1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “Speak with the children of Israel that they may set separated offerings aside for my name, you shall receive separated offerings from everyone whose heart prompts them. 3 And this is the offering of separation which you shall receiveb from them: gold and silver and bronze, 4 blue and purple and precious crimson material and byssus and goats’ hair, 5 reddened“ rams’ skins, and sasgonac skins, and acacia wood; 6 oil for the il lumination, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense, 7 precious stonesd and stones for setting, for insertinge in the ephod and in the breastpiece. 8 And they shall build a sanctuary to my name that I may make the Glory of my Shekinah dwell among them. 9 (According to) whatever I will show you con cerning the design of the tabernacle and concerning the design of all its utensils, thus you shall do.
28 When this message came to Nicanor, he was troubled and grieved that he had to annul their agreement when the man had done no wrong. 29 Since it was not possible to oppose the king, he watched for an opportunity to accomplish this by a stratagem. 30 But Maccabeus, noticing that Nicanor was more austere in his dealings with him and was meeting him more rudely than had been his custom, concluded that this austerity did not spring from the best motives. So he gathered not a few of his men, and went into hiding from Nicanor. 31 When the latter became aware that he had been cleverly outwitted by the man, he went to the great and holy temple while the priests were offering the customary sacrifices, and commanded them to hand the man over. 32 When they declared on oath that they did not know where the man was whom he wanted, 33 he stretched out his right hand toward the sanctuary, and swore this oath: "If you do not hand Judas over to me as a prisoner, I will level this shrine of God to the ground and tear down the altar, and build here a splendid temple to Dionysus." 34 Having said this, he went away. Then the priests stretched out their hands toward heaven and called upon the constant Defender of our nation, in these words: 35 "O Lord of all, though you have need of nothing, you were pleased that there should be a temple for your habitation among us; 36 so now, O holy One, Lord of all holiness, keep undefiled forever this house that has been so recently purified."