Exodus 27 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Make an Altar of acacia wood. Make it seven and a half feet square and four and a half feet high. 1 "Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.
2 Make horns at each of the four corners. The horns are to be of one piece with the Altar and covered with a veneer of bronze. 2 Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze.
3 Make buckets for removing the ashes, along with shovels, basins, forks, and fire pans. Make all these utensils from bronze. 3 Make all its utensils of bronze--its pots to remove the ashes, and its shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans.
4 Make a grate of bronze mesh and attach bronze rings at each of the four corners. 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 the grate under the ledge of the Altar at the halfway point of the Altar. 5 Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar.
6 Make acacia wood poles for the Altar and cover them with a veneer of bronze. 6 Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze.
7 Insert the poles through the rings on the two sides of the Altar for carrying. 7 The poles are to be inserted into the rings so they will be on two sides of the altar when it is carried.
8 Use boards to make the Altar, keeping the interior hollow. The Courtyard 8 Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain.
9 "Make a Courtyard for The Dwelling. The south side is to be 150 feet long. The hangings for the Courtyard are to be woven from fine twisted linen, 9 "Make a courtyard for the tabernacle. The south side shall be a hundred cubits long and is to have curtains of finely twisted linen,
10 with their twenty posts, twenty bronze bases, and fastening hooks and bands of silver. 10 with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
11 The north side is to be exactly the same. 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 "For the west end of the Courtyard you will need seventy-five feet of hangings with their ten posts and bases. 12 "The west end of the courtyard shall be fifty cubits wide and have curtains, with ten posts and ten bases.
13 Across the seventy-five feet at the front, or east end, 13 On the east end, toward the sunrise, the courtyard shall also be fifty cubits wide.
14 you will need twenty-two and a half feet of hangings, with their three posts and bases on one side 14 Curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases,
15 and the same for the other side. 15 and curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on the other side, with three posts and three bases.
16 At the door of the Courtyard make a screen thirty feet long woven from blue, purple, and scarlet stuff, with fine twisted linen, embroidered by a craftsman, and hung on its four posts and bases. 16 "For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain twenty cubits long, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen--the work of an embroiderer--with four posts and four bases.
17 All the posts around the Courtyard are to be banded with silver, with hooks of silver and bases of bronze. 17 All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands and hooks, and bronze bases.
18 The Courtyard is to be 150 feet long and seventy-five feet wide. The hangings of fine twisted linen set on their bronze bases are to be seven and a half feet high. 18 The courtyard shall be a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide, with curtains of finely twisted linen five cubits high, and with bronze bases.
19 All the tools used for setting up The Holy Dwelling, including all the pegs in it and the Courtyard, are to be made of bronze. 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.
20 "Now, order the Israelites to bring you pure, clear olive oil for light so that the lamps can be kept burning. 20 "Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.
21 In the Tent of Meeting, the area outside the curtain that veils The Testimony, Aaron and his sons will keep this light burning from evening until morning before God. This is to be a permanent practice down through the generations for Israelites. 21 In the Tent of Meeting, outside the curtain that is in front of the Testimony, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the LORD from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come.