Exodus 28:21
New International Version
There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.

New Living Translation
Each stone will represent one of the twelve sons of Israel, and the name of that tribe will be engraved on it like a seal.

English Standard Version
There shall be twelve stones with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel. They shall be like signets, each engraved with its name, for the twelve tribes.

Berean Study Bible
The twelve stones are to correspond to the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.

New American Standard Bible
"The stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel: twelve, according to their names; they shall be like the engravings of a seal, each according to his name for the twelve tribes.

King James Bible
And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.

Christian Standard Bible
The twelve stones are to correspond to the names of Israel's sons. Each stone must be engraved like a seal, with one of the names of the twelve tribes.

Contemporary English Version
and engrave on each of them the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Good News Translation
Each of these twelve stones is to have engraved on it the name of one of the sons of Jacob, to represent the tribes of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The 12 stones are to correspond to the names of Israel's sons. Each stone must be engraved like a seal, with one of the names of the 12 tribes."

International Standard Version
The stones are to correspond to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve stones corresponding to their names. They are to be engraved like a signet, each with the name of one of the twelve tribes.

NET Bible
The stones are to be for the names of the sons of Israel, twelve, according to the number of their names. Each name according to the twelve tribes is to be like the engravings of a seal.

New Heart English Bible
The stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, everyone according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The stones correspond to the 12 sons of Israel, by name, each stone engraved (like a signet ring) with the name of one of the 12 tribes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes.

New American Standard 1977
“And the stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel: twelve, according to their names; they shall be like the engravings of a seal, each according to his name for the twelve tribes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those stones shall be in agreement with the names of the sons of Israel, twelve, in agreement with their names; each one in agreement with his name like the engravings of a seal; they shall be according to the twelve tribes.

King James 2000 Bible
And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with its name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.

American King James Version
And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.

American Standard Version
And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let the stones of the names of the children of Israel be twelve according to their names, engravings as of seals: let them be for the twelve tribes each according to the name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall have the names of the children of Israel: with twelve names shall they be engraved, each stone with the name of one according to the twelve tribes.

Darby Bible Translation
And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, engraved as a seal: every one according to his name shall they be for the twelve tribes.

English Revised Version
And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.

World English Bible
The stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, everyone according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes.

Young's Literal Translation
and the stones are according to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve, according to their names, openings of a signet, each by his name are they for the twelve tribes.
Study Bible
The Breastpiece
20and in the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. Mount these stones in gold filigree settings. 21The twelve stones are to correspond to the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes. 22For the breastpiece make braided chains like cords of pure gold.…
Cross References
Revelation 7:4
And I heard the number of those who were sealed, 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel:

Revelation 21:12
The city had a great and high wall with twelve gates inscribed with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, and twelve angels at the gates.

Exodus 28:11
Engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel, to be set as a gem cutter engraves a seal. Mount the stones in gold filigree settings.

Exodus 28:20
and in the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. Mount these stones in gold filigree settings.

Exodus 28:22
For the breastpiece make braided chains like cords of pure gold.

Treasury of Scripture

And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.

twelve

Exodus 28:9-11
And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel: …

according to the twelve

1 Kings 18:31
And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

Luke 22:30
That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

James 1:1
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.







Lexicon
The twelve
שְׁתֵּ֥ים (šə·têm)
Number - fd
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

stones
וְ֠הָאֲבָנִים (wə·hā·’ă·ḇā·nîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

are
תִּֽהְיֶ֜יןָ (tih·ye·nā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

correspond to the names
שְׁמֹ֧ת (šə·mōṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

of the sons
בְּנֵֽי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

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

engraved
פִּתּוּחֵ֤י (pit·tū·ḥê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6603: An engraving

like a seal
חוֹתָם֙ (ḥō·w·ṯām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2368: A seal, signet ring

with
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the name
שְׁמֹתָ֑ם (šə·mō·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

of one of the twelve
לִשְׁנֵ֥י (liš·nê)
Preposition-l | Number - mdc
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

tribes.
שָֽׁבֶט׃ (šā·ḇeṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe
(21) The stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel.--Rather, the stones shall be according to the names, &c.--twelve, neither more nor fewer.

Every one with his name . . . --Rather, each stone, according to its name (i.e., the name engraved upon it), shall be (or, stand) for one of the twelve tribes.

Verse 21. - The stones shall be with the names. Rather, "according to the names;" the number of the stones shall agree with that of the names, viz., twelve. Everyone with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes. Rather, "every one according to its name, they shall be for the twelve tribes," i.e., each, according to the name that is on it, shall stand for one of the twelve tribes. 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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