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.


Discussion for Exodus 20:25

  • Conchita on Exodus 20:25
    I was raised in the RC tradition, and taught that the 4th Commandment is "Honor thy father and thy mother." Why, in this Bible trivia, is the 4th Commandment "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy?" In the RC tradition, that is the 3rd Commandment. I compared this chapter of the King James version, with the Douay Rheims version, and, both versions seem to state the 4th Commandment as I was taught. I am confused. Please clarify this for me. I was taught the Commandments as follows:

    1. I am the LORD thy God, thou shalt not have strange gods before me.

    2. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD, thy God in vain.

    3. Remember thou keep holy the sabbath day.

    4. Honor thy father and thy mother.

    5. Thou shalt not kill.

    6. Thou shalt not steel.

    7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

    8. Thou shalt not bear false witness of thy neighbor.

    9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife.

    10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods.
  • Mishael on Ten Commandments - in Reply on Exodus 20:25
    Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5

    These books contain the Ten Commandments. I would compare both.

    The Bible is the best reference book to use for study. All the books contained in it, were canonized.

    Also, Jesus gave us 2 more commandments in the Gospels.

    Chris can tell you details about the process.
  • Pat Ward on Exodus 20:25
    Thanks for the info
  • Geri on Exodus 20:25
    Anything unnatural manmade is corrupted and does not give our Father His due reverence. Makes you wonder what He truly feels about the brick and mortar churches of today.


 

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