Exodus 28:34
New International Version
The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the hem of the robe.

New Living Translation
The gold bells and pomegranates are to alternate all around the hem.

English Standard Version
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, around the hem of the robe.

Berean Study Bible
alternating the gold bells and pomegranates around the lower hem of the robe.

New American Standard Bible
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe.

New King James Version
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe all around.

King James Bible
A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.

Christian Standard Bible
so that gold bells and pomegranates alternate around the lower hem of the robe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that gold bells and pomegranates alternate around the lower hem of the robe.

International Standard Version
You are to have a gold bell and a pomegranate, then a gold bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe all the way around it.

NET Bible
The pattern is to be a gold bell and a pomegranate, a gold bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe.

New Heart English Bible
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, around the hem of the robe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a gold bell alternating with a pomegranate all around the hem of the robe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about.

New American Standard 1977
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate upon the hem of the robe round about.

King James 2000 Bible
A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.

American King James Version
A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe round about.

American Standard Version
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the opening of it shall be in the middle having a fringe round about the opening, the work of the weaver, woven together in the joining of the same piece that it might not be rent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So that there shall be a golden bell and a pomegranate, and again another golden bell and a pomegranate.

Darby Bible Translation
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, in the skirts of the cloak round about.

English Revised Version
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about.

Webster's Bible Translation
A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe around it.

World English Bible
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, around the hem of the robe.

Young's Literal Translation
a bell of gold and a pomegranate, a bell of gold and a pomegranate are on the hems of the upper robe round about.
Study Bible
Additional Priestly Garments
33Make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn all the way around the lower hem, with gold bells between them, 34so that gold bells and pomegranates alternate around the lower hem of the robe. 35Aaron must wear the robe whenever he ministers, and its sound will be heard when he enters or exits the sanctuary before the LORD, so that he will not die.…
Cross References
Exodus 28:33
Make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn all the way around the lower hem, with gold bells between them,

Exodus 28:35
Aaron must wear the robe whenever he ministers, and its sound will be heard when he enters or exits the sanctuary before the LORD, so that he will not die.

Exodus 39:22
They made the robe of the ephod entirely of blue cloth, the work of a weaver,

Exodus 39:26
alternating the bells and pomegranates around the lower hem of the robe to be worn for ministry, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Treasury of Scripture

A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe round about.

Psalm 89:15
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

Song of Solomon 2:3
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song of Solomon 4:3,13
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks…







Lexicon
so that gold
זָהָב֙ (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

bells
פַּעֲמֹ֤ן (pa·‘ă·mōn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6472: Bell (on high priest's robe)

and pomegranates
וְרִמּ֔וֹן (wə·rim·mō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7416: A pomegranate, the tree, the fruit

alternate around
סָבִֽיב׃ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

the lower hem
שׁוּלֵ֥י (šū·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7757: A skirt, a bottom edge

of the robe.
הַמְּעִ֖יל (ham·mə·‘îl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4598: A robe
Verses 34, 35. - A golden bell and a pomegranate. Hebrew tradition gives a most uncertain sound with respect to the number of the bells. According to some, they were 12 only; according to others, 72; according to a third school, 3651 Equally conflicting are the explanations given of their symbolism -

(1) that they typified the proclamation and expounding of the law by the high-priest -

(2) that they were a musical offering of praise -

(3) that they marked kingly dignity, since Oriental kings sometimes wore bells - and

(4) that they were a call to vigilance and attention. This last view is supported by the words of verse 35 - it shall be upon Aaron to minister, and his sound shall be hoard, or "that its sound may be heard." The bells were a means of uniting priest and people in one common service - they enabled the people to enter into and second what the priest was doing for them, and so to render his mediation efficacious - they made the people's worship in the court of the sanctuary a "reasonable service." And hence the threat, which certainly does not extend to all the priestly garments, implied in the words, "that he die not." If the high priest neglected to wear the robe with the bells, he separated himself off from the people; made himself their substitute and not their mouthpiece; reduced their worship to a drear formality; deprived it of all heartiness and life and vigour. For thus abusing his office, he would deserve death, especially as he could not do it unwittingly, for his ears would tell him whether he was wearing the bells or not.

CHAPTER 28:36-38 28:31-39 The robe of the ephod was under the ephod, and reached down to the knees, without sleeves. Aaron must minister in the garments appointed. We must serve the Lord with holy fear, as those who know they deserve to die. A golden plate was fixed on Aaron's forehead, engraven with Holiness to the Lord. Aaron was hereby reminded that God is holy, and that his priests must be holy, devoted to the Lord. This must appear in their forehead, in open profession of their relation to God. It must be engraven like the engravings of a signet; deep and durable; not painted so as to be washed off, but firm and lasting; such must our holiness to the Lord be. Christ is our High Priest; through him sins are forgiven to us, and not laid to our charge. Our persons, our doings, are pleasing to God upon the account of Christ, and not otherwise.
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