Exodus 40:23
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New American Standard Bible
He set the arrangement of bread in order on it before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

King James Bible
And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Darby Bible Translation
and arranged the bread in order upon it before Jehovah; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

World English Bible
He set the bread in order on it before Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Young's Literal Translation
and setteth in order upon it the arrangement of bread, before Jehovah, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Moses performed these priestly functions (Exodus 28:1 note), before the holy things with which they were performed were anointed. The things had been made expressly for the service of Yahweh, by His command, and in this fact lay their essential sanctity, of which the anointing was only the seal and symbol. Aaron and his sons, on similar ground, having had the divine call, took part in the service of the sanctuary as soon as the work was completed Exodus 40:31. But Moses took part with them, and most likely took the lead, until they were consecrated and invested Leviticus 8 and publicly set apart for the office.

Exodus 40:23 Parallel Commentaries

Appendix viii. Rabbinic Traditions About Elijah, the Forerunner of the Messiah
To complete the evidence, presented in the text, as to the essential difference between the teaching of the ancient Synagogue about the Forerunner of the Messiah' and the history and mission of John the Baptist, as described in the New Testaments, we subjoin a full, though condensed, account of the earlier Rabbinic traditions about Elijah. Opinions differ as to the descent and birthplace of Elijah. According to some, he was from the land of Gilead (Bemid. R. 14), and of the tribe of Gad (Tanch. on
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Exodus 25:30
"You shall set the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.

Exodus 40:4
"You shall bring in the table and arrange what belongs on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and mount its lamps.

Exodus 40:24
Then he placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side of the tabernacle.

Leviticus 24:5
"Then you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.

Leviticus 24:6
"You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before the LORD.

Psalm 99:6
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called on His name; They called upon the LORD and He answered them.

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