39:1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made a cloths of service, to do service in the holy [place], and made the holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses.
(a) As coverings for the ark, the candlestick,
the altars and such like.
And they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches of gold, graven, as b
signets are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.
(b) That is, of very fine and curious
And the third row, c a ligure, an agate,
and an amethyst.
(c) Or, a turkeis, a stone which the authors
write comes from the urine of the Lynx.
39:14 And the stones [were]
according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, d
according to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet, every one with his
name, according to the twelve tribes.
(d) That is, every tribe had his name written on
And he made the robe of the e ephod [of]
woven work, all [of] blue.
(e) Which was next under the Ephod.
39:23 And f
[there was] an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon,
[with] a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.
(f) Where he could put his head through.
And the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers'
skins, and the g vail of the covering,
(g) So called, because it hung before the
mercyseat and covered it from sight (Exodus
The pure candlestick, [with] the lamps thereof, [even with] the lamps to be h
set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light,
(h) Or, which Aaron dressed and refreshed with
oil every morning (Exodus
According to all that the LORD i
commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work.
(i) Signifying that in God's matters man may
neither add, nor diminish.
39:43 And Moses did look upon all the work, and,
behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it:
and Moses k blessed them.
(k) Praised God for the peoples diligence and
prayed for them.