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Exodus 30:7

    Exodus 30:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresses the lamps, he shall burn incense on it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Aaron shall burn thereon incense of sweet spices: every morning, when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And on this altar sweet spices are to be burned by Aaron every morning when he sees to the lights.

    Webster's Revision

    And Aaron shall burn thereon incense of sweet spices: every morning, when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn it.

    World English Bible

    Aaron shall burn incense of sweet spices on it every morning. When he tends the lamps, he shall burn it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Aaron shall burn thereon incense of sweet spices: every morning, when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 30:7

    When he dresseth the lamps - Prepares the wicks, and puts in fresh oil for the evening.

    Shall burn incense upon it - Where so many sacrifices were offered it was essentially necessary to have some pleasing perfume to counteract the disagreeable smells that must have arisen from the slaughter of so many animals, the sprinkling of so much blood, and the burning of so much flesh, etc. The perfume that was to be burnt on this altar is described Exodus 30:34. No blood was ever sprinkled on this altar, except on the day of general expiation, which happened only once in the year, Exodus 30:10. But the perfume was necessary in every part of the tabernacle and its environs.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 30:7

    The lamps - See Exodus 25:37.

    Exodus 30:7-8

    The offering of the incense accompanied that of the morning and evening sacrifice. The two forms of offering symbolized the spirit of man reaching after communion with Yahweh, both in act and utterance. See Psalm 141:2.