New American Standard Bible
according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
King James Bible
According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
it fell to him by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to enter into the temple of the Lord to burn incense.
World English Bible
according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
Young's Literal Translation
according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot was to make perfume, having gone into the sanctuary of the Lord,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was. - The Jewish writers inform us that it was customary for the priests to divide their daily task by "lot."
To burn incense - Incense is an aromatic or white rosin procured from trees, chiefly in Arabia. It is obtained by making incisions in the tree, and the gum flows out. It is distinguished for an especially pleasant "smell" when burned, and was therefore used in ancient worship. It was burned by the priest twice a day Exodus 30:7, and it seems to have been emblematic of prayer and praise, or of the grateful offerings of the heart wafted toward heaven. The incense used in the temple was made of stacte, onycha, and galbanum Exodus 30:34, with pure frankincense, and it was not lawful for this compound to be used elsewhere than in the house of God.
Into the temple - See the notes at Matthew 21:12. The part of the temple where incense was burned was the "holy place."
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He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.--LUKE 1:53. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.--When …
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"Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it; he shall burn it every morning when he trims the lamps.
And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.
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