The Meaning of Exodus 31:9 Explained

Exodus 31:9

KJV: And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,

YLT: and the altar of the burnt-offering and all its vessels, and the laver and its base,

Darby: and the altar of burnt-offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand;

ASV: and the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its base,

What does Exodus 31:9 Mean?

Context Summary

Exodus 31:1-18 - Wise Workmen For The Tabernacle
Whenever there is special work to be done God will find and endow the men who are to do it. "I have called,"¦ I have filled,"¦ I have appointed," etc. There is a niche for each of us in God's service, to each a special work is given; and for each those talents are imparted, which are requisite and adequate. "Created unto good works," says the Apostle, "which God has before prepared that we should walk in them," Ephesians 2:10. The talent for the sphere and the sphere for the talent-God's call binding the two with golden clasps.
But amid all our work for God there should be Sabbath-keeping-i.e., the inner rest of the soul. We are by nature full of our own works and schemes and plans; but when the spirit of rest enters us, all this is altered. Then we are not agents, but instruments; we do not work for God, but God works through us; we enter into His rest, and cease from ourselves. See Hebrews 4:10. [source]

Chapter Summary: Exodus 31

1  Bezaleel and Aholiah are appointed for the work of the tabernacle
12  The observation of the Sabbath is again commanded
18  Moses receives the two tablets

What do the individual words in Exodus 31:9 mean?

and the altar of burnt offering and with all its utensils the laver its base
וְאֶת־ מִזְבַּ֥ח הָעֹלָ֖ה וְאֶת־ כָּל־ כֵּלָ֑יו הַכִּיּ֖וֹר כַּנּֽוֹ

מִזְבַּ֥ח  the  altar 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: מִזְבֵּחַ  
Sense: altar.
הָעֹלָ֖ה  of  burnt  offering 
Parse: Article, Noun, feminine singular
Root: עֹלָה  
Sense: whole burnt offering.
וְאֶת־  and  with 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
כֵּלָ֑יו  its  utensils 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct, third person masculine singular
Root: כְּלִי  
Sense: article, vessel, implement, utensil.
הַכִּיּ֖וֹר  the  laver 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: כִּיּׄור  
Sense: pot, basin, laver, pan.
כַּנּֽוֹ  its  base 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: כֵּן 
Sense: base, stand, pedestal, office, foot, place, estate.

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