Exodus 27:1-8 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

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    • 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.

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

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      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

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      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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