Exodus 39

Chapter 39

39:1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made a cloths of service, to do service in the holy [place], and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses.

(a) As coverings for the ark, the candlestick, the altars and such like.
39:6 And they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches of gold, graven, as b signets are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.
(b) That is, of very fine and curious workmanship.
39:12 And the third row, c a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
(c) Or, a turkeis, a stone which the authors write comes from the urine of the Lynx.
39:14 And the stones [were] according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, d according to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet, every one with his name, according to the twelve tribes.
(d) That is, every tribe had his name written on a stone.
39:22 And he made the robe of the e ephod [of] woven work, all [of] blue.
(e) Which was next under the Ephod.
39:23 And f [there was] an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, [with] a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.
(f) Where he could put his head through.
39:34 And the covering of rams skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers skins, and the g vail of the covering,

(g) So called, because it hung before the mercyseat and covered it from sight ( Exodus 35:12 ).
39:37 The pure candlestick, [with] the lamps thereof, [even with] the lamps to be h set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light,

(h) Or, which Aaron dressed and refreshed with oil every morning ( Exodus 30:7 ).
39:42 According to all that the LORD i commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work.
(i) Signifying that in Gods matters man may neither add, nor diminish.
39:43 And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses k blessed them.
(k) Praised God for the peoples diligence and prayed for them.