Exodus 28:5

5 Have them use gold, and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.

Exodus 28:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
ESV
5 They shall receive gold, blue and purple and scarlet yarns, and fine twined linen.
NLT
5 So give them fine linen cloth, gold thread, and blue, purple, and scarlet thread.
MSG
5 They will need gold; blue, purple, and scarlet material; and fine linen. The Ephod
CSB
5 They should use gold; blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; and fine linen.

Exodus 28:5 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 28:5

And they shall take
The Targum of Jonathan adds, out of their substance; that is, those that were wise hearted, and had knowledge and skill in making such garments; these were to take, not out of their own personal substance, but they were to take or receive from Moses what the people freely offered for such service, ( Exodus 36:3 ) ,

gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen;
pieces of gold, which they beat into thin plates, and drew into wires, and which they worked into stuffs, woollen or linen, or both, of the colours here mentioned; all which were made use of in the ephod, girdle, breastplate see ( Exodus 39:3 ) and had a mystical significance in them.

Exodus 28:5 In-Context

3 Tell all the skilled workers to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so he may serve me as priest.
4 These are the garments they are to make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban and a sash. They are to make these sacred garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so they may serve me as priests.
5 Have them use gold, and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.
6 “Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen—the work of skilled hands.
7 It is to have two shoulder pieces attached to two of its corners, so it can be fastened.

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