Exodus 26:3
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English Standard Version
Five curtains shall be coupled to one another, and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another.

King James Bible
The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.

American Standard Version
Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and the other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Five curtains shall be joined one to another, and the other five shall be coupled together in like manner.

English Revised Version
Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and the other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.

Webster's Bible Translation
The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Their knobs and their pipes (i.e., the knobs and pipes of the three pairs of arms) shall be of it (the candlestick, i.e., combined with it so as to form one whole), all one (one kind of) beaten work, pure gold." From all this we get the following idea of the candlestick: Upon the vase there rose an upright central pipe, from which three side pies branched out one above another on either side, and curved upwards in the form of a quadrant to the level of the central stem. On this stem a calix and a knob and blossom were introduced four separate times, and in such a manner that there was a knob wherever the side pipes branched off from the main stem, evidently immediately below the branches; and the fourth knob, we may suppose, was higher up between the top branches and the end of the stem. As there were thus four calices with a knob and blossom in the main stem, so again there were three in each of the branches, which were no doubt placed at equal distances from one another. With regard to the relative position of the calix, the knob, and the blossom, we may suppose that the spherical knob was underneath the calix, and that the blossom sprang from the upper edge of the latter, as if bursting out of it. The candlestick had thus seven arms, and seven lights or lamps were to be made and placed upon them (העלה). "And they (all the lamps) are to give light upon the opposite side of its front" (Exodus 25:37): i.e., the lamp was to throw its light upon the side that was opposite to the front of the candlestick. The פּנים of the candlestick (Exodus 25:37 and Numbers 8:2) was the front shown by the seven arms, as they formed a straight line with their seven points; and עבר does not mean the side, but the opposite side, as is evident from Numbers 8:2, where we find מוּל אל instead. As the place assigned to the candlestick was on the south side of the dwelling-place, we are to understand by this opposite side the north, and imagine the lamp to be so placed that the line of lamps formed by the seven arms ran from front to back, by which arrangement the holy place would be better lighted, than if the candlestick had stood with the line of lamps from south to north, and so had turned all its seven lamps towards the person entering the holy place. The lamps were the receptacles for the wick and oil, which were placed on the top of the arms, and could be taken down to be cleaned. The hole from which the wick projected was not made in the middle, but at the edge, so that the light was thrown upon one side.

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coupled together

Exodus 26:9 And you shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves...

Exodus 36:10 And he coupled the five curtains one to another: and the other five curtains he coupled one to another.

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us...

1 Corinthians 12:4,12-27 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit...

Ephesians 2:21,22 In whom all the building fitly framed together grows to an holy temple in the Lord...

Ephesians 4:3-6,16 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace...

Colossians 2:2,19 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

Cross References
Exodus 26:2
The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall be the same size.

Exodus 26:4
And you shall make loops of blue on the edge of the outermost curtain in the first set. Likewise you shall make loops on the edge of the outermost curtain in the second set.

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