Exodus 28:12
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"You shall putוְשַׂמְתָּ֞
(ve·sam·ta)
7760: to put, place, seta prim. root
the twoשְׁתֵּ֣י
(she·tei)
8147: two (a card. number)from shanah
stonesהָאֲבָנִ֗ים
(ha·'a·va·nim)
68: a stonea prim. root
on the shoulderכִּתְפֹ֣ת
(kit·fot)
3802: shoulder, shoulder blade, sideof uncertain derivation
pieces of the ephod,הָֽאֵפֹ֔ד
(ha·'e·fod,)
646: an ephodfrom an unused word
[as] stonesאַבְנֵ֥י
(av·nei)
68: a stonea prim. root
of memorialזִכָּרֹ֖ן
(zik·ka·ron)
2146: memorial, remembrancefrom zakar
for the sonsלִבְנֵ֣י
(liv·nei)
1121: sona prim. root
of Israel,יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
(yis·ra·'el;)
3478: "God strives," another name of Jacob and his desc.from sarah and el
and Aaronאַהֲרֹ֨ן
(a·ha·ron)
175: an elder brother of Mosesof uncertain derivation
shall bearוְנָשָׂא֩
(ve·na·sa)
5375: to lift, carry, takea prim. root
their namesשְׁמֹותָ֜ם
(she·mo·v·tam)
8034: a nameof uncertain derivation
beforeלִפְנֵ֧י
(lif·nei)
6440: face, facesfrom panah
the LORDיְהוָ֛ה
(Yah·weh)
3068: the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah
on his twoשְׁתֵּ֥י
(she·tei)
8147: two (a card. number)from shanah
shouldersכְתֵפָ֖יו
(che·te·fav)
3802: shoulder, shoulder blade, sideof uncertain derivation
for a memorial.לְזִכָּרֹֽן׃
(le·zik·ka·ron.)
2146: memorial, remembrancefrom zakar







KJV Lexicon
And thou shalt put
suwm  (soom)
to put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically)wholly, work.
the two
shnayim  (shen-ah'-yim)
two; also (as ordinal) twofold -- both, couple, double, second, twain, + twelfth, + twelve, + twenty (sixscore) thousand, twice, two.
stones
'eben  (eh'-ben)
a stone -- + carbuncle, + mason, + plummet, (chalk-, hail-, head-, sling-)stone(-ny), (divers) weight(-s).
upon the shoulders
katheph  (kaw-thafe')
arm, corner, shoulder(-piece), side, undersetter.
of the ephod
'ephowd  (ay-fode')
a girdle; specifically the ephod or high-priest's shoulder-piece; also generally, an image -- ephod.
for stones
'eben  (eh'-ben)
a stone -- + carbuncle, + mason, + plummet, (chalk-, hail-, head-, sling-)stone(-ny), (divers) weight(-s).
of memorial
zikrown  (zik-rone')
a memento (or memorable thing, day or writing) -- memorial, record.
unto the children
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.
of Israel
Yisra'el  (yis-raw-ale')
he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.
and Aaron
'Aharown  (a-har-one')
Aharon, the brother of Moses -- Aaron.
shall bear
nasa'  (naw-saw')
to lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absol. and rel. (as follows)
their names
shem  (shame)
an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character -- + base, (in-)fame(-ous), named(-d), renown, report.
before
paniym  (paw-neem')
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)
the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
upon his two
shnayim  (shen-ah'-yim)
two; also (as ordinal) twofold -- both, couple, double, second, twain, + twelfth, + twelve, + twenty (sixscore) thousand, twice, two.
shoulders
katheph  (kaw-thafe')
arm, corner, shoulder(-piece), side, undersetter.
for a memorial
zikrown  (zik-rone')
a memento (or memorable thing, day or writing) -- memorial, record.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD on his two shoulders for a memorial.

King James Bible
And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Fasten both stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the Israelites. Aaron will carry their names on his two shoulders before the LORD as a reminder.

International Standard Version
You are to put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as stones of remembrance representing the sons of Israel, and Aaron is to carry their names into the LORD's presence on his two shoulders as a memorial.

NET Bible
You are to put the two stones on the shoulders of the ephod, stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron will bear their names before the LORD on his two shoulders for a memorial.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and fasten them on the shoulder straps of the ephod as reminders of who the Israelites are. In this way Aaron will carry their names on his shoulders as a reminder in the LORD's presence.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
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