“So Aaron took it as Moses said and ran into the midst of the assembly. And behold, the plague had already begun among the people. And he put on the incense and made atonement for the people.”
So Aaron took it as Moses said
“According to the instructions that they give you, and according to the decision which they pronounce to you, you shall do. You shall not turn aside from the verdict that they declare to you, either to the right hand or to the left.”
Took H3947: Accept; bring; carry away; receive; use; win.
“For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.”
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
Ran H7323: To rush; run away; speedily.
“Draw me after you; let us run. …”
Song of Solomon 1:4
“Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.”
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”
1 Corinthians 9:24
“My days are swifter than a runner; they flee away; they see no good.”
“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
“The watchman saw another man running. And the watchman called to the gate and said, ‘See, another man running alone!’ The king said, ‘He also brings news.’”
2 Samuel 18:26
“Then the young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things.”
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’”
Into the midst of the assembly.
“Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.”
“For you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard.”
“And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.’”
“Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.”
“Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?”
“They saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep.”
“And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.””
“Behold, the storm of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked.”
“Therefore it says, ‘When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.’”
The plague had already begun among the people.
Plague H5063: A trip of the foot; stumbling.
“His strong steps are shortened, and his own schemes throw him down.”
“When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.”
“And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken.”
“Astonish yourselves and be astonished; blind yourselves and be blind! Be drunk, but not with wine; stagger, but not with strong drink!”
“They reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits’ end.”
“The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again.”
And he put on the incense
Incense H7004: Fumigation in a close place and thus driving out the occupants; to turn into fragrance by fire.
“For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes.”
“And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel. Forty days were required for it, for that is how many are required for embalming. …”
“What is that coming up from the wilderness like columns of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all the fragrant powders of a merchant?”
Song of Solomon 3:6
And made atonement for the people.
Atonement H3722: To cover; to forgive; reconcile.
“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”
“He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light by night.”
“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.”