1 ‘And thou hast made the altar of shittim wood, five cubits the length, and five cubits the breadth—the altar is square—and three cubits its height. 2And thou hast made its horns on its four corners, its horns are of the same, and thou hast overlaid it with brass. 3And thou hast made its pots to remove its ashes, and its shovels, and its bowls, and its forks, and its fire-pans, even all its vessels thou dost make of brass.
4 ‘And thou hast made for it a grate of net-work of brass, and hast made on the net four rings of brass on its four extremities, 5and hast put it under the compass of the altar beneath, and the net hath been unto the middle of the altar.
6 ‘And thou hast made staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and hast overlaid them with brass. 7And the staves have been brought into the rings, and the staves have been on the two sides of the altar in bearing it. 8Hollow with boards thou dost make it, as it hath been shewed thee in the mount, so do they make it.
9 ‘And thou hast made the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward, hangings for the court of twined linen, a hundred by the cubit is the length for the one side, 10and its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets are of brass, the pegs of the pillars and their fillets are of silver; 11and so for the north side in length, hangings of a hundred cubits in length, and its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets are of brass, the pegs of the pillars and their fillets are of silver.
12 ‘And for the breadth of the court at the west side are hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. 13And for the breadth of the court at the east side, eastward, are fifty cubits. 14And the hangings at the side are fifteen cubits, their pillars three, and their sockets three. 15And at the second side are hangings fifteen cubits, their pillars three, and their sockets three.
16 ‘And for the gate of the court a covering of twenty cubits, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen, work of an embroiderer; their pillars four, their sockets four. 17All the pillars of the court round about are filleted with silver, their pegs are silver, and their sockets brass.
18 ‘The length of the court is a hundred by the cubit, and the breadth fifty by fifty, and the height five cubits, of twined linen, and their sockets are brass, 19even all the vessels of the tabernacle, in all its service, and all its pins, and all the pins of the court, are brass.
20 ‘And thou—thou dost command the sons of Israel, and they bring unto thee pure beaten olive oil for the light, to cause the lamp to go up continually; 21in the tent of meeting, at the outside of the vail, which is over the testimony, doth Aaron—his sons also—arrange it from evening till morning before Jehovah—a statute age-during to their generations, from the sons of Israel.
About Young’s Literal Translation
Robert Young is best known for his monumental work, Young’s Analytical Concordance To The Bible. Young’s Literal Translation is a very good work to add to your Bible collection for text comparisons. Since this is a very literal translation, it offers a good contrast and comparison to a dynamic equivalent translation like the NIV.