Parallel Verses

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;

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

If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you use a chisel on it, you will profane 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.

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 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.

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.

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 'An altar of earth thou dost make for Me, and thou hast sacrificed on it thy burnt-offerings and thy peace-offerings, thy flock and thy herd; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered I come in unto thee, and have blessed thee. 25 '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; 26 neither dost thou go up by steps on Mine altar, that thy nakedness be not revealed upon it.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 27:5-6

and built there an altar to Jehovah thy God, an altar of stones, thou dost not wave over them iron.

Joshua 8:31

as Moses, 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 he hath not waved iron -- and they cause to go up upon it burnt-offerings to Jehovah, and sacrifice peace-offerings;

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