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Exodus 27 - NIV

The Altar of Burnt Offering

1 “Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits[a] high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.[b]

2 Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze.

3 Make all its utensils of bronze—its pots to remove the ashes, and its shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans.

4 Make a grating for it, a bronze network, and make a bronze ring at each of the four corners of the network.

5 Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar.

6 Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze.

7 The poles are to be inserted into the rings so they will be on two sides of the altar when it is carried.

8 Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It is to be made just as you were shown on the mountain.

The Courtyard

9 “Make a courtyard for the tabernacle. The south side shall be a hundred cubits[c] long and is to have curtains of finely twisted linen,

10 with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts.

11 The north side shall also be a hundred cubits long and is to have curtains, with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases and with silver hooks and bands on the posts.

12 “The west end of the courtyard shall be fifty cubits[d] wide and have curtains, with ten posts and ten bases.

13 On the east end, toward the sunrise, the courtyard shall also be fifty cubits wide.

14 Curtains fifteen cubits[e] long are to be on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases,

15 and curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on the other side, with three posts and three bases.

16 “For the entrance to the courtyard, provide a curtain twenty cubits[f] long, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer—with four posts and four bases.

17 All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands and hooks, and bronze bases.

18 The courtyard shall be a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide,[g] with curtains of finely twisted linen five cubits[h] high, and with bronze bases.

19 All the other articles used in the service of the tabernacle, whatever their function, including all the tent pegs for it and those for the courtyard, are to be of bronze.

Oil for the Lampstand

20 “Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.

21 In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the Lord from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come.


a. Exodus 27:1 That is, about 7?1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters long and wide
b. Exodus 27:1 That is, about 4?1/2 feet or about 1.4 meters
c. Exodus 27:9 That is, about 150 feet or about 45 meters; also in verse 11
d. Exodus 27:12 That is, about 75 feet or about 23 meters; also in verse 13
e. Exodus 27:14 That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters; also in verse 15
f. Exodus 27:16 That is, about 30 feet or about 9 meters
g. Exodus 27:18 That is, about 7?1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters
h. Exodus 27:18 That is, about 150 feet long and 75 feet wide or about 45 meters long and 23 meters wide

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Edward Hardee avatar
Studies in the Tabernacle: Brazen Laver & Brazen Altar
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Jul, 2014
Summary: Notes and message preached on the tabernacle. Takes a journey through the tabernacle.other preachers know the focus of your sermon
Scripture: Exodus 27:1-30:28
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 707
Ralph Andrus avatar
Discovering Christ In Exodus
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Jun, 2013
Summary: Grace is God’s freely given, unmerited favor toward the sinful and failing, the expression of – forgiving, redeeming, restoring love toward the unworthy.
Scripture: Exodus 1:1-27:34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 334
William R. Nabaza avatar
Pure Olive Oil for the Lampstand
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you ever drank an olive oil? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that we need to prioritize our daily relationship with the LORD. IV. TEXT: Exodus 27:20-21 20 “Command the people of Isr
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 27:20-21
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,781
Rick Crandall avatar
Moses on the Mountain with the Lord - Part 9
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Sep, 2011
Summary: Earthly things teach eternal truth: 1. Bronze altar: price for our sins (Ex 27:1-8 & 29:37-43) 2. Earthly priests: our eternal Priest (Ex 28:1-43 & 29:1-30) 3. Incense altar: our prayers (Ex 30:1-10) 4. Bronze water basin: our purity (Ex 30:18-21)
Scripture: Exodus 27:1-30:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 527
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Dah man of faltering lips.
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on May, 2011
Summary: Moses saw himself as he saw himself, God saw a great leader! he learnt to put his confidence in God. We can do the same.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 26:28-27:7
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 938
Ross Cochrane avatar
Exodus 26,27 - Don’t bore me with the details! Get to the chase!
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Dec, 2009
Summary: It’s like trying to read description of grass growing, blade by blade in Exodus 26-27. Why does God want all these details included? How does this relate to me today?
Series: Exodus
based on 27 ratings
Views: 3,637
Jeff Strite avatar
Laying It On The Altar
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Mar, 2009
Summary: Exodus tells us the Altar of Sacrifice was made of wood. But wouldn’t that burn up? Find out why it didn’t... and why this was one of only two wooden altars ever known to man.
Michael Luke avatar
The Altar of Sacrifice and the Cross of Christ
Shared by: Michael Luke on Mar, 2009
Summary: This is the second message about the relation of the Old Testament Tabernacle and the New Testament
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 27:1-8
Views: 3,041
Jeff Strite avatar
At The Gate
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Mar, 2009
Summary: The first thing an Israelite could see, when facing the tabernacle, was this vast fence that surrounded the courtyard. Why was it there, and what can it teach us about our faith?
Jerry Shirley avatar
The Brazen Altar
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Sep, 2008
Summary: Beautiful, compelling symbolism burns brightly from this God-designed furnishing of the Tabernacle, as well as the utensils and other articles with it. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint.
based on 63 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 27:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,410
James May avatar
The Outer Walls and the Door
Shared by: James May on Apr, 2006
Summary: #6 in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness Series
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 27:16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,854
James May avatar
Coming to the Brazen Altar
Shared by: James May on Apr, 2006
Summary: #7 in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness Series
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 27:1-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,754
Rodney Fry avatar
The Brazen Altar and Laver
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Jun, 2005
Summary: we will walk through that gate on our way toward the presence of God, represented by the fire burning on the mercy seat in the Holy of Holies inside the tabernacle.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 27:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,123
David Insell avatar
The Tabernacle 2
Shared by: David Insell on May, 2003
Summary: This is a study of the seven pieces of the tabernacle.
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 27:1-8
Views: 1,169
Bruce Landry avatar
People take part in God's Worship at HIS Tabernacle
Shared by: Bruce Landry on Feb, 2003
Summary: We will see the Man-ward side of worship at God’s first dwelling place with man and glean an understanding of God’s original and eternal intent of HIS Tabernacle with man.
Series: Exodus 27
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 27:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,805
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
Bitter or Better?
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug, 2002
Summary: Bitter or Better The choice really is yours, We cannot choose what comes to us in life but we can choose how we respond to it and that is what determines whether we become better or bitter.
based on 85 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 12,376
Michael Stover avatar
The Bronze Altar of Burnt Offering
Shared by: Michael Stover on Sep, 2001
Summary: Before approaching God, something must be done with sin.
based on 69 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 27:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,420