Exodus 37:17
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New Living Translation
Then Bezalel made the lampstand of pure, hammered gold. He made the entire lampstand and its decorations of one piece--the base, center stem, lamp cups, buds, and petals.

King James Bible
And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same:

Darby Bible Translation
And he made the candlestick of pure gold; of beaten work he made the candlestick: its base, and its shaft, its cups, its knobs, and its flowers were of itself.

World English Bible
He made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of beaten work. Its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers were of one piece with it.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh the candlestick of pure gold; of beaten work he hath made the candlestick, its base, and its branch, its calyxes, its knops, and its flowers, have been of the same;

Exodus 37:17 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

37:17 This candlestick, which was not of wood overlaid with gold, but all beaten - work of pure gold only, signified that light of divine revelation with which God's church upon earth (which is his tabernacle among men) hath always been enlightened, being always supplied with fresh oil from Christ the good olive, Zech 4:2,3. The bible is a golden candlestick, it is of pure gold; from it light is diffused to every part of God's tabernacle, that by it the spiritual priests may see to do the service of his sanctuary. The candlestick has not only its bowls for necessary use, but its knops and flowers for ornament; many things which God saw fit to beautify his word with, which we can no more give a reason for than for these knops and flowers, and yet must be sure they wert added for good purpose. Let us bless God for this candlestick, have an eye to it continually, and dread the removal of it out of its place!

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Exodus 25:31
"Make a lampstand of pure, hammered gold. Make the entire lampstand and its decorations of one piece--the base, center stem, lamp cups, buds, and petals.

Exodus 31:8
the table and its utensils; the pure gold lampstand with all its accessories; the incense altar;

Exodus 37:16
Then he made special containers of pure gold for the table--bowls, pans, jars, and pitchers--to be used in pouring out liquid offerings.

Exodus 37:18
The lampstand had six branches going out from the center stem, three on each side.

Leviticus 24:4
Aaron and the priests must tend the lamps on the pure gold lampstand continually in the LORD's presence.

Numbers 8:4
The entire lampstand, from its base to its decorative blossoms, was made of beaten gold. It was built according to the exact design the LORD had shown Moses.

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