142 : The Ark Of The Covenant
On the seventh day God called to Moses from the cloud, and the sight of the glory of the Lord was like a raging fire on the top of the mountain, to the eyes of the children of Israel.
Moses went into the cloud and up the mountain,
and he was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.
And God spoke to Moses, saying: "Tell the people of Israel to bring me offerings.
From every man who gives willingly with his heart you shall take the offering.
And this is what you will receive from them: gold, silver and brass, cloths of blue, purple and scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, rams' skins dyed red, badgers' skins and acacia wood, oil for lighting, spices for anointing and for sweet incense, onyx stones and other jewels.
"And let them make me a sanctuary so that I may live among them. They shall make it according to all that I tell you.
"They shall make me an ark of acacia wood.
It shall be a chest four feet long, two feet wide and two feet high. It is to be covered with gold inside and out, and it shall have a gold band around it.
At each corner it shall have a gold ring, and through these rings shall be passed gold-covered rods of acacia wood, so that the ark may be carried.
"These rods shall remain in the rings of the ark and shall not be taken from it.
And they shall put in the ark the laws I shall give you.
"They shall make also a mercy seat, a throne of pure gold, four feet long and two feet wide. At each end of the mercy seat there shall be the figure of an angel in beaten gold.
And the angels shell stretch their wings upward, covering the mercy seat with them.
Their faces shall look to one another and shell be inclined slightly downwards.
And the mercy seat shall be put upon the ark, and in the ark shall be put the law and the commandments that I shall give you.
And there I will meet with you, and speak to you from above the mercy seat, from between the two angels upon the ark. "
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