Exodus 31:2
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New International Version
"See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

New Living Translation
"Look, I have specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

English Standard Version
“See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

New American Standard Bible
"See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

King James Bible
See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, I have appointed by name Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

International Standard Version
"Look, I've called Uri's son Bezalel, grandson of Hur from Judah's tribe

NET Bible
"See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

New Heart English Bible
"Look, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I have chosen Bezalel, son of Uri and grandson of Hur, from the tribe of Judah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;

New American Standard 1977
“See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;

King James 2000 Bible
See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

American King James Version
See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

American Standard Version
See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, I have called by name Beseleel the son of Uri the son of Hur of the tribe of Juda,

Darby Bible Translation
See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

English Revised Version
See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

Webster's Bible Translation
See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

World English Bible
"Behold, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

Young's Literal Translation
'See, I have called by name Bezaleel, son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
Study Bible
Bezaleel and Oholiab the Craftsmen
1Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2"See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3"I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,…
Cross References
Exodus 17:10
Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

Exodus 35:30
Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, "See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

Exodus 38:22
Now Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD had commanded Moses.

1 Chronicles 2:20
Hur became the father of Uri, and Uri became the father of Bezalel.

2 Chronicles 1:5
Now the bronze altar, which Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, was there before the tabernacle of the LORD, and Solomon and the assembly sought it out.
Treasury of Scripture

See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

I have

Exodus 33:12,17 And Moses said to the LORD, See, you say to me, Bring up this people: …

Exodus 35:30 And Moses said to the children of Israel, See, the LORD has called …

Exodus 36:1 Then worked Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man…

Isaiah 45:3,4 And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches …

Mark 3:16-19 And Simon he surnamed Peter…

John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given …

Bezaleel

Exodus 37:1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half …

1 Chronicles 2:19,20 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took to him Ephrath, which bore him Hur…

(2) I have called by name.--It is a high honour to be called of God by name. He thus calls only those whom He appoints to some great work, as Moses (Exodus 3:4; Exodus 33:12), Samuel (1Samuel 3:10), and Cyrus (Isaiah 45:3-4).

Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur.--Hur, the grandfather of Bezaleel, is generally supposed to be identical with the Hur who supported Moses's hands (Exodus 17:12), and was left joint regent with Aaron when Moses went up into Mount Sinai (Exodus 24:14). There is, however, no evidence of this beyond the identity of the name.

Of the tribe of Judah.--Descended from Judah through Pharez, Hezron, and Caleb (1Chronicles 2:5; 1Chronicles 2:18-20).

Verse 2. - I have called by name. God "calls by name" only those whom he appoints to some high office, as Moses (Exodus 3:4; Exodus 33:12), Cyrus (Isaiah 45:3, 4), and here Bezaleel and Aholiab. He honours us highly in even condescending to "know us by name," still more in "calling" us. Bezaleel is traced to Judah in Chronicles through five ancestors - Uri, Hur, Caleb, Hezron, and Pharez, Judah's son by Tamar. The genealogy, though less contracted than most of those in Exodus, probably contains two or three omissions. The son of Hur. Hur, the grandfather of Bezaleel, is thought to be the person mentioned in Exodus 17:10, and Exodus 24:14. See, I have called by name Bezaleel,.... Had pitched upon, chosen, and distinguished him particularly from all other men to be the architect or chief master builder of the tabernacle, and to be the director and overseer of the whole work relating to it: the Targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem paraphrase it,""I have called with a good name Bezaleel";''as if respect was to be had to his name Bezaleel, as given him by God, and very expressive and significant; whereas the phrase of calling "by name" does not signify the imposing of a name upon him, but the singular and personal choice of him to an office: indeed, his name Bezaleel is very significant, and may be rendered, "in the shadow of God"; and he was under the shadow, influence, and protection of the Lord, and was called to be concerned in making those things, which were shadows of good things to come; and he may be considered in all as a type of Christ, who is the chief and master builder of his church, has the care and oversight of it, and under whom others work; for except he built the house, they labour in vain that build it; he was called by name, or eminently chosen to this work, he took not this honour to himself, but was called of God, as Bezaleel was, and was hid and abode under the shadow of the Almighty all the while he was concerned in it, see Psalm 91:1.

the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; Bezaleel's father's name was Uri, which signifies, "my light"; and his grandfather's name Hur, which has the signification of liberty or freedom; the same that Moses left with Aaron to judge the people of Israel during his stay in the mount, and is thought to have been the husband of Miriam; so that his grandfather being living, he may be supposed to be but a young man: the Jews say (n) he was but thirteen years of age when he was employed in this service, but that is not probable; though indeed his antitype, when but twelve years of age, said, "wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" his Father, whom he calls Uri, my light, Psalm 27:1 he being the brightness of his Father's glory, and the express image of his person; and is the Son of God that makes men free, and they are free indeed; and of whom it is evident that he sprung out of the tribe of Judah, a tribe greatly honoured of God.

(n) Shalshalet Hakabala, fol. 6. 2.2. See, I have called—Though the instructions about the tabernacle were privately communicated to Moses, it was plainly impossible that he could superintend the work in person, amid the multiplicity of his other duties. A head director or builder was selected by God Himself; and the nomination by such high authority removed all ground of jealousy or discontent on the part of any who might have thought their merits overlooked (compare Mt 18:1).

by name Bezaleel—signifying "in the shadow or protection of God"; and, as called to discharge a duty of great magnitude—to execute a confidential trust in the ancient Church of God, he has his family and lineage recorded with marked distinction. He belonged to the tribe of Judah, which, doubtless for wise and weighty reasons, God all along delighted to honor; and he was the grandson of Hur, a pious patriot (Ex 17:12), who was associated, by a special commission, with Aaron in the government of the people during the absence of Moses. Moreover, it may be noticed that a Jewish tradition affirms Hur to be the husband of Miriam; and if this tradition may be relied on, it affords an additional reason for the appointment of Bezaleel emanating from the direct authority of God.31:1-11 The Israelites, who had been masons and bricklayers in Egypt, were not qualified for curious workmanship; but the Spirit who gave the apostles utterance in divers tongues, miraculously gave Bezaleel and Aholiab the skill that was wanting. The honour which comes from God, is always attended with a work to be done; to be employed for God is high honour. Those whom God calls to any service, he will find or make fit for it. The Lord gives different gifts to different persons; let each mind his proper work, diligently remembering that whatever wisdom any one possesses, the Lord put it in the heart, to do his commandments.
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