39:42 The Israelites did all the work according to all that the Lord had commanded Moses. 39:43 Moses inspected 1 all the work – and 2 they had done it just as the Lord had commanded – they had done it exactly – and Moses blessed them. 3
40:1 4 Then the Lord spoke to Moses: 5
1 tn Or “examined” (NASB, TEV); NCV “looked closely at.”
2 tn The deictic particle draws attention to what he saw in such a way as to give the reader Moses’ point of view and a sense of his pleasure: “and behold, they…”
3 sn The situation and wording in Exod 39:43 are reminiscent of Gen 1:28 and 31, with the motifs of blessing people and inspecting what has been made.
4 sn All of Exod 39:32-40:38 could be taken as a unit. The first section (39:32-43) shows that the Israelites had carefully and accurately completed the preparation and brought everything they had made to Moses: The work of the
5 tn Heb “and Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying.”