Exodus 38:1-8 NIV

The Altar of Burnt Offering

38:1-7pp -- Ex 27:1-8

1 Theya built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubitsb high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.c

References for Exodus 38:1

    • a 38:1 - Or "He"; also in verses 2-9
    • b 38:1 - That is, about 4 1/2 feet (about 1.3 meters)
    • c 38:1 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters) long and wide
      2 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.1

      References for Exodus 38:2

      3 They made all its utensils2 of bronze--its pots, shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans.

      References for Exodus 38:3

      4 They made a grating for the altar, a bronze network, to be under its ledge, halfway up the altar.
      5 They cast bronze rings to hold the poles for the four corners of the bronze grating.
      6 They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.
      7 They inserted the poles into the rings so they would be on the sides of the altar for carrying it. They made it hollow, out of boards.

      Basin for Washing

      8 They made the bronze basin3 and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women4 who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

      References for Exodus 38:8