Exodus 39:9
New International Version
It was square--a span long and a span wide--and folded double.

New Living Translation
He made the chestpiece of a single piece of cloth folded to form a pouch nine inches square.

English Standard Version
It was square. They made the breastpiece doubled, a span its length and a span its breadth when doubled.

Berean Study Bible
It was square when folded over double, a span long and a span wide.

King James Bible
It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being doubled.

New King James Version
They made the breastplate square by doubling it; a span was its length and a span its width when doubled.

New American Standard Bible
It was square; they made the breastpiece folded double, a span long and a span wide when folded double.

NASB 1995
It was square; they made the breastpiece folded double, a span long and a span wide when folded double.

NASB 1977
It was square; they made the breastpiece folded double, a span long and a span wide when folded double.

Amplified Bible
It was square; they made the breastpiece folded double, a [hand’s] span long and a [hand’s] span wide when folded double.

Christian Standard Bible
They made the breastpiece square and folded double, nine inches long and nine inches wide.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They made the breastpiece square and folded double, nine inches long and nine inches wide.

American Standard Version
It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being double.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It was square and doubled and they made the breastplate a handbreadth in its length, a handbreadth its width, being doubled.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They made the oracle square and double, the length of a span, and the breadth of a span, - double.

Contemporary English Version
It was 22 centimeters square and folded double

Douay-Rheims Bible
Foursquare, double, of the measure of a span.

English Revised Version
It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being double.

Good News Translation
It was square and folded double, 9 inches long and 9 inches wide.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It was folded in half and was 9 inches square.

International Standard Version
They made the breast piece square when folded double: one span in length and one span in width when folded double.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It was four-square; they made the breastplate double; a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being double.

Literal Standard Version
it has been square; they have made the breastplate double, a span its length, and a span its breadth, doubled.

NET Bible
It was square--they made the breastpiece doubled, nine inches long and nine inches wide when doubled.

New Heart English Bible
It was square. They made the breastplate double. Its length was a span, and its breadth a span, being double.

World English Bible
It was square. They made the breastplate double. Its length was a span, and its breadth a span, being double.

Young's Literal Translation
it hath been square; double they have made the breastplate, a span its length, and a span its breadth, doubled.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Breastpiece
8He made the breastpiece with the same workmanship as the ephod, with gold, with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and with finely spun linen. 9It was square when folded over double, a span long and a span wide. 10And they mounted on it four rows of gemstones: The first row had a ruby, a topaz, and an emerald;…

Cross References
Exodus 39:8
He made the breastpiece with the same workmanship as the ephod, with gold, with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and with finely spun linen.

Exodus 39:10
And they mounted on it four rows of gemstones: The first row had a ruby, a topaz, and an emerald;


Treasury of Scripture

It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being doubled.

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Verse 9. - For a memorial. Compare Exodus 28:12.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[It]
עָשׂ֣וּ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

was square
רָב֧וּעַ (rā·ḇū·a‘)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 7251: To be quadrate

and folded over double,
כָּפ֖וּל (kā·p̄ūl)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 3717: To fold together, to repeat

a span
זֶ֧רֶת (ze·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2239: The spread of the fingers, a span

long
אָרְכּ֛וֹ (’ā·rə·kōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 753: Length

and a span
וְזֶ֥רֶת (wə·ze·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2239: The spread of the fingers, a span

wide.
רָחְבּ֖וֹ (rā·ḥə·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7341: Breadth, width


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