Exodus 39:15
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English Standard Version
And they made on the breastpiece twisted chains like cords, of pure gold.

King James Bible
And they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of wreathen work of pure gold.

American Standard Version
And they made upon the breastplate chains like cords, of wreathen work of pure gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They made also in the rational little chains linked one to another of the purest gold,

English Revised Version
And they made upon the breastplate chains like cords, of wreathen work of pure gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they made upon the breast-plate chains at the ends, of wreathed work of pure gold.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Preparation of the priests' clothes. - Previous to the description of the dress itself, we have a statement in Exodus 39:1 of the materials employed, and the purpose to which they were devoted ("cloths of service," see at Exodus 31:10). The robes consisted of the ephod (Exodus 39:2-7, as in Exodus 28:6-12), the choshen or breastplate (Exodus 39:8-21, as in Exodus 28:15-29), the mel or over-coat (Exodus 39:22-26, as in Exodus 28:31-34); the body-coats, turbans, drawers, and girdles, for Aaron and his sons (Exodus 39:27-29, as in Exodus 28:39-40, and Exodus 28:42). The Urim and Thummim are not mentioned (cf. Exodus 28:30). The head-dresses of the ordinary priests, which are simply called "bonnets" in Exodus 28:40, are called "goodly bonnets" or "ornamental caps" in Exodus 39:28 of this chapter (מגבּעת פּארי, from פּאר an ornament, cf. פּאר ornatus fuit). The singular, "girdle," in Exodus 39:29, with the definite article, "the girdle," might appear to refer simply to Aaron's girdle, i.e., the girdle of the high priest; but as there is no special description of the girdles of Aaron's sons (the ordinary priests) in Exodus 29:40, where they are distinctly mentioned and called by the same name (abnet) as the girdle of Aaron himself, we can only conclude that they were of the same materials and the same form and make as the latter, and that the singular, האבנט, is used here either in the most general manner, or as a generic noun in a collective sense (see Ges. 109, 1). The last thing mentioned is the diadem upon Aaron's turban (Exodus 39:30, Exodus 39:31, as in Exodus 28:36-38), so that the order in which the priests' robes are given here is analogous to the position in which the ark of the covenant and the golden altar stand to one another in the directions concerning the sacred things in ch. 25-30. "For just as all the other things are there placed between the holy ark and the golden altar as the two poles, so here all the rest of the priests' robes are included between the shoulder-dress, the principal part of the official robes of the high priest, and the golden frontlet, the inscription upon which rendered it the most striking sign of the dignity of his office" (Baumgarten).

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chains at the ends

Exodus 28:14 And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shall you make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches.

2 Chronicles 3:5 And the greater house he paneled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

Songs 1:10 Your cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, your neck with chains of gold.

John 10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost...

1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ...

Cross References
Exodus 28:14
and two chains of pure gold, twisted like cords; and you shall attach the corded chains to the settings.

Exodus 39:14
There were twelve stones with their names according to the names of the sons of Israel. They were like signets, each engraved with its name, for the twelve tribes.

Exodus 39:16
And they made two settings of gold filigree and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two edges of the breastpiece.

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