23. Thou shalt also make a table of shittim-wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and half the height thereof.
23. Facies quoque mensam ex lignis sittim: duorum cubitorum erit longitudo ejus, et cubiti latitudo ejus, cubiti vero et dimidii alitudo ejus.
24. And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.
24. Et teges eam auro puro, faciesque ei coronam auream in circuitu.
25. And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand.breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.
25. Facies quoque ei clausuram latam quatuor digitos in circuitu: faciesque coronam auream clausurae illi in circuitu.
26. And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.
26. Facies insuper ei quatuor annulos aureos, quos pones in quatuor angulis qui sunt in quatuor pedibus ejus.
27. Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.
27. E regione illius clausurae erunt annuli per quos trajicientur vectes ad portandum mensam:
28. And thou shalt make the staves of shittim-wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
28. Faciesque vectes illos e lignis sittim: et operies eos auro, et feretur illis mensa.
29. And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them.
29. Facies etiam scutellas ejus, et cochlearia ejus, et opercula ejus, et crateres ejus quibus libabitur: ex auro mundo facies ca.
30. And thou shalt set upon the table shew-bread before me alway.
30. Et pones super mensam illam panem facierum coram me jugiter.
1 This was Acacius, bishop of Amida, who sold the treasures of the Church for the redemption of 7000 Persian slaves, who were perishing by famine in the hands of some Roman soldiers. Vide Socrates, lib. 7-121, quoted in Bingham, book 5-100; 6-6
2 A.V., shew-bread. "In Hebrew called bread of faces or presence; because they were to be set before the face, or in the presence of God continually. The Hebrew doctors give also another reason, because every cake was made square, and so had as it were many faces." -- Ainsworth, in loco.
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