Exodus 26:31

“And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thou shalt make a Uaile of blew, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linnen of cunning worke: with Cherubims shall it be made.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet {material} and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall it be made.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you are to make a veil 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 a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus; of artistic work shall it be made, with cherubim.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of curious work: with cherubim shall it be made.
- Webster's Bible

You shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman shall it be made.
- World English Bible

`And thou hast made a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen, work of a designer; he maketh it [with] cherubs;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall it be made.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 26:31


26:31 The veils are here ordered to be made, one for a partition between the holy place and the most holy, which not only forbad any to enter, but so much as to look into the holiest of all. Under that dispensation divine grace was veiled, but now we behold it with open face. The apostle tells us, this veil, intimated that the ceremonial law could not make the comers thereunto perfect. The way into the holiest was not made manifest while the first tabernacle was standing; life and immortality lay concealed till they were brought to light by the gospel, which was therefore signified by the rending of this veil at the death of Christ. We have now boldness to enter into the holiest in all acts of devotion by the blood of Jesus; yet such as obliges us to a holy reverence, and a humble sense of our distance. Another veil was for the outward door of the tabernacle. Through this the priests went in every day to minister in the holy - place, but not the people, #Heb 9:6|. This veil was all the defence the tabernacle had against thieves and robbers, which might easily be broken through, for it could be neither locked nor bared, and the abundance of wealth in it, one would think, might be a temptation. But by leaving it thus exposed, The priests and Levites would be so much the more obliged to keep a strict watch upon it: and, God would shew his care of his church on earth, though it be weak and defenceless, and continually exposed. A curtain shall be (if God please to make it so) as strong a defence, as gates of brass and bars of iron.


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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