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Hebrews 9:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was] a golden pot holding the manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was] the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— having a golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod which budded, and the tables of the covenant;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid around with gold, in which [was] the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— having a golden censer, and the ark of the covenant, covered round in every part with gold, in which [were] the golden pot that had the manna, and the rod of Aaron that had sprouted, and the tables of the covenant;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant covered around on every side with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and the rod of Aaron that sprouted, and the tables of the covenant;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— having a golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid all round about with gold, in which [is] the golden pot having the manna, and the rod of Aaron that budded, and the tables of the covenant,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Having a golden censer and the ark of the testament covered about on every part with gold, in which was a golden pot that had manna and the rod of Aaron that had blossomed and the tables of the testament.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Which had the golden Censor, and the Arke of the Couenant ouerlayed round about with gold, wherein was the Golden pot that had Manna, and Aarons rod that budded, and the Tables of the Couenant.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— in it were the incense-vessel of gold, and the ark of the covenant, which was altogether covered with gold; and within it were the golden urn, in which was the manna, and the rod of Aharun that budded, and the tablets of the covenant:
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And there were in it the golden censer and the ark of the covenant, which was all over laid with gold; and in it were the golden urn which contained the manna and the rod of Aaron which sprouted, and the tables of the covenant;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Which had 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
the golden 5552
{5552} Prime
χρύσεος
chruseos
{khroo'-seh-os}
From G5557; made of gold.
censer, 2369
{2369} Prime
θυμιατήριον
thumiasterion
{thoo-mee-as-tay'-ree-on}
From a derivative of G2370; a place of fumigation, that is, the altar of incense (in the Temple).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
ark 2787
{2787} Prime
κιβωτός
kibotos
{kib-o-tos'}
Of uncertain derivative; a box, that is, the sacred ark and that of Noah.
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
covenant 1242
{1242} Prime
διαθήκη
diatheke
{dee-ath-ay'-kay}
From G1303; properly a disposition, that is, (specifically) a contract (especially a devisory will).
overlaid 4028
{4028} Prime
περικαλύπτω
perikalupto
{per-ee-kal-oop'-to}
From G4012 and G2572; to cover all around, that is, entirely (the face, a surface).
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
round about 3840
{3840} Prime
πάντοθεν
pantothen
{pan-toth'-en}
Adverb (of source) from G3956; from (that is, on) all sides.
with gold, y5553
[5553] Standard
χρυσίον
chrusion
{khroo-see'-on}
Diminutive of G5557; a golden article, that is, gold plating, ornament, or coin.
x5552
(5552) Complement
χρύσεος
chruseos
{khroo'-seh-os}
From G5557; made of gold.
wherein 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
[was] the golden y5552
[5552] Standard
χρύσεος
chruseos
{khroo'-seh-os}
From G5557; made of gold.
x5553
(5553) Complement
χρυσίον
chrusion
{khroo-see'-on}
Diminutive of G5557; a golden article, that is, gold plating, ornament, or coin.
pot 4713
{4713} Prime
στάμνος
stamnos
{stam'-nos}
From the base of G2476 (as stationary); a jar or earthen tank.
that had 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
manna, 3131
{3131} Prime
μάννα
manna
{man'-nah}
Of Hebrew origin [H4478]; manna (that is, man), an edible gum.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Aaron's 2
{0002} Prime
Ἀαρών
Aaron
{ah-ar-ohn'}
Of Hebrew origin [H0175]; Aaron, the brother of Moses.
rod 4464
{4464} Prime
ῥάβδος
rhabdos
{hrab'-dos}
From the base of G4474; a stick or wand (as a cudgel, a cane or a baton of royalty).
that budded, 985
{0985} Prime
βλαστάνω
blastano
{blas-tan'-o}
From βλαστός [[blastos]] (a sprout); to germinate; by implication to yield fruit.
z5660
<5660> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 714
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
tables 4109
{4109} Prime
πλάξ
plax
{plax}
From G4111; a moulding board, that is, flat surface ('plate', or tablet, literally or figuratively).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
covenant; 1242
{1242} Prime
διαθήκη
diatheke
{dee-ath-ay'-kay}
From G1303; properly a disposition, that is, (specifically) a contract (especially a devisory will).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 9:4

