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Exodus Chapter 30

Exodus 30:1

exo 30:1

And thou shalt make an altar (a) to burn incense upon: [of] shittim wood shalt thou make it.

(a) Upon which the sweet perfume was burnt, (Exo 30:34).

Exodus 30:2

exo 30:2

A cubit [shall be] the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be: and two cubits [shall be] the height thereof: the horns thereof [shall be] (b) of the same.

(b) Of the same wood and matter.

Exodus 30:6

exo 30:6

And thou shalt put it (c) before the vail that [is] by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that [is] over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

(c) That is, in the sanctuary, and not in the holiest of all.

Exodus 30:7

exo 30:7

And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he (d) dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.

(d) Meaning, when he trims them, and refreshes the oil.

Exodus 30:9

exo 30:9

Ye shall offer no (e) strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering (f) thereon.

(e) Otherwise made them this, which is described.

(f) But it must only serve to burn perfume.

Exodus 30:12

exo 30:12

When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man (g) a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when [thou] numberest them.

(g) By which he testified that he redeemed his life which he had forfeit, as is declared by David, (Sa2 24:1).

Exodus 30:13

exo 30:13

This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the (h) shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel [is] twenty gerahs:) an half shekel [shall be] the offering of the LORD.

(h) This shekel was worth two common shekels: and the gerah about 12 pence at a rate of five shillings sterling to an ounce of silver.

Exodus 30:15

exo 30:15

The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when [they] give an offering unto the LORD, (i) to make an atonement for your souls.

(i) That God should be merciful to you.

Exodus 30:19

exo 30:19

For Aaron and his sons shall (k) wash their hands and their feet thereat:

(k) Signifying that he that comes to God must be washed from all sin and corruption.

Exodus 30:21

exo 30:21

So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute (l) for ever to them, [even] to him and to his seed throughout their generations.

(l) So long as the priesthood shall last.

Exodus 30:23

exo 30:23

Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred (m) [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon half so much, [even] two hundred and fifty [shekels], and of sweet (n) calamus two hundred and fifty [shekels],

(m) Weighing so much.

(n) It is a type of reed with a very sweet savour within, and it is used in powders and odours.

Exodus 30:26

exo 30:26

And thou shalt anoint the (o) tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,

(o) All things which belong to the tabernacle.

Exodus 30:32

exo 30:32

Upon (p) man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make [any other] like it, after the composition of it: it [is] holy, [and] it shall be holy unto you.

(p) Neither at their burials nor otherwise.

Exodus 30:33

exo 30:33

Whosoever compoundeth [any] like it, or whosoever putteth [any] of it upon (q) a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.

(q) Either a stranger or an Israelite, save only the priests.

Exodus 30:34

exo 30:34

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and (r) onycha, and galbanum; [these] sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like [weight]:

(r) In Hebrew, Sheheleth: which is a sweet kind of gum and shines as the nail.

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