31 as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses—an altar of uncut stones, on which no iron tool(A) had been used. On it they offered to the Lord burnt offerings and sacrificed fellowship offerings.(B)

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In building the temple, only blocks dressed(A) at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool(B) was heard at the temple site while it was being built.

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