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Exodus 25:8

    Exodus 25:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And let them make me a holy place, so that I may be ever present among them.

    Webster's Revision

    And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.

    World English Bible

    Let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

    Definitions for Exodus 25:8

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 25:8

    Let them make me a sanctuary - מקדש mikdash, a holy place, such as God might dwell in; this was that part of the tabernacle that was called the most holy place, into which the high priest entered only once a year, on the great day of atonement.

    That I may dwell among them - "This," says Mr. Ainsworth, "was the main end of all; and to this all the particulars are to be referred, and by this they are to be opened. For this sanctuary, as Solomon's temple afterwards, was the place of prayer, and of the public service of God, Leviticus 17:4-6; Matthew 21:13; and it signified the Church which is the habitation of God through the Spirit, 2 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:19-22; Revelation 21:2, Revelation 21:3; and was a visible sign of God's presence and protection, Leviticus 26:11, Leviticus 26:12; Ezekiel 37:27, Ezekiel 37:28; 1 Kings 6:12, 1 Kings 6:13; and of his leading them to his heavenly glory. For as the high priest entered into the tabernacle, and through the veil into the most holy place where God dwelt; so Christ entered into the holy of holies, and we also enter through the veil, that is to say his flesh. See the use made of this by the apostle, Hebrews 9 and 10. Thus the sanctuary is to be applied as a type,

    1. To Christ's person, Hebrews 8:2; Hebrews 9:11, Hebrews 9:12; John 2:19-21.

    2. To every Christian, 1 Corinthians 6:19.

    3. To the Church; both particular, Hebrews 3:6; 1 Timothy 3:15; and universal, Hebrews 10:21 : and it was because of the very extensive signification of this building, that the different things concerning this sanctuary are particularly set down by Moses, and so variously applied by the prophets and by the apostles." - See Ainsworth.

    As the dwelling in this tabernacle was the highest proof of God's grace and mercy towards the Israelites, so it typified Christ's dwelling by faith in the hearts of believers, and thus giving them the highest and surest proof of their reconciliation to God, and of his love and favor to them; see Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 3:17.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 25:8

    sanctuary - i. e. a hallowed place. This is the most comprehensive of the words that relate to the place dedicated to Yahweh. It included the tabernacle with its furniture, its tent, and its court.

    That I may dwell among them - The purpose of the sanctuary is here definitely declared by the Lord Himself. It was to be the constant witness of His presence among His people. Compare the marginal references.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 25:8

    25:8 A sanctuary - A place of public and solemn worship; that I may dwell among them. Not by my essence, which is everywhere; but by my grace and glorious operations.