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Exodus 27Living Bible (TLB)

27 “Using acacia wood, make a square altar 7½ feet wide, and 4½ feet high. Make horns for the four corners of the altar, attach them firmly, and overlay everything with bronze. The ash buckets, shovels, basins, carcass hooks, and fire pans are all to be made of bronze. Make a bronze grating, with a metal ring at each corner, and fit the grating halfway down into the firebox, resting it upon the ledge built there. For moving the altar, make poles from acacia wood overlaid with bronze. To carry it, put the poles into the rings at each side of the altar. The altar is to be hollow, made from planks, just as was shown you on the mountain.

9-10 “Then make a courtyard for the Tabernacle, enclosed with curtains made from fine-twined linen. On the south side the curtains will stretch for 150 feet, and be held up by twenty posts, fitting into twenty bronze post holders. The curtains will be held up with silver hooks attached to silver rods, attached to the posts. 11 It will be the same on the north side of the court—150 feet of curtains held up by twenty posts fitted into bronze sockets, with silver hooks and rods. 12 The west side of the court will be 75 feet wide, with ten posts and ten sockets. 13 The east side will also be 75 feet. 14-15 On each side of the entrance there will be 22½ feet of curtain, held up by three posts imbedded in three sockets.

16 “The entrance to the court will be a 30-foot-wide curtain, made of beautifully embroidered blue, purple, and scarlet fine-twined linen, and attached to four posts imbedded in their four sockets. 17 All the posts around the court are to be connected by silver rods, using silver hooks, the posts being imbedded in solid bronze bases. 18 So the entire court will be 150 feet long and 75 feet wide, with curtain walls 7½ feet high, made from fine-twined linen.

19 “All utensils used in the work of the Tabernacle, including all the pins and pegs for hanging the utensils on the walls, will be made of bronze.

20 “Instruct the people of Israel to bring you pure olive oil to use in the lamps of the Tabernacle, to burn there continually. 21 Aaron and his sons shall place this eternal flame in the outer holy room, tending it day and night before the Lord, so that it never goes out. This is a permanent rule for the people of Israel.

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The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


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