Exodus 20:26

“Neither shalt thou goe vp by steps vnto mine Altar, that thy nakednesse be not discouered thereon.”

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Other Translations

Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
- King James Version

'And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, so that your nakedness will not be exposed on it.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not uncovered thereon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And do not go up by steps to my altar, for fear that your bodies may be seen uncovered.
- Basic English Bible

Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
- Darby Bible

Neither shalt thou go up by steps to my altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
- Webster's Bible

Neither shall you go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed to it.'
- World English Bible

neither dost thou go up by steps on Mine altar, that thy nakedness be not revealed upon it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(20:23) Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto Mine altar, that thy nakedness be not uncovered thereon.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 20:26


20:26 Neither shall thou go at by steps unto mine altar - Indeed afterwards God appointed an altar ten cubits high. But it is probable, they went not up to that by steps, but by a sloping ascent.


Discussion for Exodus 20

  • Brad Watson, Miami
    The 4th Commandment is "Keep the 7th day holy". This is a BIG example of GOD 7 4 Theory. Sabbath 7 letters Shabbat 7 Shabbos 7 is the seventh 7 day.
  • Bruce
    The swelling of The Belly is Kwashiorkor,The Body Retaining Water, in The Feet, Legs, Arms etc. Is Oedema. Has Nothing to do with The Bread.
  • David Conley
    My thought on this curse is a medical one. Those who have been seriously deprived of protein will lose much weight. Then when followed with water and carbohydrates (the bread) causes swelling of the abdomen, as witnessed by seeing starving children in Africa. Again this is based merely on my medical education, NOT on a vast knowledge of Bible curses.
  • Kory Murray
    This is God's truth. The way to peace.It is good to read the bible for all aspects of our lives. The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth. If there are any problems in our lives, we need to think if a godly way to correct them. It is all written in the scriptures. Which one of us by worrying can add one cubic to our stature? Remember to pray like Jesus taught " in this manner".There is a order
  • BSP
    Verse 5~Jehovah God requires exclusive devotion. We must give him our whole-hearted devotion and worship.
  • Michellay Burns
    My name is Michellay and I am 13 and tomorrow I have speak a word on Exodus chapter 20 verse 15 thou shalt not steal and I am studying so speak my word tomorrow but I never preach a word before but I know God has my please pray that I will do good tomorrow please. Thank you God for being there when I need you. OH Lord thank you for having my back when nobody was there God thank you for keeping me.

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