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Мысли вслух на Exo 38:1-31

They1 38:1 Or He ; also in verses 2-9 built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits2 38:1 That is, about 4 1/2 feet (about 1.3 meters) high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.3 38:1 That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters) long and wide
They made a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar were of one piece, and they overlaid the altar with bronze.
They made all its utensils of bronze-its pots, shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans.
They made a grating for the altar, a bronze network, to be under its ledge, halfway up the altar.
They cast bronze rings to hold the poles for the four corners of the bronze grating.
They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.
They inserted the poles into the rings so they would be on the sides of the altar for carrying it. They made it hollow, out of boards.
They made the bronze basin and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
Next they made the courtyard. The south side was a hundred cubits4 38:9 That is, about 150 feet (about 46 meters) long and had curtains of finely twisted linen,
10  with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, and with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
11  The north side was also a hundred cubits long and had twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
12  The west end was fifty cubits5 38:12 That is, about 75 feet (about 23 meters) wide and had curtains, with ten posts and ten bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
13  The east end, toward the sunrise, was also fifty cubits wide.
14  Curtains fifteen cubits6 38:14 That is, about 22 1/2 feet (about 6.9 meters) long were on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases,
15  and curtains fifteen cubits long were on the other side of the entrance to the courtyard, with three posts and three bases.
16  All the curtains around the courtyard were of finely twisted linen.
17  The bases for the posts were bronze. The hooks and bands on the posts were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver; so all the posts of the courtyard had silver bands.
18  The curtain for the entrance to the courtyard was of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen-the work of an embroiderer. It was twenty cubits7 38:18 That is, about 30 feet (about 9 meters) long and, like the curtains of the courtyard, five cubits8 38:18 That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters) high,
19  with four posts and four bronze bases. Their hooks and bands were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver.
20  All the tent pegs of the tabernacle and of the surrounding courtyard were bronze.
21  These are the amounts of the materials used for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the Testimony, which were recorded at Moses' command by the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.
22  (Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything the LORD commanded Moses;
23  with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan-a craftsman and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)
24  The total amount of the gold from the wave offering used for all the work on the sanctuary was 29 talents and 730 shekels,9 38:24 The weight of the gold was a little over one ton (about 1 metric ton). according to the sanctuary shekel.
25  The silver obtained from those of the community who were counted in the census was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels,10 38:25 The weight of the silver was a little over 3 3/4 tons (about 3.4 metric tons). according to the sanctuary shekel-
26  one beka per person, that is, half a shekel,11 38:26 That is, about 1/5 ounce (about 5.5 grams) according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone who had crossed over to those counted, twenty years old or more, a total of 603,550 men.
27  The 100 talents12 38:27 That is, about 3 3/4 tons (about 3.4 metric tons) of silver were used to cast the bases for the sanctuary and for the curtain-100 bases from the 100 talents, one talent for each base.
28  They used the 1,775 shekels13 38:28 That is, about 45 pounds (about 20 kilograms) to make the hooks for the posts, to overlay the tops of the posts, and to make their bands.
29  The bronze from the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels.14 38:29 The weight of the bronze was about 2 1/2 tons (about 2.4 metric tons).
30  They used it to make the bases for the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar with its bronze grating and all its utensils,
31  the bases for the surrounding courtyard and those for its entrance and all the tent pegs for the tabernacle and those for the surrounding courtyard.
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Сияние золота, серебра и меди заставляет зажмуриться. Эта яркость и богатство убранства скинии, да и современных храмов, постороннего человека приводят в смущение. Сколько материальных ценностей извели просто так, ради непонятно чего, вместо реального, полезного использования. Это сияние драгоценностей кажется излишним, но люди именно так выбирают путь сделать видимым свое отношение к Невидимому, живущему рядом с ними. Кочуя по пустыне, не имея домов, самое прекрасное иудеи отдают Богу. Эта яркость золота скинии ставит акцент там, где он необходим. Да, много бедных и больных, много нуждающихся, но, чтобы восстановить равновесие, чтобы исправить это, нужно как можно больше присутствия Бога в мире. Без Него, без источника любви все будет бессмысленно. Много позже Иисус, говоря о расточительной трате мира, говорил: «...нищих всегда имеете с собою, а Меня не всегда имеете» (Мф 26:11).

