Exodus 31:4
New International Version
to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,

New Living Translation
He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver, and bronze.

English Standard Version
to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze,

Berean Study Bible
to design artistic works in gold, silver, and bronze,

New American Standard Bible
to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,

King James Bible
To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

Christian Standard Bible
to design artistic works in gold, silver, and bronze,

Good News Translation
for planning skillful designs and working them in gold, silver, and bronze;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to design artistic works in gold, silver, and bronze,

International Standard Version
to create plans for work in gold, silver, and bronze,

NET Bible
to make artistic designs for work with gold, with silver, and with bronze,

New Heart English Bible
to devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He's a master artist familiar with gold, silver, and bronze.

JPS Tanakh 1917
to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

New American Standard 1977
to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,

Jubilee Bible 2000
to devise cunning works, to work in gold and in silver and in brass,

King James 2000 Bible
To devise artistic works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze,

American King James Version
To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

American Standard Version
to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and to frame works, to labour in gold, and silver, and brass, and blue, and purple, and spun scarlet,

Douay-Rheims Bible
To devise whatsoever may be artificially made of gold, and silver, and brass,

Darby Bible Translation
to devise artistic work -- to work in gold, and in silver, and in copper,

English Revised Version
to devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

Webster's Bible Translation
To devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

World English Bible
to devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

Young's Literal Translation
to devise devices to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
Study Bible
Bezalel and Oholiab the Craftsmen
3And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in all kinds of craftsmanship, 4to design artistic works in gold, silver, and bronze, 5to cut gemstones for settings, and to carve wood, so that he may be a master of every craft.…
Cross References
Exodus 31:3
And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in all kinds of craftsmanship,

Exodus 31:5
to cut gemstones for settings, and to carve wood, so that he may be a master of every craft.

Treasury of Scripture

To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

Exodus 25:32-35
And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: …

Exodus 26:1
Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.

1 Kings 7:14
He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.







Lexicon
to design
לַחְשֹׁ֖ב (laḥ·šōḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

artistic works in gold,
בַּזָּהָ֥ב (baz·zā·hāḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

silver,
וּבַכֶּ֖סֶף (ū·ḇak·ke·sep̄)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money

and bronze,
וּבַנְּחֹֽשֶׁת׃ (ū·ḇan·nə·ḥō·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base
(4-5) Cunning works . . . in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in cutting of stones

. . .--It is a characteristic of early art that it eschews specialism, and it is as nearly universal as possible. Theodore of Samos (ab. B.C. 600-560) was an architect, a worker in bronze, and an engraver of hard stones. Michael Angelo was an architect, painter, and sculptor. Giotto was the same, and also a worker in mosaic. It is some time before, in each particular people or country, the imitative arts become separated, and each artist aspires to eminence in one branch only. (Comp. the multiform artistic powers ascribed to Hiram of Tyre in chap. 214.)

In cutting of stones, to set them--i.e., in gem-engraving. This branch of art was needed for engraving the names of the tribes upon the two onyxes of the ephod (Exodus 28:9), and upon the twelve precious stones of the breastplate (Exodus 28:17-18). It was an art very early practised both in Chaldaea and in Egypt. (See Note 2 on Exodus 28:8.)

In carving of timber.--Rather, cutting of timber. The woodwork of the sanctuary was not "carved," but plain.

Verses 4, 5. - The result of these gifts would be to enable him - 1. To devise cunning works - i.e., to design everything excellently; and 2. To work in all manner of workmanship - i.e., to carry out his designs with success. It has been said that "as everything that had to be done was prescribed in strict and precise detail, there was to be no exercise of original powers of invention nor of taste" (Cook); but this was scarcely so. The forms of the cherubim, the patterns to be woven into the stuffs, or embroidered on them, the shapes of the vessels, of the capitals of the pillars, and of the laver were not prescribed in the directions. Bezaleel and Aholiab would have had to design them after such a description as Moses could give of the "pattern" which he had seen in the mount. In doing this, there would be much room for the exercise of inventive power and taste. 31:1-11 The Israelites, who had been masons and bricklayers in Egypt, were not qualified for curious workmanship; but the Spirit who gave the apostles utterance in divers tongues, miraculously gave Bezaleel and Aholiab the skill that was wanting. The honour which comes from God, is always attended with a work to be done; to be employed for God is high honour. Those whom God calls to any service, he will find or make fit for it. The Lord gives different gifts to different persons; let each mind his proper work, diligently remembering that whatever wisdom any one possesses, the Lord put it in the heart, to do his commandments.
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