Exodus 25:33
New International Version
Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.

New Living Translation
Each of the six branches will have three lamp cups shaped like almond blossoms, complete with buds and petals.

English Standard Version
three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on one branch, and three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand.

Berean Study Bible
There are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms on the first branch, each with buds and petals, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches that extend from the lampstand.

King James Bible
Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.

New King James Version
Three bowls shall be made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower, and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower—and so for the six branches that come out of the lampstand.

New American Standard Bible
Three cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms on the one branch, a bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms on the other branch, a bulb and a flower—the same for six branches going out from the lampstand;

NASB 1995
“Three cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms in the one branch, a bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bulb and a flower— so for six branches going out from the lampstand;

NASB 1977
“Three cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms in the one branch, a bulb and a flower, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bulb and a flower—so for six branches going out from the lampstand;

Amplified Bible
Three cups shall be made like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and a flower on one branch, and three cups made like almond blossoms on the other branch with a calyx and a flower—so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand;

Christian Standard Bible
There are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a bud and petals, on one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a bud and petals, on the next branch. It is to be this way for the six branches that extend from the lampstand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the first branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a calyx and petals, on the next branch. It is to be this way for the six branches that extend from the lampstand.

American Standard Version
three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Three bowls are joined on one branch and the apples and lilies and three bowls joined on another branch, and the apples and the lilies in this way on six branches will come out from the lamp stand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And three bowls fashioned like almonds, on each branch a knop and a lily; so to the six branches proceeding from the candlestick,

Contemporary English Version
There are to be three decorative almond blossoms on each branch

Douay-Rheims Bible
Three cups as it were nuts to every branch, and a bowl withal, and a lily; and three cups, likewise of the fashion of nuts in the other branch, and a bowl withal, and a lily. Such shall be the work of the six branches, that are to come out from the shaft:

English Revised Version
three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick:

Good News Translation
Each of the six branches is to have three decorative flowers shaped like almond blossoms with buds and petals.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each of the six branches coming out of the lamp stand is to have three flower cups shaped like almond blossoms, with buds and petals.

International Standard Version
Three cups shaped like almond blossoms with calyxes and flowers are to be on one branch and three cups shaped like almond blossoms with calyxes and flowers are to be on the other branch, and so for the six branches extending from the lamp stand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower; so for the six branches going out of the candlestick.

Literal Standard Version
three calyxes made like almonds in one branch, a knob and a flower, and three calyxes made like almonds in one branch, a knob and a flower—so for the six branches which are coming out from the lampstand.

NET Bible
Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, and three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on the next branch, and the same for the six branches extending from the lampstand.

New Heart English Bible
three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower; and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower, so for the six branches going out of the lampstand;

World English Bible
three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower; and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower, so for the six branches going out of the lampstand;

Young's Literal Translation
three calyxes made like almonds in the one branch, a knop and a flower, and three calyxes made like almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; so for the six branches which are coming out from the candlestick.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Golden Lampstand
32Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 33There are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms on the first branch, each with buds and petals, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches that extend from the lampstand. 34And on the lampstand there shall be four cups shaped like almond blossoms with buds and petals.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Exodus 25:35
For the six branches that extend from the lampstand, a bud must be under the first pair of branches, a bud under the second pair, and a bud under the third pair.

Exodus 37:19
There were three cups shaped like almond blossoms on the first branch, each with buds and petals, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches that extended from the lampstand.

Exodus 37:21
A bud was under the first pair of branches that extended from the lampstand, a bud under the second pair, and a bud under the third pair.


Treasury of Scripture

Three bowls made like to almonds, with a bud and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a bud and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.

like unto

Numbers 17:4-8
And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you…

Jeremiah 1:11,12
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree…

and three

Exodus 37:19,20
Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knop and a flower: so throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick…

Zechariah 4:3
And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.









(33) Three bowls made like unto almonds.--Or, three cups like almond blossoms. It is not quite clear if these were consecutive, or if each cup held a "knop" (pomegranate), on which followed a (lily) blossom. On the whole Reland's representation accords best with the latter view.

In the other branch.--Rather, in another branch. The ornamentation was the same in the first, the second, and all the other branches; but in the longer branches the triple series was probably repeated of tener.

Verse 33. - Three bowls made like unto almonds. Cups shaped like almond blossoms seem to be intended. Each branch had three of these in succession, then a pomegranate and a lily-flower. The lily probably represented the Egyptian lotus, or water-lily. In the other branch. Rather, "on another branch." There were six branches, not two only. The ornamentation of two is described; then we are told that the remainder were similar.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There are to be three
שְׁלֹשָׁ֣ה (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

cups
גְ֠בִעִים (ḡə·ḇi·‘îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1375: A goblet, the calyx of a, flower

shaped like almond blossoms
מְֽשֻׁקָּדִ֞ים (mə·šuq·qā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8246: To be shaped like almonds

with buds
כַּפְתֹּ֣ר (kap̄·tōr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3730: Capital, knob, bulb

and petals
וָפֶרַח֒ (wā·p̄e·raḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6525: A calyx, bloom

on one
הָאֶחָד֮ (hā·’e·ḥāḏ)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

branch,
בַּקָּנֶ֣ה (baq·qā·neh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7070: A reed, a, rod, shaft, tube, stem, the radius, beam

three
וּשְׁלֹשָׁ֣ה (ū·šə·lō·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

on the next
הָאֶחָ֖ד (hā·’e·ḥāḏ)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

branch,
בַּקָּנֶ֥ה (baq·qā·neh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7070: A reed, a, rod, shaft, tube, stem, the radius, beam

and the same
כֵּ֚ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

for all six
לְשֵׁ֣שֶׁת (lə·šê·šeṯ)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

branches
הַקָּנִ֔ים (haq·qā·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7070: A reed, a, rod, shaft, tube, stem, the radius, beam

that extend
הַיֹּצְאִ֖ים (hay·yō·ṣə·’îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the lampstand.
הַמְּנֹרָֽה׃ (ham·mə·nō·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4501: A chandelier


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