1 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Tell the children of Israel to take for Me a heave offering. From every man whose heart makes him willing you shall take My heave offering.
3 And this is the heave offering which you shall take from them: gold and silver and bronze,
4 And blue and purple and scarlet strands, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
5 And rams' skins dyed red, and porpoise skins, and acacia wood,
6 Oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,
7 Onyx stones and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.
8 And let them make a sanctuary for Me that I may dwell in their midst.
9 According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its utensils, even so you shall make it.
10 And they shall make an ark of acacia wood: two and a half cubits shall be its length; and one and a half cubits, its width; and one and a half cubits, its height.
11 And you shall overlay it with pure gold; inside and outside you shall overlay it; and you shall make a rim of gold upon it all around.
12 And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them on its four feet; and two rings shall be on one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.
13 And you shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
14 And you shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark with them.
15 The poles shall be in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it.
16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.
17 And you shall make an expiation cover of pure gold: two and a half cubits shall be its length, and one and a half cubits, its width.
18 And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work you shall make them, at the two ends of the expiation cover.
19 And make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end; of one piece with the expiation cover you shall make the cherubim on its two ends.
20 And the cherubim shall spread out their wings above the cover, covering the expiation cover with their wings, with their faces toward one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the expiation cover.
21 And you shall put the expiation cover on top of the Ark, and into the Ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.
22 And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the expiation cover, from between the two cherubim which are upon the Ark of the Testimony, of everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.