He has filled them with skill 1 to do all kinds of work 2 as craftsmen, as designers, as embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and in fine linen, and as weavers. They are 3 craftsmen in all the work 4 and artistic designers. 5
All the skilled among those who were doing the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twisted linen and blue and purple and scarlet; they were made with cherubim that were the work of an artistic designer.
The curtain 1 for the gate of the courtyard was of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer. It was thirty feet long, and like the hangings in the courtyard, it was seven and a half feet high,
The artistically woven waistband of the ephod that was on it was like it, of one piece with it, 1 of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twisted linen, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
“‘Then a man who is ceremonially clean must gather up the ashes of the red heifer and put them in a ceremonially clean place outside the camp. They must be kept 1 for the community of the Israelites for use in the water of purification 2 – it is a purification for sin. 3
It then went up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, turning northward to Gilgal (which is opposite the Pass 1 of Adummim south of the valley), crossed to the waters of En Shemesh and extended to En Rogel.
If you see the extortion 1 of the poor, or the perversion 2 of justice and fairness in the government, 3 do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, 4 and there are higher ones over them! 5
The Lord who commands armies is about to beat them 1 with a whip, similar to the way he struck down Midian at the rock of Oreb. 2 He will use his staff against the sea, lifting it up as he did in Egypt. 3
It is me – I stir him up and commission him; 1 I will make all his ways level. He will rebuild my city; he will send my exiled people home, but not for a price or a bribe,” says the Lord who commands armies.
“I have stomped grapes in the winepress all by myself; no one from the nations joined me. I stomped on them 1 in my anger; I trampled them down in my rage. Their juice splashed on my garments, and stained 2 all my clothes.
Are they ashamed because they have done such shameful things? No, they are not at all ashamed. They do not even know how to blush! So they will die, just like others have died. 1 They will be brought to ruin when I punish them,” says the Lord.
Are they ashamed because they have done such disgusting things? No, they are not at all ashamed! They do not even know how to blush! So they will die just like others have died. 1 They will be brought to ruin when I punish them, says the Lord.
All these strong ones 1 are scattering; they have sought permission to go and walk about over the earth.” The Lord had said, “Go! Walk about over the earth!” So they are doing so.
For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
Now 1 the woman was dressed in purple and scarlet clothing, 2 and adorned with gold, 3 precious stones, and pearls. She held 4 in her hand a golden cup filled with detestable things and unclean things from her sexual immorality. 5
“Now send me a man who is skilled in working with gold, silver, bronze, and iron, as well as purple, crimson, and violet colored fabrics, and who knows how to engrave. He will work with my skilled craftsmen here in Jerusalem 1 and Judah, whom my father David provided.