Some Notes:

The English language has no gender-neutral pronouns. So when the words man, he, him, etc are used, they mean "Generic human being" unless the context specifically says otherwise. Only women get words devoted just to them.

Thou, Thee, and Thine are singular pronouns. You and Your are plural in the 16th Century English the King James Bible was translated into. This actually makes the message clearer than our habit of using "you" as both a singular and a plural.

In many scriptures I have changed the King James (English) spelling to American spelling (labour=labor, for example. I understand those in England still spell it with a u). Also, in some scriptures I have changed the "-eth" to a simple "s." Spelling standards weren't set in English until the mid 1800's, well after the translating of the KJV. So I see no problem with making these simple changes that don't affect the meaning of the scripture but make it easier for our modern mouths and ears to deal with.

Exodus 26- More of the Tabernacle


1 Moreover thou will make the tabernacle with ten curtains of blue, purple, and scarlet fine twined linen, and with cherubim woven of cunning work.

2 The length of one curtain shall be  forty-two feet, and the width six feet. All the curtains will be the same size.

3 Five curtains will be fastened together, and the other five curtains will be fastened together.

4 Put loops of blue yarn along the edge of the last curtain in each set.

5 Make 50 loops on each side lined up with each other.

These loops were how the curtains were to hold onto one another. 


6 Make 50 clasps of gold to fasten the curtains together to form a single tabernacle. 

7 And thou will make eleven curtains of goats' hair to cover the tabernacle. 

This is the outside wall.

8 These curtains will be forty-five feet by six feet, all the same size. 

Forty-five by six feet.

9 Fasten five curtains together, and six curtains together, doubling the sixth curtain in the front of the tabernacle.

10 Make 50 loops on the edge of the end curtains lined up with each other.

11 Then make 50 clasps of brass to couple the tent together, that it may be one tent.

12 And the left over half curtain will hang over the backside of the tabernacle.

13 Allow 18 inches of remaining material to hang down over each side, so the Tabernacle is completely covered.

A lovely draping for affect at each end of the Tabernacle.

14 Make two last covers for the tent, one of tanned ram skins and the other of fine goatskin leather.

 The inner wall was of linen, while the middle wall (insulation?) was of goat's hair (we would call it mohair). The outer wall was leather to make it water proof.

15 Make boards for the tabernacle of cedar wood standing upright.

16 Each board will be 3 x 15 feet.

17 Put two pegs in the bottom of each board, 

18 Make 20 boards for the south side.

20 boards of 3 feet width means the Tabernacle was about 60 feet long.

19 And thou will make forty bases of silver under the twenty boards, each with sockets to fit the pegs in. 

These bases were so the wood wasn't sitting on bare ground, but was protected from the elements by silver.

20 And the north side will have twenty boards,

21 With forty bases with sockets of silver, two under each board.

22 And for the west side of the tabernacle six boards.

The Tabernacle was about 18 feet wide.

23 And make two boards for frames for the corners of the tabernacle on the two sides.

24 These corner frames are to be joined at the bottom and connected all the way to the top. The two frames that form the two corners are to be made in this way.

The corner pieces to keep the building square.

25 And you will use eight boards, and sixteen bases of silver, two bases under each board.

26 And thou will make five bars of cedar wood for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,

Crossbars to hold the wall firm.

27 And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the west side of the tabernacle,

28 And the cross bar in the middle of the boards will go from end to end.

29 And thou will overlay the boards with gold, and make each rings of gold to but the cross bar through, and overlay the cross bars with gold.

30 Put up the tabernacle just like it was shown thee in the mountain.

31 Make a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet fine twined linen of cunning work, with cherubim.

This will be the inside wall, dividing the Tabernacle into two rooms.

32 Hang it with hooks of gold on four pillars of cedar wood overlaid with gold and setting in silver bases. 

33 Hang the veil from clasps, and bring in The Ark of the Testimony. The veil will divide the holy place from the holiest of holys. 

One room for normal priest stuff, and one for the Ark of the Covenant.

34 Put the lid on The Ark of the Testimony in the Holiest of Holys.

35 Set the table outside the veil and put the by it on the south side with the table on the north.

36 Make a door for the tent of blue, purple, and scarlet fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework.

37 And thou will make five pillars of cedar wood covered with gold, with five bases of silver to hang the door on with gold hooks.