Exodus 31:1-3

Bezalel and Oholiab

1 Then the LORD said to Moses,
2 “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—

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Exodus 31:1-3 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter an account is given of the persons whom God had chosen, and qualified for the work of building the tabernacle, and all things relating to it, and for the direction and oversight thereof, Ex 31:1-6 and an enumeration is made of the several things that were to be wrought, some in one way, some in another, Ex 31:7-11 the law of the sabbath is repeated, and the violation of it made death, Ex 31:12-17 and the chapter is concluded with observing, that at the close of the above orders, two tables of stone, with the law written upon them by the finger of God, were given to Moses, Ex 31:18.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Exodus 36:1,2; Exodus 37:1; Exodus 38:22; 1 Chronicles 2:20; 2 Chronicles 1:5
  • 2. S Exodus 17:10
  • 3. S Exodus 28:3
  • 4. 1 Kings 7:14; 1 Corinthians 12:4
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