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XXIV. 5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, And he sent some chosen young men, of the firstborn of the se

veral tribes, which offered, &c.

XXIV. ↑ And he took the book of the covenant.

After Moses took the book, wherein he had written that covenant betwixt God and his people, in the judicial and ceremonial laws. XXIV. 8 Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you.

Behold that blood, whereby the covenant made betwixt God and you is signified to be confirmed.

XXIV. 10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.

And they saw some visible signs of the presence of God; and at the lower part of that brightness, there was a clear shining blue pavement, as it were of sapphire, or like to a sky when it is clear. XXIV. 11 They also saw God, and did eat and drink.

They saw God, in these signs of his manifestation; and yet lived in health and soundness of body.

XXV. 5 And shittim wood.

Of a precious and durable wood, which grows not far from Sinai. XXV. 16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.

So thou shalt put into the ark the two tables of the law, which I shall give thee, as a witness of my covenant with my people.

XXV. 17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold. Thou shalt make a cover for the ark of pure gold; which shall serve also as an oracle, from which God shall give answers to thee, upon all occasions.

XXV. 23 Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood.

Now in the outward sanctuary also, thou shalt make a table of costly and sweet wood.

XXV. 30 And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.

And thou shalt set upon the table twelve loaves of bread, which, because they shall be ever presented before my face, are termed justly, The bread of presence.

XXVI. 2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits.

The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, that so ten may be for the breadth of the roof of the tent, and nine, on each side, may hang down, within one cubit of the ground, &c.

XXVI. 7 And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle.

Also thou shalt make another rank of curtains, of a meaner value, namely of goats' hair woven into cloth, &c.

XXVI. 14 And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams skins died red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.

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Moreover, to defend the tabernacle from weather, thou shalt make a third covering for it, of rams' skins died red; and a fourth yet above that, next to the weather, of badgers' skins, which are yet stronger and coarser.

XXVI. 23 And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.

And two shalt thou make in the corners of the tabernacle, lined with other boards, for more strength of carriage, on each side of the tabernacle.

XXVI. 26 And thou shalt make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle.

And thou shalt make five rows of bars, to go through the boards on each side of the tabernacle.

XXVI. 31 And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and


Moreover, thou shalt make a vail for the Holy of Holies, of blue silk, &c.

XXVII. 1 And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad.

Thou shalt make the inner part of the altar of shittim wood; the outward part whereof shall be all covered on both sides, with brass. XXVII. Ibid. The altar shall be four-square.

The altar shall be, for length and breadth, four-square.

XXVII. 2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof.

The four corners shall have, as it were, four horns, of the same matter whereof the altar is made, upon the tops thereof.

XXVII. 3 And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels.

Vessels to carry away the ashes, and shovels to take them up.

XXVII. 8 Hollow with boards shalt thou make it.

Thou shalt make the altar hollow with boards, like unto a boarded coffer, without either bottom or cover.

XXVII. 9 And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle. And thou shalt make a court, to compass in the tabernacle.

XXVII. 21 Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD.

Aaron and his sons shall dress and tend them, every morning and evening; kindling them in the evening, and cleansing them in the morning.

XXVIII. 2 And thou shalt make holy garments.

Thou shalt make garments, consecrated to the holy uses of my


XXVIII. 3 Whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom. Whom I have endued with an extraordinary skill for these exquisite works.

XXVIII. 4 And these are the garments which they shall make ;

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a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle.

These shall be the garments thou shalt make proper to the high priest; a breastplate for his breast, a rich ephod for his shoulders, a robe with bells and pomegranates for the whole body, a rich embroidered coat under that, a mitre for his head, a girdle for his loins, &c.

XXVIII. 6 And they shall make the ephod of gold, &c. They shall make a peculiar ephod to the high priest, of gold, &c. XXVIII. 12 For stones of memorial unto the children of Israel. As a sign, whereby the children of Israel may know that their memory is presented to God, and that they are had in remembrance of God.

XXVIII. 15 And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment. And thou shalt make the breastplate, which thou shalt wear in thy consultations with God, in the causes of judgment.

XXVIII. 16 Four square it shall be being doubled.

Thou shalt make it of the same stuff, doubled for the more strength, and better convenience of holding the stones.

