New Living Translation
"Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them.
King James Bible
And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
Darby Bible Translation
And they shall make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
World English Bible
Let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
Young's Literal Translation
'And they have made for Me a sanctuary, and I have tabernacled in their midst;
Exodus 25:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:8 A sanctuary - A place of public and solemn worship; that I may dwell among them. Not by my essence, which is everywhere; but by my grace and glorious operations.
LibraryHow Intent the Ruler Ought to be on Meditations in the Sacred Law.
But all this is duly executed by a ruler, if, inspired by the spirit of heavenly fear and love, he meditate daily on the precepts of Sacred Writ, that the words of Divine admonition may restore in him the power of solicitude and of provident circumspection with regard to the celestial life, which familiar intercourse with men continually destroys; and that one who is drawn to oldness of life by secular society may by the aspiration of compunction be ever renewed to love of the spiritual country. …
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"Our ancestors carried the Tabernacle with them through the wilderness. It was constructed according to the plan God had shown to Moses.
2 Corinthians 6:16
And what union can there be between God's temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: "I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
That first covenant between God and Israel had regulations for worship and a place of worship here on earth.
There were two rooms in that Tabernacle. In the first room were a lampstand, a table, and sacred loaves of bread on the table. This room was called the Holy Place.
I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, "Look, God's home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.
Then I will live among the people of Israel and be their God,
and they will know that I am the LORD their God. I am the one who brought them out of the land of Egypt so that I could live among them. I am the LORD their God.
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