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the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was.

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The Oil for the Lamp

20 You shall further command the Israelites to bring you pure oil of beaten olives for the light, so that a lamp may be set up to burn regularly. 21 In the tent of meeting, outside the curtain that is before the covenant,[a] Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the Lord. It shall be a perpetual ordinance to be observed throughout their generations by the Israelites.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 27:21 Or treaty, or testimony; Heb eduth

Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning regularly. Aaron shall set it up in the tent of meeting, outside the curtain of the covenant,[a] to burn from evening to morning before the Lord regularly; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. He shall set up the lamps on the lampstand of pure gold[b] before the Lord regularly.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 24:3 Or treaty, or testament; Heb eduth
  2. Leviticus 24:4 Heb pure lampstand

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,[a]
    and strips the forest bare;
    and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 29:9 Or causes the deer to calve

One thing I asked of the Lord,
    that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
    and to inquire in his temple.

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But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
    will enter your house,
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    in awe of you.

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11 They offer to the Lord every morning and every evening burnt offerings and fragrant incense, set out the rows of bread on the table of pure gold, and care for the golden lampstand so that its lamps may burn every evening; for we keep the charge of the Lord our God, but you have abandoned him.

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Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate her, because the Lord had closed her womb.

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Aaron shall offer fragrant incense on it; every morning when he dresses the lamps he shall offer it, and when Aaron sets up the lamps in the evening, he shall offer it, a regular incense offering before the Lord throughout your generations.

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