Exodus 39:21
New International Version
They tied the rings of the breastpiece to the rings of the ephod with blue cord, connecting it to the waistband so that the breastpiece would not swing out from the ephod--as the LORD commanded Moses.

New Living Translation
They attached the bottom rings of the chestpiece to the rings on the ephod with blue cords. In this way, the chestpiece was held securely to the ephod above the decorative sash. All this was done just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

English Standard Version
And they bound the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, so that it should lie on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece should not come loose from the ephod, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Berean Study Bible
Then they tied the rings of the breastpiece to the rings of the ephod with a cord of blue yarn, so that the breastpiece was above the waistband of the ephod and would not swing out from the ephod, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

New American Standard Bible
They bound the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that it would be on the woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece would not come loose from the ephod, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

King James Bible
And they did bind the breastplate by his rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Christian Standard Bible
Then they tied the breastpiece from its rings to the rings of the ephod with a cord of blue yarn, so that the breastpiece was above the ephod's waistband and did not come loose from the ephod. They did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Contemporary English Version
To keep the breastpiece in place, a blue cord was used to tie the two lower rings on the breastpiece to those on the vest. These things were done exactly as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Good News Translation
Just as the LORD had commanded Moses, they tied the rings of the breastpiece to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that the breastpiece rested above the belt and did not come loose.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they tied the breastpiece from its rings to the rings of the ephod with a cord of blue yarn, so that the breastpiece was above the ephod's waistband and did not come loose from the ephod. They did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

International Standard Version
They tied the breast piece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord so it would rest on the skillfully woven band of the ephod and so the breast piece would not come loose from the ephod.

NET Bible
They tied the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod by blue cord, so that it was above the waistband of the ephod, so that the breastpiece would not be loose from the ephod, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

New Heart English Bible
They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as the LORD commanded Moses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they fastened the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a violet cord. So the breastplate was attached just above the belt of the ephod and was held in place. They followed the LORD's instructions to Moses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they did bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a thread of blue, that it might be upon the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.

New American Standard 1977
And they bound the breastpiece by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, that it might be on the woven band of the ephod, and that the breastpiece might not come loose from the ephod, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they bound the pectoral by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue lace, that it might be above the special girdle of the ephod and that the pectoral might not be loosed from the ephod, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

King James 2000 Bible
And they did bind the breastplate by its rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.

American King James Version
And they did bind the breastplate by his rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.

American Standard Version
And they did bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be upon the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they made two golden rings, and put them on both the shoulders of the ephod under it, in front by the coupling above the connexion of the ephod.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a hole for the head in the upper part at the middle, and a woven border round about the hole:

Darby Bible Translation
And they bound the breastplate with its rings to the rings of the ephod with lace of blue, that it might be above the girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

English Revised Version
And they did bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be upon the cunningly woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they bound the breast-plate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breast-plate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.

World English Bible
They bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be on the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not come loose from the ephod, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

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 off the ephod, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.
Study Bible
The Breastpiece
20They made two additional gold rings and attached them to the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on its front, near the seam just above its woven waistband. 21Then they tied the rings of the breastpiece to the rings of the ephod with a cord of blue yarn, so that the breastpiece was above the waistband of the ephod and would not come loose from the ephod, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Cross References
Exodus 25:7
and onyx and other gemstones to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

Exodus 28:8
And 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 39:20
They made two additional gold rings and attached them to the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on its front, near the seam just above its woven waistband.

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

Treasury of Scripture

And they did bind the breastplate by his rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.

as the Lord

Matthew 16:24
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

1 Corinthians 1:25,27
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men…







Lexicon
Then they tied
וַיִּרְכְּס֣וּ (way·yir·kə·sū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7405: To bind

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

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

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

of the ephod
הָאֵפֹ֜ד (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,
תְּכֵ֗לֶת (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

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

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

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

just as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had commanded
צִוָּ֥ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

Moses.
מֹשֶֽׁה׃ (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver
39:1-31 The priests' garments were rich and splendid. The church in its infancy was thus taught by shadows of good things to come; but the substance is Christ, and the grace of the gospel. Christ is our great High Priest. When he undertook the work of our redemption, he put on the clothes of service, he arrayed himself with the gifts and graces of the Spirit, girded himself with resolution to go through the undertaking, took charge of all God's spiritual Israel, laid them near his heart, engraved them on the palms of his hands, and presented them to his Father. And he crowned himself with holiness to the Lord, consecrating his whole undertaking to the honour of his Father's holiness. True believers are spiritual priests. The clean linen with which all their clothes of service must be made, is the righteousness of saints, Re 19:8.
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