Exodus 11:2
New International Version
Tell the people that men and women alike are to ask their neighbors for articles of silver and gold."

New Living Translation
Tell all the Israelite men and women to ask their Egyptian neighbors for articles of silver and gold.”

English Standard Version
Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.”

Berean Study Bible
Now announce to the people that men and women alike should ask their neighbors for articles of silver and gold.”

King James Bible
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.

New King James Version
Speak now in the hearing of the people, and let every man ask from his neighbor and every woman from her neighbor, articles of silver and articles of gold.”

New American Standard Bible
Speak now so that the people hear, that each man is to ask of his neighbor, and each woman of her neighbor, articles of silver and articles of gold.”

NASB 1995
"Speak now in the hearing of the people that each man ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold."

NASB 1977
“Speak now in the hearing of the people that each man ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold.”

Amplified Bible
Speak so that all of the people [of Israel] may hear, and tell every man to ask from his neighbor, and every woman to ask from her neighbor, articles of silver, and articles of gold.”

Christian Standard Bible
Now announce to the people that both men and women should ask their neighbors for silver and gold items.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now announce to the people that both men and women should ask their neighbors for silver and gold jewelry."

American Standard Version
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And say before the people that they shall ask, each man from his neighbor, and a woman from her neighbor, an article of silver and an article of gold.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Speak therefore secretly in the ears of the people, and let every one ask of his neighbour jewels of silver and gold, and raiment.

Contemporary English Version
Now go and tell my people to ask their Egyptian neighbors for gold and silver jewelry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore thou shalt tell all the people that every man ask of his friend, and every woman of her neighbour, vessels of silver, and of gold.

English Revised Version
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.

Good News Translation
Now speak to the people of Israel and tell all of them to ask their neighbors for gold and silver jewelry."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now announce to the people [of Israel] that each man and woman must ask the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry."

International Standard Version
Tell the people that each man is to ask his neighbor and each woman her neighbor for articles of silver and gold."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.'

Literal Standard Version
now speak in the ears of the people, and they ask—each man from his neighbor, and each woman from her neighbor—[for] vessels of silver and vessels of gold.”

NET Bible
Instruct the people that each man and each woman is to request from his or her neighbor items of silver and gold."

New Heart English Bible
Speak now in the hearing of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing."

World English Bible
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold."

Young's Literal Translation
speak, I pray thee, in the ears of the people, and they ask -- each man from his neighbour, and each woman from her neighbour, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Plague on the Firstborn Foretold
1Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will bring upon Pharaoh and Egypt one more plague. After that, he will allow you to leave this place. And when he lets you go, he will drive you out completely. 2Now announce to the people that men and women alike should ask their neighbors for articles of silver and gold.” 3And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, Moses himself was highly regarded in Egypt by Pharaoh’s officials and by the people.…

Cross References
Genesis 24:53
Then he brought out jewels of silver and gold, and articles of clothing, and he gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious gifts to her brother and her mother.

Exodus 3:22
Every woman shall ask her neighbor and any woman staying in her house for silver and gold jewelry and clothing, and you will put them on your sons and daughters. So you will plunder the Egyptians."

Exodus 12:35
Furthermore, the Israelites acted on Moses' word and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold, and for clothing.

Exodus 12:36
And the LORD gave the people such favor in the sight of the Egyptians that they granted their request. In this way they plundered the Egyptians.


Treasury of Scripture

Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold.

borrow

Exodus 3:22
But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

Exodus 12:1,2,35,36
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, …

Genesis 31:9
Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

jewels

Exodus 32:2-4,24
And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me…

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, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the LORD.

Ezekiel 16:10-13
I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk…









(2) Let every man borrow.--See the comment on Exodus 3:22. The directions to "ask" the Egyptians for presents is extended here from the women alone to both women and men. Egyptian obduracy and Israelitish loss through some of the plagues may have caused the enlargement of the original instruction.

Verse 2. - Every man... every woman. In Exodus 3:22 only women had been mentioned. Now the terms of the direction were enlarged. It is worthy of notice that gold and silver ornaments - ear-rings, collars, armlets, bracelets, and anklets, were worn almost as much by the Egyptian men of the Rameside period as by the women. Borrow. On this faulty translation, see the comment on Exodus 3:22. Jewels. Literally, "articles." The word is one of a very wide meaning, and might include drinking-cups and other vessels; but from the statement in Exodus 3:22, that they were to "put them on their sons and on their daughters" it is clear that personal ornaments are especially meant.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now
נָ֖א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

announce
דַּבֶּר־ (dab·ber-)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to the people
הָעָ֑ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

that men
אִ֣ישׁ ׀ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

and women alike
וְאִשָּׁה֙ (wə·’iš·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

should ask their neighbors
רְעוּתָ֔הּ (rə·‘ū·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7468: A female associate, an additional one

for
וְיִשְׁאֲל֞וּ (wə·yiš·’ă·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

articles
כְּלֵי־ (kə·lê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of silver
כֶ֖סֶף (ḵe·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

and gold.”
זָהָֽב׃ (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky


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