New International Version
It is to be square--a span long and a span wide--and folded double.
King James Bible
Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
Square shall it be, doubled; a span the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.
World English Bible
It shall be square and folded double; a span shall be its length of it, and a span its breadth.
Young's Literal Translation
it is square, doubled, a span its length, and a span its breadth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Four-square it shall be - Here we have the exact dimensions of this breastplate, or more properly breast-piece or stomacher. It was a span in length and breadth when doubled, and consequently two spans long one way before it was doubled. Between these doublings, it is supposed, the Urim and Thummim were placed. See Clarke on Exodus 28:30 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThree Inscriptions with one Meaning
'Thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it ... HOLINESS TO THE LORD.'--EXODUS xxviii. 36. 'In that day there shall be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD.'--ZECH. xiv. 20. 'His name shall be in their foreheads.'--REV. xxii. 4. You will have perceived my purpose in putting these three widely separated texts together. They all speak of inscriptions, and they are all obviously connected with each other. The first of them comes from the ancient times of the institution …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Edwards -- Spiritual Light
The Covenant of Grace
The Earliest Christian Preaching
"Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions--the work of skilled hands. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen.
Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. The first row shall be carnelian, chrysolite and beryl;
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