Leviticus 8 :12

Leviticus 8 :12 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And he poured of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

King James Version (KJV)

And he poured of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And some of the oil he put on Aaron's head, to make him holy.

Webster's Revision

And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

World English Bible

He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

Definitions for Leviticus 8 :12

Sanctify - To be sacred and set apart.

Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 8 :12

Barnes' Commentary on Leviticus 8 :12

As investing the priest with official garments was a recognition before men of the official position of the person (see Exodus 28:3 note), so the anointing him with oil was an acknowledgment that all fitness for his office, all the powers with which he would rightly fulfill its duties, must come from the Lord.

So, again, with the sanctification of the holy things. Each of them was intended by divine wisdom to convey a spiritual meaning to the mind of man. They were means of grace to the devout worshipper. The oil poured upon them was a recognition of this fact, and at the same time it made them holy and set them apart from all profane and ordinary uses. On kindred grounds, though to express another idea, the altar was to be sanctified also by blood. See Leviticus 8:15 note.

Wesley's Commentary on Leviticus 8 :12

8:12 He poured - In a plentiful manner, as appears from Psa 133:2, whereas other persons and things were only sprinkled with it: because his unction was to typify the anointing of Christ with the Spirit, which was not given by measure to him. A measure of the same anointing is given to all believers.
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