And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail:
a. ASV: And he shall take a censer full of coals of fire from off the altar before Jehovah, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil:
b. YLT: And hath taken the fulness of the censer of burning coals of fire from off the altar, from before Jehovah, and the fulness of his hands of thin spice-perfume, and hath brought it within the vail;
c. Amplified Bible Classic: He shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the [bronze] altar before the Lord, and his two hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil [into the Holy of Holies],
d. Septuagint: And he shall take his censer full of coals of fire off the altar, which is before the Lord; and he shall fill his hands with fine compound incense, and shall bring it within the veil.
e. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: He shall take a shovelful of fiery coals from atop the Altar that is before HASHEM, and his cupped handsful of finely ground insence-spices, and bring it within the Curtain.
1. “And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD…”
a. [And he shall] take [Strong: 3947 lâqach, law-kakh'; a primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications):—accept, bring, buy, carry away, drawn, fetch, get, infold, × many, mingle, place, receive(-ing), reserve, seize, send for, take (away, -ing, up), use, win.]
b. [a] censer [Strong: 4289 machtâh, makh-taw'; the same as H4288 in the sense of removal; a pan for live coals:—censer, firepan, snuffdish.]
c. full [Strong: 4393 mᵉlôʼ, mel-o'; rarely מְלוֹא mᵉlôwʼ; or מְלוֹ mᵉlôw; (Ezekiel 41:8), from H4390; fulness (literally or figuratively):—× all along, × all that is (there-) in, fill, (× that whereof...was) full, fulness, (hand-) full, multitude.]
d. [of] burning coals [Strong: 1513 gechel, geh'-khel; or (feminine) גַּחֶלֶת gacheleth; from an unused root meaning to glow or kindle; an ember:—(burning) coal.]
e. [of] fire [Strong: 784 ʼêsh, aysh; a primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively):—burning, fiery, fire, flaming, hot.]
f. from [Strong: 5921 `al al properly, the same as 5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural often with prefix, or as conjunction with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications (as follow):--above, according to(-ly), after, (as) against, among, and, X as, at, because of, beside (the rest of), between, beyond the time, X both and, by (reason of), X had the charge of, concerning for, in (that), (forth, out) of, (from) (off), (up-)on, over, than, through(-out), to, touching, X with.]
g. [off the] altar [Strong: 4196 mizbêach, miz-bay'-akh; from H2076; an altar:—altar.]
h. before [Strong: 6440 pânîym, paw-neem'; plural (but always as singular) of an unused noun פָּנֶה pâneh; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.):— accept, a-(be-) fore(-time), against, anger, × as (long as), at, battle, because (of), beseech, countenance, edge, employ, endure, enquire, face, favour, fear of, for, forefront(-part), form(-er time, -ward), from, front, heaviness, × him(-self), honourable, impudent, in, it, look(-eth) (-s), × me, meet, × more than, mouth, of, off, (of) old (time), × on, open, out of, over against, the partial, person, please, presence, prospect, was purposed, by reason of, regard, right forth, serve, × shewbread, sight, state, straight, street, × thee, × them(-selves), through ( -out), till, time(-s) past, (un-) to(-ward), upon, upside ( down), with(-in, -stand), × ye, × you.]
i. [the] LORD [Strong: 3068 Yᵉhôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw'; from H1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God:—Jehovah, the Lord.]
2. “...and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail:”
a. [and his] hands [Strong: 2651 chôphen, kho'-fen; from an unused root of uncertain signification; a fist (only in the dual):—fists, (both) hands, hand(-ful).]
b. full [Strong: 4393 mᵉlôʼ, mel-o'; rarely מְלוֹא mᵉlôwʼ; or מְלוֹ mᵉlôw; (Ezekiel 41:8), from H4390; fulness (literally or figuratively):—× all along, × all that is (there-) in, fill, (× that whereof...was) full, fulness, (hand-) full, multitude.]
c. [of] sweet [Strong: 5561 çam, sam; from an unused root meaning to smell sweet; an aroma:—sweet (spice).]
d. incense [Strong: 7004 qᵉṭôreth, ket-o'-reth; from H6999; a fumigation:—(sweet) incense, perfume.]
e. beaten small [Strong: 1851 daq, dak; from H1854; crushed, i.e. (by implication) small or thin:—dwarf, lean(-fleshed), very little thing, small, thin.]
f. [and] bring [it] [Strong: 935 bôwʼ, bo; a primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications):—abide, apply, attain, × be, befall, besiege, bring (forth, in, into, to pass), call, carry, ×certainly, (cause, let, thing for) to come (against, in, out, upon, to pass), depart, ×doubtless again, eat, employ, (cause to) enter (in, into, -tering, -trance, -try), be fallen, fetch, follow, get, give, go (down, in, to war), grant, have, × indeed, (in-) vade, lead, lift (up), mention, pull in, put, resort, run (down), send, set, × (well) stricken (in age), × surely, take (in), way.]
g. within [Strong: 1004 bayith, bah'-yith; probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.):—court, daughter, door, + dungeon, family, + forth of, × great as would contain, hangings, home(born), (winter) house(-hold), inside(-ward), palace, place, + prison, + steward, + tablet, temple, web, +within(-out).]
h. [the] vail [Strong: 6532 pôreketh, po-reh'-keth; feminine active participle of the same as H6531; a separatrix, i.e. (the sacred) screen:—vail.]
1). Another witness concerning the fire for the censer having to come from the altar.
a). Revelation 8:2-5 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
2). One of the violations that cost Aaron’s son’s their lives was the “strange fire” offered in their censers.
a). Leviticus 10:1-3 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not.
2 And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.