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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 39:1-31

In this account of the making of the priests? garments, according to the instructions given (ch. 28), we may observe, 1. That the priests? garments are called here clothes of service, Exod. 39:1. Note, Those that wear robes of honour must look upon them as clothes of service; for from those upon whom honour is put service is expected. It is said of those that are arrayed in white robes that they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple, Rev. 7:13. Holy garments... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 39:2-31

And he made the ephod of gold ,.... From hence to the end of verse thirty one we have a very particular account of the making of the priest's garments exactly according to the directions given to Moses; see Gill on Exodus 28:1 &c.; to end of chapter twenty eight; only it may be observed, that here in Exodus 39:3 an account is given of the manner in which they made the gold fit to be worked along with the blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; they beat the gold into thin plates, and then... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 39:1-31


Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 39:1-32

The garments of the priests. See Homily on Exodus 28:1-43 .— J . O . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 39:1-41

The Clothes of Service; the work perfected. I. THE PRIESTS ' GARMENTS . 1 . Their splendour. They were fashioned of gold and jewels, and blue, and purple, and scarlet. God gives glory to his servants. He makes us kings and priests unto himself. The spiritual nobleness and beauty given now are but the earnest of the glory which will be hereafter. 2 . Their purpose: they were clothes of service. The honour and comeliness which God bestows are for service to him in the midst... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Exodus 39:1-43

35:1-40:38 CONSTRUCTION OF THE TABERNACLEThis section largely repeats the instruction given on the mountain in Chapters 25-31. It emphasizes that the people had to do God’s work according to his covenant requirements. Therefore, they were to keep the Sabbath (35:1-3; cf. 31:16). If they wanted God to accept their offerings for the building of the tabernacle, they had to present those offerings in a spirit of joy and willingness (35:4-29). Though all could give offerings, only those with the... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Exodus 39:1-43

The instructions which God gave (Exodus 28) were carefully followed; and the account here closely conforms to the account of the instructions. "There are no major differences between the two accounts."[1] Of course, there is the omission of any reference to the Urim and the Thummin, quickly hailed by critics as "reflecting a situation sometime after the exile",[2] but it is far better to consider this omission, as did Huey, as merely being an "abridged"[3] account of the instructions. Also,... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Exodus 39:1-31

The priests’ clothing 39:1-31Moses described the preparation of the priests’ clothes at length, as is appropriate in view of their importance. [Note: See John E. Johnson, "The Old Testament Offices as Paradigm for Pastoral Identity," Bibliotheca Sacra 152:606 (April-June 1995):182-200.] The ephod Exodus 39:2-7 (cf. Exodus 28:6-12)The breastplate Exodus 39:8-21 (cf. Exodus 28:15-29)The robe Exodus 39:22-26 (cf. Exodus 28:31-34)The other accessories Exodus 39:27-31 (cf. Exodus 28:39-40; Exodus... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Exodus 39:8-43

2. Execution of the work 36:8-39:43Moses described the directions for constructing the tabernacle and its furnishings earlier (chs. 25-31). I will simply give a breakdown of the individual items here with references and parallel references (cf. also Exodus 35:11-19). read more

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