Exodus 27:8
New International Version
Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain.

New Living Translation
The altar must be hollow, made from planks. Build it just as you were shown on the mountain.

English Standard Version
You shall make it hollow, with boards. As it has been shown you on the mountain, so shall it be made.

Berean Study Bible
Construct the altar with boards so that it is hollow. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain.

King James Bible
Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

New King James Version
You shall make it hollow with boards; as it was shown you on the mountain, so shall they make it.

New American Standard Bible
You shall make it hollow with planks; as it was shown to you on the mountain, so they shall make it.

NASB 1995
“You shall make it hollow with planks; as it was shown to you in the mountain, so they shall make it.

NASB 1977
“You shall make it hollow with planks; as it was shown to you in the mountain, so they shall make it.

Amplified Bible
You are to make the altar hollow with planks; as you were shown on the mountain [of Sinai], so shall it be made.

Christian Standard Bible
Construct the altar with boards so that it is hollow. They are to make it just as it was shown to you on the mountain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Construct the altar with boards so that it is hollow. They are to make it just as it was shown to you on the mountain.”

American Standard Version
Hollow with planks shalt thou make it: as it hath been showed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hollow with boards you shall make it, as I showed you in the mountain, in this way they shall do.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt make it hollow with boards: according to what was shewed thee in the mount, so thou shalt make it.

Contemporary English Version
Construct the altar in the shape of an open box, just as you were shown on the mountain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not make it solid, but empty and hollow in the inside, as it was shewn thee in the mount.

English Revised Version
Hollow with planks shalt thou make it: as it hath been shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

Good News Translation
Make the altar out of boards and leave it hollow, according to the plan that I showed you on the mountain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Make the altar out of boards so that it's hollow inside. It must be made just as you were shown on the mountain.

International Standard Version
You are to make it hollow out of boards—just as it was shown you on the mountain, that's how they are to make it."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hollow with planks shalt thou make it; as it hath been shown thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

Literal Standard Version
You make it hollow [with] boards; as it has been showed [to] you on the mountain, so do they make [it].

NET Bible
You are to make the altar hollow, out of boards. Just as it was shown you on the mountain, so they must make it.

New Heart English Bible
You shall make it with hollow planks. They shall make it as it has been shown you on the mountain.

World English Bible
You shall make it with hollow planks. They shall make it as it has been shown you on the mountain.

Young's Literal Translation
Hollow with boards thou dost make it, as it hath been shewed thee in the mount, so do they make it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bronze Altar
7The poles are to be inserted into the rings so that the poles are on two sides of the altar when it is carried. 8Construct the altar with boards so that it is hollow. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain.

Cross References
Acts 7:44
Our fathers had the tabernacle of the Testimony with them in the wilderness. It was constructed exactly as God had directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen.

Hebrews 8:5
The place where they serve is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."

Exodus 25:40
See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.

Exodus 26:30
So you are to set up the tabernacle according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.


Treasury of Scripture

Hollow with boards shall you make it: as it was showed you in the mount, so shall they make it.

as it was shewed Heb.

Exodus 25:9,40
According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it

Exodus 26:30
And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was shewed thee in the mount.

1 Chronicles 28:11,19
Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat, …









(8) Hollow with boards.--Compare the second Note on Exodus 27:1.

Verse 8. - Hollow with boards shalt thou make it. See the comment on ver. 1. The term here used for" boards," (which is different from that in ch. 26:15-29) implies strength and solidity. As it was showed thee in the mount, Compare Exodus 26:30, with the comment ad loc.

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Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Construct
תַּעֲשֶׂ֣ה (ta·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the altar
אֹת֑וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

with boards
לֻחֹ֖ת (lu·ḥōṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3871: To glisten, a tablet, of stone, wood, metal

so that it is hollow.
נְב֥וּב (nə·ḇūḇ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5014: To pierce, to be hollow, foolish

It is to be made
יַעֲשֽׂוּ׃ (ya·‘ă·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

just as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you were shown
הֶרְאָ֥ה (her·’āh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

on the mountain.
בָּהָ֖ר (bā·hār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country


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