The Meaning of Exodus 40:11 Explained

Exodus 40:11

KJV: And thou shalt anoint the laver and his foot, and sanctify it.

YLT: and thou hast anointed the laver and its base, and sanctified it.

Darby: And thou shalt anoint the laver and its stand, and hallow it.

ASV: And thou shalt anoint the laver and its base, and sanctify it.

What does Exodus 40:11 Mean?

Context Summary

Exodus 40:1-16 - Directions For Erecting The Tabernacle
On the new year's day of the second year of the exodus Moses was bidden to rear up the Tabernacle, and with his own hand to place each article in its specified position. With what joy must those commands have fallen on His ears! We are reminded of the words of Robert Moffat, when he was completing the translation of the entire Bible into the language of the Botswana: "When I had finished the last verse I could hardly believe that I was in the world. My emotions found vent by my falling on my knees and thanking God for His grace and goodness in giving me strength to accomplish my task." Under similar circumstances Dr. Paton says that he pitched his bat into the air and danced round and round his printing-press. Let us build our life, piece by piece, in the same spirit-not with wood, hay and stubble, but with gold, silver and precious stones-so that at the close we may be able to say, "I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do." [source]

Chapter Summary: Exodus 40

1  The tabernacle is commanded to be reared, anointed, and consecrated
13  Aaron and his sons to be sanctified
16  Moses performs all things accordingly
34  A cloud covers the tabernacle

What do the individual words in Exodus 40:11 mean?

And you shall anoint - the laver and its base and consecrate it
וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֥ אֶת־ הַכִּיֹּ֖ר וְאֶת־ כַּנּ֑וֹ וְקִדַּשְׁתָּ֖ אֹתֽוֹ

וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֥  And  you  shall  anoint 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Conjunctive perfect, second person masculine singular
Root: מָשַׁח  
Sense: to smear, anoint, spread a liquid.
אֶת־  - 
Parse: Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
הַכִּיֹּ֖ר  the  laver 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: כִּיּׄור  
Sense: pot, basin, laver, pan.
כַּנּ֑וֹ  its  base 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: כֵּן 
Sense: base, stand, pedestal, office, foot, place, estate.
וְקִדַּשְׁתָּ֖  and  consecrate 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Piel, Conjunctive perfect, second person masculine singular
Root: קָדַשׁ  
Sense: to consecrate, sanctify, prepare, dedicate, be hallowed, be holy, be sanctified, be separate.

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