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When Aaron saw the importunity of the people, he yielded to have an altar built before the calf; and proclaimed publicly, Tomorrow shall be the day, wherein ye shall solemnly worship God in this calf, which is made.

XXXII. 10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them.

Now therefore do not thou, after thy wonted manner, pray so instantly for their remission; which if thou do, so great is my respect unto thee, that my mercy will not suffer a revenge to light upon them; only be thou silent, for whose sake I forbear them, and then shall my wrath shew itself.

XXXII. 14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

Then the Lord, at Moses's request, did not go on to bring that evil upon the Israelites, which he had conditionally threatened against them.

XXXII. 32 Yet now, if thou wilt, forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. Therefore now, if thou wilt pardon this their sin, thy mercy will be so much more magnified, by how much their sin is more heinous; but, rather than thou shouldest not, since I know thy glory with men doth so much depend upon it, I could be for thy sake contented even to be cast away myself from thee, at least to be wiped out of the catalogue of living men, here upon earth.

XXXII. 34 Behold, mine angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them. I will give them the same protection by my angel, which they have had; but I will notwithstanding find a time to correct them, for this their offence.

XXXIII. 2 And I will send an angel before thee.

I will send a created angel, to safeguard and direct thee.
XXXIII. 3 For I will not go up in the midst of thee.

For I will not, in that familiar manner that I was wont, converse with thee, and work wonderfully for thee.

XXXIII. 5 Therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.

Therefore now put off thy costly raiment, and humble thyself before me, that, according to the measure of thine humiliation or obstinacy, I may proportion out my dealings with thee.

XXXIII. 7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

Then Moses took a special tent, wherein public service should be done to God; and pitched it without the host, afar off; and called it the Tent of the Congregation.

XXXIII. 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.

And the Lord gave unto Moses most familiar tokens and representations of his presence; speaking by audible voices unto him, as one friend imparts his counsels to another.

XXXIII. 17 And I know thee by name.

I have taken special notice of thee above all others.

XXXIV. 6 And the LORD passed by before him.

So the Lord, in some sensible signs of his presence, passed before him.

XXXIV. 10 Before all thy people I will do marvels.

And I will do strange miracles for thy sake, both in the wilderness and in Canaan.

XXXIV. 17 Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

Thou shalt make thee no images to represent God; whether molten, or carved, or painted, or howsoever framed for this purpose. XXXIV. 19. See Exod. xiii. 12.

XXXIV. 29 That Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.

Now Moses knew not, that his face had a certain bright shining and majesty imprinted in it, by God, in his conference with him.

XXXV. 3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

Unless it be for a necessary use, ye shall not so much as take pains to kindle a fire, for the dressing of any provision, on the sabbath day.

XXXV. 5. See chap. xxv. in the whole sequel.

XXXV. 10 And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that the LORD hath commanded.

And all, to whom the Lord hath given dexterity of working in these kinds, shall set themselves to make all that the Lord hath commanded concerning the tabernacle.

XXXV. 30. See chap. xxxi. 2, 3, &c.

XXXVI. See chap. xxvi. in the whole.

XXXVII. See chap. xxv. in the whole.

XXXVIII. See chap. xxvii. in the whole.

XXXVIII. 8 And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the looking glasses of the women, &c.

Also he made a great laver, to wash the priests, and to cleanse the sacrifices; and both the foot and frame of it was made of that brass and shining metal, whereof the women's looking-glasses were made, which now devoutly gave these instruments of their vanity, to holy


XXXVIII. 21 This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, &c.

These are the parts of the tabernacle, that is, the tabernacle that witnesseth the presence of God to his people; all the parts whereof, by the commandment of Moses, were, at the taking down and erecting, committed to the charge of the Levites, by Ithamar, the son of Aaron, which was set over the Levites.

XXXIX. See chap. xxviii. in the whole.

XL. 35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

So Moses, at that time, could not, for reverence of the place, enter into the tabernacle of the congregation; because God, now, at the first consecration of it, did so gloriously manifest himself; not only in the sign of the cloud upon the tabernacle, but also of exceeding glory and brightness within the tabernacle.


I. 2 If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

If any of you offer an ordinary sacrifice unto the Lord, ye shall offer your sacrifice of those cattle, which are most common for their use, namely, beeves, and sheep, or goats.

I. 3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd.

If it be a sacrifice to be consumed by fire, of beeves from the herd. I. 5 And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD.

And the priest shall kill the bullock, before the Lord for him.

