Exodus 39:6
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New International Version
They mounted the onyx stones in gold filigree settings and engraved them like a seal with the names of the sons of Israel.

King James Bible
And they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches of gold, graven, as signets are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And they wrought the onyx stones mounted in enclosures of gold, engraved with the engravings of a seal, according to the names of the sons of Israel.

World English Bible
They worked the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold, engraved with the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the children of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And they prepare the shoham stones, set, embroidered with gold, opened with openings of a signet, by the names of the sons of Israel;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Onyx stones - Possibly the Egyptian pebble. See Exodus 25:7, and Exodus 28:17, etc.

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onyx stones. The meaning of the word shoham is not easily determined. It has been variously rendered a beryl, emerald, prasius??, sapphire, sardius, ruby, carnelian, onyx, and sardonyx. It may signify both the onyx and sardonyx. The latter stone is a mixture of the chalcedony and carnelian, sometimes in strata, and at other times blended together, and is found striped with white and red strata, or layers. It is generally allowed that there is no real difference, except in hardness, between the carnelian, chalcedony, agate, sardonyx, and onyx. The onyx is of a darkish horny colour, resembling the nail or hoof, from which circumstance it has its name. It has often a plate of a blueish white or red in it, and when on one or both sides of this white there appears a plate of a reddish colour, the jewellers call the stone a sardonyx.

Exodus 25:7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.

Exodus 28:9 And you shall take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel:

Exodus 35:9 And onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

Job 28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

Ezekiel 28:13 You have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl...

ouches. Mishbetzoth, strait places, sockets, to insert the stones in, from shavaltz, to straiten, enclose.

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The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 28:9
"Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel

Exodus 28:11
Engrave the names of the sons of Israel on the two stones the way a gem cutter engraves a seal. Then mount the stones in gold filigree settings

Exodus 28:12
and fasten them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel. Aaron is to bear the names on his shoulders as a memorial before the LORD.

Exodus 39:5
Its skillfully woven waistband was like it--of one piece with the ephod and made with gold, and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and with finely twisted linen, as the LORD commanded Moses.

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