Exodus 25:2
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New International Version
"Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.

New Living Translation
"Tell the people of Israel to bring me their sacred offerings. Accept the contributions from all whose hearts are moved to offer them.

English Standard Version
“Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution. From every man whose heart moves him you shall receive the contribution for me.

New American Standard Bible
"Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.

King James Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Tell the Israelites to take an offering for Me. You are to take My offering from everyone who is willing to give.

International Standard Version
"Tell the Israelis to take an offering for me, and you are to accept my offering from every person whose heart moves him to give.

NET Bible
"Tell the Israelites to take an offering for me; from every person motivated by a willing heart you are to receive my offering.

New Heart English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, that they take an offering for me. From everyone whose heart makes him willing you shall take my offering.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Tell the Israelites to choose something to give me as a special contribution. You must accept whatever contribution each person freely gives.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for Me an offering; of every man whose heart maketh him willing ye shall take My offering.

New American Standard 1977
“Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak unto the sons of Israel that they bring me an offering; of every man that gives it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.

King James 2000 Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that gives it willingly with his heart you shall take my offering.

American King James Version
Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that gives it willingly with his heart you shall take my offering.

American Standard Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for me an offering: of every man whose heart maketh him willing ye shall take my offering.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring firstfruits to me: of every man that offereth of his own accord, you shall take them.

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me a heave-offering: of every one whose heart prompteth him, ye shall take my heave-offering.

English Revised Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for me an offering: of every man whose heart maketh him willing ye shall take my offering.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.

World English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, that they take an offering for me. From everyone whose heart makes him willing you shall take my offering.

Young's Literal Translation
'Speak unto the sons of Israel, and they take for Me a heave-offering; from every man whose heart impelleth him ye do take My heave-offering.
Study Bible
Offerings for the Tabernacle
1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2"Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution. 3"This is the contribution which you are to raise from them: gold, silver and bronze,…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 8:11
Now finish the work, so that you may complete it just as eagerly as you began, according to your means.

2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.

2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.

Exodus 25:1
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Exodus 25:3
"This is the contribution which you are to raise from them: gold, silver and bronze,

Exodus 35:4
Moses spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD has commanded, saying,

Exodus 35:21
Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the LORD'S contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments.

1 Chronicles 29:3
"Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy temple,

1 Chronicles 29:5
of gold for the things of gold and of silver for the things of silver, that is, for all the work done by the craftsmen. Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to the LORD?"

Ezra 2:68
Some of the heads of fathers' households, when they arrived at the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem, offered willingly for the house of God to restore it on its foundation.
Treasury of Scripture

Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that gives it willingly with his heart you shall take my offering.

they

Exodus 35:5-29 Take you from among you an offering to the LORD: whoever is of a …

Numbers 7:3-88 And they brought their offering before the LORD, six covered wagons, …

Deuteronomy 16:16,17 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD …

1 Chronicles 29:1 Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon …

bring me. Heb. take for me. offering or, heave offering

Numbers 18:24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an …

willingly

Exodus 35:5,21 Take you from among you an offering to the LORD: whoever is of a …

Judges 5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves …

1 Chronicles 29:3,5,9,14,17 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, …

Ezra 1:6 And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels …

Ezra 2:68 And some of the chief of the fathers, when they came to the house …

Ezra 3:5 And afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of the new …

Ezra 7:16 And all the silver and gold that you can find in all the province …

Nehemiah 11:2 And the people blessed all the men, that willingly offered themselves …

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties …

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to …

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; …

XXV.

THE GIFTS WHICH MIGHT BE GIVEN FOR THE TABERNACLE AND THE PRIESTS' DRESSES.

(2) Speak unto the children of Israel that they bring me an offering.--God, being about to command the construction of a dwelling for Himself, such as the circumstances of the case allowed, prefaced His directions concerning its materials and form by instructing Moses to invite the people to contribute from their stores, as an offering to Himself, the various substances which were suitable for the dwelling and its appurtenances. The erection of sanctuaries is one of the fittest occasions for man to shew his gratitude to God by giving to Him of His own, largely and liberally.

Of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart.--Heb., of every man whose heart impels him. Unless gifts come from the heart, they are an offence to God. He "loveth a cheerful giver." When the time came, a noble and liberal spirit was not wanting. (See Exodus 35:21-29; Exodus 36:3-7.)

My offering.--Literally, my heave-offering. But the word seems to be intended in a generic sense.

Verse 2. - Speak unto the children of Israel that they bring me an offering. The word translated "offering" is that commonly rendered" heave-offering;" but it seems to be used here (as in Exodus 30:13; Exodus 35:5, etc.) in a generic sense. The propriety of the people, when God was about establishing his habitation among them, presenting to God all the materials needed, is self-evident and requires no comment. Of every man that giveth it willingly. Literally, "of every man whose heart drives him." God will have no gifts but such as are freely offered. He "loveth a cheerful giver. If a man gives grudgingly or of necessity," God rejects the gift. On the noble spirit which the people showed when the appeal was made to them, see Exodus 35:21-29; and Exodus 36:37 Speak unto the children of Israel,.... That is, when he should go down from the mountain to the camp:

that they bring me an offering; the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan call it a "separation": something separated from their substance, and devoted to the service of God, and for the use of the sanctuary afterwards to be built:

of every man that giveth it willingly, with his heart, ye shall take my offering; or take what was offered to him, be it more or less, and of whatsoever person, high and low, rich and poor, so be it it is freely given from the heart; not grudgingly or through force, as the Targum of Jonathan adds; and in such manner did David and his people many hundreds of years after this offer towards building of the temple, and the vessels belonging to that, see 1 Chronicles 29:6 according to the Jewish writers, none but the children of Israel were to offer to this service, and only such who knew what they did; for thus they criticize on the words,"speak unto the children of "Israel": this exempts an Heathen and an idolater; "of every man"; this excludes a little one; "that giveth it willingly with his heart"; this exempts a deaf and dumb man, and a fool, because they have no knowledge to offer freely (z)''however, this we may learn from hence, that whatever we do for the worship and service of God, we should do it freely, cheerfully, and cordially; for God loves a cheerful giver; and if this was required under the legal dispensation, it is much more necessary and obligatory under the Gospel dispensation, and more suitable to it where all things are done and given freely of God, and such large blessings of grace are liberally bestowed by him on persons undeserving.

(z) Maimon. & Bartenora in Misn. Trumot, c. 1. sect. 1.2. bring me an offering of every man that giveth it willingly, etc.—Having declared allegiance to God as their sovereign, they were expected to contribute to His state, as other subjects to their kings; and the "offering" required of them was not to be imposed as a tax, but to come from their own loyal and liberal feelings.25:1-9 God chose the people of Israel to be a peculiar people to himself, above all people, and he himself would be their King. He ordered a royal palace to be set up among them for himself, called a sanctuary, or holy place, or habitation. There he showed his presence among them. And because in the wilderness they dwelt in tents, this royal palace was ordered to be a tabernacle, that it might move with them. The people were to furnish Moses with the materials, by their own free will. The best use we can make of our worldly wealth, is to honour God with it in works of piety and charity. We should ask, not only, What must we do? but, What may we do for God? Whatever they gave, they must give it cheerfully, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver, 2Co 9:7. What is laid out in the service of God, we must reckon well bestowed; and whatsoever is done in God's service, must be done by his direction.
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