Exodus 38:24
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English Standard Version
All the gold that was used for the work, in all the construction of the sanctuary, the gold from the offering, was twenty-nine talents and 730 shekels, by the shekel of the sanctuary.

King James Bible
All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

American Standard Version
All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the gold that was spent in the work of the sanctuary, and that was offered in gifts was nine and twenty talents, and seven hundred and thirty sicles according to the standard of the sanctuary.

English Revised Version
All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

Webster's Bible Translation
All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Preparation of the vessels of the dwelling: viz., the ark of the covenant (Exodus 37:1-9, as in Exodus 25:10-22); the table of shew-bread and its vessels (Exodus 37:10-16, as in Exodus 25:23-30); the candlestick (Exodus 37:17-24, as in Exodus 25:31-40); the altar of incense (Exodus 37:25-28, as in Exodus 30:1-10); the anointing oil and incense (Exodus 37:29), directions for the preparation of which are given in Exodus 30:22-38; the altar of burnt-offering (Exodus 38:1-7, as in Exodus 27:1-8); the laver (Exodus 37:8, as in Exodus 30:17-21); and the court (Exodus 37:9-20, as in Exodus 27:9-19). The order corresponds on the whole to the list of the separate articles in Exodus 35:11-19, and to the construction of the entire sanctuary; but the holy chest (the ark), as being the most holy thing of all, is distinguished above all the rest, by being expressly mentioned as the work of Bezaleel, the chief architect of the whole.

Exodus 38:24 Parallel Commentaries

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all the gold. If we follow the estimation of the learned Dean Prideaux, the value of the twenty-nine talents, and

730 shekels of gold, will be

198,347l.

12s.

6d. The value of the silver contributed by

603,550 Israelites, at half a shekel, or

1s.6d. per man, will amount of

45,266l.5s. The value of the

70 talents,

2400 shekels of brass, will be

513l.17s. The gold weighed

4245 pounds, the silver,

14,603 pounds, and the brass,

10,277 pounds, troy weight. The total value of all the gold, silver, and brass, will consequently amount to

244,127l.14s.6d.; and the total weight of these three metals will amount to

29,124 pounds troy, which reduced to avoirdupois weight, is equal to fourteen tons,

226 pounds!--It may, perhaps, seem difficult to imagine how the Israelites should be possessed of so much wealth in the desert; but it should be remembered, that their ancestors were opulent men before they came into Egypt; that they were further enriched by the spoils of the Egyptians and Amalekites; and that it is probable, they traded with the neighbouring nations who bordered on the wilderness. There appear to be three reasons why so much riches should have been employed in the construction of the tabernacle. To impress the people's minds with the glory and dignity of the Divine Majesty, and the importance of his service. To take out of their hands the occasion of covetousness. To prevent pride and vain glory, by leading them to give up to the divine service even the ornaments of their persons.

1 Chronicles 22:14-16 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold...

1 Chronicles 29:2-7 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver...

Haggai 2:8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, said the LORD of hosts.

offering

Exodus 25:2 Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering...

Exodus 29:24 And you shall put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.

Exodus 35:22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets...

the shekel

Exodus 30:13,14,24 This they shall give, every one that passes among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary...

Leviticus 5:15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD...

Leviticus 27:3,25 And your estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even to sixty years old...

Numbers 3:47 You shall even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the sanctuary shall you take them...

Numbers 18:16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shall you redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five shekels...

Cross References
Exodus 30:13
Each one who is numbered in the census shall give this: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as an offering to the LORD.

Leviticus 27:25
Every valuation shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall make a shekel.

Numbers 3:47
you shall take five shekels per head; you shall take them according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel of twenty gerahs),

Numbers 18:16
And their redemption price (at a month old you shall redeem them) you shall fix at five shekels in silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.

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