Exodus 39 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

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39:1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made a cloths of service, to do service in the holy [place], and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses.

(a) As coverings for the ark, the candlestick, the altars and such like.

39:6 And they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches of gold, graven, as b signets are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.

(b) That is, of very fine and curious workmanship.

39:12 And the third row, c a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.

(c) Or, a turkeis, a stone which the authors write comes from the urine of the Lynx.

39:14 And the stones [were] according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, d according to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet, every one with his name, according to the twelve tribes.

(d) That is, every tribe had his name written on a stone.

39:22 And he made the robe of the e ephod [of] woven work, all [of] blue.

(e) Which was next under the Ephod.

39:23 And f [there was] an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, [with] a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.

(f) Where he could put his head through.

39:34 And the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, and the g vail of the covering,

(g) So called, because it hung before the mercyseat and covered it from sight (Exodus 35:12).

39:37 The pure candlestick, [with] the lamps thereof, [even with] the lamps to be h set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light,

(h) Or, which Aaron dressed and refreshed with oil every morning (Exodus 30:7).

39:42 According to all that the LORD i commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work.

(i) Signifying that in God's matters man may neither add, nor diminish.

39:43 And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses k blessed them.

(k) Praised God for the peoples diligence and prayed for them.