Exodus 30:9
New International Version
Do not offer on this altar any other incense or any burnt offering or grain offering, and do not pour a drink offering on it.

New Living Translation
Do not offer any unholy incense on this altar, or any burnt offerings, grain offerings, or liquid offerings.

English Standard Version
You shall not offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering, and you shall not pour a drink offering on it.

Berean Study Bible
On this altar you must not offer unauthorized incense or a burnt offering or grain offering; nor are you to pour a drink offering on it.

King James Bible
Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.

New King James Version
You shall not offer strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering; nor shall you pour a drink offering on it.

New American Standard Bible
You shall not offer any strange incense on this altar, or burnt offering, or meal offering; and you shall not pour out a drink offering on it.

NASB 1995
“You shall not offer any strange incense on this altar, or burnt offering or meal offering; and you shall not pour out a drink offering on it.

NASB 1977
“You shall not offer any strange incense on this altar, or burnt offering or meal offering; and you shall not pour out a libation on it.

Amplified Bible
You shall not offer any strange incense on this altar, or burnt offering or meal offering; you shall not pour out a drink offering on it.

Christian Standard Bible
You must not offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt or grain offering; you are not to pour a drink offering on it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt or grain offering; you are not to pour a drink offering on it.”

American Standard Version
Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt-offering, nor meal-offering; and ye shall pour no drink-offering thereon.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not offer up foreign incense upon it, and sacrifice and offering and drink offering you shall not pour upon it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt not offer strange incense upon it, nor and offering made by fire, nor a sacrifice; and thou shalt not pour a drink-offering upon it.

Contemporary English Version
Burn only the proper incense on the altar and never use it for grain sacrifices or animal sacrifices or drink offerings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You shall not offer upon it incense of another composition nor oblation, and victim, neither shall you offer libations.

English Revised Version
Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt offering, nor meal offering; and ye shall pour no drink offering thereon.

Good News Translation
Do not offer on this altar any forbidden incense, any animal offering, or any grain offering, and do not pour out any wine offering on it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never burn any unauthorized incense on this altar or any burnt offerings or grain offerings. Never pour a wine offering on it.

International Standard Version
You are not to offer strange incense, a burnt offering, or a grain offering on it, nor are you to pour out a libation on it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt-offering, nor meal-offering; and ye shall pour no drink-offering thereon.

Literal Standard Version
You do not cause strange incense to go up on it—and burnt-offering and present; and you do not pour out a drink-offering on it;

NET Bible
You must not offer strange incense on it, nor burnt offering, nor meal offering, and you must not pour out a drink offering on it.

New Heart English Bible
You shall offer no strange incense on it, nor burnt offering, nor meal offering; and you shall pour no drink offering on it.

World English Bible
You shall offer no strange incense on it, nor burnt offering, nor meal offering; and you shall pour no drink offering on it.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not cause strange perfume to go up upon it, and burnt-offering, and present, and libation ye do not pour out on it;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Altar of Incense
8When Aaron sets up the lamps at twilight, he must burn the incense perpetually before the LORD for the generations to come. 9On this altar you must not offer unauthorized incense or a burnt offering or grain offering; nor are you to pour a drink offering on it. 10Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on the horns of the altar. Throughout your generations he shall make atonement on it annually with the blood of the sin offering of atonement. The altar is most holy to the LORD.”…

Cross References
Exodus 30:8
When Aaron sets up the lamps at twilight, he must burn the incense perpetually before the LORD for the generations to come.

Exodus 30:10
Once a year Aaron shall make atonement on the horns of the altar. Throughout your generations he shall make atonement on it annually with the blood of the sin offering of atonement. The altar is most holy to the LORD."


Treasury of Scripture

You shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall you pour drink offering thereon.

Leviticus 10:1
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.









(9) Ye shall offer no strange incense.--By "strange incense" is meant any that was composed differently from that of which the composition is laid down in Exodus 30:34-35.

Nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither . . . drink offering.--All these were to be offered on the brazen altar, not on the altar of incense, which was in no way suited for them.

Verse 9. - By strange incense is meant any which was not prepared according to the directions given in vers. 34-38. None such was ever to be offered. Nor was the altar to be used for burnt-offering, meat-offering, or drink-offering. For burnt-offering it was manifestly unfit; but the prohibition of the others seems to show a determination to keep its use markedly distinct from that of the brazen altar in the court, which was to receive all that was offered either for expiation, or for self-dedication, or in gratitude. On the sole exception made to this general law, see the comment on the next verse.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
On [this altar]
עָלָ֛יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

you must not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

offer
תַעֲל֥וּ (ṯa·‘ă·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

unapproved
זָרָ֖ה (zā·rāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

incense
קְטֹ֥רֶת (qə·ṭō·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7004: Smoke, odor of (burning) sacrifice, incense

or a burnt offering
וְעֹלָ֣ה (wə·‘ō·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5930: Whole burnt offering

or grain offering,
וּמִנְחָ֑ה (ū·min·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4503: A donation, tribute, a sacrificial offering

nor are you
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to pour
תִסְּכ֖וּ (ṯis·sə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5258: To pour out, a libation, to cast, to anoint a, king

a drink offering
וְנֵ֕סֶךְ (wə·nê·seḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5262: A libation, a cast idol

on it.
עָלָֽיו׃ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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