Exodus 27 CSB

The Altar of Burnt Offering

1 "You are to construct the altar of acacia wood. The altar must be square, seven and a half feet long, and seven and a half feet wide;a it must be four and a half feet high.b

References for Exodus 27:1

    • a 27:1 - Lit five cubits in length and five cubits in width
    • b 27:1 - Lit wide; and its height three cubits
      2 Make horns for it on its four corners; the horns are to be of one piece.c Overlay it with bronze.

      References for Exodus 27:2

        • c 27:2 - Lit piece with it
          3 Make its pots for removing ashes, and its shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans; make all its utensils of bronze.
          4 Construct a grate for it of bronze mesh, and make four bronze rings on the mesh at its four corners.
          5 Set it below, under the altar's ledge,d so that the mesh comes halfway upe the altar.

          References for Exodus 27:5

            • d 27:5 - Perhaps a ledge around the altar on which the priests could stand; Lv 9:22
            • e 27:5 - Or altar's rim, so that the grid comes halfway down
              6 Then make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze.
              7 The poles are to be inserted into the rings, so that the poles are on two sides of the altar when it is carried.
              8 Construct the altar with boards so that it is hollow. They are to make it just as it was shown to you on the mountain.

              The Courtyard

              9 "You are to make the courtyard for the tabernacle. [Make the hangings] on the south of the courtyard out of finely spun linen, 150 feetf long on that side.

              References for Exodus 27:9

                • f 27:9 - Lit 100 cubits
                  10 There are to be 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bandsg of the posts must be silver.

                  References for Exodus 27:10

                    • g 27:10 - Or connecting rods
                      11 Then [make the hangings] on the north side 150 [feet]h long. There are to be 20 posts and 20 bronze bases. The hooks and bandsi of the posts must be silver.

                      References for Exodus 27:11

                        • h 27:11 - Lit 100 [cubits]
                        • i 27:11 - Or connecting rods
                          12 [Make] the hangings of the courtyard on the west side 75 feetj long, including their 10 posts and 10 bases.

                          References for Exodus 27:12

                            • j 27:12 - Lit 50 cubits
                              13 Make the hangings of the courtyard on the east side toward the sunrise 75 feet.k

                              References for Exodus 27:13

                                • k 27:13 - Lit 50 cubits
                                  14 [Make] the hangings on one side [of the gate] 22 and a half feet,l including their three posts and their three bases.

                                  References for Exodus 27:14

                                    • l 27:14 - Lit 15 cubits
                                      15 And make the hangings on the other side 22 and a half [feet],m including their three posts and their three bases.

                                      References for Exodus 27:15

                                        • m 27:15 - Lit 15 [cubits]
                                          16 The gate of the courtyard is to have a thirty-footn screen embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. It is to have four posts including their four bases.

                                          References for Exodus 27:16

                                            • n 27:16 - Lit twenty-cubit
                                              17 "All the posts around the courtyard are to be banded with silver and have silver hooks and bronze bases.
                                              18 The length of the courtyard is to be 150 feet, the width 75 [feet] at each end, and the height seven and a half feet,o [all of it made] of finely spun linen. The bases of the posts must be bronze.

                                              References for Exodus 27:18

                                                • o 27:18 - Lit be 100 by the cubit, and the width 50 by 50, and the height five cubits
                                                  19 All the tools of the tabernacle for every use and all its tent pegs as well as all the tent pegs of the courtyard are to be made of bronze.

                                                  The Lampstand Oil

                                                  20 "You are to command the Israelites to bring you pure oil from crushed olives for the light, in order to keep the lamp burning continually.

                                                  References for Exodus 27:20

                                                      21 In the tent of meeting outside the veil that is in front of the testimony, Aaron and his sons are to tend the lamp from evening until morning before the Lord. This is to be a permanent statute for the Israelites throughout their generations.