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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Exodus 28:15 - 30
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   Book of Exodus
   Chapter 28
28:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions - the work of a skilled craftsman. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.
 
28:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It is to be square - a span F84 long and a span wide - and folded double.
 
28:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. In the first row there shall be a ruby, a topaz and a beryl;
 
28:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
in the second row a turquoise, a sapphire F85 and an emerald;
 
28:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;
 
28:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
in the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper. F86 Mount them in gold filigree settings.
 
28:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
 
28:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"For the breastpiece make braided chains of pure gold, like a rope.
 
28:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Make two gold rings for it and fasten them to two corners of the breastpiece.
 
28:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Fasten the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece,
 
28:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and the other ends of the chains to the two settings, attaching them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front.
 
28:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Make two gold rings and attach them to the other two corners of the breastpiece on the inside edge next to the ephod.
 
28:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Make two more gold rings and attach them to the bottom of the shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod, close to the seam just above the waistband of the ephod.
 
28:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The rings of the breastpiece are to be tied to the rings of the ephod with blue cord, connecting it to the waistband, so that the breastpiece will not swing out from the ephod.
 
28:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the LORD.
 
28:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Also put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron's heart whenever he enters the presence of the LORD. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the LORD.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F84 That is, about 9 inches (about 22 centimeters)
F85 Or lapis lazuli
F86 The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain.

 
 

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