Exodus 25:4
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New International Version
blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair;

New Living Translation
blue, purple, and scarlet thread; fine linen and goat hair for cloth;

English Standard Version
blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, goats’ hair,

New American Standard Bible
blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair,

King James Bible
And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; fine linen and goat hair;

International Standard Version
blue, purple, and scarlet material; fine linen and goat hair;

NET Bible
blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goat's hair,

New Heart English Bible
blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
violet, purple, and bright red yarn, fine linen, goats' hair,

JPS Tanakh 1917
and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair;

New American Standard 1977
blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair,

Jubilee Bible 2000
and blue and purple and scarlet and fine linen and goats' hair

King James 2000 Bible
And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

American King James Version
And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

American Standard Version
and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats hair ,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Violet and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

Darby Bible Translation
and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and byssus, and goats' [hair],

English Revised Version
and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair;

Webster's Bible Translation
And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair.

World English Bible
blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair,

Young's Literal Translation
and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and linen, and goats' hair,
Study Bible
Offerings for the Tabernacle
3"This is the contribution which you are to raise from them: gold, silver and bronze, 4blue, purple and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, 5rams' skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood,…
Cross References
Exodus 25:3
"This is the contribution which you are to raise from them: gold, silver and bronze,

Exodus 25:5
rams' skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood,

Exodus 28:5
"They shall take the gold and the blue and the purple and the scarlet material and the fine linen.

Exodus 28:6
"They shall also make the ephod of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen, the work of the skillful workman.

Ezekiel 27:7
"Your sail was of fine embroidered linen from Egypt So that it became your distinguishing mark; Your awning was blue and purple from the coastlands of Elishah.
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And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

blue. Techaileth, generally supposed to mean an azure or sky-colour; fine linen, or silk

Genesis 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's …

Ezekiel 16:10 I clothed you also with broidered work, and shod you with badgers' …

Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, …

(4) And blue, and purple, and scarlet.--The colours intended are probably a dark blue produced from indigo, which was the only blue known to the Egyptians, a purplish crimson derived from the murex trunculus, the main source of the "Tyrian dye" of the ancients, and a scarlet furnished by the coccus ilicis, or cochineal insect of the holm oak, which was largely employed in antiquity, though now superseded by the brighter tint obtained from the coccus cacti of Mexico. Linen yarn of the three colours mentioned seems to have been what the people were asked to furnish (Exodus 35:25; Exodus 39:1).

Fine linen--i.e., white thread spun from flax, which is found to be the material of almost all the Egyptian dresses, mummy cloths, and other undyed fabrics. It is of a yellowish white, soft, and wonderfully fine and delicate. (See Wilkinson in Rawlinson's Herodotus, vol. ii., p. 233).

Goats' hair.--The covering of an Arab tent is to this day almost always of goats'-hair. An excellent fabric is woven from the soft inner hair of the Syrian goat, and a coarse one from the outer coat of the animal. Yarn of goats'-hair was to be offered, that from it might be produced the first of the three outer coverings of the Tabernacle (Exodus 26:7-14).

Verse 4. - And blue, and purple, and scarlet. Cloths of these three colours seem to be meant. The material was probably wool; the blue dye probably indigo, which was the ordinary blue dye of Egypt; the purple was no doubt derived from one or other of the shell-fish so well-known to the Syrians (of which the one most used was the Murex trunculus), and was of a warm reddish hue, not far from crimson; the scarlet (literally, "scarlet worm" or "worm scarlet,") was the produce of the Corcus ilicis, or cochineal insect of the holm oak, which has now been superseded by the Coccus cacti, or cochineal insect of the prickly pear, introduced into Europe from Mexico. And fine linen. The word used is Egyptian. It seems to have designated properly the fine linen spun from flax in Egypt, which was seldom dyed. and was of a beautiful soft white hue. The fineness of the material is extraordinary, equalling that of the best Indian muslins (Wilkinson's Ancient Egyptians, vol. 3. p. 121). It would seem that the Israelite women spun the thread from the flax (Exodus 35:25), and that the skilled workmen employed by Moses wove the thread into linen (ib, 35). And goat's hair. The soft inner wool of the Angora goat was also spun by the women into a fine worsted (ib, 26), which was woven into cloths, used especially as coverings for tents. And blue, and purple, and scarlet,.... The Jewish doctors are much divided about the sense of the words so rendered by us; some will have one colour, and some another meant; but, according to those learned men, who have taken much pains in searching into the meaning of them, as Bochart and Braunius, it appears that our version of them is most correct: and by these we are not to understand the colours themselves, which could not be brought, nor even the materials for dying them are intended; but wool, or clothes, either silken or linen of those colours: of the former the apostle has taught us to expound them, Hebrews 9:19 and so Jarchi interprets them of wool thus died, and Josephus (a) also; which was made up into yarn, and wove, and was much used in the garments of the priests, in the curtains of the tabernacle, and in the vail between the holy and the most holy place:

and fine linen; the best of which was made in Egypt only, as Aben Ezra says, and much wore there, especially by the priests; and they had such an abundance of it that they traded to other nations with it, see Isaiah 19:9 and of which the Israelites might bring a considerable quantity with them out of Egypt; and

goats' hair; though the word hair is not in the text, it is rightly supplied, as it is by the Septuagint version, and others, for not goats themselves, but their hair must be meant; of this the curtains for the covering of the tabernacle were made; Jarchi interprets it the down of goats, the short, small, fine hair that grows under the other.

(a) Antiqu. l. 3. c. 6. sect. 1.4. goats' hair—or leather of goats' skin.25:1-9 God chose the people of Israel to be a peculiar people to himself, above all people, and he himself would be their King. He ordered a royal palace to be set up among them for himself, called a sanctuary, or holy place, or habitation. There he showed his presence among them. And because in the wilderness they dwelt in tents, this royal palace was ordered to be a tabernacle, that it might move with them. The people were to furnish Moses with the materials, by their own free will. The best use we can make of our worldly wealth, is to honour God with it in works of piety and charity. We should ask, not only, What must we do? but, What may we do for God? Whatever they gave, they must give it cheerfully, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver, 2Co 9:7. What is laid out in the service of God, we must reckon well bestowed; and whatsoever is done in God's service, must be done by his direction.
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