New American Standard Bible
'Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out.
King James Bible
The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.
Darby Bible Translation
A continual fire shall be kept burning on the altar: it shall never go out.
World English Bible
Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall not go out.
Young's Literal Translation
fire is continually burning on the altar, it is not quenched.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The fire shall ever be burning - This was a symbol of the never-ceasing worship which Yahweh required of His people. It was essentially connected with their acts of sacrifice.
LibraryInfluences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
[Sidenote: Influences in the exile that produced written ceremonial laws] The Babylonian exile gave a great opportunity and incentive to the further development of written law. While the temple stood, the ceremonial rites and customs received constant illustration, and were transmitted directly from father to son in the priestly families. Hence, there was little need of writing them down. But when most of the priests were carried captive to Babylonia, as in 597 B.C., and ten years later the temple …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
"Command Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the law for the burnt offering: the burnt offering itself shall remain on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning, and the fire on the altar is to be kept burning on it.
'The fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it. It shall not go out, but the priest shall burn wood on it every morning; and he shall lay out the burnt offering on it, and offer up in smoke the fat portions of the peace offerings on it.
'Now this is the law of the grain offering: the sons of Aaron shall present it before the LORD in front of the altar.
but the chamber which faces toward the north is for the priests who keep charge of the altar. These are the sons of Zadok, who from the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister to Him."
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