Exodus 28:42
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New International Version
"Make linen undergarments as a covering for the body, reaching from the waist to the thigh.

New Living Translation
Also make linen undergarments for them, to be worn next to their bodies, reaching from their hips to their thighs.

English Standard Version
You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked flesh. They shall reach from the hips to the thighs;

New American Standard Bible
"You shall make for them linen breeches to cover their bare flesh; they shall reach from the loins even to the thighs.

King James Bible
And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Make them linen undergarments to cover their naked bodies; they must extend from the waist to the thighs.

International Standard Version
"You are to make linen undergarments for them to cover their naked flesh, and they are to reach from the loins to the thighs.

NET Bible
Make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked bodies; they must cover from the waist to the thighs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Make linen undergarments to cover them down to their thighs.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt make them linen underwear to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the loins even unto the thighs;

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall make them linen trousers to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

American King James Version
And you shall make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even to the thighs they shall reach:

American Standard Version
And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt make also linen breeches, to cover the flesh of their nakedness from the reins to the thighs:

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt make them linen trousers to cover the flesh of nakedness; from the loins even to the hips shall they reach.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness: from the loins even to the thighs they shall reach:

World English Bible
You shall make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the waist even to the thighs they shall reach:

Young's Literal Translation
'And make thou for them linen trousers to cover the naked flesh: they are from the loins even unto the thighs;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:40-43 The priest's garments typify the righteousness of Christ. If we appear not before God in that, we shall bear our iniquity, and die. Blessed is he, therefore, that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, Re 16:15. And blessed be God that we have a High Priest, appointed of God, and set apart for his work; furnished for his high office by the glory of his Divine majesty, and the beauty of perfect holiness. Happy are we, if by the law spiritually understood, we see that such a High Priest became us; that we cannot draw near to a holy God, or be accepted, but by him. There is no light, no wisdom, no perfection, but from him; no glory, no beauty, but in being like unto him. Let us take encouragement from the power, love, and compassion of our High Priest, to draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 42. - Linen breeches. Rather, "linen drawers" (Kalisch), such as we see worn by the Egyptians generally, reaching from the waist to a little above the knee. (See Wilkinson in Rawlinson's Herodotus, vol. 2. p. 113, 2nd ed.) This also was of linen (Herod. 2:83). Unto the thighs - i.e., to the bottom of the thighs where they adjoin on the knee.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness,.... Or "the flesh of nakedness" (q), that part of the body which ought not to be naked and exposed to view, and which, when it is, causes shame and ridicule; what part is designed is easily gathered from the next clause; great care was taken, in the service of God's house, to preserve decency, prevent immodesty, and to guard against laughter and levity, and the like care should be always taken; see Gill on Exodus 28:2,

from the loins even unto the thigh they shall reach; they were to reach above the navel near the heart, and to the end of the thigh, which is the knee, as Maimonides says (r); who also observes, that they had strings, but had no opening before or behind, but were drawn up round like a purse; they were a sort of drawers, and somewhat like our sailors' trousers.

(q) "carnem nuditatis", Montanus, Vatablus, Drusius; "carnem nudam", Junius & Tremellius; "carnem verendorum", Tigurine version; "carnem pudendorum", Piscator. (r) Cele Hamikdash, c. 8. sect. 18.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

42. linen breeches—drawers, which encompassed the loins and reached half way down the thighs. They are seen very frequently represented in Egyptian figures.

Exodus 28:42 Additional Commentaries
Context
Additional Priestly Garments
41"You shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him; and you shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve Me as priests. 42"You shall make for them linen breeches to cover their bare flesh; they shall reach from the loins even to the thighs. 43"They shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they enter the tent of meeting, or when they approach the altar to minister in the holy place, so that they do not incur guilt and die. It shall be a statute forever to him and to his descendants after him.
Cross References
Exodus 20:26
And do not go up to my altar on steps, or your private parts may be exposed.'

Exodus 39:28
and the turban of fine linen, the linen caps and the undergarments of finely twisted linen.

Leviticus 6:10
The priest shall then put on his linen clothes, with linen undergarments next to his body, and shall remove the ashes of the burnt offering that the fire has consumed on the altar and place them beside the altar.

Leviticus 16:4
He is to put on the sacred linen tunic, with linen undergarments next to his body; he is to tie the linen sash around him and put on the linen turban. These are sacred garments; so he must bathe himself with water before he puts them on.

Ezekiel 44:17
"'When they enter the gates of the inner court, they are to wear linen clothes; they must not wear any woolen garment while ministering at the gates of the inner court or inside the temple.

Ezekiel 44:18
They are to wear linen turbans on their heads and linen undergarments around their waists. They must not wear anything that makes them perspire.
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And you shall make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even to the thighs they shall reach:

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Exodus 20:26 Neither shall you go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness …

Exodus 39:28 And a turban of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and …

Leviticus 6:10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches …

Leviticus 16:4 He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen …

Ezekiel 44:18 They shall have linen bonnets on their heads, and shall have linen …

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be …

their nakedness. Heb. flesh of their nakedness. reach Heb. be

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