Exodus 27:5
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New International Version
Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar.

King James Bible
And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.

Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt put it under the ledge of the altar beneath, and the net shall be to the very middle of the altar.

World English Bible
You shall put it under the ledge around the altar beneath, that the net may reach halfway up the altar.

Young's Literal Translation
and hast put it under the compass of the altar beneath, and the net hath been unto the middle of the altar.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt make for it a grate - Calmet supposes this altar to have been a sort of box, covered with brass plates, on the top of which was a grating to supply the fire with air, and permit the ashes to fall through into the siroth or pan that was placed below. At the four corners of the grating were four rings and four chains, by which it was attached to the four horns; and at the sides were rings for the poles of shittim wood with which it was carried. Even on this there is a great variety of opinions.

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compass of the altar

Exodus 38:4 And he made for the altar a brazen grate of network under the compass thereof beneath to the middle of it.

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How a Private Man must Begin the Morning with Piety.
As soon as ever thou awakest in the morning, keep the door of thy heart fast shut, that no earthly thought may enter, before that God come in first; and let him, before all others, have the first place there. So all evil thoughts either will not dare to come in, or shall the easier be kept out; and the heart will more savour of piety and godliness all the day after; but if thy heart be not, at thy first waking, filled with some meditations of God and his word, and dressed, like the lamp in the tabernacle
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Exodus 27:4
Make a grating for it, a bronze network, and make a bronze ring at each of the four corners of the network.

Exodus 27:6
Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze.

Exodus 38:4
They made a grating for the altar, a bronze network, to be under its ledge, halfway up the altar.

Ezekiel 43:14
From the gutter on the ground up to the lower ledge that goes around the altar it is two cubits high, and the ledge is a cubit wide. From this lower ledge to the upper ledge that goes around the altar it is four cubits high, and that ledge is also a cubit wide.

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