Exodus 38:1
New International Version
They built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.

New Living Translation
Next Bezalel used acacia wood to construct the square altar of burnt offering. It was 7 1 / 2 feet wide, 7 1 / 2 feet long, and 4 1 / 2 feet high.

English Standard Version
He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. Five cubits was its length, and five cubits its breadth. It was square, and three cubits was its height.

Berean Study Bible
Bezalel constructed the altar of burnt offering from acacia wood. It was square, five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high.

King James Bible
And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.

New King James Version
He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood; five cubits was its length and five cubits its width—it was square—and its height was three cubits.

New American Standard Bible
Then he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits wide, square, and three cubits high.

NASB 1995
Then he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits wide, square, and three cubits high.

NASB 1977
Then he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits wide, square, and three cubits high.

Amplified Bible
Then Bezalel made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood; its top was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide, and three cubits high.

Christian Standard Bible
Bezalel constructed the altar of burnt offering from acacia wood. It was square, 7 1 /2 feet long and 7 1 /2 feet wide, and was 4 1 /2 feet high.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bezalel constructed the altar of burnt offering from acacia wood. It was square, 7 1/2 feet long and 7 1/2 feet wide, and was 4 1/2 feet high.

American Standard Version
And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he made the altar of burning, from wood of the box tree, five cubits its length, and five cubits its width, square, and three cubits its height.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He made the brazen altar of the brazen censers, which belonged to the men engaged in sedition with the gathering of Core.

Contemporary English Version
Bezalel built an altar of acacia wood for offering sacrifices. It was 2.25 meters square and 1.34 meters high

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also the altar of holocaust of setim wood, five cubits square, and three in height:

English Revised Version
And he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.

Good News Translation
For burning offerings, he made an altar out of acacia wood. It was square, 7� feet long and 7� feet wide, and it was 4� feet high.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He made the altar for burnt offerings out of acacia wood 7 1/2 feet square and 4 1/2 feet high.

International Standard Version
Then he made the altar for burnt offerings of acacia wood. It was a square, five cubits long and five cubits wide, and it was three cubits high.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia-wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, four-square, and three cubits the height thereof.

Literal Standard Version
And he makes the altar of burnt-offering of shittim wood; five cubits its length, and five cubits its breadth (square), and three cubits its height;

NET Bible
He made the altar for the burnt offering of acacia wood seven feet six inches long and seven feet six inches wide--it was square--and its height was four feet six inches.

New Heart English Bible
He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. It was square. Its length was eight feet seven inches, its breadth was eight feet seven inches, and its height was five feet two inches.

World English Bible
He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. It was square. Its length was five cubits, its breadth was five cubits, and its height was three cubits.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh the altar of burnt-offering of shittim wood, five cubits its length, and five cubits its breadth (square), and three cubits its height;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Altar of Burnt Offering
1Bezalel constructed the altar of burnt offering from acacia wood. It was square, five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high. 2He made a horn at each of its four corners, so that the horns and altar were of one piece, and he overlaid the altar with bronze.…

Cross References
Exodus 25:5
ram skins dyed red and fine leather; acacia wood;

Exodus 27:1
"You are to build an altar of acacia wood. The altar must be square, five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high.

Exodus 31:9
the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand--

Exodus 38:2
He made a horn at each of its four corners, so that the horns and altar were of one piece, and he overlaid the altar with bronze.

2 Chronicles 1:5
But the bronze altar made by Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, was in Gibeon before the tabernacle of the LORD. So Solomon and the assembly inquired of Him there.


Treasury of Scripture

And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.

the altar.

Exodus 27:1-8
And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits…

Exodus 40:6,29
And thou shalt set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation…

2 Chronicles 4:1
Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.

Ezekiel 43:16
And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.

John 6:37
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.









XXXVIII.

(1) He made the altar.--From the furniture of the sanctuary, the transition is natural to the furniture of the court in which it stood. This is now is now described. It consisted of the brazen altar, or altar of burnt-offering, and the great brazen laver. The construction of the former is related in Exodus 38:1-7; that of the latter in Exodus 38:8.

(1-9) This passage corresponds to Exodus 38:1-8 of Exodus 27 in all main particulars, but is somewhat differently worded. The order of the clauses in Exodus 38:4-5 is changed, and a distinct statement is made, which was not contained in the instructims, that the rings were "for places for the staves."

Verses 1-8. - THE FURTHER PROGRESS OF THE WORK - THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FURNITURE FOR THE COURT. - Vers. 9-20. - AND OF THE COURT ITSELF. On the completion of the tabernacle, Bezaleel and his assistants turned their attention to the court and its furniture; and constructed, first, the altar of burnt offering (vers. 1-7); secondly, the bronze laver (ver. 8); and thirdly, the hangings, pillars, connecting-rods, hooks and pins for the circuit of the court (vers. 9-20). Vers. 1-7 correspond to vers. 1-8 of ch. 27; ver. 8 corresponds to ver. 18 of ch. 30; and vers. 9-20 correspond to vers. 9-19 of ch. 27.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Bezalel constructed
וַיַּ֛עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the altar
מִזְבַּ֥ח (miz·baḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4196: An altar

of burnt offering
הָעֹלָ֖ה (hā·‘ō·lāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5930: Whole burnt offering

from acacia
שִׁטִּ֑ים (šiṭ·ṭîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 7848: Acacia (a tree and a wood)

wood.
עֲצֵ֣י (‘ă·ṣê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

It was square,
רָב֔וּעַ (rā·ḇū·a‘)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 7251: To be quadrate

five
חָמֵשׁ֩ (ḥā·mêš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 2568: Five

cubits
אַמּ֨וֹת (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

long,
אָרְכּ֜וֹ (’ā·rə·kōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 753: Length

five
וְחָֽמֵשׁ־ (wə·ḥā·mêš-)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 2568: Five

cubits
אַמּ֤וֹת (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

wide,
רָחְבּוֹ֙ (rā·ḥə·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7341: Breadth, width

and three
וְשָׁלֹ֥שׁ (wə·šā·lōš)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

cubits
אַמּ֖וֹת (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

high.
קֹמָתֽוֹ׃ (qō·mā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6967: Height


Jump to Previous
Acacia Acacia-Wood Altar Breadth Burned Burnt Burnt-Offering Cubits Five Foursquare Four-Square Hard Height High Hight Length Maketh Offering Offerings Shittim Square Thereof Three Wide Wood
Jump to Next
Acacia Acacia-Wood Altar Breadth Burned Burnt Burnt-Offering Cubits Five Foursquare Four-Square Hard Height High Hight Length Maketh Offering Offerings Shittim Square Thereof Three Wide Wood
Links
Exodus 38:1 NIV
Exodus 38:1 NLT
Exodus 38:1 ESV
Exodus 38:1 NASB
Exodus 38:1 KJV

Exodus 38:1 BibleApps.com
Exodus 38:1 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 38:1 Chinese Bible
Exodus 38:1 French Bible
Exodus 38:1 Clyx Quotations

OT Law: Exodus 38:1 He made the altar of burnt offering (Exo. Ex)
Exodus 37:29
Top of Page
Top of Page