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the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
spake. See note on Numbers 1:1 .
thirty. This thirty pertains to their numbering, The age twenty-five pertains to their service. So that there was a probationary live years. Changed (by Divine direction given to David) in 1 Chronicles 23:23 , 1 Chronicles 23:24 , 1 Chronicles 23:27 to twenty. Compare 2 Chronicles 31:17 .
all that enter into the host. This expression occurs five times in this chapter, verses: Numbers 4:3 , Numbers 4:30 , Numbers 4:35 , Numbers 3:39 , Numbers 3:43 .
tabernacle of the congregation = "tent of meeting". Hebrew. 'ohel. See App-40 .
most holy = the holiest. Hebrew holiness of holinesses. See note on Exodus 3:5 .
And. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ), here and in following verses, to emphasize each particular in verses: Numbers 4:5-15 .
table of shewbread. See Exodus 25:30 and Leviticus 24:6 .
dishes. In ch App-4 rendered "charger" throughout.
spoons = dishes.
bowls = pans.
covers = bowls.
to cover = to pour. continual. Compare Leviticus 24:8 .
candlestick = light-holder, as in Genesis 1:14 .
bar = pole. Compare Numbers 13:23 .
the. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and the". See note on Numbers 4:5 above.
fleshhooks: or forks.
and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ), emphasizing each separate item.
basons: or sprinkling-bowls.
holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .
light = candlestick. See on Numbers 4:9 above.
tabernacle = habitation. Hebrew. mishkan. App-40 .
every one = each to his own work. No confusion.
to see. Compare Exodus 19:21 . 1 Samuel 6:19 .
perform the service. Hebrew war the warfare. Figure of speech Polyptoton ( App-6 ), for emphasis = do the important or solemn work.
door = entrance.
appointment. Hebrew "mouth", put for what is said or bidden by it. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause). App-6 ,
do the work. Hebrew "serve the service". Figure of speech Polyptoton ( App-6 ), for emphasis = perform the solemn service.
the instruments of. Instead of these words some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel and Septuagint, read "all", i.e. "all the charge".
commandment. Hebrew "mouth". Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , put for words spoken by it.
hand. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , "hand" put for ministry performed by Moses.
do the service. Hebrew "serve the service". Figure of speech Polyptoton ( App-6 ), for emphasis = do the solemn or important service.
commandment. Hebrew "mouth", put for what is said by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause). App-6 .
hand. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), for ministry performed by it.
every one. Hebrew. 'ish 'iah. See App-14 .
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