Exodus 28:32

32 There should be an opening at its top in the center of it. Around the opening, there should be a woven collar with an opening like that for body armor[a] so that it does not tear.

Exodus 28:32 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 28:32

And there shall be a hole in the top of it, in the midst
thereof
At the neck of it, for the high priest to put his head through when he put it on:

it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it;
a large hem or selvage, perhaps of the same kind of woven stuff the robe itself was made of, and this was done to strengthen it:

as it were the hole of an habergeon;
a corslet or coat of mail;

that it be not rent;
when the high priest put it on; or through the weight of the ephod and the ouches of gold on the shoulder pieces of it, and the breastplate hanging down from thence; this may denote the strength and duration of Christ's righteousness, which is an everlasting one.

Exodus 28:32 In-Context

30 Place the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece for decisions, so that they will also be over Aaron's heart whenever he comes before the Lord. Aaron will continually carry the [means of] decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the Lord.
31 "You are to make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue yarn.
32 There should be an opening at its top in the center of it. Around the opening, there should be a woven collar with an opening like that for body armor so that it does not tear.
33 Make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn on its lower hem and all around it. Put gold bells between them all the way around,
34 [so that] gold bells and pomegranates alternate around the lower hem of the robe.

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