_ _ golden censer — The Greek, must not be translated “altar of incense,” for it was not in “the holiest” place “after the second veil,” but in “the holy place”; but as in 2 Chronicles 26:19, and Ezekiel 8:11, “censer”: so Vulgate and Syriac. This GOLDEN censer was only used on the day of atonement (other kinds of censers on other days), and is therefore associated with the holiest place, as being taken into it on that anniversary by the high priest. The expression “which had,” does not mean that the golden censer was deposited there, for in that case the high priest would have had to go in and bring it out before burning incense in it; but that the golden censer was one of the articles belonging to, and used for, the yearly service in the holiest place. He virtually supposes (without specifying) the existence of the “altar of incense” in the anterior holy place, by mentioning the golden censer filled with incense from it: the incense answers to the prayers of the saints; and the altar though outside the holiest place, is connected with it (standing close by the second veil, directly before the ark of the covenant), even as we find an antitypical altar in heaven. The rending of the veil by Christ has brought the antitypes to the altar, candlestick, and showbread of the anterior holy place into the holiest place, heaven. In 1 Kings 6:22, Hebrew,the altar” is said to belong to the oracle, or holiest place (compare Exodus 30:6).

_ _ ark — of shittim wood, that is, acacia. Not in the second temple, but in its stead was a stone basement (called “the stone of foundation”), three fingers high.

_ _ pot — “golden,” added in the Septuagint, and sanctioned by Paul.

_ _ manna — an omer, each man’s daily portion. In 1 Kings 8:9; 2 Chronicles 5:10, it is said there was nothing in the ark of Solomon’s temple save the two stone tables of the law put in by Moses. But the expression that there was nothing THEN therein save the two tables, leaves the inference to be drawn that formerly there were the other things mentioned by the Rabbis and by Paul here, the pot of manna (the memorial of God’s providential care of Israel) and the rod of Aaron, the memorial of the lawful priesthood (Numbers 17:3, Numbers 17:5, Numbers 17:7, Numbers 17:10). The expressions “before the Lord” (Exodus 16:32), and “before the testimony” (Numbers 17:10) thus mean, “IN the ark.” “In,” however, may be used here (as the corresponding Hebrew word) as to things attached to the ark as appendages, as the book of the law was put “in the side of the ark,” and so the golden jewels offered by the Philistines (1 Samuel 6:8).

_ _ tables of the covenant — (Deuteronomy 9:9; Deuteronomy 10:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 9:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 9:4

Having the golden censer — Used by the high priest only, on the great day of atonement. And the ark, or chest, of the covenant — So called from the tables of the covenant contained therein. Wherein was the manna — The monument of God's care over Israel. And Aaron's rod — The monument of the regular priesthood. And the tables of the covenant — The two tables of stone, on which the ten commandments were written by the finger of God the most venerable monument of all.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the golden:

Leviticus 16:12 And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring [it] within the vail:
1 Kings 7:50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers [of] pure gold; and the hinges [of] gold, [both] for the doors of the inner house, the most holy [place, and] for the doors of the house, [to wit], of the temple.
Revelation 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer [it] with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

the ark:

Exodus 25:10-16 And they shall make an ark [of] shittim wood: two cubits and a half [shall be] the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. ... And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
Exodus 26:33 And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy [place] and the most holy.
Exodus 37:1-5 And Bezaleel made the ark [of] shittim wood: two cubits and a half [was] the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: ... And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.
Exodus 39:35 The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat,
Exodus 40:3 And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail.
Exodus 40:21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses.

was:

Exodus 16:33-34 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations. ... As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

and Aaron's:

Numbers 17:5 And it shall come to pass, [that] the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.
Numbers 17:8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
Numbers 17:10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.
Psalms 110:2-3 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. ... Thy people [shall be] willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

and the:

Exodus 25:16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
Exodus 25:21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
Exodus 26:33 And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy [place] and the most holy.
Exodus 34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
Exodus 40:3 And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail.
Exodus 40:20-21 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark: ... And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Deuteronomy 10:2-5 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark. ... And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.
1 Kings 8:9 [There was] nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made [a covenant] with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
1 Kings 8:21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein [is] the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
2 Chronicles 5:10 [There was] nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put [therein] at Horeb, when the LORD made [a covenant] with the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt.
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The Ark of the Covenant was made of Shittim wood & overlaid with Gold.It was placed in the Most Holy Place.The shittim wood symbolizes the humanity of Christ & the gold his deity.
Jesus Christ has fulfilled the three offices of Prophet-Priest & King.
The tables of the covenant symbolizes His office of King.
The golden pot that had manna symbolizes His prophetic office.
Aaron's rod that had budded symbolizes His office of the High Priest.
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