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Exodus 20:23-25 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

23 So you must not make idols using gold or silver to compete with me. You must not make these false gods.

24 “Make a special altar for me. You should use dirt to make this altar. Offer sheep and cattle as burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on this altar. Do this in every place where I tell you to remember me. Then I will come and bless you. 25 But if you use stones to make an altar, then don’t use stones that were cut with an iron tool.[a] If you do that, it will make the altar unacceptable.

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 20:25 iron tool Literally, “sword.”
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Exodus 20:23-25 New International Version (NIV)

23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.

24 “‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you. 25 If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.

New International Version (NIV)

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