Leviticus 24:5-9

5 “Take the finest flour and bake twelve loaves of bread, using two-tenths of an ephah[a] for each loaf.
6 Arrange them in two stacks, six in each stack, on the table of pure gold before the LORD.
7 By each stack put some pure incense as a memorial[b] portion to represent the bread and to be a food offering presented to the LORD.
8 This bread is to be set out before the LORD regularly, Sabbath after Sabbath, on behalf of the Israelites, as a lasting covenant.
9 It belongs to Aaron and his sons, who are to eat it in the sanctuary area, because it is a most holy part of their perpetual share of the food offerings presented to the LORD.”

Leviticus 24:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.
ESV
5 "You shall take fine flour and bake twelve loaves from it; two tenths of an ephah shall be in each loaf.
NLT
5 “You must bake twelve flat loaves of bread from choice flour, using four quarts of flour for each loaf.
MSG
5 "Take fine flour and bake twelve loaves of bread, using about four quarts of flour to a loaf.
CSB
5 "Take fine flour and bake it into 12 loaves; each loaf is to be made with four quarts.

Leviticus 24:5-9 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO LEVITICUS 24

This chapter treats of the oil for the lamps, and the ordering of them, Le 24:1-4; of the making of the shewbread cakes, and the setting of them on the table, Le 24:5-9; and an Israelite having blasphemed the name of the Lord, and inquiry being made what should be done to him, he, and so any other person guilty of the same, is ordered to be stoned to death, Le 24:10-16; on occasion of which several laws are repeated concerning killing a man or a beast, or doing injury to any man, Le 24:17-23.

Leviticus 24:5-9 In-Context

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.
6 Arrange them in two stacks, six in each stack, on the table of pure gold before the LORD.
7 By each stack put some pure incense as a memorial portion to represent the bread and to be a food offering presented to the LORD.
8 This bread is to be set out before the LORD regularly, Sabbath after Sabbath, on behalf of the Israelites, as a lasting covenant.
9 It belongs to Aaron and his sons, who are to eat it in the sanctuary area, because it is a most holy part of their perpetual share of the food offerings presented to the LORD.”
10 Now the son of an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father went out among the Israelites, and a fight broke out in the camp between him and an Israelite.
11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse; so they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri the Danite.)

Cross References 10

  • 1. S Exodus 25:30; Hebrews 9:2
  • 2. S Leviticus 23:13
  • 3. Exodus 25:23-30; Numbers 4:7; 1 Kings 7:48
  • 4. S Leviticus 2:1
  • 5. S Leviticus 2:2
  • 6. Exodus 25:30; Numbers 4:7; 1 Chronicles 9:32; 2 Chronicles 2:4
  • 7. Matthew 12:5
  • 8. Leviticus 8:31; Matthew 12:4; Mark 2:26; Luke 6:4
  • 9. S Leviticus 6:16
  • 10. S Leviticus 6:17

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. That is, probably about 7 pounds or about 3.2 kilograms
  • [b]. Or "representative"
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