Exodus 16:34
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New International Version
As the LORD commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved.

King James Bible
As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

Darby Bible Translation
As Jehovah had commanded Moses, so Aaron deposited it before the Testimony, to be kept.

World English Bible
As Yahweh commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

Young's Literal Translation
as Jehovah hath given commandment unto Moses, so doth Aaron let it rest before the Testimony, for a charge.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Laid it up before the testimony - The עדות eduth or testimony belonged properly to the tabernacle, but that was not yet built. Some are of opinion that the tabernacle, built under the direction of Moses, was only a renewal of one that had existed in the patriarchal times. See Clarke's note on Exodus 16:9. The word signifies reference to something beyond itself; thus the tabernacle, the manna, the tables of stone, Aaron's rod, etc., all bore reference and testimony to that spiritual good which was yet to come, viz., Jesus Christ and his salvation.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 25:16,21 And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you...

Exodus 27:21 In the tabernacle of the congregation without the veil, which is before the testimony...

Exodus 30:6,36 And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony...

Exodus 31:18 And he gave to Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him on mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone...

Exodus 38:21 This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses...

Exodus 40:20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark:

Numbers 1:50,53 But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof...

Numbers 17:10 And the LORD said to Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels...

Deuteronomy 10:5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be...

1 Kings 8:9 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb...

Library
The Bread of God
'Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law, or no. 5. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. 6. And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the Lord hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Beauty and Glory of the Risen Body.
We have seen in the foregoing chapters that, in the Beatific Vision, the human soul sees, loves, and enjoys God, and that her essential happiness consists in that unfailing, blessed vision. But, although the blessedness she now enjoys is far greater than words can express, it is not yet integral or complete, and never will be, except when she is again clothed in her own body, beautified, and glorified after the likeness of her Saviour's body. However, although her happiness is not yet complete, you
F. J. Boudreaux—The Happiness of Heaven

The Deity of the Holy Spirit.
In the preceding chapter we have seen clearly that the Holy Spirit is a Person. But what sort of a Person is He? Is He a finite person or an infinite person? Is He God? This question also is plainly answered in the Bible. There are in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments five distinct and decisive lines of proof of the Deity of the Holy Spirit. I. Each of the four distinctively Divine attributes is ascribed to the Holy Spirit. What are the distinctively Divine attributes? Eternity, omnipresence,
R. A. Torrey—The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

Exodus
The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 25:16
Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you.

Exodus 25:21
Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law that I will give you.

Exodus 27:21
In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law, Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the LORD from evening till morning. This is to be a lasting ordinance among the Israelites for the generations to come.

Exodus 40:20
He took the tablets of the covenant law and placed them in the ark, attached the poles to the ark and put the atonement cover over it.

Numbers 17:10
The LORD said to Moses, "Put back Aaron's staff in front of the ark of the covenant law, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their grumbling against me, so that they will not die."

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