Exodus 20:25

“And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 20:25

And if thou wilt make mee an Altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewen stone: for if thou lift vp thy toole vpon it, thou hast polluted it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you wield your tool on it, you will profane it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if thou make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if you make me an altar of stone do not make it of cut stones: for the touch of an instrument will make it unclean.
- Basic English Bible

And if thou make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone; for if thou lift up thy sharp tool upon it, thou hast profaned it.
- Darby Bible

And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou shalt lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
- Webster's Bible

If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stones; for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it.
- World English Bible

`And if an altar of stones thou dost make to Me, thou dost not build them of hewn work; when thy tool thou hast waved over it, then thou dost pollute it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(20:22) And if thou make Me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast profaned it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 20:25

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 20:25


20:24 An altar of earth - It is meant of occasional altars, such as they reared in the wilderness before the tabernacle was erected, and afterwards upon special emergencies, for present use. They are appointed to make these very plain, either of earth or of unhewn stones. That they might not be tempted to think of a graven image, they must not so much as hew the stones into shape, that they made their altars of, but pile them up as they were in the rough. In all places where I record my name - Or where my name is recorded, that is, where I am worshipped in sincerity, I will come unto thee, and will bless thee.

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.


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