Exodus 26:1

“Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Moreouer thou shalt make the Tabernacle with ten curtaines of fine twined linnen, and blew, and purple, and scarlet: with Cherubims of cunning worke shalt thou make them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet {material;} you shall make them with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt thou make them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you are to make a House for me, with ten curtains of the best linen, blue and purple and red, worked with designs of winged ones by a good workman.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt make the tabernacle [with] ten curtains of twined byssus, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubim of artistic work shalt thou make them.
- Darby Bible

Moreover, thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubim of curious work shalt thou make them.
- Webster's Bible

Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman you shall make them.
- World English Bible

`And thou dost make the tabernacle: ten curtains of twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet; [with] cherubs, work of a designer, thou dost make them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains: of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt thou make them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 26:1


26:1 The curtains were to be embroidered with cherubim, to intimate that the angels of God pitched their tents round about the church, #Psa 34:7|. As there were cherubim over the mercy - seat, so there were round the tabernacle. There were to be two hangings, five breadths to each, sewed together, and the two hangings coupled together with golden clasps or tacks, so that it might be all one tabernacle, #Ex 26:6|. Thus the churches of Christ, though they are many, yet are one, being fitly joined together in holy love and by the unity of the Spirit, so growing into one holy temple in the Lord. This tabernacle was very strait and narrow, but at the preaching of the gospel, the church is bid to enlarge the place of her tent, and to stretch forth her curtains, #Isa 54:2|.


Discussion for Exodus 26

  • Gene Browne for verse 26
    These bars are most important to understand. They are the key to understanding the very real directions you are reading here. Note that almost no one has this right. The MIDDLE bar shoots thru the boards - end to end. These boards stood vertical blind style... Very very important to the operation of this device...This was no mere tent! A truly careful reading will more of these clues. Don 't read this chapter in a child like frame of mind. What is this chapter saying here that God had those Jews take the materials out of Egypt and then showed Moses exactly how to build it, and then did beam into it to lead them!
  • Olayinka oye
    Our God is a perfect planner and the greatest architect. He displayed this quality in His explanation on how He wanted the tabernacle constructed.
  • ELIA MSIKA
    This book is a very different book among all books, because it explains about how to be conqueror in the middle of trials.
  • Mike hinkle for verse 12
    I see as typifying Christ as His back was laid bare to be scourged taking our our punishment upon Himself

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