1 Moses assembled the whole community of the people of Israel and said to them, This is what Yahweh has ordered to be done: 2 Work is to be done for six days, but the seventh is to be a holy day for you, a day of complete rest, consecrated to Yahweh. Whoever does any work on that day shall be put to death. 3 You must not light a fire on the sabbath day in any of your homes.
The materials are collected
4 Moses spoke to the whole community of the people of Israel, This is what Yahweh has commanded: 5 Set aside a contribution for Yah weh out of your possessions. Let all give willingly and bring this contribution for Yahweh: gold, silver, and bronze
20 Then the whole community of Israel withdrew from Moses presence. 21 And all those who wanted to give came, bringing their contribution for Yahweh for making the Tent of Meeting, for all its functions and for the sacred vestments. 22 They came, men and women, all giving willingly, bringing brooches, rings, brace lets, necklaces, gold things of every kindthe gold which each one had offered to Yahweh. 23 All those who happened to own purple wool, of violet shade or red, crimson wool, fine linen, goats hair, rams skins dyed red, or fine leather, brought them. 24 All who could contribute to the collection of silver and bronze brought their contribution for Yahweh. And all who happened to own acacia wood, suitable for any of the work to be done, brought it. 25 All the skilled women set their hands to spinning, and brought purple wool, of violet shade and red, crimson wool and fine linen, from what they had spun. 26 All the women willingly used their special skill and spun the goats hair. 27 The leaders brought precious stones and gems to be set in Ephod and Breast piece, 28 and the spices and oil for the light, for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. 29 All the men and women of Israel who wanted to contribute to all the work that Yahweh had ordered through Moses to be done brought their free offering to Yahweh.
The craftsmen for the sanctuary
30 Moses said to the people of Israel, See, Yahweh has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 31 He has filled him with the spirit of God and given him under standing, skill, and ability for every kind of craft: 32 for the art of designing and working in gold and silver and bronze