Другие мысли вслух

 
На Exo 38:1-31
They1 38:1 Or He ; also in verses 2-9 built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits2 38:1 That is, about 4 1/2 feet (about 1.3 meters) high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.3 38:1 That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters) long and wide
They made a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar were of one piece, and they overlaid the altar with bronze.
They made all its utensils of bronze-its pots, shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans.
They made a grating for the altar, a bronze network, to be under its ledge, halfway up the altar.
They cast bronze rings to hold the poles for the four corners of the bronze grating.
They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.
They inserted the poles into the rings so they would be on the sides of the altar for carrying it. They made it hollow, out of boards.
They made the bronze basin and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
Next they made the courtyard. The south side was a hundred cubits4 38:9 That is, about 150 feet (about 46 meters) long and had curtains of finely twisted linen,
10  with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, and with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
11  The north side was also a hundred cubits long and had twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
12  The west end was fifty cubits5 38:12 That is, about 75 feet (about 23 meters) wide and had curtains, with ten posts and ten bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
13  The east end, toward the sunrise, was also fifty cubits wide.
14  Curtains fifteen cubits6 38:14 That is, about 22 1/2 feet (about 6.9 meters) long were on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases,
15  and curtains fifteen cubits long were on the other side of the entrance to the courtyard, with three posts and three bases.
16  All the curtains around the courtyard were of finely twisted linen.
17  The bases for the posts were bronze. The hooks and bands on the posts were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver; so all the posts of the courtyard had silver bands.
18  The curtain for the entrance to the courtyard was of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen-the work of an embroiderer. It was twenty cubits7 38:18 That is, about 30 feet (about 9 meters) long and, like the curtains of the courtyard, five cubits8 38:18 That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters) high,
19  with four posts and four bronze bases. Their hooks and bands were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver.
20  All the tent pegs of the tabernacle and of the surrounding courtyard were bronze.
21  These are the amounts of the materials used for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the Testimony, which were recorded at Moses' command by the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.
22  (Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything the LORD commanded Moses;
23  with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan-a craftsman and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)
24  The total amount of the gold from the wave offering used for all the work on the sanctuary was 29 talents and 730 shekels,9 38:24 The weight of the gold was a little over one ton (about 1 metric ton). according to the sanctuary shekel.
25  The silver obtained from those of the community who were counted in the census was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels,10 38:25 The weight of the silver was a little over 3 3/4 tons (about 3.4 metric tons). according to the sanctuary shekel-
26  one beka per person, that is, half a shekel,11 38:26 That is, about 1/5 ounce (about 5.5 grams) according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone who had crossed over to those counted, twenty years old or more, a total of 603,550 men.
27  The 100 talents12 38:27 That is, about 3 3/4 tons (about 3.4 metric tons) of silver were used to cast the bases for the sanctuary and for the curtain-100 bases from the 100 talents, one talent for each base.
28  They used the 1,775 shekels13 38:28 That is, about 45 pounds (about 20 kilograms) to make the hooks for the posts, to overlay the tops of the posts, and to make their bands.
29  The bronze from the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels.14 38:29 The weight of the bronze was about 2 1/2 tons (about 2.4 metric tons).
30  They used it to make the bases for the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar with its bronze grating and all its utensils,
31  the bases for the surrounding courtyard and those for its entrance and all the tent pegs for the tabernacle and those for the surrounding courtyard.
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Сегодняшний отрывок предлагает нам парадоксальное сочетание священного текста и бухгалтерской книги. С одной стороны, описание того самого жертвенника, вокруг которого будут собираться люди, ищущие встречи с Богом, с другой — аккуратное перечисление всех расходов, связанных с сооружением Скинии: сколько принесено, сколько и на что потрачено, сколько осталось.

Совершенно, казалось бы, неуместное сочетание святости и расчёта. На самом же деле тут есть своя логика и свой глубокий смысл. Нам сегодня нередко кажется, будто дело Божье не требует какого-то особо тщательного учёта и контроля: ведь речь идёт о Боге, для Которого ничего не жалко, а если так, то не стоит и особо считать затраты. При этом порой ещё вспоминают известное евангельское высказывание о ничего не стоящих рабах и прочее подобное, из чего делается вывод, что с Богом считаться не приходится, а значит, сколько потрачено, столько и потрачено, и нечего тут мелочиться, идёт ли речь о затрате денег или труда.

Дело, однако, тут вовсе не в Боге, а в нас самих. У Бога всего много, и Ему ничего для нас не жалко, а мы уж точно ничего Ему прибавить не в состоянии. Вот только неумение считать нигде в Библии не числится среди добродетелей. Исключение разве лишь перепись народа Давидом, но там-то считали с вполне определённой целью: сделать народ зависимым от государства, пересчитать всех, чтобы никто не ушёл от «ока государева». Такая статистика, направленная на порабощение человека, Богу и впрямь не нужна. Иное дело подсчитать расходы на предстоящую работу: это сделать не только можно, но и нужно.

Хотя бы для того, чтобы потом, если вдруг чего-нибудь не хватит, не оказаться в положении человека, не имеющего возможности довести до конца дело Божье. Есть и ещё одна сторона, связанная с умением считать, рассчитывать и планировать работу, и она уже прямо связана с духовной жизнью. Дело в том, что неумение считать, как и всякое столь популярное у «духовных» людей состояние «не от мира сего», на самом деле свидетельствует не столько о глубокой духовности, сколько о сильно запущенной расхлябанности.

Человек, действительно живущий духовной жизнью, прежде всего отчётливо осознаёт ту реальность, внутри которой оказался и в которой ему приходится действовать. Он обычно прекрасно понимает, где нужно считать и притом очень тщательно, а где расчёты неуместны, и не путает одну ситуацию с другой. Бухгалтерские книги, конечно, в любом случае остаются материей весьма сухой и чтением довольно утомительным, но ни один человек, понимающий, что такое нормальная духовная жизнь, не сочтёт их бездуховными только за то, что в них нет ничего, кроме того, что в них должно быть.

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