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"Command the people of Israel to bring you the best olive oil for the lamp, so that it can be lit each evening.
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Command the children of Israel that they bring thee the purest oil of the olives, and beaten with a pestle: that a lamp may burn always,
pure oil olive beaten.
Exodus 39:37 The altar of gold, and the ointment, and the incense of spices:
Leviticus 24:2-4 Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee the finest and clearest oil of olives, to furnish the lamps continually, . . .
Judges 9:9 And it answered: Can I leave my fatness, which both gods and men make use of, to come to be promoted among the trees?
Psalm 23:5 Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict me. Thou hast anointed my head with oil; and my chalice which inebreateth me, how goodly is it!
Zechariah 4:11-14 And I answered, and said to him: What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick, and upon the left side thereof ? . . .
Revelation 11:4 These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks that stand before the Lord of the earth.
for the light
Exodus 25:31-37 Thou shalt make also a candlestick of beaten work, of the finest gold, the shaft thereof, and the branches, the cups, and the bowls, and the lilies going forth from it. . . .
to cause the lamp.
Exodus 30:8 And when he shall place them in the evening, he shall burn an everlasting incense before the Lord throughout your generations.
1 Samuel 3:3 Before the lamp of God went out, Samuel slept in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was.
, that they were anciently extinguished in the morning. to burn. Heb. to ascend up.
ContextThe Oil for the Lamps
20Command the children of Israel that they bring thee the purest oil of the olives, and beaten with a pestle: that a lamp may burn always,21In the tabernacle of the testimony, without the veil that hangs before the testimony. And Aaron and his sons shall order it, that it may give light before the Lord until the morning. It shall be a perpetual observance throughout their successions among the children of Israel.…
Oil to make lights: spices for ointment, and for sweetsmelling incense:
All the vessels of the tabernacle for all uses and ceremonies, and the pins both of it and of the court, thou shalt make of brass.
And oil to maintain lights, and to make ointment, and most sweet incense,
And spices and oil for the lights, and for the preparing of ointment, and to make the incense of most sweet savour.
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee the finest and clearest oil of olives, to furnish the lamps continually,
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