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The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle[a] near the Ark of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:3 Hebrew the Temple of the Lord.

Light for the Tabernacle

20 “Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning continually. 21 The lampstand will stand in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant.[a] Aaron and his sons must keep the lamps burning in the Lord’s presence all night. This is a permanent law for the people of Israel, and it must be observed from generation to generation.

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  1. 27:21 Hebrew in the Tent of Meeting, outside the inner curtain that is in front of the Testimony. See note on 25:16.

“Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning continually. This is the lampstand that stands in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant.[a] Aaron must keep the lamps burning in the Lord’s presence all night. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation. Aaron and the priests must tend the lamps on the pure gold lampstand continually in the Lord’s presence.

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  1. 24:3 Hebrew in the Tent of Meeting, outside the inner curtain of the Testimony; see note on 16:13.

The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks[a]
    and strips the forests bare.
In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”

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  1. 29:9 Or causes the deer to writhe in labor.

The one thing I ask of the Lord
    the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
    delighting in the Lord’s perfections
    and meditating in his Temple.

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Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
    I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.

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11 They present burnt offerings and fragrant incense to the Lord every morning and evening. They place the Bread of the Presence on the holy table, and they light the gold lampstand every evening. We are following the instructions of the Lord our God, but you have abandoned him.

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So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because the Lord had kept her from having children.

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“Every morning when Aaron maintains the lamps, he must burn fragrant incense on the altar. And each evening when he lights the lamps, he must again burn incense in the Lord’s presence. This must be done from generation to generation.

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