Exodus 38:1
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New International Version
They built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.

King James Bible
And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia-wood; five cubits the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, square, and three cubits the height thereof.

World English Bible
He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. It was square. Its length was five cubits, its breadth was five cubits, and its height was three cubits.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh the altar of burnt-offering of shittim wood, five cubits its length, and five cubits its breadth (square), and three cubits its height;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The altar of burnt-offering - See Clarke's note on Exodus 27:1; and for its horns, pots, shovels, basins, etc., see the meaning of the Hebrew terms explained, Exodus 27:3-5 (note).

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the altar. This altar consisted of four boards of shittim (acacia) wood, covered with brass, and hollow in the middle; but it is supposed to have been filled up with earth when used, for it is expressly said that the altar is to be of earth. As it was five cubits long and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, if the cubit be reckoned at

21 inches, it must have been eight feet nine inches square, and about five feet three inches in height.

Exodus 27:1-8 And you shall make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare...

Exodus 40:6,29 And you shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation...

2 Chronicles 4:1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof...

Ezekiel 43:13-17 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit...

Romans 8:3,4 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God...

Hebrews 13:10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices...

foursquare and three cubits the height thereof

Ezekiel 43:16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares thereof.

John 6:37 All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Revelation 21:16 And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed...

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The Unmerciful Servant.
"Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved
William Arnot—The Parables of Our Lord

Cross References
Exodus 25:5
ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood;

Exodus 27:1
"Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.

Exodus 31:9
the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand--

Exodus 38:2
They made a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar were of one piece, and they overlaid the altar with bronze.

2 Chronicles 1:5
But the bronze altar that Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made was in Gibeon in front of the tabernacle of the LORD; so Solomon and the assembly inquired of him there.

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