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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW - Chapter 23 - Verse 18

Verse 18. The altar. The altar of burnt-offerings, in the court of the priests. See Barnes "Mt 21:12".

It was made of brass, about thirty feet in length and breadth, and fifteen feet in height, 2 Ch 4:1. On this altar were offered all the beasts and bloody oblations of the temple.

The gift that is upon it. The gift or offering made to God, so called because it was devoted or given to him. The gift upon this altar was always beasts and birds.

{1} "is guilty" or, "debtor", or "bound"

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