出埃及記第三十八章16~20节

38:16 院子四面的帷子,都是用捻的细麻作的。
All the hangings around the court were of fine twined linen.
38:17 柱子的卯座是用铜作的,柱子上的钩子和横杆是用银作的,柱顶是用银包裹的。院子一切的柱子,都是用银杆连络的。
And the sockets for the pillars were of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting rods were of silver; and the overlaying of their capitals was of silver; and all the pillars of the court were connected with silver.
38:18 院子的门帘是以绣花的手工,用蓝色、紫色、朱红色线,和捻的细麻织成的,宽二十肘,高五肘,与院子的帷子相配;
And the screen for the gate of the court was the work of an embroiderer, of blue and purple and scarlet strands, and fine twined linen; and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the width was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court.
38:19 柱子四根,卯座四个,都是用铜作的;柱子上的钩子和横杆,都是用银作的;柱顶是用银包裹的。
And their four pillars and their four sockets were of bronze; their hooks were of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals and their connecting rods were of silver.
38:20 帐幕一切的橛子,和院子四围的橛子,都是用铜作的。
And all the pegs of the tabernacle and of the court all around were of bronze.

 

亮光:

雕刻匠或技工与工人有甚么不同?我相信雕刻匠或技工有特别的恩赐,而工人是以技巧来作一般的工作。绣花的人也许是女工,用蓝色,表征属天;紫色,表征基督的王权或君尊;朱红色,表征基督的救赎;细麻,表征基督的人性,来作各样绣花的工。

出埃及记三十五章三十五节也说到机匠、各样的工人,以及绘图设计的人。我们由此可见,神居所的建造乃是一种细致、详尽的工作。用许多言词来描述作工的人,意思就是要指出,建造教会的工作是细致的、精巧的、详尽的。

Illumination:

What is the difference between an engraver or craftsman and a workman? I believe that an engraver or craftsman has a special gift, whereas a workman does ordinary work with skill. The embroiderers, who may have been female workers, worked in blue, signifying heavenliness; in purple, signifying the kingship or royalty of Christ; in scarlet, signifying Christ’s redemption; and in fine linen, signifying Christ’s humanity.

Exodus 35:35 also speaks of the weaver, the doers of every work, and those who plan designs. By all this we can see that the building up of God’s dwelling place is a fine, detailed work. The fact that many of the words used to describe the workers are similar in meaning indicates that the work of building up the church is fine, delicate, and detailed.