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

New Living Translation
Then make the seven lamps for the lampstand, and set them so they reflect their light forward.

English Standard Version
You shall make seven lamps for it. And the lamps shall be set up so as to give light on the space in front of it.

Berean Study Bible
Make seven lamps and set them up on the lampstand so that they illuminate the area in front of it.

King James Bible
And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

New King James Version
You shall make seven lamps for it, and they shall arrange its lamps so that they give light in front of it.

New American Standard Bible
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.

NASB 1995
"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.

NASB 1977
“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.

Amplified Bible
Then you shall make the lamps [of the lampstand] seven in number [with one lamp at the top of the shaft]. The priests shall set up its seven lamps so that they will light the space in front of it.

Christian Standard Bible
“Make its seven lamps, and set them up so that they illuminate the area in front of it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Make seven lamps on it. Its lamps are to be set up so they illuminate the area in front of it.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt make the lamps thereof, seven: and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And make its seven lamps and light its lamps that they will be giving light against its face.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt make its seven lamps: and thou shalt set on it the lamps, and they shall shine from one front.

Contemporary English Version
The lamp on the top and those at the end of each of its six branches must be made so as to shine toward the front of the lampstand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt make also seven lamps, and shalt set them upon the candlestick, to give light over against.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt make the lamps thereof, seven: and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it.

Good News Translation
Make seven lamps for the lampstand and set them up so that they shine toward the front.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Make seven lamps, and set them on the lamp stand so that they light up [the area] in front of it.

International Standard Version
"You are to make seven lamps for it, and its lamps are to be mounted so as to give light in front of it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt make the lamps thereof, seven; and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it.

Literal Standard Version
and you have made its seven lamps, and [one] has caused its lamps to go up, and it has given light over [and] beyond its front.

NET Bible
"You are to make its seven lamps, and then set its lamps up on it, so that it will give light to the area in front of it.

New Heart English Bible
You shall make its lamps seven, and they shall light its lamps to give light to the space in front of it.

World English Bible
You shall make its lamps seven, and they shall light its lamps to give light to the space in front of it.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast made its seven lamps, and one hath caused its lights to go up, and it hath given light over-against its front.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Golden Lampstand
36The buds and branches are to be all of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold. 37Make seven lamps and set them up on the lampstand so that they illuminate the area in front of it. 38The wick trimmers and their trays must be of pure gold.…

Cross References
Revelation 1:12
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands,

Revelation 1:20
This is the mystery of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Revelation 4:5
From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings, and peals of thunder. Before the throne burned seven torches of fire. These are the seven Spirits of God.

Exodus 25:38
The wick trimmers and their trays must be of pure gold.

Exodus 40:25
and set up the lamps before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded him.

Numbers 4:9
They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, together with its lamps, wick trimmers, and trays, as well as the jars of oil with which to supply it.

Numbers 8:2
"Speak to Aaron and tell him: 'When you set up the seven lamps, they are to light the area in front of the lampstand.'"

Zechariah 4:2
"What do you see?" he asked. "I see a solid gold lampstand," I replied, "with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven spouts to the lamps.


Treasury of Scripture

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

seven

Exodus 37:23
And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure gold.

Zechariah 4:2
And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

Revelation 1:4,12,20
John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; …

they shall

Exodus 27:21
In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Exodus 30:8
And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.

Leviticus 24:2-4
Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually…

light, or cause to ascent.

Exodus 40:24
And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.

Numbers 8:2
Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

Psalm 119:105
NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

it Heb.

Numbers 8:2
Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.









(37) Thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof.--Literally, thou shalt make its lamps seven. Each branch, as well as the stem, was to have its own lamp. The Arch of Titus shows them to us as hemi-spherical bowls.

They shall light.--See Note on Exodus 25:31-39, and comp. Exodus 27:21; Exodus 30:8; Leviticus 24:3.

Verse 37. - The seven lamps. The lamps are not described. They appear by the representation on the Arch of Titus to have been hemispherical bowls on a stand, which fitted into the lily-blossom wherewith each of the seven branches terminated. They shall light the lamps. The lamps were lighted every evening at sunset (Exodus 27:21; Exodus 30:8; Leviticus 24:3, etc.), and burnt till morning, when the High Priest extinguished them and "dressed" them (Exodus 30:7). That they may give light over against it. The candlestick was placed on the southern side of the holy place, parallel to the wall, the seven lamps forming a row. The light was consequently shed strongly on the opposite, or northern wall, where the table of show-bread stood.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Make
וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

seven
שִׁבְעָ֑ה (šiḇ·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

lamps
נֵרֹתֶ֖יהָ (nê·rō·ṯe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5216: A lamp, light

and set them up
וְהֶֽעֱלָה֙ (wə·he·‘ĕ·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

on [the lampstand]
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

so that [they]
נֵ֣רֹתֶ֔יהָ (nê·rō·ṯe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5216: A lamp, light

illuminate
וְהֵאִ֖יר (wə·hê·’îr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 215: To be or become light

the area
עֵ֥בֶר (‘ê·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5676: A region across, on the opposite side

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

front of it.
פָּנֶֽיהָ׃ (pā·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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