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 Exodus 39:8 - 21
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   Book of Exodus
   Chapter 39
39:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They fashioned the breastpiece - the work of a skilled craftsman. They made it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.
 
39:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It was square - a span F129 long and a span wide - and folded double.
 
39:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then they mounted four rows of precious stones on it. In the first row there was a ruby, a topaz and a beryl;
 
39:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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in the second row a turquoise, a sapphire F130 and an emerald;
 
39:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;
 
39:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
in the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper. F131 They were mounted in gold filigree settings.
 
39:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
There were 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.
 
39:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For the breastpiece they made braided chains of pure gold, like a rope.
 
39:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They made two gold filigree settings and two gold rings, and fastened the rings to two of the corners of the breastpiece.
 
39:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They fastened the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece,
 
39:18 - 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.
 
39:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They made two gold rings and attached them to the other two corners of the breastpiece on the inside edge next to the ephod.
 
39:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then they made two more gold rings and attached 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.
 
39:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They tied the rings of the breastpiece to the rings of the ephod with blue cord, connecting it to the waistband so that the breastpiece would not swing out from the ephod - as the LORD commanded Moses.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F129 That is, about 9 inches (about 22 centimeters)
F130 Or lapis lazuli
F131 The precise identification of some of these precious stones is uncertain.

 
 

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