Exodus 31:8
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English Standard Version
the table and its utensils, and the pure lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense,

King James Bible
And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,

American Standard Version
and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick with all its vessels, and the altar of incense,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the table and the vessels thereof, the most pure candlestick with the vessels thereof, and the altars of incense,

English Revised Version
and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick with all its vessels, and the altar of incense;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the table and its furniture, and the pure candlestick with all its furniture, and the altar of incense,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Builders (cf. Exodus 35:30-36:1). - After having given directions for the construction of the sanctuary, and all the things required for the worship, Jehovah pointed out the builders, whom He had called to carry out the work, and had filled with His Spirit for that purpose. To "call by name" is to choose or appoint by name for a particular work (cf. Isaiah 45:3-4). Bezaleel was a grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, who is mentioned in Exodus 17:10; Exodus 24:14, and was called to be the master-builder, to superintend the whole of the building and carry out the artistic work; consequently he is not only invariably mentioned first (Exodus 35:30; Exodus 36:1-2), but in the accounts of the execution of the separate portions he is mentioned alone (Exodus 37:1; Exodus 38:22). Filling with the Spirit of God signifies the communication of an extraordinary and supernatural endowment and qualification, "in wisdom," etc., i.e., consisting of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and every kind of workmanship, that is to say, for the performance of every kind of work. This did not preclude either natural capacity or acquired skill, but rather presupposed them; for in Exodus 31:6 it is expressly stated in relation to his assistants, that God had put wisdom into all that were wise-hearted (see at Exodus 28:3). Being thus endowed with a supernaturally exalted gift, Bezaleel was qualified "to think out inventions," i.e., ideas or artistic designs. Although everything had been minutely described by Jehovah, designs and plans were still needed in carrying out the work, so that the result should correspond to the divine instructions.

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the table

Exodus 25:23-30 You shall also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof...

Exodus 37:10-16 And he made the table of shittim wood: two cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof...

pure candlestick

Exodus 25:31-40 And you shall make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls...

Exodus 37:17-24 And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops...

the altar

Exodus 30:1-10 And you shall make an altar to burn incense on: of shittim wood shall you make it...

Exodus 37:25-28 And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare...

Cross References
Matthew 5:15
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Exodus 37:10
He also made the table of acacia wood. Two cubits was its length, a cubit its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height.

Exodus 37:17
He also made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work. Its base, its stem, its cups, its calyxes, and its flowers were of one piece with it.

Exodus 37:25
He made the altar of incense of acacia wood. Its length was a cubit, and its breadth was a cubit. It was square, and two cubits was its height. Its horns were of one piece with it.

Leviticus 24:4
He shall arrange the lamps on the lampstand of pure gold before the LORD regularly.

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