Introduction to Exodus Chapter 25

In this chapter an order is given for a freewill offering towards various things for the worship and service of God, and the materials to be offered, which would be useful and acceptable, are mentioned particularly, Exodus 25:1, as also another order to build a sanctuary for God, after a model that he would give, Exodus 25:8, and, an ark to put in the law on tables of stone, the fashion of which, and the various things belonging to it, are described, Exodus 25:10, and a mercy seat with cherubim on it to be set over the ark, where the Lord promises to meet Moses and commune with him, Exodus 25:17 and a table with various appurtenances to it to place the shewbread on,

Exodus 25:23 and a candlestick of gold, whose parts are described, and all the instruments relative to it, Exodus 25:31.