Exodus 25:23-30

The Table

23 “Make a table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.[a]
24 Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it.
25 Also make around it a rim a handbreadth[b] wide and put a gold molding on the rim.
26 Make four gold rings for the table and fasten them to the four corners, where the four legs are.
27 The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table.
28 Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them.
29 And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings.
30 Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times.

Exodus 25:23-30 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter an order is given for a freewill offering towards various things for the worship and service of God, and the materials to be offered, which would be useful and acceptable, are mentioned particularly, Ex 25:1-7, as also another order to build a sanctuary for God, after a model that he would give, Ex 25:8,9, and, an ark to put in the law on tables of stone, the fashion of which, and the various things belonging to it, are described, Ex 25:10-16, and a mercy seat with cherubim on it to be set over the ark, where the Lord promises to meet Moses and commune with him, Ex 25:17-22 and a table with various appurtenances to it to place the shewbread on, Ex 25:23-30 and a candlestick of gold, whose parts are described, and all the instruments relative to it, Ex 25:31-40.

Cross References 4

  • 1. ver 30; Exodus 26:35; Exodus 40:4,22; Leviticus 24:6; Numbers 3:31; 1 Kings 7:48; 1 Chronicles 28:16; 2 Chronicles 4:8,19; Ezekiel 41:22; Ezekiel 44:16; Hebrews 9:2
  • 2. S ver 13
  • 3. Numbers 4:7
  • 4. Exodus 35:13; Exodus 39:36; Exodus 40:4,23; Leviticus 24:5-9; Numbers 4:7; 1 Samuel 21:4-6; 1 Kings 7:48; 1 Chronicles 23:29

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. That is, about 3 feet long, 1 1/2 feet wide and 2 1/4 feet high or about 90 centimeters long, 45 centimeters wide and 68 centimeters high
  • [b]. That is, about 3 inches or about 7.5 centimeters
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