Hebrews 9:4
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English Standard Version
having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron’s staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant.

King James Bible
Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

American Standard Version
having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was a golden pot holding the manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having a golden censer, and the ark of the testament covered about on every part with gold, in which was a golden pot that had manna, and the rod of Aaron, that had blossomed, and the tables of the testament.

English Revised Version
having a golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was a golden pot holding the manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

Webster's Bible Translation
Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid around with gold, in which was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

Weymouth New Testament
This had a censer of gold, and the ark of the Covenant lined with gold and completely covered with gold, and in it were a gold vase which held the manna, and Aaron's rod which budded and the tables of the Covenant.

Hebrews 9:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The golden censer (χρυσοῦν θυμιατήριον)

The noun N.T.o. It may mean either censer or altar of incense. In lxx the altar of incense is called θυσιαστήριον θυμιάματος Exodus 30:1, Exodus 30:27; Leviticus 4:7 : comp. Luke 1:11. Θυμιατήριον is used of a censer, 2 Chronicles 26:19; Ezekiel 8:11; 4 Macc. 7:11. These are the only instances of the word in lxx: accordingly, never in lxx of the altar of incense. Josephus uses it for both. The golden censer is not mentioned in O.T. as a part of the furniture of the holy of holies. The facts of the case then are as follows: (a) according to Exodus 31 the incense-altar was in the holy place, not in the holy of holies; (b) Philo and Josephus use θυμιατήριον for the altar of incense; (c) there is no mention in O.T. of a censer set apart for the day of atonement; (d) the high priest was to enter with incense, so that the ark might be veiled by the smoke (Leviticus 16:12). Hence the censer could not have been kept in the holy of holies; (e) the writer clearly speaks of an abiding-place of the θυμιατήριονin a particular division of the tabernacle. There is evidently a discrepancy, probably owing to the fact that the writer drew his information from the O.T. by which he might have been led into error. Thus Exodus 26:35, there are mentioned in the holy place without the veil only the candlestick and the table, and not the incense-altar. Again, when the standing-place of the incense altar was mentioned, the expressions were open to misconstruction: see Exodus 30:6; Exodus 40:5. On the day of atonement, the incense-altar, like the most holy place, was sprinkled with blood. This might have given rise to the impression that it was in the holy of holies.

With gold (χρυσίῳ)

Properly, wrought gold.

Wherein (ἐν ᾗ)

But according to Exodus 16:34; Numbers 17:10, neither the pot of manna nor Aaron's rod was in the ark, but "before the testimony"; while in Exodus 25:16, Moses was commanded to put only the tables of the law into the ark; and in 1 Kings 8:9 it is said of the ark in the temple, "there was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone." The writer follows the rabbinical tradition that the pot of manna and the rod were inside of the ark.

Golden pot (στάμος χρυσῆ)

Σταμος, N.T.o, a few times in lxx, rare in Class. Golden is an addition of the lxx. Comp. Exodus 16:33.

Hebrews 9:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the golden.

Leviticus 16:12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD...

1 Kings 7:50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold...

Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense...

the ark.

Exodus 25:10-16 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof...

Exodus 26:33 And you shall hang up the veil under the clasps, that you may bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony...

Exodus 37:1-5 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it...

Exodus 39:35 The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat,

Exodus 40:3,21 And you shall put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the veil...

was.

Exodus 16:33,34 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD...

and Aaron's.

Numbers 17:5,8,10 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom...

Psalm 110:2,3 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the middle of your enemies...

and the.

Exodus 25:16,21 And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you...

Exodus 26:33 And you shall hang up the veil under the clasps, that you may bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony...

Exodus 34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand...

Exodus 40:3,20,21 And you shall put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the veil...

Deuteronomy 10:2-5 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which you brake, and you shall put them in the ark...

1 Kings 8:9,21 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb...

2 Chronicles 5:10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb...

Cross References
Exodus 16:32
Moses said, "This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Let an omer of it be kept throughout your generations, so that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.'"

Exodus 16:33
And Moses said to Aaron, "Take a jar, and put an omer of manna in it, and place it before the LORD to be kept throughout your generations."

Exodus 25:10
"They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height.

Exodus 25:11
You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay it, and you shall make on it a molding of gold around it.

Exodus 25:16
And you shall put into the ark the testimony that I shall give you.

Exodus 30:1
"You shall make an altar on which to burn incense; you shall make it of acacia wood.

Exodus 31:18
And he gave to Moses, when he had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.

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