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The second book of Moses, called Exodus, chapter 27, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 27

New English Translation


   The Altar
   1 "you are to make the altar of acacia wood, seven feet six inches long, and seven feet six inches wide; the altar is to be square, and its height is to be four feet six inches. 2 you are to make its four horns on its four corners; its horns will be part of it, and you are to overlay it with bronze. 3 you are to make its pots for the ashes, its shovels, its tossing bowls, its meat hooks, and its fire pans - you are to make all its utensils of bronze. 4 you are to make a grating for it, a network of bronze, and you are to make on the network four bronze rings on its four corners. 5 you are to put it under the ledge of the altar below, so that the network will come halfway up the altar. 6 you are to make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and you are to overlay them with bronze. 7 the poles are to be put into the rings so that the poles will be on two sides of the altar when carrying it. 8 You are to make the altar hollow, out of boards. Just as it was shown you on the mountain, so they must make it.
   The Courtyard
   9 "you are to make the courtyard of the tabernacle. For the south side there are to be hangings for the courtyard of fine twisted linen, one hundred fifty feet long for one side, 10 with twenty posts and their twenty bronze bases, with the hooks of the posts and their bands of silver. 11 likewise for its length on the north side, there are to be hangings for one hundred fifty feet, with twenty posts and their twenty bronze bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 12 the width of the court on the west side is to be seventy-five feet with hangings, with their ten posts and their ten bases. 13 the width of the court on the east side, toward the sunrise, is to be seventy-five feet. 14 The hangings on one side of the gate are to be twenty-two and a half feet long, with their three posts and their three bases. 15 on the second side there are to be hangings twenty-two and a half feet long, with their three posts and their three bases. 16 for the gate of the courtyard there is to be a curtain of thirty feet, of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer, with four posts and their four bases. 17 All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands; their hooks are to be silver, and their bases bronze. 18 The length of the courtyard is to be one hundred fifty feet and the width seventy-five feet, and the height of the fine twisted linen hangings is to be seven and a half feet, with their bronze bases. 19 All the utensils of the tabernacle used in all its service, all its tent pegs, and all the tent pegs of the courtyard are to be made of bronze.
   Offering the Oil
   20 "you are to command the Israelites that they bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, so that the lamps will burn regularly. 21 In the tent of meeting outside the curtain that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons are to arrange it from evening to morning before the LORD. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for generations to come.

King James Version


   1 And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits.
   2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.
   3 And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.
   4 And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof.
   5 And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.
   6 And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.
   7 And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it.
   8 Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.
   9 ¶ And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side:
   10 And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.
   11 And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
   12 ¶ And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.
   13 And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
   14 The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
   15 And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
   16 ¶ And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.
   17 All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.
   18 ¶ The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.
   19 All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.
   20 ¶ And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
   21 In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
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