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Exodus 25 - NIV

Offerings for the Tabernacle

1 The Lord said to Moses,

2 “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.

3 These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze;

4 blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair;

5 ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather[a] ; acacia wood;

6 olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;

7 and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

8 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.

9 Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.

The Ark

10 “Have them make an ark[b] of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.[c]

11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.

12 Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other.

13 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.

14 Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.

15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.

16 Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you.

17 “Make an atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.

18 And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.

19 Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends.

20 The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover.

21 Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law that I will give you.

22 There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the covenant law, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.

The Table

23 “Make a table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.[d]

24 Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it.

25 Also make around it a rim a handbreadth[e] wide and put a gold molding on the rim.

26 Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are.

27 The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table.

28 Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them.

29 And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings.

30 Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times.

The Lampstand

31 “Make a lampstand of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them.

32 Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other.

33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.

34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.

35 One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all.

36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.

37 “Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it.

38 Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of pure gold.

39 A talent[f] of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories.

40 See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.


a. Exodus 25:5 Possibly the hides of large aquatic mammals
b. Exodus 25:10 That is, about 3?3/4 feet long and 2?1/4 feet wide and high or about 1.1 meters long and 68 centimeters wide and high; similarly in verse 17
c. Exodus 25:10 That is, a chest
d. Exodus 25:23 That is, about 3 feet long, 1?1/2 feet wide and 2?1/4 feet high or about 90 centimeters long, 45 centimeters wide and 68 centimeters high
e. Exodus 25:25 That is, about 3 inches or about 7.5 centimeters
f. Exodus 25:39 That is, about 75 pounds or about 34 kilograms

