27 “And you must make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits its length and five cubits its width. The altar+ should be foursquare, and its height three cubits. 2 And you must make its horns+ upon its four corners. Its horns will proceed out of it, and you must overlay it with copper.+ 3 And you must make its cans for clearing away its fatty ashes,* and its shovels, and its bowls, and its forks, and its fire holders; and you will make all its utensils* of copper.+ 4 And you must make a grating for it, a network+ of copper; and you must make upon the net four rings of copper at its four extremities. 5 And you must put it under the altar’s rim down within, and the net must be toward the center of the altar.+ 6 And you must make poles for the altar, its poles being of acacia wood, and you must overlay them with copper.+ 7 And its poles must be put into the rings, and the poles must be upon the two sides of the altar when carrying it.+ 8 A hollow chest of planks you will make it. Just as he showed you* in the mountain, so they will make it.+ 9 “And you must make the courtyard+ of the tabernacle. For the side toward the Negʹeb, to the south, the courtyard has hangings of fine twisted linen,+ a hundred cubits being the length for the one side. 10 And its twenty pillars and their twenty socket pedestals are of copper. The pegs of the pillars and their joints* are of silver.+ 11 So, too, it is for the north side in length, the hangings being for a hundred cubits of length, and its twenty pillars and their twenty socket pedestals being of copper, the pegs of the pillars and their joints being of silver.+ 12 As for the width of the courtyard, on the west side the hangings are of fifty cubits, their pillars being ten and their socket pedestals ten.+ 13 And the width of the courtyard on the east side toward the sunrising is fifty cubits.+ 14 And there are fifteen cubits of hangings to one side,* their pillars being three and their socket pedestals three.+ 15 And for the other side there are fifteen cubits of hangings, their pillars being three and their socket pedestals three.+ 16 “And for the gate of the courtyard there is a screen twenty cubits long, of blue thread and wool dyed reddish purple and coccus scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of a weaver,+ their pillars being four and their socket pedestals four.+ 17 All the pillars of the courtyard round about have fastenings of silver, and their pegs are of silver but their socket pedestals of copper.+ 18 The length of the courtyard is a hundred cubits,+ and the width fifty cubits,* and the height five cubits, of fine twisted linen, and their socket pedestals being of copper. 19 And all the utensils* of the tabernacle in all its service, and all its tent pins, and all the pins of the courtyard are of copper.+ 20 “As for you, you are to command the sons of Israel that they get for you pure, beaten olive oil for the luminary, in order to light up the lamps constantly.+ 21 In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain+ that is by the Testimony, Aaron and his sons will set it in order from evening till morning before Jehovah.+ It is a statute to time indefinite for their generations,+ to be performed by the sons of Israel.+
^ “Fatty ashes,” that is, the burned wood of the altar, soaked with animal fat.
^ “And all its utensils,” LXXSy; M, “as respects all its utensils.”
^ “Just as he showed you,” MSamSy; LXX, “According to what was shown you”; Vg, “Just as it has been shown to you.”
^ Or, “rings; hoops; bands; fillets,” for attachments.
^ Lit., “shoulder.”
^ “Fifty cubits,” Sam; MLXXSy, “fifty by fifty”; Vg, “fifty [cubits].” See App 8A.
^ Or, “furniture; furnishings.”