The Metal of the Sanctuary

24 All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

Other Translations of Exodus 38:24

New International Version

The Metal of the Sanctuary

24 The total amount of the gold from the wave offering used for all the work on the sanctuary was 29 talents and 730 shekels,The weight of the gold was a little over a ton or about 1 metric ton. according to the sanctuary shekel.

English Standard Version

The Metal of the Sanctuary

24 All the gold that was used for the work, in all the construction of the sanctuary, the gold from the offering, was twenty-nine talents and 730 shekels,A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms; a shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams by the shekel of the sanctuary.

The Message

The Metal of the Sanctuary

24 Gold. The total amount of gold used in construction of the Sanctuary, all of it contributed freely, weighed out at 1,900 pounds according to the Sanctuary standard.

New King James Version

The Metal of the Sanctuary

24 All the gold that was used in all the work of the holy place, that is, the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

New Living Translation

The Metal of the Sanctuary

24 The people brought special offerings of gold totaling 2,193├é┬ápounds, as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel. This gold was used throughout the Tabernacle.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 38:24

Commentary on Exodus 38:21-31

(Read Exodus 38:21-31)

The foundation of massy pieces of silver showed the solidity and purity of the truth upon which the church is founded. Let us regard the Lord Jesus Christ while reading of the furniture of the tabernacle. While looking at the altar of burnt-offering, let us see Jesus. In him, his righteousness, and salvation, is a full and sufficient offering for sin. In the laver of regeneration, by his Holy Spirit, let our souls be washed, and they shall be clean; and as the people offered willingly, so may our souls be made willing. Let us be ready to part with any thing, and count all but loss to win Christ.