Shmot (Exodus) 25:1—16
1HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying, 2“Speak to the Children of Yisra’el and let them take for Me a portion, from every man whose heart motivates him you shall take My portion.
3This is the portion that you shall take from them; gold, silver, and copper; 4and turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool; linen and goat hair; 5red-dyed ram skins, tachash skins, acacia wood; 6oil for illumination, spices for the anointment oil and the aromatic incense; 7shoham stones and stones for the settings, for the Ephod and the Breastplate.
8They shall make a Sanctuary for Me—so that I may dwell among them—9like everything that I show you, the form of the Tabernacle and the form of all its vessels; and so shall you do.
10They shall make an Ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits its length; as cubit and a half its width; and a cubit and a half its height. 11You shall cover it with pure gold, from within and from without shall you cover it, and you shall make on it a gold crown all around. 12You shall cast for it four rings of gold and place them on its four corners, two rings on its one side and two rings on its second side. 13You shall make staves of acacia wood and cover them with gold; 14and insert the staves in the rings on the sides of the Ark, with which to carry the Ark. 15The staves shall remain in the rings of the Ark; they may not be removed from it. 16You shall places in the Ark the Testimonial-tablets that I shall give you.