Exodus 25:6
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New International Version
olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;

King James Bible
Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,

Darby Bible Translation
oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil, and for the incense of fragrant drugs;

World English Bible
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,

Young's Literal Translation
oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the perfume of the spices,

Exodus 25:6 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Oil for the light - This they must have brought with them from Egypt, for they could not get any in the wilderness where there were no olives; but it is likely that this and some other directions refer more to what was to be done when in their fixed and settled residence, than while wandering in the wilderness.

Spices - To make a confection for sweet incense, abounded in different parts of these countries.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

oil for

Exodus 25:37 And you shall make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

Exodus 27:20 And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring you pure oil olive beaten for the light...

Exodus 40:24,25 And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward...

spices

Exodus 30:23-38 Take you also to you principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much...

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The Bread of the Presence
'Thou shalt set upon the table shew-bread before Me alway.'--EXODUS xxv. 30. I suspect that to many readers the term 'shew-bread' conveys little more meaning than if the Hebrew words had been lifted over into our version. The original expression, literally rendered, is 'bread of the face'; or, as the Revised Version has it in the margin, 'presence bread,' and the meaning of that singular designation is paraphrased and explained in my text: 'Thou shalt set upon the table, bread of the presence before
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

April the Thirteenth Pure Gold
"Thou shalt overlay it with pure gold.... And there I will meet with thee." --EXODUS xxv. 10-22. I must put my best into my preparations, and then the Lord will honour my work. My part is to be of "pure gold" if my God is to dwell within it. I must not satisfy myself with cheap flimsy and then assume that the Lord will be satisfied with it. He demands my very best as a condition of His enriching Presence. My prayers must be of "pure gold" if He is to meet me there. There must be nothing vulgar
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Word
The third way to escape the wrath and curse of God, and obtain the benefit of redemption by Christ, is the diligent use of ordinances, in particular, the word, sacraments, and prayer.' I begin with the best of these ordinances. The word . . . which effectually worketh in you that believe.' 1 Thess 2:13. What is meant by the word's working effectually? The word of God is said to work effectually when it has the good effect upon us for which it was appointed by God; when it works powerful illumination
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Man's Chief End
Q-I: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Here are two ends of life specified. 1: The glorifying of God. 2: The enjoying of God. I. The glorifying of God, I Pet 4:4: That God in all things may be glorified.' The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions. I Cor 10:01. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' Everything works to some end in things natural and artificial;
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Exodus 25:5
ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood;

Exodus 27:20
"Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.

Exodus 30:23
"Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant calamus,

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