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Exodus 27

The Altar

(Ex 38.1–7)

1“Make an altar out of acacia wood. It is to be square, 2.2 metres long and 2.2 metres wide, and it is to be 1.3 metres high. 2Make projections at the top of the four corners. They are to form one piece with the altar, and the whole is to be covered with bronze. 3Make pans for the greasy ashes, and make shovels, bowls, hooks, and firepans. All this equipment is to be made of bronze. 4Make a bronze grating and put four bronze carrying rings on its corners. 5Put the grating under the rim of the altar, so that it reaches halfway up the altar. 6Make carrying poles of acacia wood, cover them with bronze, 7and put them in the rings on each side of the altar when it is carried. 8Make the altar out of boards and leave it hollow, according to the plan that I showed you on the mountain.

The Enclosure for the Tent of the LORD's Presence

(Ex 38.9–20)

9“For the Tent of my presence make an enclosure out of fine linen curtains. On the south side the curtains are to be 44 metres long, 10supported by twenty bronze posts in twenty bronze bases, with hooks and rods made of silver. 11The same is to be done on the north side of the enclosure. 12On the west side there are to be curtains 22 metres long, with ten posts and ten bases. 13On the east side, where the entrance is, the enclosure is also to be 22 metres wide. 14-15On each side of the entrance there are to be 6.6 metres of curtains, with three posts and three bases. 16For the entrance itself there is to be a curtain nine metres long made of fine linen woven with blue, purple, and red wool, and decorated with embroidery. It is to be supported by four posts in four bases. 17All the posts round the enclosure are to be connected with silver rods, and their hooks are to be made of silver and their bases of bronze. 18The enclosure is to be 44 metres long, 22 metres wide, and 2.2 metres high. The curtains are to be made of fine linen and the bases of bronze. 19All the equipment that is used in the Tent and all the pegs for the Tent and for the enclosure are to be made of bronze.

Taking Care of the Lamp

(Lev 24.1–4)

20“Command the people of Israel to bring you the best olive oil for the lamp, so that it can be lit each evening. 21Aaron and his sons are to set up the lamp in the Tent of my presence outside the curtain which is in front of the Covenant Box. There in my presence it is to burn from evening until morning. This command is to be kept for ever by the Israelites and their descendants.

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