Leviticus 8:12

“And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he powred of the anointing oile vpon Aarons head, and anointed him, to sanctifie him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him, to consecrate him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And some of the oil he put on Aaron's head, to make him holy.
- Basic English Bible

And he poured of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, and anointed him, to hallow him.
- Darby Bible

And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.
- Webster's Bible

He poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.
- World English Bible

and he poureth of the anointing oil on the head of Aaron, and anointeth him to sanctify him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 8:12


8:12 He poured - In a plentiful manner, as appears from #Psa 133:2|, whereas other persons and things were only sprinkled with it: because his unction was to typify the anointing of Christ with the Spirit, which was not given by measure to him. A measure of the same anointing is given to all believers.


Discussion for Leviticus 8

  • Irene123
    Lev.8:7 - "And he put upon him the coat,.....and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him ....."; The garments that the high priest wore reflected his role as the symbol of Jesus our savior. The coat represented the MAN Jesus; the robe represented the DIVINE Jesus, and the ephod represented his giving of Himself as a sinless sacrifice. The ephod had the names of ALL God's people.
  • Robert
    I want to bring the attention of your readers to Leviticus Chapter 8:22-23. Moses under the anointing and unction of the holy spirit consecrated Aaron and his son with the blood. He symbolically anointing our High priest Jesus Christ hwwen christ was on the cross, the blood that came down from his head after the thorns were placed on his head, down to the tip of his ears. When he was sword went into his side, the blood came down from his sides and landed on his toes as we saw Moses did to Aaron and his son. Amazing how God demonstrated the action on the cross as far as then. compare the anointing of Aaron and his son with the the events on the cross. Leviticus 8:23 "And he slew it and Moses took of the blood of it, and put it upon the tip of Aaron 's right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot "
  • Beverley Johnson
    What I have learnt from Leviticus Chapter 8 is that during Moses reign blood was used as a sin offering to get forgiveness. After Jesus shed His Blood , animals ' blood was no longer necessary. Jesus paid the price for all sins with His Blood.
  • Anonymous
    Rosetta If you look at chapter 7 33 34 theses verses also refer to the right leg. In verse 34, it is refered to along with the breast portion. This leads me to believe reference is made to the "shoulder " portion of the animal which is close to the breast also attached to a leg . I hope this helps.
  • Margaret
    We must obey God s commands
  • Joy Guess
    II is obvious that we should give our very best to the Lord i.e. service, offering, dedication and faithfulness. When we do this, we should not boast or brag about what we do but do it for God to get the glory.

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