Numbers 8:2
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New International Version
"Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you set up the lamps, see that all seven light up the area in front of the lampstand.'"

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

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against 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.'"

Young's Literal Translation
'Speak unto Aaron, and thou hast said unto him, In thy causing the lights to go up, over-against the face of the candlestick do the seven lights give light.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 25:37 And you shall make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

Exodus 37:18,19,23 And six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof...

Exodus 40:25 And he lighted the lamps before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus 24:1,2 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying...

Psalm 119:105,130 Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path...

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.

2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place...

Revelation 1:12,20 And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks...

Revelation 2:1 To the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things said he that holds the seven stars in his right hand...

Revelation 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightning and thunder and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne...

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Our Lord's Prayer for his People's Sanctification
In this wonderful prayer, our Lord, as our great High Priest, appears to enter upon that perpetual office of intercession which he is now exercising at the right hand of the Father. Our Lord ever seemed, in the eagerness of his love, to be anticipating his work. Before he was set apart for his life-work, by the descent of the Holy Ghost upon him, he must needs be about his Father's business; before he finally suffered at the hands of cruel men, he had a baptism to be baptized with, and he was straitened
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886

Cross References
Exodus 25:37
"Then make its seven lamps and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it.

Leviticus 24:2
"Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning continually.

Leviticus 24:4
The lamps on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD must be tended continually.

Numbers 8:1
The LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 8:3
Aaron did so; he set up the lamps so that they faced forward on the lampstand, just as the LORD commanded Moses.

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