Exodus 30:37
New International Version
Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the LORD.

New Living Translation
Never use this formula to make this incense for yourselves. It is reserved for the LORD, and you must treat it as holy.

English Standard Version
And the incense that you shall make according to its composition, you shall not make for yourselves. It shall be for you holy to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
You are never to use this formula to make incense for yourselves; you shall regard it as holy to the LORD.

King James Bible
And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.

New King James Version
But as for the incense which you shall make, you shall not make any for yourselves, according to its composition. It shall be to you holy for the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
And the incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD.

NASB 1995
“The incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD.

NASB 1977
“And the incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD.

Amplified Bible
The incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
As for the incense you are making, you must not make any for yourselves using its formula. It is to be regarded by you as holy—belonging to the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the incense you are making, you must not make any for yourselves using its formula. It is to be regarded by you as sacred to the LORD.

American Standard Version
And the incense which thou shalt make, according to the composition thereof ye shall not make for yourselves: it shall be unto thee holy for Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And pound some of it and break it up and give some of it before the Testimony of the Time Tabernacle where I shall meet with you there; The Holy of Holies it shall be to you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall not make any for yourselves according to this composition; it shall be to you a holy thing for the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
It is truly holy because it is dedicated to me, so don't ever make any for yourselves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You shall not make such a composition for your own uses, because it is holy to the Lord.

English Revised Version
And the incense which thou shalt make, according to the composition thereof ye shall not make for yourselves: it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.

Good News Translation
Do not use the same formula to make any incense like it for yourselves. Treat it as a holy thing dedicated to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never make any incense for yourselves using this formula. Treat it as holy to the LORD.

International Standard Version
You are not to make the incense that you make in this formulation for your own use. It is to be holy to the LORD for you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the incense which thou shalt make, according to the composition thereof ye shall not make for yourselves; it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
As for the incense which you make, you do not make [any] for yourselves in its proportion; it is holy to you for YHWH;

NET Bible
And the incense that you are to make, you must not make for yourselves using the same recipe; it is to be most holy to you, belonging to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
The incense which you shall make, according to its composition you shall not make for yourselves: it shall be to you holy for the LORD.

World English Bible
The incense which you shall make, according to its composition you shall not make for yourselves: it shall be to you holy for Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
'As to the perfume which thou makest, with its proper proportion ye do not make to yourselves, holy it is to thee to Jehovah;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Incense
36Grind some of it into fine powder and place it in front of the Testimony in the Tent of Meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you. 37You are never to use this formula to make incense for yourselves; you shall regard it as holy to the LORD. 38Anyone who makes something like it to enjoy its fragrance shall be cut off from his people.”…

Cross References
Exodus 30:32
It must not be used to anoint an ordinary man, and you must not make anything like it with the same formula. It is holy, and it must be holy to you.

Exodus 30:38
Anyone who makes something like it to enjoy its fragrance shall be cut off from his people."


Treasury of Scripture

And as for the perfume which you shall make, you shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be to you holy for the LORD.

ye shall

Exodus 30:32,33
Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you…

it shall

Exodus 29:37
Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.

Leviticus 2:3
And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.









(37, 38) These instructions are similar to those given with respect to the holy oil (Exodus 30:32-33). Neither of the two holy compounds were to be applied to any profane use.

Verses 37, 38. - Ye shall not make unto yourselves, etc. None shall be made by any man for private use according to the same recipe, since the compound, as described, is "holy unto the Lord." If any man does so, he shall be "cut off from among his people" - i.e., "put to death by the civil authority." (See Exodus 31:14.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You are never to use
תַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה (ta·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

this formula
בְּמַ֨תְכֻּנְתָּ֔הּ (bə·maṯ·kun·tāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4971: Measurement, tally, proportion

to make
תַעֲשׂ֖וּ (ṯa·‘ă·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

incense
וְהַקְּטֹ֙רֶת֙ (wə·haq·qə·ṭō·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7004: Smoke, odor of (burning) sacrifice, incense

for yourselves;
לָכֶ֑ם (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

you shall regard it as sacred
קֹ֛דֶשׁ (qō·ḏeš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

to
לְךָ֖ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

the LORD.
לַיהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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