Exodus 25:9

9 You are to construct it following the plans I've given you, the design for The Dwelling and the design for all its furnishings. The Chest

Exodus 25:9 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 25:9

According to all that I show thee
That is, the sanctuary was to be made in all respects exactly according to the view of it that Moses now had upon the mount from God, and which he was to communicate to the workmen for their instruction and direction;

after the pattern of the tabernacle, and of the pattern of all the
instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it:
and by the "pattern" is not meant an idea of it, impressed on the mind of Moses, or a picture of it which was shown him, but a little edifice representing it in all its parts, a perfect model of it: and so Maimonides F9 says, "Tabnith", the word here used, signifies the structure and disposition of anything, i.e. the form of it in a four square, in roundness, in a triangle, or in any of the like figures, see ( Hebrews 8:5 ) and so David had, by the Spirit, a pattern of the temple, and which he gave to his son Solomon, to build according to it, ( 1 Chronicles 28:11 1 Chronicles 28:12 1 Chronicles 28:19 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F9 Moreh Nevochim, par. 1. c. 3.

Exodus 25:9 In-Context

7 onyx stones and other stones for setting in the Ephod and the Breastpiece.
8 Let them construct a Sanctuary for me so that I can live among them.
9 You are to construct it following the plans I've given you, the design for The Dwelling and the design for all its furnishings. The Chest
10 "First let them make a Chest using acacia wood: make it three and three-quarters feet long and two and one-quarter feet wide and deep
11 . Cover it with a veneer of pure gold inside and out and make a molding of gold all around it.

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