Exodus 25:7
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New International Version
and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

New Living Translation
onyx stones, and other gemstones to be set in the ephod and the priest's chestpiece.

English Standard Version
onyx stones, and stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastpiece.

Berean Study Bible
and onyx and other gemstones to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

New American Standard Bible
onyx stones and setting stones for the ephod and for the breastpiece.

King James Bible
Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.

Christian Standard Bible
and onyx along with other gemstones for mounting on the ephod and breastpiece.

Contemporary English Version
and onyx stones and other gems for the sacred vest and the breastpiece.

Good News Translation
carnelians and other jewels to be set in the ephod of the High Priest and in his breastpiece.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and onyx along with other gemstones for mounting on the ephod and breastpiece."

International Standard Version
and onyx stones, stones for setting on the ephod and the breast piece.

NET Bible
onyx stones, and other gems to be set in the ephod and in the breastpiece.

New Heart English Bible
onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
onyx stones, and other precious stones to be set in the [chief priest's] ephod and his breastplate.

JPS Tanakh 1917
onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

New American Standard 1977
onyx stones and setting stones, for the ephod and for the breastpiece.

Jubilee Bible 2000
onyx stones and stones to be set in the ephod and in the pectoral.

King James 2000 Bible
Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.

American King James Version
Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.

American Standard Version
onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Onyx stones, and precious stones to adorn the ephod and the rational.

Darby Bible Translation
onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.

English Revised Version
onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

Webster's Bible Translation
Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breast-plate.

World English Bible
onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.

Young's Literal Translation
shoham stones, and stones for setting for an ephod, and for a breastplate.
Study Bible
Offerings for the Tabernacle
6oil for lighting; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 7and onyx and other gemstones to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. 8And they are to make a sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them.…
Cross References
Exodus 28:4
These are the garments that they shall make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a woven tunic, a turban, and a sash. They are to make these holy garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so that they may serve Me as priests.

Exodus 28:6
The craftsmen are to make the ephod of finely spun linen embroidered with gold, and with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn.

Exodus 28:15
You are also to make a breastpiece of judgment with the same workmanship as the ephod. Construct it with gold, with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen.

Exodus 35:9
and of onyx stones and gemstones to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

Exodus 35:27
The leaders brought onyx stones and gemstones to mount on the ephod and breastpiece,

Song of Solomon 5:12
His eyes are like doves beside the streams of water, bathed in milk and mounted like jewels.

Treasury of Scripture

Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.

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Exodus 28:9-21 And you shall take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of …

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Exodus 28:4,6,15 And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, …







(7) Onyx stones.--The Hebrew shoham is rendered here by "sard" (LXX.), "sardonyx" (Vulg. And Josephus), and "beryl" (Rosenmller and others). In Job 28:16, the same word is rendered by the LXX. "onyx." There is thus considerable doubt what stone is meant. Only three such stones seem to have been required as offerings, one for the high priest's breast-plate (Exodus 28:20), and two for the shoulder- pieces of the ephod (Exodus 28:9-12).

Stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate.--Heb., stones of insertion for the ephod and for the breast-plate. The stones of the ephod were two only, both probably either onyx or sardonyx; those of the breast-plate were twelve in number, all different (Exodus 28:17-20).

Verse 7. - Onyx stones. On the need of onyx stones, see Exodus 28:9, 20. Stones to be set in the ephod, etc. Rather, "stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastplate." The only stones required for the ephod were two large onyx stones; for the breastplate twelve jewels were needed (ibid. 17-20), one of them being an onyx. It has been proposed to translate the Hebrew shoham by "beryl" instead of "onyx;" but onyx, which is more suitable for engraving, is probably right.

CHAPTER 25:8-9 Onyx stones,.... So called from their likeness to the nail of a man's finger: the Targum of Onkelos calls them stones of beryl; and the Targum of Jonathan gems of beryl; and the Septuagint version, stones of sardius; and some take them to be the sardonyx stones, which have a likeness both to the onyx and to the sardius:

and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate; two onyx stones were set in the ephod, one of the garments of the high priest, and an onyx stone, with eleven other precious stones, were set in the breastplate of the high priest: these stones were doubtless among the jewels set in gold and silver the Israelites had of the Egyptians, and brought with them out of Egypt. 7. ephod—a square cloak, hanging down from the shoulders, and worn by priests.25:1-9 God chose the people of Israel to be a peculiar people to himself, above all people, and he himself would be their King. He ordered a royal palace to be set up among them for himself, called a sanctuary, or holy place, or habitation. There he showed his presence among them. And because in the wilderness they dwelt in tents, this royal palace was ordered to be a tabernacle, that it might move with them. The people were to furnish Moses with the materials, by their own free will. The best use we can make of our worldly wealth, is to honour God with it in works of piety and charity. We should ask, not only, What must we do? but, What may we do for God? Whatever they gave, they must give it cheerfully, not grudgingly, for God loves a cheerful giver, 2Co 9:7. What is laid out in the service of God, we must reckon well bestowed; and whatsoever is done in God's service, must be done by his direction.
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