# Exodus 26:16

16 Each frame is to be ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide,[a]

## Exodus 26:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.
ESV
16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a frame, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each frame.
NLT
16 Each frame must be 15 feet high and 27 inches wide,
MSG
16 each section of frame fifteen feet long and two and one-quarter feet wide,
CSB
16 The length of each plank is to be 15 feet, and the width of each plank 27 inches.

## Exodus 26:16 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 26:16

Ten cubits shall be the length of a board
Or five yards, according to the common cubit:

and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board;
or three quarters of a yard; and from hence we may learn what were the height and the length of the tabernacle; according to the common computation of a cubit, it was but five yards high and fifteen long, since there were but twenty boards on each side, ( Exodus 26:18 Exodus 26:20 ) , but if three inches are added to each cubit, it will make its measures considerably larger: Josephus F17 says the boards were four fingers thick: according to Bishop Cumberland the boards of the tabernacle, containing fifteen Jewish square cubits, were very near fifty English square feet in their length and breadth.

FOOTNOTES:

F17 Antiqu. l. 3. c. 6. sect. 3.

## Exodus 26:16 In-Context

14 Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of the other durable leather.
15 “Make upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle.
16 Each frame is to be ten cubits long and a cubit and a half wide,
17 with two projections set parallel to each other. Make all the frames of the tabernacle in this way.
18 Make twenty frames for the south side of the tabernacle

## Footnotes 1

• That is, about 15 feet long and 2 1/4 feet wide or about 4.5 meters long and 68 centimeters wide
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