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Leviticus 24:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Command the sons of Israel that they bring to you clear oil from beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Command the children of Israel, that they bring to thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Command the children of Israel that they bring unto thee pure beaten olive oil for the light, to light the lamp continually.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Command the sons of Israel, That they bring unto thee pure oil olive, beaten, for giving light,—to cause the lamp to burn up continually.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Command the sons of Israel, and they bring unto thee pure olive oil, beaten, for the lamp, to cause a light to go up continually;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee the finest and clearest oil of olives, to furnish the lamps continually,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Command the children of Israel, that they bring vnto thee pure oyle Oliue, beaten, for the light, to cause the lampes to burne continually.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Charge the children of Israel, and let them take for thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to burn a lamp continually,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Command the children of Yisrael, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Command 6680
{6680} Prime
צוּה
tsavah
{tsaw-vaw'}
A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin.
z8761
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל, 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
that they bring 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
thee pure 2134
{2134} Prime
זַךְ
zak
{zak}
From H2141; clear.
oil 8081
{8081} Prime
שֶׁמֶן
shemen
{sheh'-men}
From H8080; grease, especially liquid (as from the olive, often perfumed); figuratively richness.
olive 2132
{2132} Prime
זַיִת
zayith
{zay'-yith}
Probably from an unused root (akin to H2099); an olive (as yielding illuminating oil), the tree, the branch or the berry.
beaten 3795
{3795} Prime
כָּתִית
kathiyth
{kaw-theeth'}
From H3807; beaten, that is, pure (oil).
for the light, 3974
{3974} Prime
מָאוֹר
ma'owr
{maw-ore'}
From H0215; properly a luminous body or luminary, that is, (abstractly) light (as an element); figuratively brightness, that is, cheerfulness; specifically a chandelier.
to cause the lamps 5216
{5216} Prime
נִיר
niyr
{neer}
From a primitive root (see H5214 and H5135) properly meaning to glisten; a lamp (that is, the burner) or light (literally or figuratively).
to burn 5927
{5927} Prime
עָלָה
`alah
{aw-law'}
A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
continually. 8548
{8548} Prime
תָּמִיד
tamiyd
{taw-meed'}
From an unused root meaning to stretch; properly continuance (as indefinite extension); but used only (attributively as adjective) constant (or adverbially constantly); elliptically the regular (daily) sacrifice.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Leviticus 24:2

_ _ Command the children of Israel — This is the repetition of a law previously given (Exodus 27:20, Exodus 27:21).

_ _ pure oil olive beaten — or cold-drawn, which is always of great purity.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 24:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Leviticus 24:2

To cause the lamps to burn — Heb. the lamp: yet Leviticus 24:4, it is the lamps: The seven lamps made all one lamp. In allusion to which, the Blessed Spirit is represented, Revelation 4:5, by seven lamps of fire before the throne. For there are diversities of gifts, but one spirit.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Leviticus 24:2

(a) Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

(a) Read (Exodus 27:20).

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that they:

Exodus 27:20-21 And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always. ... In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which [is] before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: [it shall be] a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
Exodus 39:37 The pure candlestick, [with] the lamps thereof, [even with] the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light,
Exodus 40:24 And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.
Numbers 8:2-4 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick. ... And this work of the candlestick [was of] beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, [was] beaten work: according unto the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.
1 Samuel 3:3-4 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God [was], and Samuel was laid down [to sleep]; ... That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here [am] I.

the lamps:

2 Chronicles 13:11 And they burn unto the LORD every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the shewbread also [set they in order] upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of the LORD our God; but ye have forsaken him.
Psalms 119:105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalms 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.
Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 25:1-8 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. ... And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luke 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;
John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:9 [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:17-18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: ... The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Ephesians 5:8-14 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: ... Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Philippians 2:15-16 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; ... Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

burn continually:
Heb. ascend
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Ex 27:20; 39:37; 40:24. Nu 8:2. 1S 3:3. 2Ch 13:11. Ps 119:105, 130. Pv 6:23. Is 8:20; 11:2. Mt 4:16; 5:16; 25:1. Lk 1:79; 12:35. Jn 1:4, 9; 5:35; 8:12. Ac 26:18. 2Co 4:6. Ep 1:17; 5:8. Php 2:15.

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