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עֵדֻת 'edut' meaning 'testimony' Strong's 5715

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Introduction 1.2

This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Hebrew word עֵדֻת, 'edut' translated 'testimony' Strong's 5715, and gives every verse where the Hebrew word "edut" appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word edut appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.2 Scriptures for עֵדֻת 'edut' meaning 'testimony' Strong's 5715

Exodus 16:34 As Yahweh commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the testimony, to be kept.
25:16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.
25:21 And you shall put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.
25:22 And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.
26:33 And you shall hang up the vail under the taches, that you may bring in there inside the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
26:34 And you shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
27:21 In the tabernacle of the congregation outside the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before Yahweh: it shall be a statute for ever to their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
30:6 And you shall put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.
30:26 And you shall anoint the tabernacle of the congregation with it, and the ark of the testimony,
30:36 And you shall beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with you: it shall be to you most holy.
31:7 The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is upon it, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,
31:18 And he gave to Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tablets of testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.
32:15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tablets of the testimony were in his hand: the tablets were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.
32:16 And the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved upon the tablets.
34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tablets of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
38:21 This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.
39:35 The ark of the testimony, and the its staves, and the mercy seat,
40: 3 And you shall put in it the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail.
40:4 And you shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and you shall bring in the candlestick, and light the its lamps.
40:5 And you shall set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.
40:20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark:
40:21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Leviticus 16:13And he shall put the incense upon the fire before Yahweh, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he does not die:
24:3 Outside the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening to the morning before Yahweh continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations.

Numbers 1:50 But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all its vessels, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all its vessels; and they shall minister to it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.
1:53 But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.
4:5 And when the camp sets forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering vail, and cover the ark of testimony with it:
7:89 And when Moses had gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking to him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spoke to him.
9:15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning.
10:11 And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony.
10:12 And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.
17:4 And you shall lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.
17:5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.
17:6 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod each, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
17:7 And Moses laid up the rods before Yahweh in the tabernacle of testimony.
17:8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
17:9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before Yahweh to all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
17:10 And Yahweh said to Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and you shall quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.
18:2 And your brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring you with you, that they may be joined to you, and minister to you: but you and your sons with you shall minister before the tabernacle of testimony.

Joshua 4:16 Command the priests who bore the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

1 Kings 2:3 And keep the charge of Yahweh your God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do, and whereever you turn yourself:

2 Kings 11:12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.
17:15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom Yahweh had charged them, that they should not do like them.
23:3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before Yahweh, to walk after Yahweh, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

1 Chronicles 29:19 And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

2 Chronicles 23:11 Then they brought out the king's son, and put upon him the crown, and gave him the testimony, and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, God save the king.
24:6 And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said to him, Why have you not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the collection, according to the commandment of Moses the servant of Yahweh, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of testimony?
34:31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before Yahweh, to walk after Yahweh, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.

Nehemiah 9:34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept your law, nor listened to your commandments and your testimonies, with which you testified against them.

Psalm 19:7 The law of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple.
78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
81:5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I did not understand.
119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches.
119:31 I have stuck to your testimonies: O Yahweh, do not put me to shame.
119:36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness.
119:88 Quicken me after your loving-kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of your mouth.
119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation.
119:111 Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
119:129 Your testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul keeps them.
119:144 The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from your testimonies.
122:4 Where the tribes go up, the tribes of Yahweh, to the testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 44:23 Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against Yahweh, and have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened to you, as at this day.

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