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Exodus 30:1

    Exodus 30:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall make an altar to burn incense on: of shittim wood shall you make it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of acacia wood shalt thou make it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you are to make an altar for the burning of perfume; of hard wood let it be made.

    Webster's Revision

    And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of acacia wood shalt thou make it.

    World English Bible

    "You shall make an altar to burn incense on. You shall make it of acacia wood.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of acacia wood shalt thou make it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 30:1

    Altar to burn incense - The Samaritan omits the ten first verses of this chapter, because it inserts them after Exodus 26:32 (note).

    Shittim wood - The same of which the preceding articles were made, because it was abundant in those parts, and because it was very durable; hence everywhere the Septuagint translation, which was made in Egypt, renders the original by ξυλον ασηπτον, incorruptible wood.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 30:1

    Exodus 37:25-28; Exodus 40:26-27. The altar of incense was to be a casing of boards of shittim wood Exodus 25:5, Exodus 25:18 inches square and three feet in height (taking the cubit as 18 inches), entirely covered with plates of gold. Four "horns" were to project upward at the corners like those of the altar of burnt-offering Exodus 27:2. A crown or moulding of gold was to run round the top. On each of two opposite sides there was to be a gold ring through which the staves were to be put when it was moved from place to place.