Exodus 29:4
New International Version
Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water.

New Living Translation
“Present Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the Tabernacle, and wash them with water.

English Standard Version
You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting and wash them with water.

Berean Study Bible
Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water.

New American Standard Bible
"Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting and wash them with water.

New King James Version
“And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and you shall wash them with water.

King James Bible
And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.

Christian Standard Bible
Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water.

Contemporary English Version
Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the sacred tent and tell them to wash themselves.

Good News Translation
"Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the Tent of my presence, and have them take a ritual bath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water.

International Standard Version
You are to bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water.

NET Bible
"You are to present Aaron and his sons at the entrance of the tent of meeting. You are to wash them with water

New Heart English Bible
You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall wash them with water.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting, and wash them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water.

New American Standard 1977
“Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the tent of meeting, and wash them with water.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the testimony and shalt wash them with water.

King James 2000 Bible
And Aaron and his sons you shall bring unto the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and shall wash them with water.

American King James Version
And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall wash them with water.

American Standard Version
And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons to the doors of the tabernacle of testimony, and thou shalt wash them with water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle of the testimony. And when thou hast washed the father and his sons with water,

Darby Bible Translation
And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring near the entrance of the tent of meeting, and shalt bathe them with water.

English Revised Version
And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.

World English Bible
You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall wash them with water.

Young's Literal Translation
'And Aaron and his sons thou dost bring near unto the opening of the tent of meeting, and hast bathed them with water;
Study Bible
Consecration of the Priests
3put them in a basket, and present them in the basket, along with the bull and the two rams. 4Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water. 5Take the garments and clothe Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself, and the breastplate. Fasten the ephod on him with its woven waistband.…
Cross References
Exodus 29:3
put them in a basket, and present them in the basket, along with the bull and the two rams.

Exodus 40:12
Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water.

Leviticus 8:6
Then Moses presented Aaron and his sons and washed them with water.

Numbers 8:9
Bring the Levites before the Tent of Meeting and assemble the entire congregation of the Israelites.

Ezekiel 42:14
Once the priests have entered the holy area, they must not go out into the outer court until they have left behind the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They are to put on other clothes before they approach the places that are for the people."

Treasury of Scripture

And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall wash them with water.

unto the door

Exodus 26:36
And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.

Exodus 40:28
And he set up the hanging at the door of the tabernacle.

Leviticus 8:3-6
And gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation…

wash them

Exodus 30:18-21
Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein…

Exodus 40:12
And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.

Leviticus 8:6
And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.







Lexicon
Then
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

bring
תַּקְרִ֔יב (taq·rîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

Aaron
אַהֲרֹ֤ן (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

and his sons
בָּנָיו֙ (bā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the entrance
פֶּ֖תַח (pe·ṯaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

to the Tent
אֹ֣הֶל (’ō·hel)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 168: A tent

of Meeting,
מוֹעֵ֑ד (mō·w·‘êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4150: Appointed time, place, or meeting

and wash
וְרָחַצְתָּ֥ (wə·rā·ḥaṣ·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7364: To wash, wash off or away, bathe

them with water.
בַּמָּֽיִם׃ (bam·mā·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen
(4) Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door . . . --The place of the laver, not yet mentioned, but designed in God's counsels, was between the brazen altar and the Tabernacle (Exodus 30:18), and consequently near the door of the latter. Rabbinical tradition says that it was not placed exactly opposite the door, but a little towards the south side of the court.

And shalt wash them.--This is the first mention in Scripture of a religious ablution. Water is so natural a symbol of purity, and ablution so apt a representative of the purging from sin, that we can feel surprise neither at the widespread use of the symbolism in religions of very different characters, nor at its adoption into the system at this time imposed by Divine Providence upon the Hebrews. As it was to maintain its place even in the Divinely-appointed ceremonial of Christianity, it must have been a fortiori suitable for the earlier and less spiritual dispensation. The widespread employment of it in other religions--e.g., in Egypt (Herod. ii. 37); in Persia (Zendavesta, 8 p. 271. Spiegel's translation); in Greece (D?llinger, Jew and Gentile, vol. i., p. 220); in Italy (Dict. of Greek and Rom. Antiq., p. 719), and elsewhere--was no argument against its adoption into the Mosaic ceremonial, since the Divine legislation of Sinai was not intended to annul or supersede natural religion, but only to improve and expand it.

Verse 4. - The Ablution. Verse 4. - Unto the door of the tabernacle. The great laver was to be placed between the entrance to the tabernacle and the altar of burnt-offering (Exodus 30:18). It was to this probably that Aaron and his sons were to be brought. Its main purpose was to be a lustral vessel, placed ready for the various ablutions which the law required (ib, 19-21). Thou .... shalt wash them with water. Ablutions were an important part of the ceremonial of almost all ancient religions. In Egypt, the priests were compelled to wash themselves from head to foot in cold water twice every day, and twice every night (Herod. 2:37). In the religion of Zoroaster frequent washing with water was prescribed for many kinds of impurity (Zendavesta, 8. p. 271, et seq.). The Greeks were particularly addicted to ceremonies of which ablution formed a part; and it is to Rome that we are indebted both for the word and for the idea of "lustration." It is a true instinct which has taught men the analogy between physical and moral purity, and led them to typify the removal of spiritual, by the cleansing from physical, defilement. The religion given at Sinai set a stamp of approval in many points on what may be called "the religion of nature;" and among them on this. Ablutions were required of the priests, not only at consecration, but every time that they entered the tabernacle, or sacrificed on the altar of burnt-offering (Exodus 30:20). Washing was a main feature in the cleansing of leprosy (Leviticus 13:54, 58) and of the leper. (Leviticus 14:8). It was also employed for the purification of many minor defilements (Leviticus 11:25; Leviticus 15:5; Leviticus 17:15, etc.). At what date it first came into use in the admission of proselytes is uncertain. Whether the washing of consecration extended to the whole body, or was limited to the hands and feet, is also a point on which critics have disagreed, but one of no great importance. (See John 13:9, 10.) 29:1-37 Aaron and his sons were to be set apart for the priest's office, with ceremony and solemnity. Our Lord Jesus is the great High Priest of our profession, called of God to be so; anointed with the Spirit, whence he is called Messiah, the Christ; clothed with glory and beauty; sanctified by his own blood; made perfect, or consecrated through sufferings, Heb 2:10. All believers are spiritual priests, to offer spiritual sacrifices,
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