Exodus 20:25
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New International Version
If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.


New American Standard Bible
'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.


King James Bible
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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you make a stone altar for Me, you must not build it out of cut stones. If you use your chisel on it, you will defile it.


International Standard Version
If you make an altar of stone for me, you must not build it of cut stones, because if you strike it with your chisel, you will profane it.


American Standard Version
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.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And if thou make an altar of stone unto me, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones: for if thou lift up a tool upon it, it shall be defiled.


Darby Bible Translation
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.


Young's Literal Translation
'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;
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Context
The Altar of Sacrifice

24An altar of earth you shall make to me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep, and your oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come to you, and I will bless you. 25And if you will make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone: for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it. 26Neither shall you go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not discovered thereon.
Cross References
Exodus 20:24
An altar of earth you shall make to me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep, and your oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come to you, and I will bless you.


Deuteronomy 27:5
And there shall you build an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones: you shall not lift up any iron tool on them.


Deuteronomy 27:6
You shall build the altar of the LORD your God of whole stones: and you shall offer burnt offerings thereon to the LORD your God:


Joshua 8:31
As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man has lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings to the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.


1 Kings 6:7
And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor ax nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.


Ezekiel 40:42
And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt offering, of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad, and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments with which they slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.


Treasury of Scripture

And if you will make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone: for if you lift up your tool on it, you have polluted it.

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Deuteronomy 27:5,6 And there shall you build an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones: you shall not lift up any iron tool on them...

Joshua 8:31 As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses...

build it of hewn stone. Heb. build them with hewing

Strong's Concordance
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.
Topical Bible
Altar Build Cut Defile Dressed Hast Hewn Instrument Lift Pollute Polluted Profane Profaned Sharp Stone Stones Tool Touch Unclean Waved Wield Wilt
Resources
Exodus Chapter 20 Verse 25

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