(Now it used to be in Israel that whenever someone went to inquire of God he would say, “Come on, let’s go to the seer.” For today’s prophet used to be called a seer.)
So 1 he said to the worker who tended the vineyard, ‘For 2 three years 3 now, I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and each time I inspect it 4 I find none. Cut 5 it down! Why 6 should it continue to deplete 7 the soil?’
After the crew 1 had hoisted it aboard, 2 they used supports 3 to undergird the ship. Fearing they would run aground 4 on the Syrtis, 5 they lowered the sea anchor, 6 thus letting themselves be driven along.
He made the lampstand 1 and all its accessories with seventy-five pounds of pure gold.
All the tent pegs of the tabernacle and of the courtyard all around were bronze.
Also, anything they fall on 1 when they die will become unclean – any wood vessel or garment or article of leather or sackcloth. Any such vessel with which work is done must be immersed in water 2 and will be unclean until the evening. Then it will become clean.
You must not do injustice in the regulation of measures, whether of length, weight, or volume. 1
If the person is poor you may not use what he gives you as security for a covering. 1
I will increase their 1 disasters, I will use up my arrows on them.
taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Surely you recall 1 that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you.
You are to receive the atonement money 1 from the Israelites and give it for the service 2 of the tent of meeting. It will be a memorial 3 for the Israelites before the Lord, to make atonement 4 for your lives.”
He made the vessels which were on the table out of pure gold, its 1 plates, its ladles, its pitchers, and its bowls, to be used in pouring out offerings.
The one hundred talents of silver were used for casting the bases of the sanctuary and the bases of the special curtain – one hundred bases for one hundred talents, one talent per base.
From the remaining 1,775 shekels 1 he made hooks for the posts, overlaid their tops, and made bands for them.
and the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their sockets, tent pegs, and ropes, along with all their furnishings and everything for their service. You are to assign by names the items that each man is responsible to carry. 1