Exodus 28:28
New International Version
The rings of the breastpiece are to be tied to the rings of the ephod with blue cord, connecting it to the waistband, so that the breastpiece will not swing out from the ephod.

New Living Translation
Then attach the bottom rings of the chestpiece to the rings on the ephod with blue cords. This will hold the chestpiece securely to the ephod above the decorative sash.

English Standard Version
And they shall bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, so that it may lie on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, so that the breastpiece shall not come loose from the ephod.

Berean Study Bible
The rings of the breastpiece shall be tied to the rings of the ephod with a cord of blue yarn, so that the breastpiece is above the waistband of the ephod and does not swing out from the ephod.

New American Standard Bible
"They shall bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that it will be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece will not come loose from the ephod.

King James Bible
And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.

Christian Standard Bible
The artisans are to tie the breastpiece from its rings to the rings of the ephod with a cord of blue yarn, so that the breastpiece is above the ephod's waistband and does not come loose from the ephod.

Contemporary English Version
Then take a blue cord and tie the two lower rings on the breastpiece to those on the vest. This will keep the breastpiece in place.

Good News Translation
Tie the rings of the breastpiece to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that the breastpiece rests above the belt and does not come loose.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The craftsmen are to tie the breastpiece from its rings to the rings of the ephod with a cord of blue yarn, so that the breastpiece is above the ephod's waistband and does not come loose from the ephod."

International Standard Version
They are to fasten the rings on the breast piece to the rings on the ephod with a blue cord so it will rest on the skillfully woven band of the ephod and so the breast piece won't come loose from the ephod.

NET Bible
They are to tie the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod by blue cord, so that it may be above the waistband of the ephod, and so that the breastpiece will not be loose from the ephod.

New Heart English Bible
They shall bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate may not swing out from the ephod.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the breastplate should be fastened by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a violet cord. This will attach it just above the belt of the ephod and will hold the breastplate in place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a thread of blue, that it may be upon the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.

New American Standard 1977
“And they shall bind the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, that it may be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece may not come loose from the ephod.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall bind the pectoral by its rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the special girdle of the ephod and that the pectoral not be loosed from the ephod.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall bind the breastplate by its rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate not come loose from the ephod.

American King James Version
And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.

American Standard Version
And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be upon the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And may be fastened by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a violet fillet, that the joining artificially wrought may continue, and the rational and the ephod may not be loosed one from the other.

Darby Bible Translation
And they shall bind the breastplate with its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.

English Revised Version
And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be upon the cunningly woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall bind the breast-plate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breast-plate be not loosed from the ephod.

World English Bible
They shall bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate may not swing out from the ephod.

Young's Literal Translation
and they bind the breastplate by its rings unto the rings of the ephod with a ribbon of blue, to be above the girdle of the ephod, and the breastplate is not loosed from the ephod.
Study Bible
The Breastpiece
27Make two additional gold rings and attach them to the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on its front, close to its seam and above the woven waistband of the ephod. 28The rings of the breastpiece shall be tied to the rings of the ephod with a cord of blue yarn, so that the breastpiece is above the waistband of the ephod and does not swing out from the ephod. 29Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he shall bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of judgment, as a continual reminder before the LORD.…
Cross References
Exodus 25:7
and onyx and other gemstones to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

Exodus 28:8
The skillfully woven waistband of the ephod must be of one piece, of the same workmanship--with gold, with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and with finely spun linen.

Exodus 28:27
Make two additional gold rings and attach them to the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on its front, close to its seam and above the woven waistband of the ephod.

Exodus 28:29
Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he shall bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of judgment, as a continual reminder before the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.

a lace

Exodus 28:31,37
And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue…

Exodus 39:30,31
And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like to the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD…

Numbers 15:38
Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:







Lexicon
The rings
מִֽטַּבְּעֹתָ֞יו (miṭ·ṭab·bə·‘ō·ṯāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2885: A seal, signet, a ring of any kind

of the breastpiece
הַ֠חֹשֶׁן (ha·ḥō·šen)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2833: A pocket, rich, the gorget of the highpriest

shall be tied
וְיִרְכְּס֣וּ (wə·yir·kə·sū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7405: To bind

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the rings
טַבְּעֹ֤ת (ṭab·bə·‘ōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2885: A seal, signet, a ring of any kind

of the ephod
הָאֵפֹד֙ (hā·’ê·p̄ōḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 646: A girdle, the ephod, highpriest's shoulder-piece, an image

with a cord
בִּפְתִ֣יל (bip̄·ṯîl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6616: Cord, thread

of blue yarn,
תְּכֵ֔לֶת (tə·ḵê·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8504: The cerulean mussel, the color, obtained therefrom, stuff dyed therewith

so that the breastpiece
הַחֹ֔שֶׁן (ha·ḥō·šen)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2833: A pocket, rich, the gorget of the highpriest

is
לִֽהְי֖וֹת (lih·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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

the waistband
חֵ֣שֶׁב (ḥê·šeḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2805: Ingenious work

of the ephod
הָאֵפ֑וֹד (hā·’ê·p̄ō·wḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 646: A girdle, the ephod, highpriest's shoulder-piece, an image

and does not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

swing out
יִזַּ֣ח (yiz·zaḥ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2118: To remove, displace

from
מֵעַ֖ל (mê·‘al)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the ephod.
הָאֵפֽוֹד׃ (hā·’ê·p̄ō·wḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 646: A girdle, the ephod, highpriest's shoulder-piece, an image
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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