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Exodus 40:9-16

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40:9 And take 1  the anointing oil, and anoint 2  the tabernacle and all that is in it, and sanctify 3  it and all its furnishings, and it will be holy. 40:10 Then you are to anoint the altar for the burnt offering with 4  all its utensils; you are to sanctify the altar, and it will be the most holy altar. 40:11 You must also anoint the large basin and its pedestal, and you are to sanctify it. 5 

40:12 “You are to bring 6  Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 40:13 Then you are to clothe Aaron with the holy garments and anoint him and sanctify him so that he may minister as my priest. 40:14 You are to bring 7  his sons and clothe them with tunics 40:15 and anoint them just as you anointed their father, so that they may minister as my priests; their anointing will make them a priesthood that will continue throughout their generations.” 40:16 This is what Moses did, according to all the Lord had commanded him – so he did.

1 tn Heb “you will take” (perfect with vav, ו).

2 tn Heb “and you will anoint” (perfect with vav, ו).

3 tn Heb “and you will sanctify” (perfect with vav, ו).

4 tn Heb “and.”

5 sn U. Cassuto (Exodus, 480) notes that the items inside the tent did not need to be enumerated since they were already holy, but items in the courtyard needed special attention. People needed to know that items outside the tent were just as holy.

6 tn The verb is “bring near,” or “present,” to Yahweh.

7 tn The verb is also “bring near” or “present.”



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