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Exodus 26:15

    Exodus 26:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you are to make upright boards of hard wood for the House.

    Webster's Revision

    And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up.

    World English Bible

    "You shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up.

    Definitions for Exodus 26:15

    Tabernacle - A tent, booth or dwelling.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 26:15

    Thou shalt make boards - These formed what might be called the walls of the tabernacle, and were made of shittim wood, the acacia Nilotica, which Dr. Shaw says grows here in abundance. To have worked the acacia into these boards or planks, the Israelites must have had sawyers, joiners, etc., among them; but how they got the tools is a question. But as the Israelites were the general workmen of Egypt, and were brought up to every kind of trade for the service of their oppressors, we may naturally suppose that every artificer brought off some of his tools with him. For though it is not at all likely that they had any armor or defensive weapons in their power, yet for the reason above assigned they must have had the implements which were requisite for their respective trades.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 26:15

    26:15 Very particular directions are here given about the boards of the tabernacle, which were to bear up the curtains. These had tenons which fell into the mortaises that were made for them in silver bases. The boards were coupled together with gold rings at top and bottom, and kept firm with bars that run through golden staples in every board. Thus every thing in the tabernacle was very splendid, agreeable to that infant state of the church, when such things were proper to possess the minds of the worshippers with a reverence of the divine glory. In allusion to this, the new Jerusalem is said to be of pure gold, Rev 21:18. But the builders of the gospel church said, Silver and gold have we none; and yet the glory of their building far exceeded that of the tabernacle.