Exodus 40:31
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and Moses and Aaron and his sons used it to wash their hands and feet.

King James Bible
And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat:

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet out of it:

World English Bible
Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and their feet there.

Young's Literal Translation
and Moses and Aaron and his sons have washed their hands and their feet at the same;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And put the testimony into the ark - That is, the two tables on which the ten commandments had been written. See Exodus 25:16. The ark, the golden table with the shew-bread, the golden candlestick, and the golden altar of incense, were all in the tabernacle, within the veil or curtains, which served as a door, Exodus 40:22, Exodus 40:24, Exodus 40:26. And the altar of burnt-offering was by the door, Exodus 40:29. And the brazen laver, between the tent of the congregation and the brazen altar, Exodus 40:30; still farther outward, that it might be the first thing the priests met with when entering into the court to minister, as their hands and feet must be washed before they could perform any part of the holy service, Exodus 40:31, Exodus 40:32. When all these things were thus placed, then the court that surrounded the tabernacle, which consisted of posts and hangings, was set up, Exodus 40:33.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 26:6 I will wash my hands in innocence: so will I compass your altar, O LORD:

Psalm 51:6,7 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom...

John 13:10 Jesus said to him, He that is washed needs not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and you are clean, but not all.

1 John 1:7,9 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...

Library
July 7. "And the Glory of the Lord Filled the Tabernacle" (Ex. Xl. 35).
"And the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle" (Ex. xl. 35). In the last chapter of Exodus we read all the Lord commanded Moses to do, and that as he fulfilled these commands the glory of the Lord descended and filled the tabernacle till there was no room for Moses, and from that time the pillar of cloud overshadowed them, their guide, their protection. And so we have been building as the Lord Himself commanded, and now the temple is to be handed over to Him to be possessed and filled. He will
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

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 30:19
Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and feet with water from it.

Exodus 30:20
Whenever they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water so that they will not die. Also, when they approach the altar to minister by presenting a food offering to the LORD,

Exodus 40:30
He placed the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing,

Exodus 40:32
They washed whenever they entered the tent of meeting or approached the altar, as the LORD commanded Moses.

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