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Exodus 25

Verse 2

25:2 {a} Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.

(a) After the moral and judicial law he gives them the ceremonial law that nothing should be left to man’s invention.

Verse 3

25:3 And this [is] the offering which ye shall {b} take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,

(b) For the building and use of the tabernacle.

Verse 5

25:5 And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and {c} shittim wood,

(c) Which is thought to be a kindred of Cedar, which will not rot.

Verse 6

25:6 Oil for the light, spices for {d} anointing oil, and for sweet incense,

(d) Ordained for the priest.

Verse 8

25:8 And let them make me a {e} sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

(e) A place both to offer sacrifice, and to hear the law.

Verse 16

25:16 And thou shalt put into the ark the {f} testimony which I shall give thee.

(f) The stone tables, the rod of Aaron and manna which were a testimony of God’s presence.

Verse 17

25:17 And thou shalt make a {g} mercy seat [of] pure gold: two cubits and a half [shall be] the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

(g) There God appeared mercifully to them: and this was a figure of Christ.

Verse 29

25:29 And thou shalt make the {h} dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: [of] pure gold shalt thou make them.

(h) To set the bread upon.

Verse 31

25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick [of] pure gold: [of] beaten {i} work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.

(i) It shall not be molten, but beaten out of the lump of gold with the hammer.

Verse 39

25:39 [Of] a {k} talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.

(k) This was the talent weight of the temple, and weighed 120 pounds.

Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Exodus 25". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/exodus-25.html. 1599-1645.