Song of Solomon 5:14
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New American Standard Bible
"His hands are rods of gold Set with beryl; His abdomen is carved ivory Inlaid with sapphires.

King James Bible
His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.

Darby Bible Translation
His hands gold rings, set with the chrysolite; His belly is bright ivory, overlaid with sapphires;

World English Bible
His hands are like rings of gold set with beryl. His body is like ivory work overlaid with sapphires.

Young's Literal Translation
His hands rings of gold, set with beryl, His heart bright ivory, covered with sapphires,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

His hands ... - Are golden rings or cylinders. The fingers of the bent or closed hand are compared to a massive ring or set of rings; or, if outstretched or straightened, to a row of golden rods or cylinders.

The beryl - The "tarshish" (compare Exodus 28:20), probably the chrysolite of the ancients (so called from its gold color), the modern topaz.

His belly ... - His body (the Hebrew term applies to the whole body, from the shoulders to the thighs) is a piece of ivory workmanship overlaid with sapphires. The sapphire of the ancients seems to have been the lapis lazuli.

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Exodus 24:10
and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.

Exodus 28:18
and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond;

Exodus 28:20
and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.

Exodus 39:13
and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were set in gold filigree settings when they were mounted.

Job 28:16
"It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx, or sapphire.

Isaiah 54:11
"O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires.

Ezekiel 1:16
The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like sparkling beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship being as if one wheel were within another.

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