Numbers 7:11

11 For the LORD had said to Moses, “Each day one leader is to bring his offering for the dedication of the altar.”

Numbers 7:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And the LORD said unto Moses, They shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the dedicating of the altar.
ESV
11 And the LORD said to Moses, "They shall offer their offerings, one chief each day, for the dedication of the altar."
NLT
11 The LORD said to Moses, “Let one leader bring his gift each day for the dedication of the altar.”
MSG
11 because God had instructed Moses, "Each day one leader is to present his offering for the dedication of the Altar."
CSB
11 The Lord told Moses, "Each day have one leader present his offering for the dedication of the altar."

Numbers 7:11 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 7:11

And the Lord said unto Moses
For before this was said to him, even what follows, Moses knew not, as the same writer observes, how they should offer, in what order, whether according to their birth, or whether according to the journeying of their camps, or whether they should offer together, or one after another, one day after another F7; this affair is set in a clear light:

they shall offer their offering each prince on his day;
one on one day, and the other on the next, and so on successively for twelve days running; and this was ordered for the greater solemnity of the service, and that it might be taken notice of, and each have the honour and credit of it; and this was done, not according to the order of their birth, but as their standards were fixed, first Judah, and those under him, and so the rest in course:

for the dedicating of the altar;
see ( Numbers 7:10 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F7 Vid. Siphri apud Yalkut in loc.

Numbers 7:11 In-Context

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.
13 His offering was one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each filled with the finest flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering;