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 24:5-9 Meaning and Commentary


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.

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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