Exodus 25:9

9 You must make [it] according to all that I show you-the design of the tabernacle as well as the design of all its furnishings."

Exodus 25:9 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 25:9

According to all that I show thee
That is, the sanctuary was to be made in all respects exactly according to the view of it that Moses now had upon the mount from God, and which he was to communicate to the workmen for their instruction and direction;

after the pattern of the tabernacle, and of the pattern of all the
instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it:
and by the "pattern" is not meant an idea of it, impressed on the mind of Moses, or a picture of it which was shown him, but a little edifice representing it in all its parts, a perfect model of it: and so Maimonides F9 says, "Tabnith", the word here used, signifies the structure and disposition of anything, i.e. the form of it in a four square, in roundness, in a triangle, or in any of the like figures, see ( Hebrews 8:5 ) and so David had, by the Spirit, a pattern of the temple, and which he gave to his son Solomon, to build according to it, ( 1 Chronicles 28:11 1 Chronicles 28:12 1 Chronicles 28:19 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F9 Moreh Nevochim, par. 1. c. 3.

Exodus 25:9 In-Context

7 and onyx along with [other] gemstones for mounting on the ephod and breastpiece.
8 "They are to make a sanctuary for Me so that I may dwell among them.
9 You must make [it] according to all that I show you-the design of the tabernacle as well as the design of all its furnishings."
10 "They are to make an ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
11 Overlay it with pure gold; overlay it both inside and out. Also make a gold molding all around it.

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