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Exodus 20:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not uncovered thereon.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, so that your nakedness will not be exposed on it.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Neither shalt thou go up by steps to my altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— neither shalt thou go up, by steps, unto mine altar,—lest by any means thy shame be discovered thereupon.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— neither dost thou go up by steps on Mine altar, that thy nakedness be not revealed upon it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou shalt not go up by steps unto my altar, lest thy nakedness be discovered.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Neither shalt thou goe vp by steps vnto mine Altar, that thy nakednesse be not discouered thereon.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou shalt not go up to my altar by steps, that thou mayest not uncover thy nakedness upon it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Neither x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
shalt thou go up 5927
{5927} Prime
עָלָה
`alah
{aw-law'}
A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
by steps 4609
{4609} Prime
מַעֲלָה
ma`alah
{mah-al-aw'}
Feminine of H4608; elevation, that is, the act (literally a journey to a higher place, figuratively a thought arising), or (concretely) the condition (literally a step or grade mark, figuratively a superiority of station); specifically a climactic progression (in certain Psalms).
unto x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
mine altar, 4196
{4196} Prime
מִזְבֵּחַ
mizbeach
{miz-bay'-akh}
From H2076; an altar.
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
thy nakedness 6172
{6172} Prime
עֶרְוָה
`ervah
{er-vaw'}
From H6168; nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish).
be not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
discovered 1540
{1540} Prime
גָּלַה
galah
{gaw-law'}
A primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
thereon. x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Exodus 20:26

_ _ by steps — a precaution taken for the sake of decency, in consequence of the loose, wide, flowing garments of the priests.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 20:22-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Exodus 20:26

Neither shall thou go at by steps unto mine altar — Indeed afterwards God appointed an altar ten cubits high. But it is probable, they went not up to that by steps, but by a sloping ascent.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Exodus 20:26

Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy (p) nakedness be not discovered thereon.

(p) Which might be by his stooping or flying up of his clothes.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thy nakedness:

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This [is it] that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
Psalms 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all [them that are] about him.
Ecclesiastes 5:1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Hebrews 12:28-29 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: ... For our God [is] a consuming fire.
1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
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