27 1AND MAKE the altar of acacia wood, five cubits square and three cubits high [within reach of all]. 2Make horns for it on its four corners; they shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlay it with bronze. 3You shall make pots to take away its ashes, and shovels, basins, forks, and firepans; make all its utensils of bronze. 4Also make for it a grate, a network of bronze; and on the net you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners. 5And you shall put it under the ledge of the altar, so that the net will extend halfway down the altar. 6And make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood overlaid with bronze. 7The poles shall be put through the rings on the two sides of the altar, with which to carry it. 8You shall make [the altar] hollow with slabs or planks; as shown you on the mountain, so shall it be made. 9And you shall make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side the court shall have hangings of fine twined linen, a hundred cubits long for one side; 10Their pillars shall be twenty and their sockets twenty, of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their joinings shall be of silver; 11Likewise for the north side hangings, a hundred cubits long, and their twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their joinings shall be of silver. 12And for the breadth of the court on the west side there shall be hangings of fifty cubits, with ten pillars and ten sockets. 13The breadth of the court to the front, the east side, shall be fifty cubits. 14The hangings for one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits, with three pillars and three sockets. 15On the other side the hangings shall be fifteen cubits, with three pillars and three sockets. 16And for the gate of the court there shall be a hanging [for a screen] twenty cubits long, of blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and fine twined linen, embroidered. It shall have four pillars and four sockets for them. 17All the pillars round about the court shall be joined together with silver rods; their hooks shall be of silver and their sockets of bronze. 18The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits and the breadth fifty and the height five cubits, [with hangings of] fine twined linen and sockets of bronze. 19All the tabernacle’s utensils and instruments used in all its service, and all its pegs and all the pegs for the court, shall be of bronze. 20You shall command the Israelites to provide you with pure oil of crushed olives for the light, to cause it to burn continually [every night]. 21In the Tent of Meeting [of God with His people], outside the veil which sets apart the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it burning from evening to morning before the Lord. It shall be a statute to be observed on behalf of the Israelites throughout their generations.
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