Exodus 38:1

The Altar of Burnt Offering

1 They[a] built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits[b] high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.[c]

Exodus 38:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.
ESV
1 He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. Five cubits was its length, and five cubits its breadth. It was square, and three cubits was its height.
NLT
1 Next Bezalel used acacia wood to construct the square altar of burnt offering. It was 7 feet wide, 7 feet long, and 4 feet high.
MSG
1 He made the Altar of Whole-Burnt-Offering from acacia wood. He made it seven and a half feet square and four and a half feet high.
CSB
1 Bezalel constructed the altar of burnt offering from acacia wood. It was square, seven and a half feet long and seven and a half feet wide, and was four and a half feet high.

Exodus 38:1 Meaning and Commentary

Ver. 1-7. And he made the altar of burnt offering
That is,Exodus 38:2

(See Gill on Exodus 38:1).

Exodus 38:1 In-Context

1 They built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits 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.
3 They made all its utensils of bronze—its pots, shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans.
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.

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Or "He" ; also in verses 2-9
  • [b]. That is, about 4 1/2 feet or about 1.4 meters
  • [c]. That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters long and wide