Exodus 25:6
New International Version
olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;

New Living Translation
olive oil for the lamps; spices for the anointing oil and the fragrant incense;

English Standard Version
oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,

Berean Study Bible
olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;

King James Bible
Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,

New King James Version
oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense;

New American Standard Bible
oil for lighting, balsam oil for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,

NASB 1995
oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,

NASB 1977
oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,

Amplified Bible
[olive] oil for lighting, balsam for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,

Christian Standard Bible
oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;

American Standard Version
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And oil to give light, and fragrances to anoint for an anointing, and for incense of sweet spices,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and oil for the light, incense for anointing oil, and for the composition of incense,

Contemporary English Version
olive oil for the lamp; sweet-smelling spices to mix with the incense and with the oil for dedicating the tent and ordaining the priests;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Oil to make lights: spices for ointment, and for sweetsmelling incense:

English Revised Version
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense;

Good News Translation
oil for the lamps; spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet-smelling incense;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
olive oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet-smelling incense,

International Standard Version
oil for lighting, spices for the anointing oil and for aromatic incense;

JPS Tanakh 1917
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense;

Literal Standard Version
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the incense of the spices,

NET Bible
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for fragrant incense,

New Heart English Bible
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,

World English Bible
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,

Young's Literal Translation
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the perfume of the spices,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Offerings for the Tabernacle
5ram skins dyed red and fine leather; acacia wood; 6olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 7and onyx stones and gemstones to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.…

Cross References
Exodus 25:5
ram skins dyed red and fine leather; acacia wood;

Exodus 27:20
And you are to command the Israelites to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning continually.

Exodus 30:23
"Take the finest spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half that amount (250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant cane,


Treasury of Scripture

Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,

oil for

Exodus 25:37
And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

Exodus 27:20
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.

Exodus 40:24,25
And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward…

spices

Exodus 30:23-38
Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, …









(6) Oil for the light.--It is assumed that the "sanctuary," which is to be built (Exodus 25:8), will need to be lighted. Oil therefore is to be provided for the lighting. Later on (Exodus 27:20) it is laid down that the oil must be "pure olive oil beaten."

Spices for anointing oil.--Rather, for the anointing oil. Here, again, there is an assumption that anointing oil will be needed, and that spices will be a necessary ingredient in such oil. We find afterwards that the Tabernacle itself, all its vessels, and the priests appointed to serve in it, had to be consecrated by anointing (Exodus 29:7; Exodus 29:36; Exodus 30:26-30). The particular spices to be mixed with the "anointing oil" are enumerated in Exodus 30:23-24. . . .

Verse 6. - Oil for the light. That the sanctuary to be erected would require to be artificially lighted is assumed. Later, a "candlestick" is ordered (vers. 31-37). The people were to provide the oil which was to be burnt in the "candlestick." In Exodus 27:20, we are told that the oil was to be "pure oil olive beaten." Spices for anointing oil. Anointing oil would be needed for the sanctification of the Tabernacle, the ark, and all the holy vessels, as also for the consecration of Aaron and his sons to the priesthood. The spices required are enumerated in Exodus 30:23, 24. They consisted of pure myrrh, sweet cinnamon, sweet calamus, and cassia. And for sweet incense. The spices needed for the incense were, according to our translators, stacte, onycha, galbanum and frankincense (ib, 34).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
oil
שֶׁ֖מֶן (še·men)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8081: Grease, liquid, richness

for lighting;
לַמָּאֹ֑ר (lam·mā·’ōr)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3974: A luminous body, luminary, light, brightness, cheerfulness, a chandelier

spices
בְּשָׂמִים֙ (bə·śā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1314: Fragrance, spicery, the balsam plant

for the anointing
הַמִּשְׁחָ֔ה (ham·miš·ḥāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4888: Unction, a consecratory gift

oil
לְשֶׁ֣מֶן (lə·še·men)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8081: Grease, liquid, richness

and for the fragrant
הַסַּמִּֽים׃ (has·sam·mîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5561: Spice (used in incense)

incense;
וְלִקְטֹ֖רֶת (wə·liq·ṭō·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7004: Smoke, odor of (burning) sacrifice, incense


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