1 “You shall makeI the altarII of acaciaIII wood,IV
fiveV cubitsVI longVII and five cubits wide;VIII
the altar shall be square,IX and itX shall beXI threeXII cubits high.XIII
2 You shall make hornsXIV for it on its fourXV corners;XVI its horns shall be of one piece with it, and you shall overlayXVII it with bronze.XVIII
3 You shall make potsXIX for its ashesXX and shovelsXXI and basinsXXII
and forksXXIII and firepans;XXIV you shall make allXXV its utensilsXXVI of bronze.
4 You shall also make for it a grating,XXVII a networkXXVIII of bronze, and on the netXXIX you shall make four bronze ringsXXX at its four corners.XXXI
5 You shall setXXXII it underXXXIII the ledgeXXXIV of the altarXXXV so that the net shall extendXXXVI halfwayXXXVII down the altar.
6 You shall make polesXXXVIII for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze; 7 the poles shall be putXXXIX through the rings, so that the poles shall be on the twoXL sidesXLI of the altar when it is carried.XLII
8 You shall make it hollow,XLIII with boards.XLIV They shall be made justXLV as you were shownXLVI on the mountain.XLVII
9 “You shall make the courtXLVIII of the tabernacle.XLIX On the southL sideLI the court
shall have hangingsLII of fine twistedLIII linenLIV one hundredLV cubits long for thatLVI side;LVII
10 its twentyLVIII pillarsLIX and their twenty basesLX shall be of bronze, but the hooksLXI of the pillars and their bandsLXII shall be of silver.LXIII
11 LikewiseLXIV for its lengthLXV on the northLXVI sideLXVII there shall be hangings one hundred cubits long, their pillars twenty and their bases twenty, of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be of silver.
12 For the widthLXVIII of the court on the westLXIX sideLXX there shall be fiftyLXXI cubits of hangings, with tenLXXII pillars and ten bases.
13 The width of the court on the frontLXXIII to the eastLXXIV shall be fifty cubits. 14 There shall be fifteenLXXV cubits of hangings on one side,LXXVI with three pillars and three bases.
15 There shall be fifteen cubits of hangings on the otherLXXVII side,LXXVIII with three pillars and three bases. 16 For the gateLXXIX of the court there shall be a screenLXXX twenty cubits long,
of blue,LXXXI purple,LXXXII and crimson yarnsLXXXIII and of fine twisted linen, embroidered with needlework;LXXXIV it shall have four pillars and with them four bases.
17 All the pillars aroundLXXXV the court shall be bandedLXXXVI with silver; their hooks shall be of silver and their bases of bronze. 18 The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, the width fifty, and the heightLXXXVII five cubits, with hangings of fine twisted linen and bases of bronze. 19 All the utensils of the tabernacle for everyLXXXVIII use,LXXXIX and all its pegsXC and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.
20 “You shall further commandXCI the IsraelitesXCII to bringXCIII you pureXCIV oilXCV
of beatenXCVI olivesXCVII for the light,XCVIII so that a lampXCIX may be set up to burnC continually.CI
21 In the tentCII of meeting,CIII outsideCIV the curtainCV that is before the covenant,CVI
AaronCVII and his sonsCVIII shall tendCIX it from evening to morningCX beforeCXI the Lord.CXII
It shall be a perpetualCXIII ordinanceCXIV to be observed throughout their generationsCXV by the Israelites.
Image credit: “Timna: Tabernacle, Altar of Incense.” Photo by Mboesch, 2016.