Exodus 30:6
New International Version
Put the altar in front of the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law--before the atonement cover that is over the tablets of the covenant law--where I will meet with you.

New Living Translation
Place the incense altar just outside the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant, in front of the Ark's cover--the place of atonement--that covers the tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant. I will meet with you there.

English Standard Version
And you shall put it in front of the veil that is above the ark of the testimony, in front of the mercy seat that is above the testimony, where I will meet with you.

Berean Study Bible
Place the altar in front of the veil that is before the Ark of the Testimony—before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony—where I will meet with you.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall put this altar in front of the veil that is near the ark of the testimony, in front of the mercy seat that is over the ark of the testimony, where I will meet with you.

King James Bible
And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

Christian Standard Bible
"You are to place the altar in front of the curtain by the ark of the testimony--in front of the mercy seat that is over the testimony--where I will meet with you.

Contemporary English Version
Put the altar in front of the inside curtain of the sacred tent. The chest with the place of mercy is kept behind that curtain, and I will talk with you there.

Good News Translation
Put this altar outside the curtain which hangs in front of the Covenant Box. That is the place where I will meet you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to place the altar in front of the veil by the ark of the testimony--in front of the mercy seat that is over the testimony--where I will meet with you.

International Standard Version
You are to put the altar in front of the curtain that is over the Ark of the Testimony, in front of the Mercy Seat that is over the Testimony where I'll meet with you.

NET Bible
"You are to put it in front of the curtain that is before the ark of the testimony (before the atonement lid that is over the testimony), where I will meet you.

New Heart English Bible
You shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Put the altar in front of the canopy which [hangs] over the ark containing the words of my promise. I will meet with you there in front of the throne of mercy that is on the ark.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the ark-cover that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall put this altar in front of the veil that is near the ark of the testimony, in front of the mercy seat that is over the ark of the testimony, where I will meet with you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the seat of reconciliation that is over the testimony, where I will testify unto thee of myself.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.

American King James Version
And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt set it before the veil that is over the ark of the testimonies, wherein I will make myself known to thee from thence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt set the altar over against the veil, that hangeth before the ark of the testimony before the propitiatory wherewith the testimony is covered, where I will speak to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt put it in front of the veil which is before the ark of the testimony in front of the mercy-seat which is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

World English Bible
You shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast put it before the vail, which is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat which is over the testimony, whither I am met with thee.
Study Bible
The Altar of Incense
5Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 6Place the altar in front of the veil that is before the Ark of the Testimony— before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony— where I will meet with you. 7And Aaron is to burn fragrant incense on it every morning when he tends the lamps.…
Cross References
Exodus 25:21
Set the mercy seat atop the ark, and put the Testimony that I will give you into the ark.

Exodus 25:22
And I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim that are over the Ark of the Testimony; I will commune with you about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.

Exodus 30:5
Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.

Exodus 30:7
And Aaron is to burn fragrant incense on it every morning when he tends the lamps.

Exodus 40:26
Moses placed the gold altar in the Tent of Meeting, in front of the veil,

1 Chronicles 23:13
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron, along with his descendants, was set apart forever to consecrate the most holy things, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister before Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name forever.

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.

vail

Exodus 26:31-35
And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made: …

Exodus 40:3,5,26
And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail…

Matthew 27:51
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Exodus 25:21,22
And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee…

Leviticus 16:13
And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:

1 Chronicles 28:11
Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,

I will

Exodus 30:36
And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.

Exodus 29:42,43
This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee…

Numbers 17:4
And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.







Lexicon
Place
וְנָתַתָּ֤ה (wə·nā·ṯat·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

[the altar]
אֹתוֹ֙ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

in front
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

of the veil
הַפָּרֹ֔כֶת (hap·pā·rō·ḵeṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6532: A separatrix, screen

that is before
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the Ark
אֲרֹ֣ן (’ă·rōn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 727: A chest, ark

of the Testimony—
הָעֵדֻ֑ת (hā·‘ê·ḏuṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5715: Testimony

before
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the mercy seat
הַכַּפֹּ֗רֶת (hak·kap·pō·reṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3727: Propitiatory

that
אֲשֶׁ֖ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

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

the Testimony—
הָ֣עֵדֻ֔ת (hā·‘ê·ḏuṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5715: Testimony

where
אֲשֶׁר֙ (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I will meet
אִוָּעֵ֥ד (’iw·wā·‘êḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3259: To fix upon, to meet, to summon, to direct, to engage

with you.
לְךָ֖ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(6) Before the vail.--The ark was behind the vail (Exodus 26:33; Exodus 40:3), the altar of incense directly in front of it, nearer to the vail than either the golden candlestick or the table of shewbread. Hence the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews speaks of it as belonging, in a certain sense, to the Holy of Holies (Hebrews 9:4; see Kay, in Speaker's Commentary). The "vail that is by the ark of the testimony" is distinguished here from the vail, or curtain, at the entrance to the holy place.

Before the mercy seat.--The altar bore a close relation to the mercy seat. It was the instrument by which the "mercy" there enthroned was made available to the penitent sinner.

Where I will meet with thee.--Comp. Exodus 25:22; Exodus 29:42-43.

Verse 6. - Thou shalt put it before the vail. It might have been doubtful from what is said here, which side of the veil the altar was to be placed. The doubt is precluded by the narrative of what Moses actually did in Exodus 40:21-29, which makes it clear that the altar was placed with the golden candlestick and the table of shew-bread, outside the veil, in the "holy place," and not within the "holy of holies." Where I will meet with thee. See above, Exodus 25:22. 30:1-10 The altar of incense represented the Son of God in his human nature, and the incense burned thereon typified his pleading for his people. The continual intercession of Christ was represented by the daily burning of incense thereon, morning and evening. Once every year the blood of the atonement was to be applied to it, denoting that the intercession of Christ has all its virtue from his sufferings on earth, and that we need no other sacrifice or intercessor but Christ alone.
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