"Fashion a breastpiece1 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.
It is to be square--a spana long and a span wide--and folded double.
Then mount four rows of precious stones2 on it. In the first row there shall be a ruby, a topaz and a beryl;
in the second row a turquoise, a sapphireb and an emerald;
in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst;
in the fourth row a chrysolite,3 an onyx and a jasper.c Mount them in gold filigree settings.
There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel,4 each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.522
"For the breastpiece make braided chains of pure gold, like a rope.
Make two gold rings for it and fasten them to two corners of the breastpiece.
Fasten the two gold chains to the rings at the corners of the breastpiece,