Week 7, Day 3 in the LEB

Feb 14, 2017

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The reading for today is Exodus 38-40; Hebrews 1.

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

Exodus 38

And he made the burnt-offering altar of acacia wood; its length was five cubits, and its width was five cubits—it was square—and its height was three cubits. And he made its horns on its four corners; its horns were of one piece with it; and he overlaid it with bronze. And he made all the equipment of the altar—the pots and the shovels and the sprinkling bowls and the forks and the fire pans—all its equipment he made with bronze. And he made for the altar a grating, a work of bronze network under its ledge, below, up to its middle. And he cast four rings on the four ends of the bronze grating as holders for the poles. And he made the poles of acacia wood, and he overlaid them with bronze. And he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar to carry it with them. He made it hollow with boards.

And he made the basin of bronze and its stand of bronze from the mirrors of the serving women who served at the entrance of the tent of assembly.

And he made the courtyard; for the south side were the hangings of the court of finely twisted linen, one hundred cubits, with their twenty pillars and their twenty bases of bronze and with the hooks of the pillars and their bands of silver. And for the north side the hangings were one hundred cubits with their twenty pillars and their twenty bases of bronze and with the hooks of the pillars and their bands of silver. And for the west side fifty cubits of hangings with their ten pillars and their ten bases and with the hooks of the pillars and their bands of silver. And for the eastward side, toward sunrise, fifty cubits; fifteen cubits of hangings were to the shoulder, with their three pillars and their three bases, and for the second shoulder on each side of the gate of the courtyard were fifteen cubits of hangings, with their three pillars and their three bases. All the hangings of the courtyard all around were finely twisted linen, and the bases for the pillars were bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver, and the overlay of their tops was silver, and all the pillars of the courtyard were banded with silver.

And the screen of the gate of the courtyard was the work of an embroiderer, with blue and purple and crimson yarns and finely twisted linen; it was twenty cubits long and five cubits high, like the hangings of the courtyard, and with their four pillars and their four bases of bronze, with their silver hooks and with their tops and their bands of silver. And all the pegs for the tabernacle and for the courtyard all around were bronze.

These are the records of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, which were recorded at the command of Moses, the work of the Levites, in the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. And Bezalel the son of Uri the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, did all that Yahweh commanded Moses. And with him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, a skilled craftsman and a designer and an embroiderer with the blue and with the purple and with the crimson yarns and with the linen.

And all the gold used for the work, in the work of the sanctuary, it was the gold of the wave offering—twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel.

And the silver recorded from the community was a hundred talents and a thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel. It was a bekah for the individual, the half shekel according to the sanctuary shekel, for everyone who was counted, from twenty years old and above, for six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty. And it was one hundred talents of the silver to cast the bases of the sanctuary and the bases of the curtain—one hundred bases for one hundred talents of silver, a talent for each base. And from the thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and he overlaid their tops, and he made bands for them.

And the bronze of the wave offering was seventy talents and two thousand four hundred shekels. And he made with it the bases of the entrance of the tent of assembly and the bronze altar and the bronze grating that belonged to it and all the equipment of the altar and the bases of the courtyard all around and the bases of the gate of the courtyard and all the pegs of the tabernacle and all the pegs of the courtyard all around.

Exodus 39

And from the blue and the purple and the crimson yarns they made woven garments for serving in the sanctuary, and they made the holy garments that were for Aaron, as Yahweh had commanded Moses. And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple and crimson yarns, and finely twisted linen. And he hammered out the leaves of gold, and he cut off cords to weave in the midst of the blue and in the midst of the purple and in the midst of the crimson and in the midst of the linen—the work of a skilled craftsman. They made joined shoulder pieces for it; it was joined on its two edges. And the waistband of his ephod, which was of one piece with it, was of like work, gold, blue, and purple and crimson yarns, and finely twisted linen, as Yahweh had commanded Moses. And they made onyx stones mounted in gold filigree settings, engraved with seal engravings according to the names of the Israelites. And he set them on the ephod’s shoulder pieces as stones of remembrance for the Israelites, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

And he made the breast piece, the work of a skilled craftsman, like the work of the ephod, of gold, blue, and purple and crimson yarns, and finely twisted linen. It was squared; they made the breast piece doubled; its length was a span, and its width was a span when doubled. And they filled it with four rows of stone; a row of carnelian, topaz, and emerald was the first row; and the second row was a malachite, a sapphire, and a moonstone; and the third row was a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; and the fourth row was a turquoise, an onyx, and a jasper. They were set with gold filigree settings in their mountings. And the stones were according to the names of the Israelites; they were twelve according to their names, with seal engravings, each according to its name for the twelve tribes.

And they made on the breast piece braided chains, a work of pure gold ornamental cord. And they made two gold filigree settings and two gold rings, and they put the two rings on the two edges of the breast piece. And they put the two gold ornamental cords on the two rings on the edges of the breast piece. And they put the two ends of the two ornamental cords on the two filigree settings, and they put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front of it. And they made two gold rings, and they placed them on the two edges of the breast piece, on its lip that is on the other side of the ephod, to the inside. And they made two gold rings and put them on the ephod’s two shoulder pieces below, at its front near its seam above the waistband of the ephod. And they tied the breast piece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord so that the breast piece would be on the waistband of the ephod and not come loose from the ephod, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

And he made the robe of the ephod, weaver’s work, totally of blue yarn. And the opening of the robe in the middle of it was like the opening of a sturdy garment, with an edge for its opening all around so that it would not be torn. And they made on the hem of the robe pomegranates of finely twisted blue and purple and crimson. And they made pure gold bells and put the bells in the midst of the pomegranates on the hem of the robe all around in the midst of the pomegranates, a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate on the hem of the robe all around for serving, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

