Exodus chapter 39

Making holy garments. The Ephod. The Breastplate. Additional holy garb. They present their work to Moses.

 


 

MAKING HOLY GARMENTS

 

VERSE 1. Of the blue, purple, and scarlet, they made finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron, as the LORD commanded Moses.

they. In the previous chapter, the doer was Bezalel. Now in this verse, the doer is “they.”

The verse does not tell us who “they” are.

 

THE EPHOD

 

VERSE 2. He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.

He. In this verse the doer has switched from “they” to “he.” The verse does not tell us who “he” is.

the ephod. The ephod was like a bib. A very fancy bib.

 

VERSE 3. They beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in with the blue, the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen, the work of the skillful workman.

They. In this verse the doer has switched from “he” to “they.” The verse does not tell us who “they” are.

 

VERSE 4. They made shoulder straps for it, joined together. It was joined together at the two ends.

 

VERSE 5. The skillfully woven band that was on it, with which to fasten it on, was of the same piece, like its work: of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, as the LORD commanded Moses.

 

VERSE 6. They worked the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold, engraved with the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the children of Israel.

 

VERSE 7. He put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses.

He. In this verse the doer has switched from “they” to “he.” They verse does not tell us who “he” is.

 

THE BREASTPLATE

 

VERSE 8. He made the breastplate, the work of a skillful workman, like the work of the ephod: of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen.

a breastplate. This was a stylized box used for storing the Urim and Thummim. They were sacred dice.

 

VERSE 9. It was square. They made the breastplate double. Its length was a span, and its width a span, being double.

a span. A span is the length from the tip of a man’s thumb to the tip of his little finger when his hand is stretched out (about 9 inches.

They. In this verse the doer has switched from “he” to “They.” The verse does not tell us who “they” are.

 

VERSE 10. They set in it four rows of stones. A row of ruby, topaz, and beryl was the first row;

 

VERSE 11. and the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald;

a sapphire. Or “lapis lazuli.”

 

VERSE 12. and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

 

VERSE 13. and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in gold settings.

 

VERSE 14. The stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, everyone according to his name, for the twelve tribes.

 

VERSE 15. They made on the breastplate chains like cords, of braided work of pure gold.

 

VERSE 16. They made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

 

VERSE 17. They put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate.

 

VERSE 18. The other two ends of the two braided chains they put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, in its front.

 

VERSE 19. They made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its edge, which was toward the side of the ephod inward.

 

VERSE 20. They made two more rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder straps of the ephod underneath, in its front, close by its coupling, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.

 

VERSE 21. They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as the LORD commanded Moses.

 

ADDITIONAL HOLY GARB

 

VERSE 22. He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.

He. In this verse the doer has switched from “they” to “he.” They verse does not tell us who “he” is.

 

VERSE 23. The opening of the robe in the middle of it was like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around its opening, that it should not be torn.

 

VERSE 24. They made on the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue, purple, scarlet, and twined linen.

They. In this verse the doer has switched from “he” to “They.” The verse does not tell us who “they” are.

 

VERSE 25. They made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates around the skirts of the robe, between the pomegranates;

 

VERSE 26. a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, around the skirts of the robe, to minister in, as the LORD commanded Moses.

 

VERSE 27. They made the tunics of fine linen of woven work for Aaron and for his sons,

 

VERSE 28. the turban of fine linen, the linen headbands of fine linen, the linen trousers of fine twined linen,

 

VERSE 29. the sash of fine twined linen, blue, purple, and scarlet, the work of the embroiderer, as the LORD commanded Moses.

 

VERSE 30. They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription, like the engravings of a signet: “HOLY TO THE LORD”.

 

VERSE 31. They tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it on the turban above, as the LORD commanded Moses.

 

THEY PRESENT THEIR WORK TO MOSES

 

VERSE 32. Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished. The children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses; so they did.

the children of Israel did. They were good and faithful servants. They did as the LORD God commanded.

 

VERSE 33. They brought the tabernacle to Moses: the tent, with all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,

 

VERSE 34. the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, the covering of sea cow hides, the veil of the screen,

 

VERSE 35. the ark of the covenant with its poles, the mercy seat,

 

VERSE 36. the table, all its vessels, the show bread,

 

VERSE 37. the pure lamp stand, its lamps, even the lamps to be set in order, all its vessels, the oil for the light,

 

VERSE 38. the golden altar, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the screen for the door of the Tent,

 

VERSE 39. the bronze altar, its grating of bronze, its poles, all of its vessels, the basin and its base,

 

VERSE 40. the hangings of the court, its pillars, its sockets, the screen for the gate of the court, its cords, its pins, and all the instruments of the service of the tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting,

 

VERSE 41. the finely worked garments for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office.

 

VERSE 42. According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work.

 so the children of Israel did. They were good and faithful servants. They did as the LORD God commanded.

 

VERSE 43. Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded. They had done so; and Moses blessed them.

 


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