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Exodus 27 (Lexham English Bible)

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Instructions for Making the Bronze Altar

1 "And you will make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar will be square, and its height [will be] three cubits. 2 And you will make its horns on its four corners; its horns will be {of one piece with it},a and you will overlay it [with] bronze. 3 And you will make its pots for removing its fat-soaked ashes and its shovels and its sprinkling bowls and its forksb and its fire pans; you will make all its equipment [with] bronze. 4 And you will make for it a grating, a work of bronze network, and you will make on the network four bronze rings on its four ends. 5 And you will put it under the ledge of the altar, below, and the network will be up to the middle of the altar. 6 And you will make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and you will overlay them [with] bronze. 7 And the poles will be put into the rings, and the poles will be on the two sides of the altar when carrying it. 8 You will make it hollow with boards. As it was shown you on the mountain, so they will do.

Instructions for Making the Courtyard

9 "You will make the courtyard of the tabernacle; for the {south}c side [will be] hangings for the courtyard of finely twisted linen, one hundred cubits long for the one side. 10 And its twenty pillars and their twenty bases [will be] bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands [will be] silver. 11 And likewise for the north side along the length [will be] hangings one hundred cubits long; and its twenty pillars and their bases [will be] bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their bands [will be] silver. 12 And the width of the courtyard for the westd side [will be] hangings of fifty cubits, their ten pillars and their ten bases. 13 And the width of the courtyard for the east side, toward sunrise, [will be] fifty cubits. 14 And hangings for the shouldere [will be] fifteen cubits [with] their three pillars and their three bases. 15 And fifteen cubits of hangings [will be] for the second shoulderf [with] their three pillars and their three bases. 16 And for the gate of the courtyard [there will be] a screen of twenty cubits of blue and purple and crimson [yarns] and finely twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer; [with] their four pillars and their four bases. 17 "All the pillars of the courtyard all around will be banded [with] silver, [and] their hooks [will be] silver, and their bases [will be] bronze. 18 The length of the courtyard will be one hundred cubits and the width fifty [cubits]g and the height five cubits, of finely twisted linen, [with] their bronze bases. 19 Bronze [will be] for all the equipment of the tabernacle in all its service and all its {pegs}h and all the {pegs}i of the courtyard.

Instructions for Making Oil for the Lampstand

20 "And you will command the {Israelites},j and they will bring to you pure, beaten olive oil for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. 21 In the tent of assembly outside the curtain that [is] before the testimony, Aaron and his sons will arrange it, from evening until morning, before Yahweh [as] a lasting statute throughout their generations from the {Israelites}.k
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