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Exodus 31

1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:
2 Observe that I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4 to devise designs, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze,
5 in cutting stones to finish them, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.
6 And I, behold I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have given wisdom into the hearts of all the wise-hearted, that they may produce all that I have commanded you:
7 the tent of meeting, the ark of the Testimony and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the implements of the tent;
8 the table and its utensils, the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense,
9 the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base;
10 the woven garments, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to serve as priests,
11 and the anointing oil and spiced incense for the holy place. According to all that I have commanded you they shall do.
12 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
13 Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am Jehovah who sanctifies you.
14 You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who violates it shall be executed to death; for whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15 Work may be done six days, but the seventh is the rest of Sabbath observance, holy unto Jehovah. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall be executed to death.
16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.
17 It is a perpetual sign between Me and the children of Israel; for in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.
18 And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.
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