Compare Translations for Exodus 39:23

Exodus 39:23 ASV
And the hole of the robe in the midst thereof, as the hole of a coat of mail, with a binding round about the hole of it, that it should not be rent.
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Exodus 39:23 BBE
With a hole at the top in the middle, like the hole in the coat of a fighting-man, edged with a band to make it strong.
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Exodus 39:23 CEB
The opening of the robe in the middle of it was reinforced with a strong border so that it didn't tear.
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Exodus 39:23 CJB
with its opening in the middle, like that of a coat of mail, and with a border around the opening, so that it wouldn't tear.
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Exodus 39:23 RHE
And little bells of the purest gold, which they put between the pomegranates at the bottom of the tunic round about:
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Exodus 39:23 ESV
and the opening of the robe in it was like the opening in a garment, with a binding around the opening, so that it might not tear.
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Exodus 39:23 GW
The opening in the center of the robe had a finished edge (like a leather collar ) all around it to keep it from tearing.
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Exodus 39:23 GNT
The hole for the head was reinforced with a woven binding to keep it from tearing.
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Exodus 39:23 HNV
The opening of the robe in the midst of it was like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around its opening, that it should not be torn.
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Exodus 39:23 CSB
There was an opening in the center of the robe like that for body armor with a collar around the opening so that it would not tear.
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Exodus 39:23 KJV
And there was an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend .
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Exodus 39:23 LEB
And the opening of the robe in the middle of it was like the opening of a sturdy garment, [with] an edge for its opening all around so that it would not be torn.
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Exodus 39:23 NAS
and the opening of the robe was at the top in the center, as the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding all around its opening, so that it would not be torn.
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Exodus 39:23 NCV
They made a hole in the center of the outer robe, with a woven collar sewn around it so it would not tear.
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Exodus 39:23 NIRV
The workers made an opening like a collar in the center of the robe. They made an edge around the opening. Then it couldn't tear.
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Exodus 39:23 NIV
with an opening in the center of the robe like the opening of a collar, and a band around this opening, so that it would not tear.
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Exodus 39:23 NKJV
And there was an opening in the middle of the robe, like the opening in a coat of mail, with a woven binding all around the opening, so that it would not tear.
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Exodus 39:23 NLT
with an opening for Aaron's head in the middle of it. The edge of this opening was reinforced with a woven collar, so it would not tear.
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Exodus 39:23 NRS
and the opening of the robe in the middle of it was like the opening in a coat of mail, with a binding around the opening, so that it might not be torn.
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Exodus 39:23 RSV
and the opening of the robe in it was like the opening in a garment, with a binding around the opening, that it might not be torn.
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Exodus 39:23 DBY
and the opening of the cloak in its middle, as the opening of a coat of mail; a binding was round about the opening, that it should not rend.
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Exodus 39:23 MSG
The opening of the robe at the center was like a collar, the edge hemmed so that it wouldn't tear.
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Exodus 39:23 WBT
And [there was] a hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, [with] a band around the hole, that it should not rend.
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Exodus 39:23 TMB
And there was a hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of a jacket of mail, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.
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Exodus 39:23 TNIV
with an opening in the center of the robe like the opening of a collar, and a band around this opening, so that it would not tear.
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Exodus 39:23 TYN
ad the heade of the tunycle was in the middest of it as the color of a partlet, with a bonde rounde aboute the color, that it shulde not rent,
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Exodus 39:23 WEB
The opening of the robe in the midst of it was like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around its opening, that it should not be torn.
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Exodus 39:23 WYC
and the hood, or the amice, in the higher part, about the midst, and a woven hem, by the compass of the hood; (with a hole in the middle for the head, and with a woven hem all around it, so that it would not tear;)
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Exodus 39:23 YLT
and the opening of the upper robe [is] in its midst, as the opening of a habergeon, a border [is] to its opening round about, it is not rent;
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Exodus 39 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 39

The priests' garments. (1-31) The tabernacle completed. (32-43)

Verses 1-31 The priests' garments were rich and splendid. The church in its infancy was thus taught by shadows of good things to come; but the substance is Christ, and the grace of the gospel. Christ is our great High Priest. When he undertook the work of our redemption, he put on the clothes of service, he arrayed himself with the gifts and graces of the Spirit, girded himself with resolution to go through the undertaking, took charge of all God's spiritual Israel, laid them near his heart, engraved them on the palms of his hands, and presented them to his Father. And he crowned himself with holiness to the Lord, consecrating his whole undertaking to the honour of his Father's holiness. True believers are spiritual priests. The clean linen with which all their clothes of service must be made, is the righteousness of saints, ( Revelation 19:8 ) .

Verses 32-43 The tabernacle was a type or emblem of Jesus Christ. As the Most High dwelt visibly within the sanctuary, even on the ark, so did he reside in the human nature and tabernacle of his dear Son; in Christ dwelt all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, ( Colossians 2:9 ) . The tabernacle was a symbol of every real Christian. In the soul of every true follower of the Saviour the Father dwells, the object of his worship, and the author of his blessings. The tabernacle also typified the church of the Redeemer. The meanest and the mightiest are alike dear to the Father's love, freely exercised through faith in Christ. The tabernacle was a type and emblem of the heavenly temple, Re. 21:3 . What, then, will be the splendour of His appearance, when the cloud shall be withdrawn, and his faithful worshippers shall see him as he is!

Exodus 39 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 39

Exodus 39:1-43 . GARMENTS OF THE PRIESTS.

1, 2. cloths of service--official robes. The ephod of the high priest, the robe of the ephod, the girdle of needlework, and the embroidered coat were all of fine linen; for on no material less delicate could such elaborate symbolical figures have been portrayed in embroidery, and all beautified with the same brilliant colors.

3. cut the gold into wires to work it--that is, the metal was beaten with a hammer into thin plates, cut with scissors or some other instrument into long slips, then rounded into filaments or threads. "Cloth of golden tissue is not uncommon on the monuments, and specimens of it have been found rolled about mummies; but it is not easy to determine whether the gold thread was originally interwoven or subsequently inserted by the embroiderer" [TAYLOR].

30. a writing, like to the engravings of a signet--The seal-ring worn both by ancient and modern Egyptians on the little finger of the right hand, contained, inscribed on a cornelian or other precious stone, along with the owner's name, a religious sentiment or sacred symbol, intimating that he was the servant of God, or expressive of trust in Him. And it was to this practice the inscription on the high priest alludes (compare Exodus 28:11 ).

34. the covering of rams' skin dyed It was probably red morocco leather and "badgers' skins," rather "the skins of the "tahash," supposed to be the dugong, or dolphin of the Red Sea, the skin of which is still used by the Arabs under the same appellation." [GOSS].

43. Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the Lord had commanded--A formal inspection was made on the completion of the tabernacle, not only with a view to have the work transferred from the charge of the workmen, but to ascertain whether it corresponded with "the pattern." The result of a careful and minute survey showed that every plank, curtain, altar, and vase had been most accurately made of the form, and in the place designed by the Divine Architect--and Moses, in accepting it of their hands, thanked God for them, and begged Him to bless them.