one measurement was for all the curtains. And he joined five of the curtains one to another, and five curtains he joined one to another. And he made loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain, at the end in the set; so he did on the edge of the end curtain in the second set. He made fifty loops on the one curtain, and he made fifty loops on the end of the curtain that was in the second set; the loops were opposite one to another. And he made fifty gold clasps and joined the curtains one to another with the clasps, so that the tabernacle was one.

And he made curtains of goat hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he made them eleven curtains. The length of the one curtain was thirty cubits, and the width was four cubits for the one curtain; one measure was for the eleven curtains. And he joined five curtains together and six curtains together. And he made fifty loops on the edge of the end curtain in the set, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain in the second set. And he made fifty bronze clasps for joining the tent to become one.

And he made a covering for the tent of red-dyed ram skin and a covering of fine leather to go above.

And he made the frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood as uprights. The length of the frame was ten cubits, and the width of the one frame was one and a half cubits. He made two pegs for the one frame for joining one to another and likewise for all the frames of the tabernacle. And he made the frames for the tabernacle with twenty frames for the south side. And he made forty silver bases under the twenty frames, with two bases under the one frame for its two pegs and two bases under the next frame for its two pegs. And for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, he made twenty frames and their forty silver bases, with two bases under the one frame and two bases under the next frame.

And for the rear of the tabernacle on the west he made six frames. And he made two frames for the tabernacle corners at the rear. And they were double at the bottom, and they were completely together on its top to the one ring; he did likewise for the two of them, for the two corners. And there were eight frames and their sixteen silver bases, two bases, two bases under the one frame.

And he made five bars of acacia wood for the frames on the one side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frames on the second side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the frames at the rear on the west. And he made the middle bar to run in the midst of the frames from end to end. And he overlaid the frames with gold, and he made their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and he overlaid the bars with gold. And he made the curtain of blue and purple and crimson yarns and finely twisted linen, the work of a craftsman; he made it with cherubim. And he made for it four acacia pillars, and he overlaid them with gold, with their gold hooks, and he cast for them four silver bases.

And he made for the entrance of the tent a screen of blue and purple and crimson yarns and finely twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer, and the five pillars and their hooks, and he overlaid their tops and their connections with gold, and their five bases were bronze.

Exodus 37

And Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits its length and a cubit and a half its width and a cubit and a half its height. And he overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and he made for it a gold molding all around. And he cast for it four gold rings on its four feet; and two rings were on its one side, and two rings were on its second side. And he made poles of acacia wood, and he overlaid them with gold. And he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark.

And he made an atonement cover of pure gold, two and a half cubits its length and a cubit and a half its width. And he made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work at the two ends of the atonement cover. One cherub was at one end, and one cherub was at the other end of the atonement cover; he made the cherubim at its two ends. And the cherubim were with outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover and facing each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the atonement cover.

And he made the table of acacia wood, two cubits its length and a cubit its width and a cubit and a half its height. And he overlaid it with pure gold, and he made for it a gold molding all around. And he made for it a handbreadth rim all around, and he made a gold molding for its rim all around. And he cast for it four gold rings, and he put the rings on the four corners where its four legs were. The rings were near the rim as holders for the poles to carry the table. And he made the poles of acacia wood, and he overlaid them with gold to carry the table. And he made the vessels that were on the table—its plates and its ladles, and its bowls and its pitchers with which libations were poured—of pure gold.

And he made the lampstand of pure gold; he made the lampstand of hammered work—its base and its branch, its cups, its buds, and its blossoms were all part of it. And six branches were going out from its sides, three branches of the lampstand from its one side and three branches of the lampstand from its second side. Three almond-flower cups were on the one branch with a bud and a blossom, and three almond-flower cups were on the one branch with a bud and a blossom—likewise for the six branches going out from the lampstand. And on the lampstand were four almond-flower cups, with its buds and its blossoms. And a bud was under the two branches that came from it, and a bud under the two branches from it, and a bud under the two branches from it, likewise for the six branches coming out from the lampstand. Their buds and their branches were from it, all of it one piece of pure gold, hammered work. And he made its seven lamps and its snuffers and its fire pans of pure gold. He made it from a talent of pure gold and all its pieces of equipment.

And he made the incense altar of acacia wood, a cubit its length and a cubit its width—a square—and two cubits its height; its horns were of one piece with it. And he overlaid it with pure gold—its top and its sides all around and its horns—and he made for it a gold molding all around. And he made for it two gold rings under its molding on two opposite sides as holders for poles to carry it with them. And he made the poles of acacia wood, and he overlaid them with gold. And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure fragrant incense—work of a perfumer.

Psalm 26

Of David.

Judge me, O Yahweh, because I have walked in my integrity,
and I have trusted Yahweh and not wavered.
Prove me, O Yahweh, and test me.
Try my innermost being and my mind.
Because your loyal love is before my eyes,
and I walk about in your faithfulness.
I do not sit with deceitful people,
nor will I go about with hypocrites.
I hate the crowd of evildoers,
and with the wicked I will not sit.
I will wash my hands in innocence,
and I will walk about your altar, O Yahweh,
to declare with a voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all your wondrous deeds.
O Yahweh, I love the dwelling of your house,
and the place where your glory abides.
Do not destroy me with the sinners,
nor my life with men of bloodshed,
in whose hands is an evil plan,
and whose right hand is full of bribes.
But as for me, I will walk in my integrity.
Redeem me and be gracious to me.
My foot stands on level ground.
In assemblies I will bless Yahweh.

Philippians 4

So then, my beloved and greatly desired brothers, my joy and crown, thus stand firm in the Lord, dear friends. I appeal to Euodia and I appeal to Syntyche to be in agreement in the Lord. Yes, I ask also you, true yokefellow, help them, who struggled along with me in the gospel with both Clement and the rest of my fellow workers whose names are in the book of life.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Let your gentleness be made known to all people. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are pleasing, whatever things are commendable, if there is any excellence of character and if anything praiseworthy, think about these things. And the things which you have learned and received and heard about and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last you have renewed your concern for me, for whom also you were thinking, but you had no opportunity to express it. Not that I speak from need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how both to make do with little and I know how to have an abundance. In everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to have an abundance and to go without. I am able to do all things by the one who strengthens me. Nevertheless you have done well by sharing with me in my affliction. Now you also know, Philippians, that at the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you alone, because even in Thessalonica on more than one occasion you sent for my need. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek for the profit that increases to your account. But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am well supplied because I received from Epaphroditus what you had sent, a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will fulfill your every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers with me greet you. All the saints greet you, and especially those of Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.