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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 37:1-9

I. It may be thought strange that Moses, when he had recorded so fully the instructions given him upon the mount for the making of all these things, should here record as particularly the making of them, when it might have sufficed only to have said, in a few words, that each of these things was made exactly according to the directions before recited. We are sure that Moses, when he wrote by divine inspiration, used no vain repetitions; there are no idle words in scripture. Why then are so... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 37:1-29

And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood ,.... Jarchi says, because he gave his mind to this work more than the rest of the wise men, it is called by his name. It is a notion of some Jewish writers that the ark was made by Bezaleel, without the help of others; but there is no sufficient reason to be given for it; for other things are equally ascribed to him in this and the following chapter, as the mercy seat with the cherubim, the shewbread table, the candlestick of pure gold, the two... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 37:6

He made the mercy-seat - See this described Exodus 25:17 ; (note). read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 37:1-25

The ark, the table, and the candlestick. See Homily on Exodus 25:10-40 .— J . O . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 37:1-28

The furnishing of the tabernacle. I. ALL WAS ACCOMPLISHED AS GOD HAD COMMANDED . 1. Successfully. It might have been feared that though the tabernacle was erected there would be some failure in this more delicate and ornate work; but all is perfectly executed even to the smallest details. In the work of him whom God has called by name there will be no failure. His work will be presented faultless, and every word which God has spoken will be fulfilled. 2. Faithfully:... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 37:1-29

THE FURTHER PROGRESS OF THE WORK THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FURNITURE FOR THE HOLY OF HOLIES ( Exodus 37:1 , Exodus 37:9 ) AND FOR THE HOLY PLACE ( Exodus 37:10-28 ) THE MAKING OF THE HOLY OIL AND OF THE INCENSE ( Exodus 37:29 ). On the history of the construction of the tabernacle follows naturally that of the construction of its furniture. The order of dignity is followed, as in Exodus 25:1-40 ; and the... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Exodus 37:1-29

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

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Exodus 37:6

mercy seat = propitiatory. See note on Exodus 25:17 read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Exodus 37:1-29

"And Bezaleel made the ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it.Deuteronomy 10:1-5, where Moses is said to have made an ark, is seized upon as a contradiction, but it is only a pseudocon. See comment on this under [1">Exodus 34:29-35.">[1] And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without. and made a crown of gold to it round about. And he cast for it four rings of gold, in the four... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Exodus 37:1-9

Exodus 37:1-9.— In God's work great exactness is needful; we must follow his written word, neither adding thereto, nor diminishing therefrom: thus did Moses. The furniture of the most holy place is finished: the ark, the cherubims, and mercy-seat; these are inseparable. Note; When Jesus, the true Mercy-seat, is in our hearts, then shall we see the favourable countenance of God over us, and within us the deep engravings of his holy mind and will. read more

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