Numbers 7:10

10 When the altar was anointed, the leaders brought their offerings for its dedication and presented them before the altar.

Numbers 7:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 And the princes offered for dedicating of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their offering before the altar.
ESV
10 And the chiefs offered offerings for the dedication of the altar on the day it was anointed; and the chiefs offered their offering before the altar.
NLT
10 The leaders also presented dedication gifts for the altar at the time it was anointed. They each placed their gifts before the altar.
MSG
10 When the Altar was anointed, the leaders brought their offerings for its dedication and presented them before the Altar
CSB
10 The leaders also presented the dedication gift for the altar when it was anointed. The leaders presented their offerings in front of the altar.

Numbers 7:10 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 7:10

And the princes offered for dedicating of the altar
For setting it apart to sacred use and service, even the altar of burnt offering; or rather after it had bean sanctified and set apart, when it began to be made use of for sacrifice:

in the day that it was anointed;
with the anointing oil, whereby it was devoted to sacred service;

even the princes offered their offering before the altar;
the altar of burnt offering; they brought their vessels for the service of it, and the creatures for sacrifice, and set them before it; signifying what they meant, thereby, that the silver and golden vessels were for the use of it, and the beasts for sacrifice to be offered up on it: and here Jarchi also observes, that Moses would not receive their offering until he knew the mind of God about it, and it was declared to him from himself.

Numbers 7:10 In-Context

8 and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites, as their work required. They were all under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.
9 But Moses did not give any to the Kohathites, because they were to carry on their shoulders the holy things, for which they were responsible.
10 When the altar was anointed, the leaders brought their offerings for its dedication and presented them before the altar.
11 For the LORD had said to Moses, “Each day one leader is to bring his offering for the dedication of the altar.”
12 The one who brought his offering on the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab of the tribe of Judah.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 1; S Exodus 29:36
  • 2. 2 Chronicles 7:9