Bible: Exod. 25:31-40; 27:20-21; 37:17-24; 40:25-26
“You are to make a lampstand 2 of pure gold. The lampstand is to be made of hammered metal; its base and its shaft, its cups, 3 its buds, and its blossoms are to be from the same piece. 4 25:32 Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand, 5 three branches of the lampstand from one side of it and three branches of the lampstand from the other side of it. 6 25:33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, and three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on the next 7 branch, and the same 8 for the six branches extending from the lampstand. 25:34 On the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms, 25:35 with a bud under the first 9 two branches from it, and a bud under the next 10 two branches from it, and a bud under the third 11 two branches from it, according to the six branches that extend from the lampstand. 25:36 Their buds and their branches will be one piece, 12 all of it one hammered piece of pure gold.
25:37 “You are to make its seven lamps, 13 and then set 14 its lamps up on it, so that it will give light 15 to the area in front of it. 25:38 Its trimmers and its trays 16 are to be 17 of pure gold. 25:39 About seventy-five pounds 18 of pure gold is to be used for it 19 and for all these utensils. 25:40 Now be sure to make 20 them according to the pattern you were shown 21 on the mountain. 22
37:18 Now Joseph’s brothers 2 saw him from a distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him. 37:19 They said to one another, “Here comes this master of dreams! 3 37:20 Come now, let’s kill him, throw him into one of the cisterns, and then say that a wild 4 animal ate him. Then we’ll see how his dreams turn out!” 5
37:21 When Reuben heard this, he rescued Joseph 6 from their hands, 7 saying, 8 “Let’s not take his life!” 9 37:22 Reuben continued, 10 “Don’t shed blood! Throw him into this cistern that is here in the wilderness, but don’t lay a hand on him.” 11 (Reuben said this 12 so he could rescue Joseph 13 from them 14 and take him back to his father.)
37:23 When Joseph reached his brothers, they stripped him 15 of his tunic, the special tunic that he wore. 37:24 Then they took him and threw him into the cistern. (Now the cistern was empty; 16 there was no water in it.)