Exodus 27

The Altar

27:1 “You are to make the1 altar of acacia wood, seven feet six inches long,2 and seven feet six inches wide; the altar is to be square,3 and its height is to be4 four feet six inches. 27:2 You are to make its four horns5 on its four corners; its horns will be part of it,6 and you are to overlay it with bronze. 27:3 You are to make its pots for the ashes,7 its shovels, its tossing bowls,8 its meat hooks, and its fire pans – you are to make all9 its utensils of bronze. 27:4 You are to make a grating10 for it, a network of bronze, and you are to make on the network four bronze rings on its four corners. 27:5 You are to put it under the ledge of the altar below, so that the network will come11 halfway up the altar.12 27:6 You are to make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and you are to overlay them with bronze. 27:7 The poles are to be put13 into the rings so that the poles will be on two sides of the altar when carrying it.14 27:8 You are to make the altar hollow, out of boards. Just as it was shown you15 on the mountain, so they must make it.16

The Courtyard

27:9 “You are to make the courtyard17 of the tabernacle. For the south side18 there are to be hangings19 for the courtyard of fine twisted linen, one hundred fifty feet long for one side,20 27:10 with21 twenty posts and their twenty bronze bases, with the hooks of the posts and their bands of silver. 27:11 Likewise22 for its length on the north side, there are to be23 hangings for one hundred fifty feet, with twenty posts and their twenty bronze bases, with silver hooks and bands24 on the posts. 27:12 The width of the court on the west side is to be seventy-five feet with hangings, with their ten posts and their ten bases. 27:13 The width of the court on the east side, toward the sunrise, is to be seventy-five feet. 27:14 The hangings on one side25 of the gate are to be26 twenty-two and a half feet long, with their three posts and their three bases. 27:15 On the second side27 there are to be28 hangings twenty-two and a half feet long, with their three posts and their three bases. 27:16 For the gate of the courtyard there is to be a curtain of thirty feet, of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer, with four posts and their four bases. 27:17 All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands;29 their hooks are to be30 silver, and their bases bronze. 27:18 The length of the courtyard is to be one hundred fifty feet31 and the width seventy-five feet,32 and the height of the fine twisted linen hangings33 is to be34 seven and a half feet, with their bronze bases. 27:19 All35 the utensils of the tabernacle used36 in all its service, all its tent pegs, and all the tent pegs of the courtyard are to be made of bronze.37

Offering the Oil

27:20 “You are to command the Israelites that they bring38 to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, so that the lamps39 will burn40 regularly.41 27:21 In the tent of meeting42 outside the curtain that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons are to arrange it from evening43 to morning before the Lord. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for generations to come.44

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