EXODUS 28:43

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“And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.”

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Exodus 28:43 Translation & Meaning

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And they shall be וְהָיוּ֩ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) And they shall be
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
Aaron, אַֽהֲרֹ֨ן Aharon, the brother of Moses Aaron
and upon וְעַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
his sons, בָּנָ֜יו A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
when they come in בְּבֹאָ֣ם׀ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the tabernacle אֹ֣הֶל A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tabernacle
of the congregation, מוֹעֵ֗ד Properly, an appointment, i.e., a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand) congregation
or א֣וֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
when they come near בְגִשְׁתָּ֤ם To be or come (causatively, bring) near (for any purpose); euphemistically, to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; religious to worship; causatively, to present; figuratively, to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back come near
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the altar הַמִּזְבֵּ֙חַ֙ An altar altar
to minister לְשָׁרֵ֣ת To attend as a menial or worshipper; figuratively, to contribute to minister
in the holy בַּקֹּ֔דֶשׁ A sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity holy
place; (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
that they bear יִשְׂא֥וּ To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative bear
not וְלֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
iniquity, עָוֹ֖ן Perversity, i.e., (moral) evil iniquity
and die: וָמֵ֑תוּ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
it shall be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a statute חֻקַּ֥ת A statute statute
for ever עוֹלָ֛ם Properly, concealed, i.e., the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e., (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always ever
unto him and his seed וּלְזַרְע֥וֹ Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
after אַֽחֲרָֽיו׃ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
him. אַֽחֲרָֽיו׃ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) him

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  • 41  And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.

  • 42  And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

  • 43  And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.




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