Exodus 20:25 And if you will make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stone. For if you lift up your tool upon it, you have defiled it.


Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

And if you will make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stone. For if you lift up your tool upon it, you have defiled 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 Version

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 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.

A Conservative Version

And if thou make to me an altar of stone, thou shall not build it of hewn stones, for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou have polluted 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.

Amplified

And if you will make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone, for if you lift up a tool upon it you have polluted it.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby 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.

Jubilee 2000 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.

Julia Smith Translation

And if thou shalt make to me an altar of stones, thou shalt not build them, cutting, for didst thou lift up thy sword upon it, and thou shalt defile it.

King James 2000

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 upon it, you have polluted it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And if you make an altar of stones for me, you will not build them [as] hewn stone, because if you use your chisel on it, you have defiled it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But and if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, see thou make it not of hewed stone, for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou shalt pollute it.

NET Bible

If you make me an altar of stone, you must not build it of stones shaped with tools, for if you use your tool on it you have defiled it.

New Heart English 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.

The Emphasized Bible

But if, an altar of stones, thou wilt make to me, thou shalt not build them hewn, - for as soon as thou hast lifted, thy sharp tool, thereupon, thou hast profaned it;

Webster

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.

World English 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.

Youngs 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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
me an altar
מזבּח 
Mizbeach 
Usage: 401

thou shalt not build
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

it of hewn stone
גּזית 
Gaziyth 
Usage: 11

for if thou lift up
נוּף 
Nuwph 
Usage: 37

חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

Context Readings

Instructions For Building Altars

24 You shall make an altar of earth to Me, and shall sacrifice on it 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. 25 And if you will make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of cut stone. For if you lift up your tool upon it, you have defiled it. 26 And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness be not uncovered on it.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 27:5-6

And you shall build an altar there to Jehovah your God, an altar of stones. You shall not lift up any iron tool on them.

Joshua 8:31

as Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded the sons of Israel, as it is written in the book of the Law of Moses, an altar of whole stones over which no man has lifted any iron. And they offered on it burnt offerings to Jehovah, and sacrificed peace offerings.



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