Hebrews 9:4

“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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having a vessel of gold in it for burning perfumes, and the ark of the agreement, which was covered with gold and which had in it a pot made of gold for the manna, and Aaron's rod which put out buds, and the stones with the writing of the agreement;
- Basic English Bible

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;
- Darby Bible

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;
- Webster's Bible

This had a censer of gold, and the ark of the Covenant lined with gold and completely covered with gold, and in it were a gold vase which held the manna, and Aaron's rod which budded and the tables of the Covenant.
- Weymouth Bible

having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which was a golden pot holding the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
- World English Bible

hauynge a goldun cenrer, and the arke of the testament, keuered aboute on ech side with gold, in which was a pot of gold hauynge manna, and the yerde of Aaron that florischide, and the tablis of the testament;
- Wycliffe Bible

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,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 9:4


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.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 9:4


Heb 9:4 Which had the golden censer. The critics are divided whether the Greek word "thumiasterion" rendered "censer" refers to the golden censer or to the altar of incense. Both the Common and Revised Versions have adopted "censer", which is probably correct. In the golden censer was burned incense in the Most Holy Place, when the High Priest entered it once a year (Le 16:12). The altar of incense stood against the veil of the Most Holy Place. The ark of the covenant. See Ex 25:10-16. This chest, made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold, was the most sacred thing in the tabernacle. Wherein [was] the gold pot that had manna. See Ex 16:32-34. And Aaron's rod that budded. See Nu 17:1-11. And The tables of the covenant. See De 10:1-5. The two stone tables of the law. All these but the tables had been removed before the temple was built (1Ki 8:9). Many hold that they were by the ark, not in it. See De 31:26 Nu 17:10. The ark itself disappeared when the temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar.

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