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Leviticus 6:13

    Leviticus 6:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The fire shall ever be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the fire be kept burning on the altar at all times; it is never to go out.

    Webster's Revision

    Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out.

    World English Bible

    Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall not go out.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 6:13

    The fire shall ever be burning - See on Leviticus 6:9 (note) and Leviticus 6:20 (note). In imitation of this perpetual fire, the ancient Persian Magi, and their descendants the Parses, kept up a perpetual fire; the latter continue it to the present day. This is strictly enjoined in the Zend Avesta, which is a code of laws as sacred among them as the Pentateuch is among the Jews. A Sagnika Brahmin preserves the fire that was kindled at his investiture with the poita, and never suffers it to go out, using the same fire at his wedding and in all his burnt-offerings, till at length his body is burnt with it - Ward's Customs.

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 6:13

    The fire shall ever be burning - This was a symbol of the never-ceasing worship which Yahweh required of His people. It was essentially connected with their acts of sacrifice.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 6:13

    6:13 Thus should we keep the fire of holy love ever burning in our hearts.