KJV LexiconAnd they did beat
to pound the earth (as a sign of passion); by analogy to expand (by hammering); by implication, to overlay (with thin sheets of metal)
gold, figuratively, something gold-colored (i.e. yellow), as oil, a clear sky -- gold(-en), fair weather.
nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc.
a (metallic) sheet (as pounded thin); also a spring net (as spread out like a lamina) -- gin, (thin) plate, snare.
to chop off -- cut (asunder, in pieces, in sunder, off), utmost.
it into wires
twine -- bound, bracelet, lace, line, ribband, thread, wire.
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
a bisection, i.e. (by implication) the centre -- among(-st), between, half, (there-,where-), in(-to), middle, mid(-night), midst (among), out (of), through, with(-in).
it in the blue
the cerulean mussel, i.e. the color (violet) obtained therefrom or stuff dyed therewith -- blue.
and in the purple
purple (the color or the dyed stuff) -- purple.
and in the scarlet
crimson, properly, the insect or its color, also stuff dyed with it -- crimson, scarlet (thread).
a maggot (as voracious); specifically the crimson-grub, but used only (in this connection) of the color from it, and cloths dyed therewith -- crimson, scarlet, worm.
and in the fine linen
bleached stuff, i.e. white linen or (by analogy) marble -- blue, fine (twined) linen, marble, silk.
to plait or interpenetrate, i.e. (literally) to weave or (gen.) to fabricate; figuratively, to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute
an action (good or bad); generally, a transaction; abstractly, activity; by implication, a product (specifically, a poem) or (generally) property
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Then they hammered out gold sheets and cut them into threads to be woven in with the blue and the purple and the scarlet material, and the fine linen, the work of a skillful workman.
King James Bible
And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cunning work.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
They hammered out thin sheets of gold, and he cut threads from them to interweave with the blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and the fine linen in a skillful design.
International Standard Version
They hammered out gold sheets and cut off threads to work into the blue, purple, and scarlet material and into the fine linen, a work of skillful design.
They hammered the gold into thin sheets and cut it into narrow strips to weave them into the blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and into the fine linen, the work of an artistic designer.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
They hammered the gold into thin sheets and cut them up. They twisted the gold into threads, which they creatively worked into each strand of the violet, purple, and bright red yarn, and throughout the fine linen.
King James 2000 Bible
And they did hammer the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with skillful work.
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