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Bible Commentaries
Exodus 39

Hawker's Poor Man's CommentaryPoor Man's Commentary

Verse 1


In this Chapter we have the account of the work of the tabernacle being finished. The last things in order among the tabernacle furniture, are the forming the holy garments for the priests: the ephod, the breast-plate, the robe of the ephod; the coats, bonnets, and girdle, and the plate of the holy crown. Moses examines, and gives his approbation of the whole.

Verses 1-5

The robes of the priests may serve to remind us of what is said, Revelation 7:13-15 .

Verses 6-7

Was not this descriptive of Jesus, in his High Priest's office? Song of Solomon 8:6 ; Isaiah 9:6 .

Verses 8-14

Were not these different stones to describe the different lustres and graces of the Holy Spirit given to believers? 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 .

Verses 15-21

Let us not forget what the apostle saith concerning those things, Hebrews 9:6-12 .

Verses 22-26

Observe how often it is repeated, that all this was in conformity to the express command of God. See Exodus 28:0 and the notes upon it from Exodus 28:31-35 .

Verse 27

Revelation 19:8 .

Verses 28-30

What can be more expressive of the Redeemer's character? Hebrews 7:26 ; 1Co 1:30 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21 .

Verses 31-32

Great dispatch must have been observed in the work, for it was not much above five months from the beginning to the finishing of it. Genesis 27:20 ; 2 Chronicles 29:36 .

Verse 33

2 Corinthians 5:9 .

Verses 34-42

The particulars are here again enumerated to show that the work was complete. Deuteronomy 5:32 .

Verse 43

Moses, as the servant of the Lord, acted here in his name. Hebrews 3:5 .


In the review of the finishing the Jewish tabernacle, let every Reader of the account call to mind the glorious work of redemption our great High Priest hath finished by his complete atonement. How costly the work! how great the undertaking! how precious thy building, thou dear Redeemer, when the temple of thy body, being according to the Jewish cruelty, supposed to be destroyed, thou didst raise it again in three days. Lord Jesus! raise up thy power in my soul. Consecrate all I have to thy service. And may I know the power of thy resurrection, and the fellowship of thy sufferings, being made conformable to thy death!

Bibliographical Information
Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Exodus 39". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pmc/exodus-39.html. 1828.
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