Exodus 30:37
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New International Version
Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the LORD.

New Living Translation
Never use this formula to make this incense for yourselves. It is reserved for the LORD, and you must treat it as holy.

English Standard Version
And the incense that you shall make according to its composition, you shall not make for yourselves. It shall be for you holy to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"The incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD.

King James Bible
And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the incense you are making, you must not make any for yourselves using its formula. It is to be regarded by you as sacred to the LORD.

International Standard Version
You are not to make the incense that you make in this formulation for your own use. It is to be holy to the LORD for you.

NET Bible
And the incense that you are to make, you must not make for yourselves using the same recipe; it is to be most holy to you, belonging to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never make any incense for yourselves using this formula. Treat it as holy to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves another according to the composition thereof: it shall be holiness unto thee for the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And as for the incense which you shall make, you shall not make it for yourselves according to the composition of it: it shall be unto you holy for the LORD.

American King James Version
And as for the perfume which you shall make, you shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be to you holy for the LORD.

American Standard Version
And the incense which thou shalt make, according to the composition thereof ye shall not make for yourselves: it shall be unto thee holy for Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You shall not make such a composition for your own uses, because it is holy to the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And the incense that thou shalt make, ye shall not make for yourselves according to the proportions of it; it shall be unto thee holy to Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And the incense which thou shalt make, according to the composition thereof ye shall not make for yourselves: it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to its composition: it shall be to thee holy for the LORD.

World English Bible
The incense which you shall make, according to its composition you shall not make for yourselves: it shall be to you holy for Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
'As to the perfume which thou makest, with its proper proportion ye do not make to yourselves, holy it is to thee to Jehovah;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

30:22-38 Directions are here given for making the holy anointing oil, and the incense to be used in the service of the tabernacle. To show the excellency of holiness, there was this spiced oil in the tabernacle, which was grateful to the sight and to the smell. Christ's name is as ointment poured forth, So 1:3, and the good name of Christians is like precious ointment, Ec 7:1. The incense burned upon the golden altar was prepared of sweet spices. When it was used, it was to be beaten very small; thus it pleased the Lord to bruise the Redeemer, when he offered himself for a sacrifice of a sweet-smelling savour. The like should not be made for any common use. Thus God would keep in the people's minds reverence for his own services, and teach us not to profane or abuse any thing whereby God makes himself known. It is a great affront to God to jest with sacred things, and to make sport with his word and ordinances. It is most dangerous and fatal to use professions of the gospel of Christ to forward wordly interests.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 37, 38. - Ye shall not make unto yourselves, etc. None shall be made by any man for private use according to the same recipe, since the compound, as described, is "holy unto the Lord." If any man does so, he shall be "cut off from among his people" - i.e., "put to death by the civil authority." (See Exodus 31:14.)





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And as for the perfume which thou shalt make,.... As above directed:

ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof; that is, for their own use, for the scenting of their rooms, or to snuff up, or smell to, as in the next verse:

it shall be unto thee holy for the Lord; separated entirely for his service, to be burned upon his altar, and to be no otherwise used.



Exodus 30:37 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Incense
36"You shall beat some of it very fine, and put part of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting where I will meet with you; it shall be most holy to you. 37"The incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD. 38"Whoever shall make any like it, to use as perfume, shall be cut off from his people."
Cross References
Exodus 30:32
Do not pour it on anyone else's body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred.

Exodus 30:38
Whoever makes incense like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from their people."
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