New International Version
Say to the Israelites, 'This is to be my sacred anointing oil for the generations to come.
King James Bible
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt speak to the children of Israel, saying, A holy anointing oil shall this be unto me throughout your generations.
World English Bible
You shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'This shall be a holy anointing oil to me throughout your generations.
Young's Literal Translation
'And unto the sons of Israel thou dost speak, saying, A holy anointing oil is this to Me, to your generations;
Exodus 30:31 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons - For the reason of this anointing, see Clarke's note on Exodus 29:7. It seems that this anointing oil was an emblem of Divine teaching, and especially of those influences by which the Church of Christ was, in the beginning, guided into all truth; as is evident from the allusion to it by St. John: "Ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. The anointing which ye have received from him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him; 1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27.
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LibraryThe Altar of Incense
'Thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon.' --EXODUS xxx. 1. Ceremonies are embodied thoughts. Religious ceremonies are moulded by, and seek to express, the worshipper's conception of his God, and his own relation to Him; his aspirations and his need. Of late years scholars have been busy studying the religions of the more backward races, and explaining rude and repulsive rites by pointing to the often profound and sometimes beautiful ideas underlying them. When that process is applied to Australian …
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And take some blood from the altar and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. Then he and his sons and their garments will be consecrated.
"Anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they may serve me as priests.
Do not pour it on anyone else's body and do not make any other oil using the same formula. It is sacred, and you are to consider it sacred.
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