Exodus 40:3
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New International Version
Place the ark of the covenant law in it and shield the ark with the curtain.

New Living Translation
Place the Ark of the Covenant inside, and install the inner curtain to enclose the Ark within the Most Holy Place.

English Standard Version
And you shall put in it the ark of the testimony, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall place the ark of the testimony there, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.

King James Bible
And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Put the ark of the testimony there and screen off the ark with the veil.

International Standard Version
You are to put the Ark of the Testimony there, and screen off the ark with the curtain.

NET Bible
You are to place the ark of the testimony in it and shield the ark with the special curtain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Place the ark containing the words of my promise inside it, and hang the canopy over the ark.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony and cover the ark with the veil.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall put in it the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the veil.

American King James Version
And you shall put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the veil.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and thou shalt screen the ark with the veil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And shalt put the ark in it, and shalt let down the veil before it:

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt put in it the ark of the testimony, and shalt cover the ark with the veil.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and thou shalt screen the ark with the veil.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt put in it the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail.

World English Bible
You shall put the ark of the testimony in it, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.

Young's Literal Translation
and hast set there the ark of the testimony, and hast covered over the ark with the vail,
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 3. - The first thing to be placed within the tabernacle was the ark of the testimony, as containing the foundation of the covenant between God and Israel, and being the special token of God's presence with his people. See the comment on Exodus 25:10. The "two tables" were placed within the ark before it was brought into the tabernacle (vers. 20, 21). Cover the ark with the veil - i.e., "hang up the veil in front of the ark, so as to cover or conceal it."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And thou shall put therein the ark of the testimony,.... The ark or chest where the law was, a testimony of the divine will, and which was to be put into the most holy place of the tabernacle:

and cover the ark with the vail; not with the propitiatory or mercy seat, as the Targum of Jonathan; for though that was a covering or lid to the ark, yet not a vail; this was the vail that divided between the holy place and the most holy, and so covered or hid the ark from the sight even of the priests that went into the holy place.



Exodus 40:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Tabernacle Set Up
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. 4"You shall bring in the table and arrange what belongs on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and mount its lamps.…
Cross References
Hebrews 9:3
Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place,

Exodus 26:33
Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.

Exodus 40:21
Then he brought the ark into the tabernacle and hung the shielding curtain and shielded the ark of the covenant law, as the LORD commanded him.

Numbers 4:5
When the camp is to move, Aaron and his sons are to go in and take down the shielding curtain and put it over the ark of the covenant law.

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

And you shall put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the veil.

Exodus 40:20,21 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves …

Exodus 25:10,22 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half …

Exodus 26:31,33,34 And you shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine …

Exodus 35:12 The ark, and the staves thereof, with the mercy seat, and the veil …

Exodus 36:35,36 And he made a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined …

Exodus 37:1-9 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half …

Leviticus 16:14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with …

Numbers 4:5 And when the camp sets forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and …

Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in …

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