25:1 the LORD spake. Many sections of Exodus, including these instructions for the design, construction and use of the tabernacle, were given verbatim by God direct to Moses. Merely as a sampling, note the assertions in Exodus 20:1; 20:22; 24:1; etc. In fact, the entire section from Exodus 25–31 was given by direct dictation. Note also that “Moses wrote all the words of the Lord” (Exodus 24:4).