[The LORD continued,] "Build an altar out of acacia wood for burning incense.
Make it 18 inches square and 36 inches high. The horns and altar must be made out of one piece [of wood].
Cover all of it with pure gold--the top, the sides, and the horns. Put a gold molding around it.
Make two gold rings, and put them below the molding on opposite sides to hold the poles for carrying it.
Make the poles out of acacia wood, and cover them with gold.
Put the altar in front of the canopy which [hangs] over the ark containing the words of my promise. I will meet with you there in front of the throne of mercy that is on the ark.