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Exodus 25:16 "And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

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      16. the testimony--that is, the two tables of stone, containing the ten commandments, and called "the testimony," because by it God did testify His sovereign authority over Israel as His people, His selection of them as the guardians of His will and worship, and His displeasure in the event of their transgressing His laws; while on their part, by receiving and depositing this law in its appointed place, they testified their acknowledgment of God's right to rule over them, and their submission to the authority of His law. The superb and elaborate style of the ark that contained "the testimony" was emblematic of the great treasure it held; in other words, the incomparable value and excellence of the Word of God, while its being placed in this chest further showed the great care which God has ever taken for preserving it.

JFB.


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Brief Summary: At this chapter begins an account of the orders and instructions God gave to Moses upon the mount for the erecting and furnishing of a tabernacle to the honour of God. We have here. I. Orders given for a collection to be made among the people for this purpose (v. 1-9). II. Particular instructions, 1. Concerning the ark of the covenant (v. 10-22). The table of showbread (v. 23-30). The golden candlestick (v. 31, etc.).

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What the Israelites were to offer for making the tabernacle. (1-9)
The ark. (10-22)
The table, with its furniture. (23-30)
The candlestick. (31-40)
 

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