1 Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide and one and a half cubits high.
4 He also made shafts of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold,
5 and passed the shafts through the rings on the sides of the ark, by which to carry it.
10 He made the table of acacia wood, two cubits long, one cubit wide and one and a half cubits high,
14 The rings lay close to the struts to hold the shafts for carrying the table.
15 He made the shafts of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold; these were for carrying the table.
19 The first branch carried three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with its calyx and bud; the second branch, too, carried three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with its calyx and bud, and similarly all six branches springing from the lamp-stand.
21 one calyx under the first two branches springing from the lamp-stand, one calyx under the next pair of branches and one calyx under the last pair of branches -- thus for all six branches springing from the lamp-stand.
27 He made two gold rings for it below the moulding on its two opposite sides, to take the shafts used for carrying it.
28 He made the shafts of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
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