Exodus 28:16
New International Version
It is to be square--a span long and a span wide--and folded double.

New Living Translation
Make the chestpiece of a single piece of cloth folded to form a pouch nine inches square.

English Standard Version
It shall be square and doubled, a span its length and a span its breadth.

Berean Study Bible
It must be square when folded over double, a span long and a span wide.

New American Standard Bible
"It shall be square and folded double, a span in length and a span in width.

King James Bible
Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.

Christian Standard Bible
It must be square and folded double, nine inches long and nine inches wide.

Contemporary English Version
It is to be 22 centimeters square and folded double

Good News Translation
It is to be square and folded double, 9 inches long and 9 inches wide.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It must be square and folded double, nine inches long and nine inches wide.

International Standard Version
It is to be square when folded double, one hand span long and one hand span wide.

NET Bible
It is to be square when doubled, nine inches long and nine inches wide.

New Heart English Bible
It shall be square and folded double; a span shall be its length of it, and a span its breadth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Fold it in half so that it's 9 inches square.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Four-square it shall be and double: a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.

New American Standard 1977
“It shall be square and folded double, a span in length and a span in width.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It shall be square and double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.

King James 2000 Bible
Foursquare it shall be, and doubled; a span shall be the length of it, and a span shall be the breadth of it.

American King James Version
Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.

American Standard Version
Foursquare it shall be and double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt make it square: it shall be double; of a span the length of it, and of a span the breadth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It shall be foursquare and doubled: it shall be the measure of a span both in length and in breadth.

Darby Bible Translation
Square shall it be, doubled; a span the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.

English Revised Version
Foursquare it shall be and double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
Foursquare it shall be, being doubled; a span shall be its length, and a span shall be its breadth.

World English Bible
It shall be square and folded double; a span shall be its length of it, and a span its breadth.

Young's Literal Translation
it is square, doubled, a span its length, and a span its breadth.
Study Bible
The Breastpiece
15You 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 with finely spun linen. 16It must be square when folded over double, a span long and a span wide. 17And mount on it a setting of gemstones, four rows of stones: In the first row there shall be a ruby, a topaz, and an emerald;…
Cross References
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 with finely spun linen.

Exodus 28:17
And mount on it a setting of gemstones, four rows of stones: In the first row there shall be a ruby, a topaz, and an emerald;

Treasury of Scripture

Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.

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Lexicon
It must be
יִֽהְיֶ֖ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

square
רָב֥וּעַ (rā·ḇū·a‘)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7251: To be quadrate

when folded over double,
כָּפ֑וּל (kā·p̄ūl)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3717: To fold together, to repeat

a span
זֶ֥רֶת (ze·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2239: The spread of the fingers, a span

long
אָרְכּ֖וֹ (’ā·rə·kōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 753: Length

and a span
וְזֶ֥רֶת (wə·ze·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2239: The spread of the fingers, a span

wide.
רָחְבּֽוֹ׃ (rā·ḥə·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7341: Breadth, width
(16) Foursquare it shall be.--On the idea of perfection connected with the square, see Note on Exodus 27:1. But for this, twelve gems would probably have been arranged in the shape of an oblong.

Doubled.--Symmachus translates khoshen by ??????, "a receptacle" or "bag;" and if the Urim and the Thummim, being material objects, were to be "put in" it (Exodus 28:30), such a construction would seem to have been absolutely necessary. Hence the "doubling," which would not have been needed merely for strength, since linen corselets, stout enough to resist the blow of a sword, were among the manufactures of Egypt, and could no doubt have been produced by the Hebrews.

A span.--The "span" was reckoned at half a cubit, or about nine inches.

Verse 16. - Four square... being doubled. It has been generally supposed that the doubling was merely for the purpose of giving additional strength to the work, which was to receive twelve heavy gems; but Gesenius and others are of opinion that the object was to form a bag, in which the Urim and Thum-mira, which they regard as material objects, might be kept. A span. Half a cubit, or about nine inches. 28:15-30 The chief ornament of the high priest, was the breastplate, a rich piece of cloth, curiously worked. The name of each tribe was graven in a precious stone, fixed in the breastplate, to signify how precious, in God's sight, believers are, and how honourable. How small and poor soever the tribe was, it was as a precious stone in the breastplate of the high priest; thus are all the saints dear to Christ, however men esteem them. The high priest had the names of the tribes, both on his shoulders and on his breast, which reminds us of the power and the love with which our Lord Jesus pleads for those that are his. He not only bears them up in his arms with almighty strength, but he carries them in his bosom with tender affection. What comfort is this to us in all our addresses to God! The Urim and Thummim, by which the will of God was made known in doubtful cases, were put in this breastplate. Urim and Thummim signify light and integrity. There are many conjectures what these were; the most probable opinion seems to be, that they were the twelve precious stones in the high priest's breastplate. Now, Christ is our Oracle. By him God, in these last days, makes known himself and his mind to us, Heb 1:1,2; Joh 1:18. He is the true Light, the faithful Witness, the Truth itself, and from him we receive the Spirit of Truth, who leads into all truth.
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