Exodus 30:30
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New International Version
"Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.

King James Bible
And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.

Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron and his sons thou shalt anoint, and shalt hallow them, that they may serve me as priests.

World English Bible
You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest's office.

Young's Literal Translation
and Aaron and his sons thou dost anoint, and hast sanctified them for being priests to Me.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons - For the reason of this anointing, see Clarke's note on Exodus 29:7. It seems that this anointing oil was an emblem of Divine teaching, and especially of those influences by which the Church of Christ was, in the beginning, guided into all truth; as is evident from the allusion to it by St. John: "Ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. The anointing which ye have received from him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him; 1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

anoint

Exodus 29:7 Then shall you take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head, and anoint him.

Exodus 40:15 And you shall anoint them, as you did anoint their father, that they may minister to me in the priest's office...

Leviticus 8:12,30 And he poured of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him...

Numbers 3:3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office.

consecrate

Exodus 28:3 And you shall speak to all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom...

Exodus 29:9,35 And you shall gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them...

Library
The Altar of Incense
'Thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon.' --EXODUS xxx. 1. Ceremonies are embodied thoughts. Religious ceremonies are moulded by, and seek to express, the worshipper's conception of his God, and his own relation to Him; his aspirations and his need. Of late years scholars have been busy studying the religions of the more backward races, and explaining rude and repulsive rites by pointing to the often profound and sometimes beautiful ideas underlying them. When that process is applied to Australian
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"Whereby we Cry, Abba, Father. "
Rom. viii. 15.--"Whereby we cry, Abba, Father." As there is a light of grace in bestowing such incomparably high dignities and excellent gifts on poor sinners, such as, to make them the sons of God who were the children of the devil, and heirs of a kingdom who were heirs of wrath; so there is a depth of wisdom in the Lord's allowance and manner of dispensing his love and grace in this life. For though the love be wonderful, that we should be called the sons of God; yet, as that apostle speaks,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Prayer
But I give myself unto prayer.' Psa 109: 4. I shall not here expatiate upon prayer, as it will be considered more fully in the Lord's prayer. It is one thing to pray, and another thing to be given to prayer: he who prays frequently, is said to be given to prayer; as he who often distributes alms, is said to be given to charity. Prayer is a glorious ordinance, it is the soul's trading with heaven. God comes down to us by his Spirit, and we go up to him by prayer. What is prayer? It is an offering
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Exodus
The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 28:41
After you put these clothes on your brother Aaron and his sons, anoint and ordain them. Consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.

Exodus 29:7
Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head.

Exodus 30:29
You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy, and whatever touches them will be holy.

Exodus 30:31
Say to the Israelites, 'This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come.

Leviticus 8:12
He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him to consecrate him.

Leviticus 10:3
Moses then said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD spoke of when he said: "'Among those who approach me I will be proved holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.'" Aaron remained silent.

Psalm 133:2
It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down on the collar of his robe.

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