Exodus 27 NIV

The Altar of Burnt Offering

27:1-8pp -- Ex 38:1-7

1 "Build an altar1 of acacia wood, three cubitsa high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.b

References for Exodus 27:1

    • a 27:1 - That is, about 4 1/2 feet (about 1.3 meters)
    • b 27:1 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters) long and wide
      2 Make a horn2 at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze.

      References for Exodus 27:2

      3 Make all its utensils of bronze--its pots to remove the ashes, and its shovels, sprinkling bowls,3 meat forks and firepans.4

      References for Exodus 27:3

      4 Make a grating for it, a bronze network, and make a bronze ring at each of the four corners of the network.
      5 Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar.
      6 Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze.5

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      7 The poles are to be inserted into the rings so they will be on two sides of the altar when it is carried.6

      References for Exodus 27:7

      8 Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown7 on the mountain.

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      The Courtyard

      27:9-19pp -- Ex 38:9-20

      9 "Make a courtyard8 for the tabernacle. The south side shall be a hundred cubitsc long and is to have curtains of finely twisted linen,

      References for Exodus 27:9

        • c 27:9 - That is, about 150 feet (about 46 meters); also in verse 11
          10 with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
          11 The north side shall also be a hundred cubits long and is to have curtains, with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
          12 "The west end of the courtyard shall be fifty cubitsd wide and have curtains, with ten posts and ten bases.

          References for Exodus 27:12

            • d 27:12 - That is, about 75 feet (about 23 meters); also in verse 13
              13 On the east end, toward the sunrise, the courtyard shall also be fifty cubits wide.
              14 Curtains fifteen cubitse long are to be on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases,

              References for Exodus 27:14

                • e 27:14 - That is, about 22 1/2 feet (about 6.9 meters); also in verse 15
                  15 and curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on the other side, with three posts and three bases.
                  16 "For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain9 twenty cubitsf long, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen--the work of an embroiderer10--with four posts and four bases.

                  References for Exodus 27:16

                    • f 27:16 - That is, about 30 feet (about 9 meters)
                      17 All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands and hooks, and bronze bases.
                      18 The courtyard shall be a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide,g with curtains of finely twisted linen five cubitsh high, and with bronze bases.

                      References for Exodus 27:18

                        • g 27:18 - That is, about 150 feet (about 46 meters) long and 75 feet (about 23 meters) wide
                        • h 27:18 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters)
                          19 All the other articles used in the service of the tabernacle, whatever their function, including all the tent pegs for it and those for the courtyard, are to be of bronze.

                          Oil for the Lampstand

                          27:20-21pp -- Lev 24:1-3

                          20 "Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil11 of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.

                          References for Exodus 27:20

                          21 In the Tent of Meeting,12 outside the curtain that is in front of the Testimony,13 Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps14 burning before the LORD from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance15 among the Israelites for the generations to come.