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Numbers 8:2

    Numbers 8:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Speak to Aaron and say to him, When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Say to Aaron, When you put the lights in their places, the seven lights will give light in front of the support.

    Webster's Revision

    Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick.

    World English Bible

    "Speak to Aaron, and tell him, 'When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lampstand.'"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick.

    Definitions for Numbers 8:2

    Candlestick - Lampstand.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 8:2

    The seven lamps shall give light - The whole seven shall be lighted at one time, that seven may be ever burning.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 8:2

    8:2 When thou lightest the lamps - The priests lighted the middle lamp from the fire of the altar; and the rest one from another; signifying that all light and knowledge comes from Christ, who has the seven spirits of God, figured by the seven lamps of fire. Over against the candlestick - On that part which is before the candlestick, Heb. over against the face of the candlestick - That is, in that place towards which the candlestick looked, or where the candlestick stood in full view, that is, upon the north - side, where the table of shew - bread stood, as appears from hence, because the candlestick stood close to the boards of the sanctuary on the south - side, Exo 26:35. And thus the lights were on both sides of the sanctuary, which was necessary, because it was dark in itself, and had no window.