16:12 and take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before the Lord 1 and a full double handful of finely ground fragrant incense, 2 and bring them inside the veil-canopy. 3 16:13 He must then put the incense on the fire before the Lord, and the cloud of incense will cover the atonement plate which is above the ark of the testimony, 4 so that he will not die. 5
1 tn Heb “and he shall take the fullness of the censer, coals of fire, from on the altar from to the faces of the
2 tn Heb “and the fullness of the hollow of his two hands, finely ground fragrant incense.”
3 tn Heb “and he shall bring from house to the veil-canopy.”
4 tn The text here has only “above the testimony,” but this is surely a shortened form of “above the ark of the testimony” (see Exod 25:22 etc.; cf. Lev 16:2). The term “testimony” in this expression refers to the ark as the container of the two stone tablets with the Ten Commandments written on them (see Exod 25:16 with Deut 10:1, 5, etc.).