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Exodus 27 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Altar of Burnt Offering

(Exo 38:1–7 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:1 - “Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits[fn] high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:2 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:3 - Make all its utensils of bronze—its pots to remove the ashes, and its shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:4 - Make a grating for it, a bronze network, and make a bronze ring at each of the four corners of the network.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:5 - Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:6 - Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:7 - The poles are to be inserted into the rings so they will be on two sides of the altar when it is carried.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:8 - Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain.

The Courtyard

(Exo 38:9–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:9 - “Make a courtyard for the tabernacle. The south side shall be a hundred cubits[fn] long and is to have curtains of finely twisted linen,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:10 - with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:11 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:12 - “The west end of the courtyard shall be fifty cubits[fn] wide and have curtains, with ten posts and ten bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:13 - On the east end, toward the sunrise, the courtyard shall also be fifty cubits wide.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:14 - Curtains fifteen cubits[fn] long are to be on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:15 - and curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on the other side, with three posts and three bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:16 - “For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain twenty cubits[fn] long, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer—with four posts and four bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:17 - All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands and hooks, and bronze bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:18 - The courtyard shall be a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide,[fn] with curtains of finely twisted linen five cubits[fn] high, and with bronze bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:19 - 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.

Oil for the Lampstand

(Lev 24:1–4 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:20 - “Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:21 - In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, 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.
NIV Footnotes
That is, about 4 1/2 feet or about 1.4 meters
That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters long and wide
That is, about 150 feet or about 45 meters; also in verse 11
That is, about 75 feet or about 23 meters; also in verse 13
That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters; also in verse 15
That is, about 30 feet or about 9 meters
That is, about 150 feet long and 75 feet wide or about 45 meters long and 23 meters wide
That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters

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