All the other articles used in the service of the tabernacle, whatever their function, including all the tent pegs for it and those for the courtyard, are to be of bronze.
"All the utensils of the tabernacle used in all its service, and all its pegs, and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.
"All the articles used in the work of the Tabernacle, including all the tent pegs used to support the Tabernacle and the courtyard curtains, must be made of bronze.
All the tools used for setting up The Holy Dwelling, including all the pegs in it and the Courtyard, are to be made of bronze.
All the instruments for the work of the House, and all its nails, and the nails of the open space are to be of brass.
All the utensils of the tabernacle for every use, and all its pegs and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.
"All the utensils of the tabernacle for all its service, all its pegs, and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.
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1 tn Heb “to all”; for use of the preposition lamed (ל) to show inclusion (all belonging to) see GKC 458 §143.e.
2 tn Here “used” has been supplied.
3 sn The tabernacle is an important aspect of OT theology. The writer’s pattern so far has been: ark, table, lamp, and then their container (the tabernacle); then the altar and its container (the courtyard). The courtyard is the place of worship where the people could gather – they entered God’s courts. Though the courtyard may not seem of much interest to current readers, it did interest the Israelites. Here the sacrifices were made, the choirs sang, the believers offered their praises, they had their sins forgiven, they came to pray, they appeared on the holy days, and they heard from God. It was sacred because God met them there; they left the “world” (figuratively speaking) and came into the very presence of God.