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Leviticus 1:1

    Leviticus 1:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the voice of the Lord came to Moses out of the Tent of meeting, saying,

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying,

    World English Bible

    Yahweh called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting, saying,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying,

    Definitions for Leviticus 1:1

    Tabernacle - A tent, booth or dwelling.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 1:1

    And the Lord called unto Moses - From the manner in which this book commences, it appears plainly to be a continuation or the preceding; and indeed the whole is but one law, though divided into five portions, and why thus divided is not easy to be conjectured. Previously to the erection of the tabernacle God had given no particular directions concerning the manner of offering the different kinds of sacrifices; but as soon as this Divine structure was established and consecrated, Jehovah took it as his dwelling place; described the rites and ceremonies which he would have observed in his worship, that his people might know what was best pleasing in his sight; and that, when thus worshipping him, they might have confidence that they pleased him, every thing being done according to his own directions. A consciousness of acting according to the revealed will of God gives strong confidence to an upright mind.

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 1:1

    The Lord - In the Hebrew text of Leviticus, Jehovah יהוה yehovâh is the name by which God is usually called. Where אלהים 'ĕlohı̂ym occurs, it is generally with a possessive pronoun, so as to designate Him as the God of the chosen people (Leviticus 2:13; Leviticus 11:45; Leviticus 18:21; Leviticus 19:12, Leviticus 19:14, Leviticus 19:32, etc.).

    The tabernacle of the congregation - Rather, the tent of meeting. See Exodus 22:21 note. When Jehovah (Yahweh) was about to give His people the Law of the Ten Commandments Exodus 19:3 He called to Moses from the top of Mount Sinai in thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud. When He was now about to give them the laws by which their formal acts of worship were to be regulated, He called to Moses out of the tabernacle which had just been constructed at the foot of the mountain. Exodus 25:22.