4 And he made for the altar a brasen grate of network under the compass thereof beneath unto the midst of it.

Other Translations of Exodus 38:4

New International Version

4 They made a grating for the altar, a bronze network, to be under its ledge, halfway up the altar.

English Standard Version

4 And he made for the altar a grating, a network of bronze, under its ledge, extending halfway down.

The Message

4 He made a grate of bronze mesh under the ledge halfway up the Altar.

New King James Version

4 And he made a grate of bronze network for the altar, under its rim, midway from the bottom.

New Living Translation

4 Next he made a bronze grating and installed it halfway down the side of the altar, under the ledge.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 38:4

Commentary on Exodus 38:1-8

(Read Exodus 38:1-8)

In all ages of the church there have been some persons more devoted to God, more constant in their attendance upon his ordinances, and more willing to part even with lawful things, for his sake, than others. Some women, devoted to God and zealous for the tabernacle worship, expressed zeal by parting with their mirrors, which were polished plates of brass. Before the invention of looking-glasses, these served the same purposes.