8:2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light a over against the candlestick.
(a) To that part which is in the forefront of the
8:4 And this work of the
candlestick [was of] beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers
thereof, [was] beaten work: b according
unto the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.
(b) And not set together of various pieces.
8:7 And thus
shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle c
water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them
wash their clothes, and [so] make themselves clean.
(c) In Hebrew it is called the water of sin,
because it is made to purge sin, as in (Numbers
8:9 And thou shalt bring the
Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather the d
whole assembly of the children of Israel together:
(d) That you may do this in the presence of them
8:10 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the
LORD: and the e children of Israel shall
put their hands upon the Levites:
(e) Meaning, certain of them in the name of the
And I have given the Levites [as] a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the
children of Israel, to do the service of the g
children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an
atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children
of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the h
(g) Which the Israelites should do.
(h) Because the levites go into the sanctuary in
after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the
congregation i before Aaron, and before
his sons: as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they
(i) In their presence to serve them.
from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the k
service [thereof], and shall serve no more:
(k) Such office as was painful, as to bear
burdens and such like.
8:26 But shall minister l
with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge,
and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their
(l) In singing Psalms, instructing, counselling
and keeping the things in order.