II. 1 And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD. When any man will voluntarily, besides the set occasions, offer a meat offering unto the Lord.

II. 12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD.

In this oblation of the firstfruits only, ye shall offer leaven unto the Lord, in the two loaves which shall be for the shake offering. Whereof see Levit. xxiii. 17, &c.

III. 1 And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd.

And if his oblation be a peace offering, that is, such as whereby the offerer doth thankfully present himself to God, acknowledging to have received all blessings from him, &c.

III. 3 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the LORD, the fat that covereth the in


So the priest shall offer of the peace offering, the fat that covereth the inwards, &c. as a sacrifice to be consumed by fire unto the Lord.

IV. 3 If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish.

If the priest, which is anointed, and thereby consecrated to God, shall sin, so as occasion may be given therefore unto the people to

offend, then shall he, according to the greater eminence of his place, offer for his sin a young bullock, &c.

IV. 4 And shall lay his hand upon the bullock's head, and kill the bullock before the LORD.

He shall put his hand upon the bullock's head, in token that that sin of his is transferred to him, that is the true propitiatory sacrifice for sin, &c.

IV. 12 Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire.

So he shall cause all the rest of the bullock, besides the blood, the fat, the kidnies, and the caul, to be carried out of the host, into some clean place, to be consumed: both to shew detestation unto the sin, for which it is offered; and to signify, that the true sacrifice must be offered without the gates.

V. 11 He shall bring for his sin offering a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.

He shall bring the quantity of a pottle of fine flour, as an offering for his sin: he shall put neither oil nor frankincense upon it; for these two are figures of grace and obedience, wherewith sin hath no affinity.

V. 15 If a soul commit a trespass through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then shall he bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

If a man shall, through ignorance, do any act, whereby he offends, in the use of any thing that is consecrated to God; whether in the omission of any due circumstance concerning it, or in misemploying it to any other purpose than that whereto it is set apart; he shall bring to the Lord, as an offering for such trespass, a ram without any blemish, out of the flocks, worth, in the priest's valuation, two skekels of silver at the least, according to the largest proportion of the skekel, which is that of the sanctuary, weighing three hundred and twenty grains.

VI. 16 In the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it.

In the court of the sanctuary, where these holy oblations were dressed.

VI. 18 Every one that toucheth them shall be holy.

Every one, that toucheth them, shall be before-hand sanctified, and free from all legal pollutions.

VI. 21 And the baken pieces of the meat offering.

The pieces of the cake, which shall be broken for the use of the meat offering, by the priest.

VII. 18 It shall not be imputed to him.

He shall receive no benefit by it.

VII. 20 Shall bear his iniquity, that hath his uncleanness upon him.

Shall suffer the punishment of his iniquity, that hath not taken the prescribed course for the expiating of his uncleanness.

VIII. 8 He put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim. He put in the breast-plate those two precious stones, which signified light and perfection; by the means whereof the people should receive answers from God.

VIII. 15 To make reconciliation upon it.

That it might be duly prepared to receive those sacrifices, by which reconciliation might be made for the sins of the people. VIII. 23 On the tip of Aaron's right ear, &c.

To signify, that the hearing of his ears, and actions of his hands, and motions of his feet, are, and should be, sanctified.

VIII. 29 It was Moses' part.

It was the portion appointed for Moses, in the right of that priesthood, which he did yet extraordinarily execute.

VIII. 35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not.

Therefore ye shall not go out of the bounds of the court-yard of the tabernacle, for the space of seven days and seven nights; and shall duly keep all these observations, which the Lord hath enjoined you; that so God may not be provoked to strike you with death.

IX. 6 And the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you. The Lord shall give you some visible and glorious sign of his pre


IX. 23, 24. And the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people. And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering.

And, in the sight of all the people, there came a fire, whether out of the tabernacle or from heaven, and fell upon the altar, and consumed the sacrifice of burnt offering, which lay ready upon it.

X. 1 And offered strange fire before the LORD.

And took up in their censers common and unsanctified fire, whereon they burnt the holy incense to the Lord.

X. 6 Uncover not your heads, neither rend your garments; lest

you die.

Give no testimonies of a repining grief, and discontentment at this just judgment of God, lest, in his displeasure, he consume you also. X. 9 When ye go into the tabernacle.

When ye are to go into the inner court of the tabernacle, there to do your service to the Lord.

X. 14 In a clean place.

In a place free from legal pollution; or within the compass of the camp of Israel, or that selected city, where God will have his worship to be fixed.

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