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Shared by: Ron Tuit on Nov, 2016
Summary: The Old Testament Tabernacle taught God's People a pattern of worship. The ceremonies and furnishings in the tabernacle point to the atonement of Jesus as our High Priest.
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Shared by: randy edwards on Jun, 2016
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Apr, 2016
Summary: Questions, curiosity, and a desire to learn more are generally a virtue. This series seeks to answer a variety of common questions about the Bible, theology, or the Christian life that can be answered briefly.
Scripture: Exodus 25:10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 561
Stephen Brown avatar
Stop "Going" to Church
Shared by: Stephen Brown on Dec, 2015
Summary: Changing our mindset from "going" to church to "being" the church.
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Scripture: Exodus 25:8-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,581
Bruce Ball avatar
Shared by: Bruce Ball on Oct, 2015
Summary: We dedicated our newly remodeled sanctuary back to the Lord.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 25:8
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,295
Michael Stark avatar
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Shared by: Michael Stark on Sep, 2015
Summary: God has established principles for His people to guide their giving. The principles are outlined even as Israel journeyed on the exodus.
Scripture: Exodus 25:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 361
William R. Nabaza avatar
After the pattern
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To show that we and our body parts are for the glory, worship and thanksgiving of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Tabernacle and instruments represents our body and our body parts respectively.
Scripture: Exodus 25:9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 286
William R. Nabaza avatar
Ark of shittim wood
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To show that even before the new testament JESUS was meant to die for our sins.
Scripture: Exodus 25:10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 354
William R. Nabaza avatar
Divinity covers the LORD inside and out
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To show that our Savior, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is True GOD and Divine, but became a man to save us.
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Man's rebellion against GOD's commands
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD put or placed a cover (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) on all our rebellion so that it will be contained in the box of forgiveness, whenever we look at these sin that GOD has covered and redeemed us from, we die spiritually because we are reminded
Scripture: Exodus 25:16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 179
William R. Nabaza avatar
Ark of the testimony
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To prove that GOD will meet with us on a regular basis and for us to soak with His Divine Presence needed for that day.
Scripture: Exodus 25:22
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 726
William R. Nabaza avatar
The Lampstand and the branches
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To show that we renew our strength in the LORD because we are made with the same material: gold like the candlestick
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Shared by: TIMOTHY GARDNER on May, 2015
Summary: There are three different types of people that pray this prayer, "O Lord, change me." This sermon deals with each one and helps us identify the true meaning of this prayers is to want to dwell with God.
Scripture: Exodus 25:1-9
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 722
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
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Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: Exodus 25:9 (KJV) 9 According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it..
Scripture: Exodus 25:9
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 202
Mark Mitchell avatar
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Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: Christ can be seen in the wilderness tabernacle
Scripture: Exodus 25:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 286
Jim McCutchen avatar
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Shared by: Jim McCutchen on Feb, 2015
Summary: How do we enter into the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will explore the intimacy of the Table found in the Tabernacle. We will examine what it means to sit at the table of shew bread where we come into a holy place and it forever change us.
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Scripture: Exodus 25:23-28
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 472
Christian Cheong avatar
God Came Near
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Sep, 2014
Summary: God instructs Moses to build the tabernacle. God wants to be with His people. God wants to connect with His people. God provides all that is required for His will to be done.
Edward Hardee avatar
Studies in the Tabernacle: The Holy Place
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Jul, 2014
Summary: Notes and message preached on the tabernacle. Takes a journey through the tabernacle.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 25:1-30:18
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 2,021
David Holwick avatar
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Shared by: David Holwick on Mar, 2014
Summary: People like to reduce God to a manageable box but he Ark of the Covenant shows the dangers of this. God cannot be manipulated but he can be personally experienced.
Series: Exodus
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Scripture: Exodus 25:10-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 707
Dr. Larry  Petton avatar
Shared by: Dr. Larry Petton on Feb, 2014
Summary: The Tabernacle of Moses is a perfect picture of who Christ is and how we are to worship Him!
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you frustrated if yuo use a flashlight that lights up backward instead of forward? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that we need to use our light forward so people will see real source of li
Thomas H avatar
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Shared by: Thomas H on Nov, 2011
Summary: Exodus 25-31 The Tabernacle
Series: Exodus
Scripture: Exodus 25:1-31:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,029
Reverend Dr. Glenn Harris avatar
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Shared by: Reverend Dr. Glenn Harris on Oct, 2011
Summary: The focus point of the message is that we as Christians need to one time in our lives show and do random acts of kindness to others which is pleasing to God up in heaven.
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Scripture: Exodus 25:10-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,383
Samuel Young avatar
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Shared by: Samuel Young on Sep, 2011
Summary: Describes how God used the Sanctuary to teach the Children of Israel about His plan of salvation. This sermon is suited for all ages. Children and adults came up after church to ask questions.
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Scripture: Exodus 25:8
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Views: 2,442
Rick Crandall avatar
Moses on the Mountain with the Lord - Part 8
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Aug, 2011
Summary: God uses earthly things to teach us eternal truth. 1. The Ark: God’s law and love (Exo 25:8-22). 2. The showbread: God’s life (Exo 25:23-30). 3. The lampstand: God’s light (Exo 25:31-40). 4. The tabernacle: God living in His saints (Exo 26:1-27).
Scripture: Exodus 25:8-26:27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 827
Tim Hinrichs avatar
Full Access
Shared by: Tim Hinrichs on Aug, 2011
Summary: The tabernacle is a pattern not only for the Old Testament, but for our worship of God today. We have full access to God's holy place but so few enter in.
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Scripture: Exodus 25:1-9
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,166
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Shared by: Rick Crandall on Aug, 2011
Summary: God has 3 messages from the mountain for us tonight: 1. God wants us to be generous givers (vs. 1-8). 2. God wants to stay close to His saints (vs. 8). 3. God uses earthly pictures to teach us about heavenly places (vs. 8-22).
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Scripture: Exodus 25:1-22
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Views: 882
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Shared by: Stephen Sheane on May, 2011
Summary: This series of 6 messages looks at the design of the tabernacle as a template for drawing near to God. The thrid step in the lampstand which represents the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the light of God's presence, the light in our prayers and the light of
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Scripture: Exodus 25:31-32
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Views: 3,813
Ross Cochrane avatar
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Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Dec, 2009
Summary: God asks me to invest into His kingdom purposes with my time, talents and treasure. In this way I am committed because it costs me something. The things I put my time and talents and money towards are the things that have a priority in my life.
Series: Exodus 20
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Scripture: Exodus 25:1-40
Views: 3,296
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Shared by: Jeff Strite on Apr, 2009
Summary: The Ark was the center of the worship at the Tabernacle. What made it so important, and what does it teach us about what Jesus did for us?