Exodus 28:32
New International Version
with an opening for the head in its center. There shall be a woven edge like a collar around this opening, so that it will not tear.

New Living Translation
with an opening for Aaron’s head in the middle of it. Reinforce the opening with a woven collar so it will not tear.

English Standard Version
It shall have an opening for the head in the middle of it, with a woven binding around the opening, like the opening in a garment, so that it may not tear.

Berean Study Bible
with an opening at its top in the center. Around the opening shall be a woven collar with an opening like that of a garment, so that it will not tear.

King James Bible
And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.

New King James Version
There shall be an opening for his head in the middle of it; it shall have a woven binding all around its opening, like the opening in a coat of mail, so that it does not tear.

New American Standard Bible
There shall be an opening at its top in the middle of it; around its opening there shall be a binding of woven work, like the opening of a coat of mail, so that it will not be torn.

NASB 1995
“There shall be an opening at its top in the middle of it; around its opening there shall be a binding of woven work, like the opening of a coat of mail, so that it will not be torn.

NASB 1977
“And there shall be an opening at its top in the middle of it; around its opening there shall be a binding of woven work, as it were the opening of a coat of mail, that it may not be torn.

Amplified Bible
There shall be an opening at its top in the center [for the head], with a binding of woven work around the opening, like the opening in a coat of armor, so that it will not tear or fray.

Christian Standard Bible
There should be an opening at its top in the center of it. Around the opening, there should be a woven collar with an opening like that of body armor so that it does not tear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There should be an opening at its top in the center of it. Around the opening, there should be a woven collar with an opening like that of body armor so that it does not tear.

American Standard Version
And it shall have a hole for the head in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it be not rent.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the opening of its top will have within it a lip; it will be for the opening encircling the work, woven like a mouth; it shall be of cord that it will not rip.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the opening of it shall be in the middle having a fringe round about the opening, the work of the weaver, woven together in the joining of the same piece that it might not be rent.

Contemporary English Version
with an opening in the center for his head. Be sure to bind the material around the collar to keep it from wearing out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the midst whereof above shall be a hole for the head, and a border round about it woven, as is wont to be made in the outmost parts of garments, that it may not easily be broken.

English Revised Version
And it shall have a hole for the head in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it be not rent.

Good News Translation
It is to have a hole for the head, and this hole is to be reinforced with a woven binding to keep it from tearing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make an opening for the head in the center with a reinforced edge (like a leather collar) all around it to keep it from tearing.

International Standard Version
There is to be an opening at its top, in the middle, with a woven binding around the opening like the opening of a coat of mail so that it cannot be torn.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall have a hole for the head in the midst thereof; it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a coat of mail that it be not rent.

Literal Standard Version
and the opening for his head has been in its midst; there is a border for its opening all around—the work of a weaver—[and] there is as the opening of a [linen] habergeon for it; it is not torn.

NET Bible
There is to be an opening in its top in the center of it, with an edge all around the opening, the work of a weaver, like the opening of a collar, so that it cannot be torn.

New Heart English Bible
It shall have a hole for the head in its midst: it shall have a binding of woven work around its hole, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it not be torn.

World English Bible
It shall have a hole for the head in its midst: it shall have a binding of woven work around its hole, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it not be torn.

Young's Literal Translation
and the opening for its head hath been in its midst, a border is to its opening round about, work of a weaver, as the opening of a habergeon there is to it; it is not rent.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Additional Priestly Garments
31You are to make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth, 32with an opening at its top in the center. Around the opening shall be a woven collar with an opening like that of a garment, so that it will not tear. 33Make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn all the way around the lower hem, with gold bells between them,…

Cross References
John 19:24
So they said to one another, "Let us not tear it. Instead, let us cast lots to see who will get it." This was to fulfill the Scripture: "They divided My garments among them, and cast lots for My clothing." So that is what the soldiers did.

Exodus 28:31
You are to make the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth,

Exodus 28:33
Make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn all the way around the lower hem, with gold bells between them,

Exodus 39:23
with an opening in the center of the robe like that of a garment, with a collar around the opening so that it would not tear.


Treasury of Scripture

And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the middle thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.

as it were

Exodus 39:28
And a mitre of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen breeches of fine twined linen,

2 Chronicles 26:14
And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones.

Nehemiah 4:16
And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.

that it be not rent

John 19:23,24
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout…

Ephesians 4:3-16
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace…









(32) As it were the hole of a habergeon.--Linen corselets, or "habergeons," were common in Egypt, and were shaped as is here indicated. The word used for "habergeon," takl?rah, is thought to be Egyptian.

Verse 32. - An hole in the top of it. A mere circular hole for the head to go through, unaccompanied by a slit or longitudinal opening. In the midst of it. Midway between the two arm-holes. A binding of woven work round about the hole of it. This would strengthen the edge of the opening) and prevent it from tearing or fraying. The binding was probably sewn on after the frock was woven. As it were the hole of an habergeon. Linen corselets or habergeons have been found in Egypt. They were sometimes covered with metal scales, and were of the make here indicated. (See the author's History of Egypt, vol. 1. p. 446.) The word here used for "habergeon" (takharah) is Egyptian.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
with
וְהָיָ֥ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

an opening
פִֽי־ (p̄î-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

at its top
רֹאשׁ֖וֹ (rō·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head

in the center.
בְּתוֹכ֑וֹ (bə·ṯō·w·ḵōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

Around [the opening]
סָבִ֜יב (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

shall be
יִֽהְיֶה֩ (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a woven
מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה (ma·‘ă·śêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

collar
שָׂפָ֡ה (śā·p̄āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

with an opening
לְפִ֨יו (lə·p̄îw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

like that
כְּפִ֥י (kə·p̄î)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of a garment,
תַחְרָ֛א (ṯaḥ·rā)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8473: A linen corslet

so that it
יִֽהְיֶה־ (yih·yeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

will not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

tear.
יִקָּרֵֽעַ׃ (yiq·qā·rê·a‘)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7167: To rend


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