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.'"

New Living Translation
"Give Aaron the following instructions: When you set up the seven lamps in the lampstand, place them so their light shines forward in front of the lampstand."

English Standard Version
“Speak to Aaron and say to him, When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lampstand.”

New American Standard Bible
"Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Speak to Aaron and tell him: When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to give light in front of the lampstand."

International Standard Version
"Tell Aaron, 'When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps will illuminate the area in front of the lamp stand.'"

NET Bible
"Speak to Aaron and tell him, 'When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to give light in front of the lampstand.'"

New Heart English Bible
"Speak to Aaron, and tell him, 'When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lampstand.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Speak to Aaron and tell him: When you set up the seven lamps on the lamp stand, they should light up the area in front of it."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him: When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick.'

New American Standard 1977
“Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Speak unto Aaron and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the face of the lampstand.

King James 2000 Bible
Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lampstand.

American King James Version
Speak to Aaron and say to him, When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

American Standard Version
Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to Aaron, and thou shalt say to him: When thou shalt place the seven lamps, let the candlestick be set up on the south side. Give orders therefore that the lamps look over against the north, towards the table of the leaves of proposition, over against that part shall they give light, towards which the candlestick looketh.

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.

English Revised Version
Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to Aaron, and say to 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.'
Study Bible
The Seven Lamps
1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2"Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand.'" 3Aaron therefore did so; he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.…
Cross References
Exodus 25:37
"Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and they shall mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it.

Leviticus 24:2
"Command the sons of Israel that they bring to you clear oil from beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually.

Leviticus 24:4
"He shall keep the lamps in order on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD continually.

Numbers 8:1
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 8:3
Aaron therefore did so; he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Treasury of Scripture

Speak to Aaron and say to him, When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

Exodus 25:37 And you shall make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light …

Exodus 37:18,19,23 And six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of …

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 …

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 …

Revelation 1:12,20 And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, …

Revelation 2:1 To the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things said he …

Revelation 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightning and thunder and voices: …

VIII.

(2) When thou lightest the lamps.--Better, When thou settest up the lamps. (Comp. Exodus 25:37.) The golden candlestick was placed against the south wall of the Tabernacle, opposite to the table of shewbread, so that its seven branches were parallel to that wall, with its branches east and west, and consequently the seven lamps, one of which rested upon each of the seven branches, threw their light in front of the candlestick, i.e., towards the north wall, by which arrangement the furniture of the holy place was more effectually lighted than it would have been had the candlestick been placed facing the entrance, with its branches north and south.

Over against.--Or, in front of.

Verse 2. - When thou lightest the lamps. The command to light the lamps had been given generally ("they shall light the lamps thereof") in Exodus 25:37, and the care of them had been specially confided to Aaron and his sons ("from evening to morning") in Exodus 27:21. The actual lighting of the lamps for the first time by Moses is recorded in Exodus 40:25. In the face of these passages it is incredible that the lamps had not been regularly lighted by Aaron for more than a month before the offering of the princes. The seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick. It is somewhat uncertain what this expression, here repeated from Exodus 25:37, means. The Targums give no explanation of it; the Septuagint merely renders verbally, κατὰ πρόσωπον τῆς λυχνίας φωτιοῦσιν; the Jewish expositors seem to have thought that the light was to be thrown inward towards the central shaft; most modern commentators, with more probability, understand it to mean that the lamps were to be so placed as to throw their light across the tabernacle towards the north side. Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him,.... It being his work to light the lamps, though, as Ben Gersom observes, it was not incumbent on an high priest alone to do this, for it also belonged to the sons of Aaron, who were common priests, Exodus 27:21; though it is probable that as this was the first time of lighting them, it might be done by Aaron himself, his sons attending and assisting him; in which he was an eminent type of Christ, the great High Priest, who lights the lamps in all his golden candlesticks, the churches, Revelation 1:20, and from whom they have all their light and all the supplies of it:

when thou lightest the lamps; which was done at evening, Exodus 30:8; pointing at the great light set up by Christ, the light of the world, in the evening of it, in the last days:

the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick; the Targum of Jonathan is,"at the same time of thy lighting the lamps over against the candlestick, there shall be seven lamps giving light: three on the west side and three on the east side, and the seventh in the middle:''and in the like order Jarchi places them, who observes, that the three eastward looked over against the middlemost, the wicks that were in them; and so the three westward, the tops of the wicks were over against the middlemost: and he also observes, that the middlemost lamp was no other than the body of the candlestick, and so all the rest of the lamps were over against and looked to that; and this is the sense of Maimonides (m), and other Jewish writers; but the truer meaning of the phrase is, that the seven lamps gave light, as they were to do, to that part of the holy place that was opposite to the candlestick, the north part of it, where stood the shewbread table, the candlestick being in the south, Exodus 40:22; that the table of the Lord might have light, as it was proper it should; and the priests might see to set on and take off the bread, which otherwise they could not, there being no window in the place; See Gill on Exodus 25:37.

(m) Hilchot Beth Hacbehirah, c. 3. sect. 8. 2. Speak unto Aaron, etc.—The candlestick, which was made of one solid, massive piece of pure gold, with six lamps supported on as many branches, a seventh in the center surmounting the shaft itself (Ex 25:31; 37:17), and completed according to the pattern shown in the mount, was now to be lighted, when the other things in the sanctuary began to be applied to religious service. It was Aaron's personal duty, as the servant of God, to light His house, which, being without windows, required the aid of lights (2Pe 1:19). And the course he was ordered to follow was first to light the middle lamp from the altar-fire, and then the other lamps from each other—a course symbolical of all the light of heavenly truth being derived from Christ, and diffused by His ministers throughout the world (Re 4:5).

the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick—The candlestick stood close to the boards of the sanctuary, on the south side, in full view of the table of showbread on the north (Ex 26:35), having one set of its lamps turned towards the east, and another towards the west; so that all parts of the tabernacle were thus lighted up.8:1-4 Aaron himself lighted the lamps, thus representing his Divine Master. The Scripture is a light shining in a dark place,
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