And they made the tunics of fine linen, a weaver’s work, for Aaron and for his sons, and the turban of fine linen and the headdresses of the headbands of fine linen and undergarments of the linen cloth, finely twisted, and the sash of finely twisted linen and blue and purple and crimson yarns, the work of an embroiderer, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

And they made the rosette of the holy diadem of pure gold, and they wrote on it with the writing of seal engravings: "A holy object for Yahweh." And they put a blue cord on it to put it above on the turban, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

And all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of assembly was finished, and the Israelites had done according to all that Yahweh had commanded Moses; so they did. And they brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent and all its equipment, its hooks, its frames, its bars, and its pillars and its bases; and the covering of the red-dyed ram skins and the covering of fine leather and the curtain of the screen; the ark of the testimony and its poles and the atonement cover; the table, all its equipment, and the bread of the presence; the pure gold lampstand, its lamps—the lamps of the row—and all its equipment and the oil of the light; the gold altar, the anointing oil, the fragrant incense, and the screen of the entrance of the tent; the bronze altar, 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, its tent cords and its pegs; and all the equipment of the service of the tabernacle for the tent of assembly, the woven garments for serving in the sanctuary—the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons to serve as priests. According to all that Yahweh had commanded Moses, so the Israelites did all the work. And Moses saw all the work, and, indeed, they had done it as Yahweh had commanded; so they did, and Moses blessed them.

Exodus 40

And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "On the first day of the month, you will set up the tabernacle of the tent of assembly. And you will put there the ark of the testimony, and you will cover over the ark with the curtain. And you will bring the table, and you will arrange its setting, and you will bring the lampstand, and you will set up its lamps. And you will put the gold altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and you will set up the entrance screen for the tabernacle. And you will put the altar of the burnt offering before the entrance of the tabernacle of the tent of assembly. And you will put the basin between the tent of assembly and the altar, and you will put water in it. And you will set up the courtyard all around, and you will put up the screen of the gate of the courtyard.

"And you will take the anointing oil, and you will anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and you will consecrate all of its equipment, and it will be holy. And you will anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all of its equipment, and you will consecrate the altar, and the altar will be a most holy thing. And you will anoint the basin and its stand, and you will consecrate it. And you will bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of assembly, and you will wash them with the water. And you will clothe Aaron with the holy garments, and you will anoint him, and you will consecrate him, and he will serve as a priest for me. And you will bring his sons, and you will clothe them with tunics. And you will anoint them as you anointed their father, and they will serve as priests for me. And their anointing will be for them to be a lasting priesthood throughout their generations." And Moses did according to all that Yahweh had commanded him; so he did.

In the first month of the second year, on the first of the month, the tabernacle was set up. And Moses raised the tabernacle, and he placed its bases, and he set up its frames, and he placed its bars, and he raised its pillars. And he spread the tent over the tabernacle; he placed the covering of the tent over it, above it, as Yahweh had commanded Moses. And he took and he put the testimony into the ark, and he placed the poles on the ark, and he put the atonement cover on the ark, above it. And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and he set up the curtain of the screening, and he shielded the ark of the testimony, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

And he put the table in the tent of assembly on the north side of the tabernacle outside the curtain. And he arranged on it an arrangement of bread before Yahweh, as Yahweh had commanded Moses. And he placed the lampstand in the tent of assembly opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle. And he set up the lamps before Yahweh, as Yahweh had commanded Moses. And he placed the gold altar in the tent of assembly before the curtain. And he turned fragrant incense into smoke on it, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

And he set up the entrance screen for the tabernacle. And the altar of burnt offering he placed at the entrance of the tabernacle of the tent of assembly, and he offered on it the burnt offering and the grain offering, as Yahweh had commanded Moses. And he placed the basin between the tent of assembly and the altar, and he put there water for washing. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet from it. At their going into the tent of assembly and at their approaching the altar, they washed, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

And he set up the courtyard all around the tabernacle and the altar, and he put up the screen of the gate of the courtyard, and Moses completed the work. And the cloud covered the tent of assembly, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle. And Moses was unable to go into the tent of assembly because the cloud settled on it and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle. And when the cloud was lifted from the tabernacle, the Israelites set out on all their journeys. But if the cloud was not lifted, they did not set out until the day of its being lifted. For the cloud of Yahweh was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night before the eyes of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys.

Hebrews 1

Although God spoke long ago in many parts and in many ways to the fathers by the prophets, in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the world, who is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, sustaining all things by the word of power. When he had made purification for sins through him, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become by so much better than the angels, by as much as he has inherited a more excellent name than theirs.

For to which of the angels did he ever say,

"You are my son,
    today I have begotten you,"

and again,

"I will be his father,
    and he will be my son"?

And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

"And let all the angels of God worship him."

And concerning the angels he says,

"The one who makes his angels winds,
and his servants a flame of fire,"

but concerning the Son,

"Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
and the scepter of righteous is the scepter of your kingdom.
    You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
because of this God, your God, has anointed you
    with the olive oil of joy more than your companions.

And,

"You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the works of your hands;
they will perish, but you continue,
    and they will all become old like a garment,
and like a robe you will roll them up,
and like a garment they will be changed;
but you are the same, and your years will not run out."

But to which of the angels has he ever said,

"Sit down at my right hand,
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."

Are they not all spirits engaged in special service, sent on assignment for the sake of those who are going to inherit salvation?