1. He made the altar of burnt offering out of acacia wood, a square five cubits long and five cubits wide, and three cubits high.

2. At its four corners he put horns, the horns being of one piece with it, and covered it with bronze.

3. He made all the altar vessels: caldrons, shovels, sprinkling basins, pans for the ashes, fire pans; he made all the vessels for the altar out of bronze.

4. He made a grating for it of bronze network which he set under the ledge, below, so that it reached halfway up the altar.

5. He cast four rings and fixed them on the four corners of the bronze grating to hold the poles.

6. He made the poles of acacia wood and covered them with bronze

7. and placed them through the rings on the sides of the altar for carrying it. He made the altar hollow, of boards.

8. He also made the bronze basin and its bronze base from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

9. He made the court. For the southern side of the court, facing the south country, there were one hundred cubits of hangings of fine twined linen.

10. Their twenty posts with their twenty bases were of bronze, their hooks and rods of silver.

11. For the northern side there were one hundred cubits of hangings. Their twenty posts with their twenty bases were of bronze, their hooks and rods of silver.

12. For the western side, there were fifty cubits of hangings, carried on ten posts set in ten bases, with their hooks and rods of silver.

13. Fifty cubits, too, for the eastern side facing the sunrise.

14. On one side of the gateway there were fifteen cubits of hangings carried on three posts set in three bases.

15. On the other side there were fifteen cubits of hangings, with their three posts and their three bases.

16. All the hangings enclosing the court were of fine twined linen.

17. The bases for the posts were of bronze and their hooks of silver like the rods at the top. The tips of the posts were of silver and had rods of silver.

18. The screen for the gateway of the court, the work of a skilled embroiderer, was made of purple wool, violet shade and red, of crimson wool, and fine twined linen. It was twenty cubits long and, along the width of it, five cubits high like the hangings of the court.

19. Its four posts with their four bases were of bronze. The hooks for the posts were of silver, like the plating at the top and like their rods.

20. The pegs for the Holy Tent and for the court enclosure were all of bronze.

21. Here is the account of metals used for the Holy Tent - the Tent of Meeting - the account drawn up by the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest, as Moses had ordered.

22. Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Yahweh had commanded.

23. His partner was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, engraver, weaver of fine linen, embroiderer in purple wool, of violet shade and red, in crimson wool and fine linen.

24. The amount of gold used in the work - the entire work for the sanctuary - (this was gold consecrated by offering) weighed 2,195 pounds, weighed according to the official standard.

25. The silver collected when the census of the community was taken weighed 7,550 pounds, weighed according to the official standard.

26. A census of all those of twenty years and over was made. They were six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty; each of them paid a small silver coin.

27. The 7,500 pounds of silver were used for casting the one hundred bases for the sanctuary and the veil, 75 pounds for each base.

28. With the remaining 50 pounds of silver he made the hooks for the posts, the plating for their tops, and their rods.

29. The bronze consecrated by offering amounted to 5,310 pounds,

30. and with this he made the bases for the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar with its grating of bronze and all the furnishings for it,

31. the bases for the enclosure of the court, those for the gateway to the court, all the pegs for the Holy Tent, and all the pegs for the court enclosure.

Livros sugeridos

“Pobres e desafortunadas as almas que se envolvem no turbilhão de preocupações deste mundo. Quanto mais amam o mundo, mais suas paixões crescem, mais queimam de desejos, mais se tornam incapazes de atingir seus objetivos. E vêm, então, as inquietações, as impaciências e terríveis sofrimentos profundos, pois seus corações não palpitam com a caridade e o amor. Rezemos por essas almas desafortunadas e miseráveis, para que Jesus, em Sua infinita misericórdia, possa perdoá-las e conduzi-las a Ele.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina


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