Compare Translations for Exodus 38:2

Exodus 38:2 ASV
And he made the horns thereof upon the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of one piece with it: and he overlaid it with brass.
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Exodus 38:2 BBE
And he put horns at its four angles made of the same, plating it all with brass;
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Exodus 38:2 CEB
He made horns for it, one horn on each of its four corners. Its horns were attached to the altar, and he covered it with copper.
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Exodus 38:2 CJB
He made horns for it on its four corners, the horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 RHE
The horns whereof went out from the corners, and he overlaid it with plates of brass.
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Exodus 38:2 ESV
He made horns for it on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 GW
He made a horn at each of its four corners. He made the four horns and the altar out of one piece [of wood] covered with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 GNT
He made the projections at the top of the four corners, so that they formed one piece with the altar. He covered it all with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 HNV
He made its horns on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with brass.
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Exodus 38:2 CSB
He made horns for it on its four corners; the horns were of one piece. Then he overlaid it with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 KJV
And he made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of the same: and he overlaid it with brass.
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Exodus 38:2 LEB
And he made its horns on its four corners; its horns were {of one piece with it}; and he overlaid it [with] bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 NAS
He made its horns on its four corners, its horns being of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 NCV
He made each corner stick out like a horn so that the horns and the altar were joined together in one piece. Then he covered the altar with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 NIRV
They made a horn stick out from each of its four upper corners. They covered the altar with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 NIV
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.
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Exodus 38:2 NKJV
He made its horns on its four corners; the horns were of one piece with it. And he overlaid it with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 NLT
There were four horns, one at each of the four corners, all of one piece with the rest. This altar was overlaid with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 NRS
He made horns for it on its four corners; its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 RSV
He made horns for it on its four corners; its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 DBY
And he made its horns on the four corners thereof; its horns were of itself; and he overlaid it with copper.
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Exodus 38:2 MSG
He made horns at each of the four corners. The horns were made of one piece with the Altar and covered with a veneer of bronze.
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Exodus 38:2 WBT
And he made its horns on the four corners of it; its horns were of the same: and he overlaid it with brass.
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Exodus 38:2 TMB
And he made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of the same, and he overlaid it with brass.
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Exodus 38:2 TNIV
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.
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Exodus 38:2 TYN
And he made hornes in the .iiij. corners of it procedinge out of it, and ouerlayde it with brasse.
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Exodus 38:2 WEB
He made its horns on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with brass.
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Exodus 38:2 WYC
whose horns came forth [out] of the corners, and he covered it with plates of brass. (whose horns came forth out of the corners, and he covered it with bronze plates.)
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Exodus 38:2 YLT
and he maketh its horns on its four corners; its horns have been of the same; and he overlayeth it with brass;
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Exodus 38 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 38

The brazen altar and laver. (1-8) The court. (9-20) The offerings of the people. (21-31)

Verses 1-8 In all ages of the church there have been some persons more devoted to God, more constant in their attendance upon his ordinances, and more willing to part even with lawful things, for his sake, than others. Some women, devoted to God and zealous for the tabernacle worship, expressed zeal by parting with their mirrors, which were polished plates of brass. Before the invention of looking-glasses, these served the same purposes.

Verses 9-20 The walls of the court being of curtains only, intimated that the state of the Jewish church itself was movable and changeable; and in due time to be taken down and folded up, when the place of the tent should be enlarged, and its cords lengthened, to make room for the Gentile world.

Verses 21-31 The foundation of massy pieces of silver showed the solidity and purity of the truth upon which the church is founded. Let us regard the Lord Jesus Christ while reading of the furniture of the tabernacle. While looking at the altar of burnt-offering, let us see Jesus. In him, his righteousness, and salvation, is a full and sufficient offering for sin. In the laver of regeneration, by his Holy Spirit, let our souls be washed, and they shall be clean; and as the people offered willingly, so may our souls be made willing. Let us be ready to part with any thing, and count all but loss to win Christ.

Exodus 38 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 38

Exodus 38:1-31 . FURNITURE OF THE TABERNACLE.

1. the altar of burnt offering--The repetitions are continued, in which may be traced the exact conformity of the execution to the order.

8. laver of brass . . . of the looking glasses of the women--The word mirrors should have been used, as those implements, usually round, inserted into a handle of wood, stone, or metal, were made of brass, silver, or bronze, highly polished [WILKINSON]. It was customary for the Egyptian women to carry mirrors with them to the temples; and whether by taking the looking glasses of the Hebrew women Moses designed to put it out of their power to follow a similar practice at the tabernacle, or whether the supply of brass from other sources in the camp was exhausted, it is interesting to learn how zealously and to a vast extent they surrendered those valued accompaniments of the female toilet.
of the women assembling . . . at the door--not priestesses but women of pious character and influence, who frequented the courts of the sacred building ( Luke 2:37 ), and whose parting with their mirrors, like the cutting the hair of the Nazarites, was their renouncing the world for a season [HENGSTENBERG].

9. the court--It occupied a space of one hundred and fifty feet by seventy-five, and it was enclosed by curtains of fine linen about eight feet high, suspended on brazen or copper pillars. Those curtains were secured by rods fastened to the top, and kept extended by being fastened to pins stuck in the ground.

10. hooks--The hooks of the pillars in the court were for hanging up the carcasses of the sacrificial beasts--those on the pillars at the entry of the tabernacle were for hanging the sacerdotal robes and other things used in the service.

11. sockets--mortices or holes in which the end of the pillars stood.

17. chapiters--or capitals of the pillars, were wooden posts which ran along their top, to which were attached the hooks for the hangings.

18. the height in the breadth--or, "in the measure." The sense is that the hangings of the court gate, which was twenty cubits wide, were of the same height as the hangings all round the court [WALL].

21. This is the sum of the tabernacle--Having completed his description of the component parts of the tabernacle, the inspired historian digresses into a statement respecting the gold and silver employed in it, the computation being made according to an order of Moses--by the Levites, under the direction of Ithamar, Aaron's youngest son.

24. twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels--equivalent to approximately $450,000.

25. the silver of them that were numbered--603,550 men at fifty cents each would contribute $301,775. It may seem difficult to imagine how the Israelites should be possessed of so much wealth in the desert; but it should be remembered that they were enriched first by the spoils of the Egyptians, and afterwards by those of the Amalekites. Besides, it is highly probable that during their sojourn they traded with the neighboring nations who bordered on the wilderness [HEWLETT].