Leviticus 24:2

2 “Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning continually.

Leviticus 24:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
ESV
2 "Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil from beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning regularly.
NLT
2 “Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning continually.
MSG
2 "Order the People of Israel to bring you virgin olive oil for light so that the lamps may be kept burning continually.
CSB
2 "Command the Israelites to bring you pure oil of beaten olives for the light, so that the lamp will burn regularly.

Leviticus 24:2 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 24:2

Command the children of Israel
Moses was the chief magistrate under God, and being clothed with authority from him, had power to command the children of Israel to do what the Lord required of them: that they bring unto thee pure oil olive, beaten, for the light;
this was to be at the public expense, and it belonged to the community to supply the priests with oil for the light of the candlestick in the temple, ( Exodus 25:6 ) ; and this oil was not to be any sort of oil, as train oil, or oil of nuts, almonds but oil of olives, and not any sort of that, but the purest, which was the first that was taken from them; it seems there were three sorts, the first of which was pure, and this beaten in a mortar, and not ground in a mill; (See Gill on Exodus 27:20); to cause the lamps to burn continually;
the lamps in the golden candlestick, which were seven, ( Exodus 25:37 ) ; or "the lamp", in the singular number, as it is in the original text; the western lamp, which is said to be always kept lighted, from which the rest were lighted when out; though the oil was undoubtedly for the supply of the lamps, that they might burn always, night and day; or from night tonight, as Jarchi; and both on sabbath days and working days, as the Targum of Jonathan.

Leviticus 24:2 In-Context

1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 “Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning continually.
3 Outside the curtain that shields the ark of the covenant law in the tent of meeting, Aaron is to tend the lamps before the LORD from evening till morning, continually. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.
4 The lamps on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD must be tended continually.
5 “Take the finest flour and bake twelve loaves of bread, using two-tenths of an ephah for each loaf.