Exodus 30:8

“And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Aaron lighteth the lampes at euen, he shall burne incense vpon it, a perpetuall incense before the Lord,throughout your generations.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When Aaron trims the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense. {There shall be} perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before Jehovah throughout your generations.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And every evening, when he puts the lights up in their places, the spices are to be burned, a sweet-smelling smoke going up before the Lord from generation to generation for ever.
- Basic English Bible

And when Aaron lighteth the lamps between the two evenings, he shall burn the incense -- a continual incense before Jehovah throughout your generations.
- Darby Bible

And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at evening, he shall burn incense upon it; a perpetual incense before the LORD, throughout your generations.
- Webster's Bible

When Aaron lights the lamps at evening, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before Yahweh throughout your generations.
- World English Bible

and in Aaron's causing the lamps to go up between the evenings, he doth perfume it; a continual perfume before Jehovah to your generations.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at dusk, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Exodus 30

  • BSP
    Verse 20: Aaron and the priests were to wash themselves because God requires his servants to be clean and holy.
  • Anne
    Thank God for Jesus, our High Priest, who paid our ransom by shedding His blood on the cross for our sins, whereby, we can approach the Throne of Grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.(Heb.4:14-16).
  • George N
    If we look at a better understanding of the age of accountability. Some are called to the accountability earlier. When we come sorry for our sins we will be accountable. Sins not Mom catching you stealing cookies from the jar.
  • Jane
    Verse 37 not 30 where we can wear sweet smelling perfum
  • Jane
    Whoa! God loves beautiful things and sweet smell. See how beautiful he designed Aaron and Son garment in previous chapters. Now he mixed sweet smelling perfum and warns that His particular mixture should not be worn by man. My point is God in verse 30 permits us to wear perfum but some churches preach against it . I love God
  • Dewey J
    Hank Hayden, from Scripture I believe the age of accountability is much sooner. Some places one read that Hebrew boys went through formal rituals at 12-14 years of age to become men. 2 Tim. 3:13 says, "And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scripture, which are able to make thee wise, unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus ". And 1Cor. 13:11 says, "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man I put away childish thing ". Today we consider 18 to 21 years of age adults. Therefore, the age of accountability must be much earlier than that. God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!

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