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Exodus 25:37

    Exodus 25:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And thou shalt make the lamps thereof, seven: and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then you are to make its seven vessels for the lights, putting them in their place so that they give light in front of it.

    Webster's Revision

    And thou shalt make the lamps thereof, seven: and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it.

    World English Bible

    You shall make its lamps seven, and they shall light its lamps to give light to the space in front of it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And thou shalt make the lamps thereof, seven: and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 25:37

    Seven lamps - These lamps were probably like those used by the Egyptian and other nations, shallow covered vessels more or less of an oval form, with a mouth at one end from which the wick protruded. The candlestick was placed on the south side of the holy place Exodus 26:35, with the line of lamps parallel with the wall, or, according to Josephus, somewhat obliquely. If the wick-mouths of the lamps were turned outwards, they would give light over against the candlestick; that is, toward the north side (see Numbers 8:2).

    Light was of necessity required in the tabernacle, and wherever light is used in ceremonial observance, it may of course be taken in a general way as a figure of the Light of Truth; but in the sanctuary of the covenanted people, it must plainly have been understood as expressly significant that the number of the lamps (seven) agreed with the number of the covenant. The covenant of Yahweh was essentially a covenant of light.

    They shall light - See the margin and the note at Leviticus 1:9.