Exodus 28:34
New International Version
The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the hem of the robe.

New Living Translation
The gold bells and pomegranates are to alternate all around the hem.

English Standard Version
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, around the hem of the robe.

Berean Study Bible
alternating the gold bells and pomegranates around the lower hem of the robe.

King James Bible
A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.

New King James Version
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe all around.

New American Standard Bible
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe.

NASB 1995
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe.

NASB 1977
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe.

Amplified Bible
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around the [bottom] hem of the robe.

Christian Standard Bible
so that gold bells and pomegranates alternate around the lower hem of the robe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that gold bells and pomegranates alternate around the lower hem of the robe.

American Standard Version
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a bell, a bell of gold and pomegranates on the hem of the apron, encircling.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A bell by the side of a golden pomegranate, and flower-work on the fringe of the robe round about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So that there shall be a golden bell and a pomegranate, and again another golden bell and a pomegranate.

English Revised Version
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a gold bell alternating with a pomegranate all around the hem of the robe.

International Standard Version
You are to have a gold bell and a pomegranate, then a gold bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe all the way around it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about.

Literal Standard Version
a bell of gold and a pomegranate [and] a bell of gold and a pomegranate [are] on the hems of the upper robe all around.

NET Bible
The pattern is to be a gold bell and a pomegranate, a gold bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe.

New Heart English Bible
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, around the hem of the robe.

World English Bible
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, around the hem of the robe.

Young's Literal Translation
a bell of gold and a pomegranate, a bell of gold and a pomegranate are on the hems of the upper robe round about.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Additional Priestly Garments
33Make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn all the way around the lower hem, with gold bells between them, 34alternating the gold bells and pomegranates around the lower hem of the robe. 35Aaron must wear the robe whenever he ministers, and its sound will be heard when he enters or exits the sanctuary before the LORD, so that he will not die.…

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

Exodus 28:35
Aaron must wear the robe whenever he ministers, and its sound will be heard when he enters or exits the sanctuary before the LORD, so that he will not die.

Exodus 39:22
They made the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth, the work of a weaver,

Exodus 39:26
alternating the bells and pomegranates around the lower hem of the robe to be worn for ministry, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.


Treasury of Scripture

A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe round about.

Psalm 89:15
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

Song of Solomon 2:3
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song of Solomon 4:3,13
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks…









Verses 34, 35. - A golden bell and a pomegranate. Hebrew tradition gives a most uncertain sound with respect to the number of the bells. According to some, they were 12 only; according to others, 72; according to a third school, 3651 Equally conflicting are the explanations given of their symbolism -

(1) that they typified the proclamation and expounding of the law by the high-priest -

(2) that they were a musical offering of praise -

(3) that they marked kingly dignity, since Oriental kings sometimes wore bells - and . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
so that gold
זָהָב֙ (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

bells
פַּעֲמֹ֤ן (pa·‘ă·mōn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6472: Bell (on high priest's robe)

and pomegranates
וְרִמּ֔וֹן (wə·rim·mō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7416: A pomegranate, the tree, the fruit

alternate around
סָבִֽיב׃ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

the lower hem
שׁוּלֵ֥י (šū·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7757: A skirt, a bottom edge

of the robe.
הַמְּעִ֖יל (ham·mə·‘îl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4598: A robe


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