Exodus 25:7

7 and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

Exodus 25:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
ESV
7 onyx stones, and stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastpiece.
NLT
7 onyx stones, and other gemstones to be set in the ephod and the priest’s chestpiece.
MSG
7 onyx stones and other stones for setting in the Ephod and the Breastpiece.
CSB
7 and onyx along with [other] gemstones for mounting on the ephod and breastpiece.

Exodus 25:7 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 25:7

Onyx stones
So called from their likeness to the nail of a man's finger: the Targum of Onkelos calls them stones of beryl; and the Targum of Jonathan gems of beryl; and the Septuagint version, stones of sardius; and some take them to be the sardonyx stones, which have a likeness both to the onyx and to the sardius:

and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate;
two onyx stones were set in the ephod, one of the garments of the high priest, and an onyx stone, with eleven other precious stones, were set in the breastplate of the high priest: these stones were doubtless among the jewels set in gold and silver the Israelites had of the Egyptians, and brought with them out of Egypt.

Exodus 25:7 In-Context

5 ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather ; acacia wood;
6 olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;
7 and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.
8 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.
9 Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ex 28:4,6-14; Exodus 29:5; Judges 8:27; Hosea 3:4
  • 2. Leviticus 8:8; Exodus 28:15-30