'Inches' in the Bible
You are to make a roof, finishing the sides of the ark to within 18 inches of the roof. You are to put a door in the side of the ark. Make it with lower, middle, and upper decks.
“They are to make an ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
Make a mercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.
“You are to construct a table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
You are to make a surrounding frame for it about three inches broad, and you are to make a surrounding border of gold for its frame.
The length of each plank is to be 15 feet, and the width of each plank 27 inches.
"You are to make the altar of acacia wood, seven feet six inches long, and seven feet six inches wide; the altar is to be square, and its height is to be four feet six inches.
It must be square and folded double, nine inches long and nine inches wide.
It must be square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide; it must be 36 inches high. Its horns must be of one piece.
The length of each plank was 15 feet, and the width of each was 27 inches.
Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
He made a mercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.
He constructed the table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
He made a surrounding frame for it about three inches wide, and he made a surrounding border of gold for its frame.
He made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide; it was 36 inches high. Its horns were of one piece.
He made the altar for the burnt offering of acacia wood seven feet six inches long and seven feet six inches wide -- it was square -- and its height was four feet six inches.
They made the breastpiece square and folded double, nine inches long and nine inches wide.
(Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed was made of iron. Isn’t it in Rabbah of the Ammonites? It is 13 feet six inches long and six feet wide by a standard measure.)
Ehud made himself a double-edged sword 18 inches long. He strapped it to his right thigh under his clothes
Then a champion named Goliath, from Gath, came out from the Philistine camp. He was nine feet, nine inches tall
The reservoir was three inches thick, and its rim was fashioned like the brim of a cup or of a lily blossom. It held 11,000 gallons.
And the water cart’s opening inside the crown on top was 18 inches wide. The opening was round, made as a pedestal 27 inches wide. On it were carvings, but their frames were square, not round.
There were four wheels under the frames, and the wheel axles were part of the water cart; each wheel was 27 inches tall.
At the top of the cart was a band nine inches high encircling it; also, at the top of the cart, its braces and its frames were one piece with it.
Images of bulls were under it all the way around, ten every eighteen inches all the way around. The bulls were in two rows and had been cast with "The Sea."
The reservoir was three inches thick, and its rim was fashioned like the brim of a cup or a lily blossom. It could hold 11,000 gallons.
Each of the pillars was about 27 feet high, about 18 feet in circumference, three inches thick, and hollow.
Now there was a wall surrounding the outside of the temple. The measuring rod in the man’s hand was six units of 21 inches; each unit was the standard length plus three inches. He measured the thickness of the wall structure; it was about 10 feet, and its height was the same.
There was a barrier of 21 inches in front of the recesses on both sides, and the recesses on each side were 10½ feet square.
There were also four tables of cut stone for the burnt offering, each 31½ inches long, 31½ inches wide, and 21 inches high. The utensils used to slaughter the burnt offerings and other sacrifices were placed on them.
There were hooks three inches long, fastened in the house all around, and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.
“These are the measurements of the altar in units of length (each unit being the standard length plus three inches): the gutter is 21 inches deep and 21 inches wide, with a rim of nine inches around its edge. This is the base of the altar.
The distance from the gutter on the ground to the lower ledge is 3½ feet, and the width of the ledge is 21 inches. There are seven feet from the small ledge to the large ledge, whose width is also 21 inches.
The ledge is 24½ feet long by 24½ feet wide, with four equal sides. The rim all around it is 10½ inches, and its gutter is 21 inches all around it. The altar’s steps face east.”