5 And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.

Other Translations of Exodus 27:5

New International Version

5 Put it under the ledge of the altar so that it is halfway up the altar.

English Standard Version

5 And you shall set it under the ledge of the altar so that the net extends halfway down the altar.

The Message

5 Put the grate under the ledge of the Altar at the halfway point of the Altar.

New King James Version

5 You shall put it under the rim of the altar beneath, that the network may be midway up the altar.

New Living Translation

5 Install the grating halfway down the side of the altar, under the ledge.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 27:5

Commentary on Exodus 27:1-8

(Read Exodus 27:1-8)

In the court before the tabernacle, where the people attended, was an altar, to which they must bring their sacrifices, and on which their priests must offer them to God. It was of wood overlaid with brass. A grate of brass was let into the hollow of the altar, about the middle of which the fire was kept, and the sacrifice burnt. It was made of net-work like a sieve, and hung hollow, that the ashes might fall through. This brazen altar was a type of Christ dying to make atonement for our sins. The wood had been consumed by the fire from heaven, if it had not been secured by the brass: nor could the human nature of Christ have borne the wrath of God, if it had not been supported by Divine power.