Exodus 25:31

“ And thou shalt make a Candlesticke of pure gold: of beaten worke shall the candlesticke bee made; his shaft and his branches, his bowles, his knops, and his flowers shall be of the same.”

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And thou shalt make a candlestick [of] pure gold: [of] beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
- King James Version

"Then you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand {and} its base and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its bulbs and its flowers shall be {of one piece} with it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you are to make a support for lights, of the best gold; its base and its pillar are to be of hammered gold; its cups, its buds, and its flowers are to be made of the same metal.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt make a lamp-stand of pure gold; [of] beaten work shall the lamp-stand be made: its base and its shaft, its cups, its knobs, and its flowers shall be of the same.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: its shaft, and its branches, its bowls, its knobs, and its flowers, shall be of the same.
- Webster's Bible

You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. Of hammered work shall the lampstand be made, even its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it.
- World English Bible

`And thou hast made a candlestick of pure gold, of beaten work is the candlestick made; its base, and its branch, its calyxes, its knops, and its flowers are of the same;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 25:31


25:31 This candlestick had many branches drawn from the main shaft, which had not only bowls to put the oil and the kindled wick in for necessity, but knops made in the form of a pomegranate and flowers for ornament. The tabernacle had no windows, all its light was candle - light, which notes the comparative darkness of that dispensation, while the sun of righteousness was not as yet risen, nor had the day - star from on high visited his church. Yet God left not himself without witness, nor them without instruction; the commandment was a lamp, and the law a light, and the prophets were branches from that lamp, which gave light in their several ages. The church is still dark, as the tabernacle was, in comparison with what it will be in heaven: but the word of God is the candlestick, a light burning in a dark place.


Discussion for Exodus 25

  • Eugene Browne
    Almost perfect. Now if we just could figure out what that pattern is. It almost sounds as if the same pattern fits all of the objects. How could that be? Maybe you beat the soft pure gold into a sheet,, then wrap it around into the desired use shape. For example that lamp stand/reflector. Talk about a misunderstood object. This centerpiece is depicted hundreds of ways, none of which come close .
  • Jane
    The Churubs were approved by God to be made and they are symbolic. God did not say the Cherubs should be worshipped. Verse 22 says God will commune with Moses above the Mercy seat between the Cherubs. No excuse to worship curved images
  • Gene browne for verse 24
    You have a table with golden crown round about and a boarder of a hand- width which also has a crown round about. That's two crowns with a boarder between them. Why?
  • Kakono simbarashe for verse 8
    The word is pure.God residing in us
  • Dewey J
    Glenda, I agree with you that God gave specific instructions on how he wanted the ark of the covenant designed to reflect darkly his throne on earth. Our Lord 's pray "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven ". When he shall bring us to that glorious day in Revelations through his almighty power after all is said and done Jehovah will have delivered us to Rev. 22:1, 2 which says, "then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb v2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations ". God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Praise Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Brianna for verse 2
    Although offerings were apart of the mosaic law, this scripture highlights that they were given freely, and not necessarily out of compulsion. As the bible states God loves a cheerful giver. This encourages me to give freely of my time and self in my service to my God Jehovah.

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