XXVIII. 30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart. Also thou shalt inclose within the breastplate, wherewith thou shalt consult with God, these two secret signs of knowledge and holiness, which shall be upon the heart of Aaron, to signify what is required to be within his heart.

XXVIII. 35 And his sound shall be heard, when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.

His sound shall be heard, when he goeth in and cometh forth of the holy place; and thus addressing himself and the people, with awful reverence and devotion, to the service of God, he shall not die; whereas, if he, abruptly entering into the place, shall be an occasion of the people's negligence, and his own profanation of God's service, he shall die for it.

XXVIII. 38 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, &c.

So shall it be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron hereby may shew, that, in signification of the perfect High Priest, which was to come, he took upon him the expiation of all those sins and infirmities, which the Israelites should be guilty of in their offerings to God. XXVIII. 41 And shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office. Thou shalt anoint them, and prepare their persons for this service of mine.

XXIX. 4 And shalt wash them with water.

And shalt wash them all the body over, with the water of the laver. XXIX. 9 And the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.

And the priests' office shall be thus continued to Aaron and his

sons, until the time that all these legal rites shall be finished by him, whom they serve to signify.

XXIX. 10 And Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.

And Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the calf, to signify their interest in that sacrifice, and to acknowledge their worthiness to die, in that beast, which, in the signification of the true sacrifice, was put to death for them.

XXIX. 15 Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.

So after this calf is offered, as a sacrifice and expiation for the sins of Aaron and his sons, then thou shalt cause them to offer a ram for a burnt offering.

XXIX. 37 Whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.

Whatsoever toucheth the altar shall thereby be sanctified, so as it may not be any more put to any ordinary or profane use.

XXIX. 42 Where I will meet thee, to speak there unto thee. Where I will, as it were, appoint to meet thee familiarly, and to declare my will to thee by my servants.

XXIX. 45 And I will dwell amongst the children of Israel, and will be their God.

And I will make a clear manifestation of my gracious presence among the children of Israel, both to direct and preserve them.

XXX. 6 And thou shalt put it before the vail.

After, thou shalt set it close before the vail, that distinguishes the holy place from the holiest of all.

XXX. 9 Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon.

Ye shall offer no incense of any other composition..

XXX. 10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offerings of atone


And the high priest shall, once a year, put the blood of the sin offering upon the horns of the altar, to make an expiation of the defects, which had passed that year, in God's service.

XXX. 12 When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague amongst them, &c.

When thou takest an account of the number of the children of Israel, then shall they give every man half a shekel, to testify that he holds his life of that God, whose service that shall be used to maintain; which shall be paid of every man, upon pain of the displeasure of God, who shall plague the contempt of whosoever refuses thus to contribute to his service.

XXX. 13 Half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary. Half a sicle (that is, according to our current money, the value of fifteen pence sterling) according to the standard, which shall be kept in the sanctuary..

XXX. 33 Shall even be cut off from his people. ̧

He shall die the death; whether by the immediate hand of God, or by the sword of the magistrate.

XXXI. 2 I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri:

I have singled out, as if I had by his name called him from others, Bezaleel, the son of Uri, and &c.

XXXI. 3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

Whom I have endued with this gift of the Spirit of God, to be able, both perfectly to conceive and curiously to work all these things, which belong to the tabernacle.

XXXI. 6 And in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee. And in the hearts of all those, that are apt for these businesses, have I put a greater apprehension and dexterity of working all these things, that I have commanded.

XXXI. 13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you, &c.

Although I could be willing that these works of the sanctuary should be finished, yet I would not have them so followed, as that ye should work them upon the sabbath day; for that day is a common sign betwixt us, of your holding me for your Creator, and of my special interest in you above all other people.

XXXI. 18 Two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

He gave him two tables of the law, which testified unto the people the will of God, which spake and wrote it.

XXXII. 1 Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

Stir up thyself, and make some visible image, that may bring to our minds the presence of God; and may give us a sensible repre sentation of his going before us and assisting us: since both Moses is gone, and the cloud which was wont to direct us hath stood still thus long.

XXXII. 4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Who received them at their hands, and, according to the people's desire, cast it in a mould framed for that purpose, and polished it afterwards with tools; and the people said to each other, This is a representation, O Israel, of that God of thine, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt.

XXXII. 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD.

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