Numbers 8:3
New International Version
Aaron did so; he set up the lamps so that they faced forward on the lampstand, just as the LORD commanded Moses.

New Living Translation
So Aaron did this. He set up the seven lamps so they reflected their light forward, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

English Standard Version
And Aaron did so: he set up its lamps in front of the lampstand, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Berean Study Bible
And Aaron did so; he set up the lamps facing toward the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

King James Bible
And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses.

New King James Version
And Aaron did so; he arranged the lamps to face toward the front of the lampstand, as the LORD commanded Moses.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore Aaron did so; he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

NASB 1995
Aaron therefore did so; he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

NASB 1977
Aaron therefore did so; he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Amplified Bible
And Aaron did so; he set up the lamps at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Christian Standard Bible
So Aaron did this; he set up its lamps to give light in front of the lampstand just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Aaron did this; he set up its lamps to give light in front of the lampstand just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

American Standard Version
And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof'so as to give light in front of the candlestick, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Ahron so made seven lamps opposite the face of the lamp stand and he lit its lamps as LORD JEHOVAH commanded Moshe.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Aaron did so: on one side opposite the candlestick he lighted its lamps, as the Lord appointed Moses.

Contemporary English Version
Aaron obeyed and placed the lamps as he was told.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Aaron did so, and he put the lamps upon the candlestick, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

English Revised Version
And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof so as to give light in front of the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Good News Translation
Aaron obeyed and placed the lamps facing the front of the lampstand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Aaron set up the lamps on the lamp stand to light up the area in front of it, as the LORD commanded Moses.

International Standard Version
So Aaron did so, setting up the lamps to illuminate the area in front of the lamp stand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Aaron did so: he lighted the lamps thereof so as to give light in front of the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Literal Standard Version
And Aaron does so; he has caused its lights to go up toward the front of the face of the lampstand, as YHWH has commanded Moses.

NET Bible
And Aaron did so; he set up the lamps to face toward the front of the lampstand, as the LORD commanded Moses.

New Heart English Bible
Aaron did so. He lit its lamps to light the area in front of the lampstand, as the LORD commanded Moses.

World English Bible
Aaron did so. He lit its lamps to light the area in front of the lampstand, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Young's Literal Translation
And Aaron doth so; over-against the face of the candlestick he hath caused its lights to go up, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Seven Lamps
2“Speak to Aaron and tell him: ‘When you set up the seven lamps, they are to light the area in front of the lampstand.’ ” 3And Aaron did so; he set up the lamps facing toward the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. 4This is how the lampstand was constructed: it was made of hammered gold from its base to its blossoms, fashioned according to the pattern the LORD had shown Moses.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Numbers 8:2
"Speak to Aaron and tell him: 'When you set up the seven lamps, they are to light the area in front of the lampstand.'"

Numbers 8:4
This is how the lampstand was constructed: it was made of hammered gold from its base to its blossoms, fashioned according to the pattern the LORD had shown Moses.


Treasury of Scripture

And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses.









(3) He lighted.--Better, he set up.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And Aaron
אַהֲרֹ֔ן (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

did
וַיַּ֤עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

so;
כֵּן֙ (kên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

he set up
הֶעֱלָ֖ה (he·‘ĕ·lāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

the lamps
נֵרֹתֶ֑יהָ (nê·rō·ṯe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5216: A lamp, light

facing
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

toward
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the front
מוּל֙ (mūl)
Preposition
Strong's 4136: Abrupt, a precipice, the front, opposite

of the lampstand,
הַמְּנוֹרָ֔ה (ham·mə·nō·w·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4501: A chandelier

just as
כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֛ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had commanded
צִוָּ֥ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

Moses.
מֹשֶֽׁה׃ (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver


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