Numbers 8:3
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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.

New American Standard Bible
Aaron therefore did so; he mounted its lamps at 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the face of the lampstand, as the LORD commanded Moses.

King James 2000 Bible
And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof in front of the lampstand, as the LORD commanded Moses.

American King James Version
And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LORD 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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as Jehovah 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps of it over against the candlestick, 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.
Study Bible
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 lampstand, 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.

And Aaron did so, he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick,.... As God had taken up his residence in the most holy place, as appears by the voice speaking from off the mercy seat, Numbers 7:89; and sacrifices were begun to be offered in the outward court on the altar of burnt offering, it was proper that the service of God in the holy place should also be set on foot; as placing of the shewbread on the shewbread table, and burning incense on the golden altar of incense; which could not well be done until the lamps were lighted, and therefore orders were given for the lighting them, which was accordingly done by Aaron:

as the Lord commanded Moses; Exodus 25:37. 8:1-4 Aaron himself lighted the lamps, thus representing his Divine Master. The Scripture is a light shining in a dark place,
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