Exodus 39:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they did beate the golde into thinne plates, and cut it into wiers, to worke it in the blew, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linnen, with cunning worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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, the work of the skilful workman.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Hammering the gold into thin plates and cutting it into wires to be worked into the blue and the purple and the red and the linen by the designer.
- Basic English Bible

And they beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it [into] wires, to work it artistically into the blue, and into the purple, and into the scarlet, and into the byssus.
- Darby Bible

And they 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 curious work.
- Webster's Bible

They beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, in the purple, in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skillful workman.
- World English Bible

and they expand the plates of gold, and have cut off wires to work in the midst of the blue, and in the midst of the purple, and in the midst of the scarlet, and in the midst of the linen -- work of a designer;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into threads, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skilful workman.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Exodus 39

  • Anonymous
    God is holy and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
  • Marie connelly for verse 29
    fine twined linen was white for purity blue is for God 's law purple is for royalty scarlet is for blood Everything in the sanctuary temple represented Christ in His different capacities as our Saviour.
  • Kimmy
    it is a wounderful chapter. it speaks of the purity of Christ Jesus. With so much detailed work in the creation of the clothing for aaron and his sons, yet it cannot compare with the Holiness of JESUS.

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