New International Version
(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
King James Bible
And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Darby Bible Translation
And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and the onyx stone are there.
World English Bible
and the gold of that land is good. There is aromatic resin and the onyx stone.
Young's Literal Translation
and the gold of that land is good, there is the bdolach and the shoham stone;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There is bdellium (בדלח bedolach) and the onyx stone, אבן השהם eben hashshoham - Bochart thinks that the bedolach or bdellium means the pearl-oyster; and shoham is generally understood to mean the onyx, or species of agate, a precious stone which has its name from ονυξ a man's nail, to the color of which it nearly approaches. It is impossible to say what is the precise meaning of the original words; and at this distance of time and place it is of little consequence.
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Bdellium is a transparent aromatic gum. The onyx is a precious stone, so called from a Greek word signifying a man's nail, to the colour of which it nearly approaches.
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The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.
The manna was like coriander seed and looked like resin.
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