Exodus 40:2
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New International Version
"Set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, on the first day of the first month.

New Living Translation
"Set up the Tabernacle on the first day of the new year.

English Standard Version
“On the first day of the first month you shall erect the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

New American Standard Bible
"On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

King James Bible
On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, on the first day of the first month.

International Standard Version
"On the first day of the first month you are to set up the tent of the Tent of Meeting.

NET Bible
"On the first day of the first month you are to set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Set up the tent (the tent of meeting) on the first day of the first month of the year.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the day of the first month, the first of the month shalt thou set up the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony.

King James 2000 Bible
On the first day of the first month shall you set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.

American King James Version
On the first day of the first month shall you set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.

American Standard Version
On the first day of the first month shalt thou rear up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The first month, the first day of the month, thou shalt set up the tabernacle of the testimony,

Darby Bible Translation
On the day of the first month, on the first of the month, shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

English Revised Version
On the first day of the first month shalt thou rear up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

Webster's Bible Translation
On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.

World English Bible
"On the first day of the first month you shall raise up the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.

Young's Literal Translation
'On the first day of the month, in the first month, thou dost raise up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

40:1-15 When a new year begins, we should seek to serve God better than the year before. In half a year the tabernacle was completed. When the hearts of numbers are earnest in a good cause, much may be done in a short time; and when the commandments of God are continually attended to, as the rule of working, all will be done well. The high-priesthood was in the family of Aaron till Christ came, and in Him, the substance of all these shadows, it continues for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - On the first day of the first month. The first of Abib, or Nisan, the "New Year's Day" of Israel, coinciding nearly with the opening of the vernal equinox, a very suitable day for the inauguration of a place of worship. The tabernacle was to be set up first of all; then the tent was to be placed over it. See vers. 18, 19.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

On the first day of the first month,.... Which was the month Nisan, as the Targum of Jonathan expresses it; which was the month the children of Israel came out of Egypt, out of which they had now been a whole year, excepting fourteen days:

shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation; the tabernacle, which had a tent or covering over it, to which the people were gathered at times for religious service.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. On the first day of the first month—From a careful consideration of the incidents recorded to have happened after the exodus (Ex 12:2; 13:4; 19:1; 20:18; 34:28, &c.), it has been computed that the work of the tabernacle was commenced within six months after that emigration; and consequently, that other six months had been occupied in building it. So long a period spent in preparing the materials of a movable pavilion, it would be difficult to understand, were it not for what we are told of the vast dimensions of the tabernacle, as well as the immense variety of curious and elaborate workmanship which its different articles of furniture required.

the tabernacle—the entire edifice.

the tent—the covering that surmounted it (Ex 40:19).

Exodus 40:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Tabernacle Set Up
1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2"On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3"You shall place the ark of the testimony there, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.…
Cross References
Exodus 19:1
On the first day of the third month after the Israelites left Egypt--on that very day--they came to the Desert of Sinai.

Exodus 40:1
Then the LORD said to Moses:

Exodus 40:17
So the tabernacle was set up on the first day of the first month in the second year.

Numbers 1:1
The LORD spoke to Moses in the tent of meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. He said:

Numbers 9:1
The LORD spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai in the first month of the second year after they came out of Egypt. He said,

Numbers 9:15
On the day the tabernacle, the tent of the covenant law, was set up, the cloud covered it. From evening till morning the cloud above the tabernacle looked like fire.

1 Chronicles 17:5
I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought Israel up out of Egypt to this day. I have moved from one tent site to another, from one dwelling place to another.
Treasury of Scripture

On the first day of the first month shall you set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.

the first month

Exodus 40:17 And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the …

Exodus 12:1,2 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying…

Exodus 13:4 This day came you out in the month Abib.

Numbers 7:1 And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, …

tabernacle

Exodus 40:6,18,19 And you shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door …

Exodus 26:1,7,30 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine …

Exodus 27:21 In the tabernacle of the congregation without the veil, which is …

Exodus 30:36 And you shall beat some of it very small, and put of it before the …

Exodus 35:11 The tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, his clasps, and his boards, …

Exodus 36:18 And he made fifty clasps of brass to couple the tent together, that …

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