Exodus 40:5
New International Version
Place the gold altar of incense in front of the ark of the covenant law and put the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle.

New Living Translation
“Place the gold incense altar in front of the Ark of the Covenant. Then hang the curtain at the entrance of the Tabernacle.

English Standard Version
And you shall put the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and set up the screen for the door of the tabernacle.

Berean Study Bible
Place the gold altar of incense in front of the ark of the Testimony, and hang the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle.

King James Bible
And thou shalt set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.

New King James Version
You shall also set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the Testimony, and put up the screen for the door of the tabernacle.

New American Standard Bible
You shall also set the gold altar of incense in front of the ark of the testimony, and set up the curtain for the doorway to the tabernacle.

NASB 1995
"Moreover, you shall set the gold altar of incense before the ark of the testimony, and set up the veil for the doorway to the tabernacle.

NASB 1977
“Moreover, you shall set the gold altar of incense before the ark of the testimony, and set up the veil for the doorway to the tabernacle.

Amplified Bible
You shall set the golden altar of incense in front of the ark of the Testimony [outside the veil], and put the [hanging] veil at the doorway of the tabernacle.

Christian Standard Bible
Place the gold altar for incense in front of the ark of the testimony. Put up the screen for the entrance to the tabernacle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Place the gold altar for incense in front of the ark of the testimony. Put up the screen for the entrance to the tabernacle.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And set the altar of gold for the incense before the Ark of the Testimony and cast a covering on the door of the Tabernacle.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt place the golden altar, to burn incense before the ark; and thou shalt put a covering of a veil on the door of the tabernacle of witness.

Contemporary English Version
Then place the gold altar of incense in front of the sacred chest and hang a curtain at the entrance to the tent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the altar of gold whereon the incense is burnt, before the ark of the testimony. Thou shalt put the hanging in the entry of the tabernacle,

English Revised Version
And thou shalt set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle.

Good News Translation
Put the gold altar for burning incense in front of the Covenant Box and hang the curtain at the entrance of the Tent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Put the gold altar for incense in front of the ark. Put up the screen at the entrance to the tent.

International Standard Version
"You are to put the golden altar for incense in front of the Ark of the Testimony and then set up the screen for the doorway to the tent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle.

Literal Standard Version
And you have put the golden altar for incense before the Ark of the Testimony, and have put the covering of the opening to the Dwelling Place,

NET Bible
You are to put the gold altar for incense in front of the ark of the testimony and put the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle.

New Heart English Bible
You shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle.

World English Bible
You shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle.

Young's Literal Translation
'And thou hast put the golden altar for perfume before the ark of the testimony, and hast put the covering of the opening to the tabernacle,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Setting Up the Tabernacle
4Then bring in the table and set out its arrangement; bring in the lampstand as well, and set up its lamps. 5Place the gold altar of incense in front of the ark of the Testimony, and hang the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle. 6Place the altar of burnt offering in front of the entrance to the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting.…

Cross References
Exodus 40:6
Place the altar of burnt offering in front of the entrance to the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting.

Exodus 40:26
Moses placed the gold altar in the Tent of Meeting, in front of the veil,

Numbers 4:5
Whenever the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons are to go in, take down the veil of the curtain, and cover the ark of the Testimony with it.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.

the altar

Exodus 40:26,27
And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the vail: …

Exodus 30:1-5
And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it…

Exodus 35:25-28
And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen…

put

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

Exodus 26:36,37
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…









(5) Thou shalt set the altar of gold . . . before the ark.--Not inside the vail, but outside, in the Holy Place; nearer, however, to the vail than either the table or the candlestick. (See Note 1 on Exodus 30:6.)

The hanging of the door--i.e., the curtain at the entrance to the Tabernacle (Exodus 26:36; Exodus 36:37, &c.).

Verse 5. - The altar of gold. See Exodus 30:1-10; Exodus 37:25-28. Before the ark of the testimony - i.e., "before the veil, opposite the ark of the testimony," not within the veil. See the comment on Exodus 30:6. The hanging of the door - i.e., "the curtain which closed the front or eastern end of the tabernacle." (See Exodus 26:36; Exodus 36:37.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Place
וְנָתַתָּ֞ה (wə·nā·ṯat·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the gold
הַזָּהָב֙ (haz·zā·hāḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

altar
מִזְבַּ֤ח (miz·baḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4196: An altar

of incense
לִקְטֹ֔רֶת (liq·ṭō·reṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7004: Smoke, odor of (burning) sacrifice, incense

in front
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the Ark
אֲר֣וֹן (’ă·rō·wn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 727: A chest, ark

of the Testimony,
הָעֵדֻ֑ת (hā·‘ê·ḏuṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5715: Testimony

and hang
וְשַׂמְתָּ֛ (wə·śam·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

the curtain
מָסַ֥ךְ (mā·saḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4539: A covering, screen

at the entrance
הַפֶּ֖תַח (hap·pe·ṯaḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

to the tabernacle.
לַמִּשְׁכָּֽן׃ (lam·miš·kān)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle


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