Exodus 39:10
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English Standard Version
And they set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was the first row;

King James Bible
And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.

American Standard Version
And they set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was the first row;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he set four rows of precious stones in it. In the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and emerald.

English Revised Version
And they set in it four rows of stones: a row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was the first row.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Preparation of the priests' clothes. - Previous to the description of the dress itself, we have a statement in Exodus 39:1 of the materials employed, and the purpose to which they were devoted ("cloths of service," see at Exodus 31:10). The robes consisted of the ephod (Exodus 39:2-7, as in Exodus 28:6-12), the choshen or breastplate (Exodus 39:8-21, as in Exodus 28:15-29), the mel or over-coat (Exodus 39:22-26, as in Exodus 28:31-34); the body-coats, turbans, drawers, and girdles, for Aaron and his sons (Exodus 39:27-29, as in Exodus 28:39-40, and Exodus 28:42). The Urim and Thummim are not mentioned (cf. Exodus 28:30). The head-dresses of the ordinary priests, which are simply called "bonnets" in Exodus 28:40, are called "goodly bonnets" or "ornamental caps" in Exodus 39:28 of this chapter (מגבּעת פּארי, from פּאר an ornament, cf. פּאר ornatus fuit). The singular, "girdle," in Exodus 39:29, with the definite article, "the girdle," might appear to refer simply to Aaron's girdle, i.e., the girdle of the high priest; but as there is no special description of the girdles of Aaron's sons (the ordinary priests) in Exodus 29:40, where they are distinctly mentioned and called by the same name (abnet) as the girdle of Aaron himself, we can only conclude that they were of the same materials and the same form and make as the latter, and that the singular, האבנט, is used here either in the most general manner, or as a generic noun in a collective sense (see Ges. 109, 1). The last thing mentioned is the diadem upon Aaron's turban (Exodus 39:30, Exodus 39:31, as in Exodus 28:36-38), so that the order in which the priests' robes are given here is analogous to the position in which the ark of the covenant and the golden altar stand to one another in the directions concerning the sacred things in ch. 25-30. "For just as all the other things are there placed between the holy ark and the golden altar as the two poles, so here all the rest of the priests' robes are included between the shoulder-dress, the principal part of the official robes of the high priest, and the golden frontlet, the inscription upon which rendered it the most striking sign of the dignity of his office" (Baumgarten).

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the first row

Exodus 28:16,17,21 Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof...

Revelation 21:19-21 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper...

sardius, or ruby

Cross References
Revelation 21:20
the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

Exodus 28:17
You shall set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row;

Exodus 39:9
It was square. They made the breastpiece doubled, a span its length and a span its breadth when doubled.

Exodus 39:11
and the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond;

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