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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 36:14-34

Here, 1. The shelter and special protection that the church is under are signified by the curtains of hair-cloth, which were spread over the tabernacle, and the covering of rams? skins and badgers? skins over them, Exod. 36:14-19. God has provided for his people a shadow from the heat, and a covert from storm and rain, Isa. 4:6. They are armed against all weathers; the sun and the moon shall not smite them: and they are protected from the storms of divine wrath, that hail which will sweep away... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 36:8-38

And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle ,.... Did the part assigned him, what he was fittest for, and most skilful in: particularly some made ten curtains , &c.; which were properly the tabernacle, and were made first, and then the several things appertaining to it; and from hence, to the end of the chapter Exodus 36:9 , is only an account of the making of the tabernacle, its curtains, coverings, boards, sockets, and bars, the vail for the most... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 36:1-38

THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK , AND THE SUPERFLUOUS LIBERALITY OF THE PEOPLE — THE LATTER HAS TO BE RESTRAINED ( Exodus 36:3-7 ). Bezaleel and Aholiab felt that the time for action was now come. They at once addressed themselves to their task. Moses delivered into their hands all the various offerings which the people, rich and poor, had brought in ( Exodus 35:21-29 ); and skilled workmen were immediately called upon to shape it for the designed uses. The... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 36:8-38

The remainder of this chapter requires no comment, since it goes over ground already covered. The passage from Exodus 36:8 to Exodus 36:18 corresponds exactly with Exodus 26:1-11 ; that from Exodus 26:19-34 with Exodus 26:14-29 ; that consisting of Exodus 26:35 , Exodus 26:36 , with Exodus 26:33 , Exodus 26:34 ; and the two concluding verses with Exodus 26:36 , Exodus 26:37 . Under these circumstances a few mistranslations will alone be noticed. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 36:27

For the sides of the tabernacle westward. Literally correct; but it would be more intelligible to render "for the side ," or "for the back ." read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Exodus 36:1-38

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 36:1-38

"And Bezaleel and Oholiab shall work, and every wise-hearted man, in whom Jehovah hath put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that Jehovah hath commanded.[3]"And Moses called Bezaleel and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart Jehovah had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: and they received of Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Exodus 36:9-38

Exodus 36:9-38.— We have here, 1. The tabernacle completed. The inside is finished first. Note; Our first care must be about the hidden man of the heart. 2. The coverings are prepared to guard it from the injuries of the weather. They who dwell under the shadow of Jesus, the true Tabernacle, have such a covert, that no storms of wrath, or blasts of temptation, can ever hurt them. 3. The two vails are hung on their pillars to separate the holiest of all from the holy place, and the first... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Exodus 36:8-38

The tabernacle 36:8-38The hangings and coverings Exodus 36:8-19 (cf. Exodus 26:1-14)The boards and bars Exodus 36:20-34 (cf. Exodus 26:15-30)The veil and screen Exodus 36:35-38 (cf. Exodus 26:31-37)"The order of recounting the construction of the parts of the tabernacle is not the same as that of the instructions in Exodus 25-30. . . . The purpose for this change is perhaps to begin with, and thus highlight, the part of the work that involved ’all the skilled workers’ before moving on to that... read more

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