New International Version
"Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends the lamps.
King James Bible
And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron shall burn thereon fragrant incense: every morning, when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn the incense.
World English Bible
Aaron shall burn incense of sweet spices on it every morning. When he tends the lamps, he shall burn it.
Young's Literal Translation
'And Aaron hath made perfume on it, perfume of spices, morning by morning; in his making the lamps right he doth perfume it,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When he dresseth the lamps - Prepares the wicks, and puts in fresh oil for the evening.
Shall burn incense upon it - Where so many sacrifices were offered it was essentially necessary to have some pleasing perfume to counteract the disagreeable smells that must have arisen from the slaughter of so many animals, the sprinkling of so much blood, and the burning of so much flesh, etc. The perfume that was to be burnt on this altar is described Exodus 30:34. No blood was ever sprinkled on this altar, except on the day of general expiation, which happened only once in the year, Exodus 30:10. But the perfume was necessary in every part of the tabernacle and its environs.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
sweet incense. Heb. incense of spices
LibraryThe 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. "
he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
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.
He must burn incense again when he lights the lamps at twilight so incense will burn regularly before the LORD for the generations to come.
and burned fragrant incense on it, as the LORD commanded him.
one gold dish weighing ten shekels, filled with incense;
as the LORD directed him through Moses. This was to remind the Israelites that no one except a descendant of Aaron should come to burn incense before the LORD, or he would become like Korah and his followers.
1 Samuel 2:28
I chose your ancestor out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence. I also gave your ancestor's family all the food offerings presented by the Israelites.
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