New International Version
And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the goat hair.
King James Bible
And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair.
Darby Bible Translation
And all the women whose heart moved them in wisdom spun goats' [hair].
World English Bible
All the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats' hair.
Young's Literal Translation
and all the women whose heart hath lifted them up in wisdom, have spun the goats' hair.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All the women that were wise-hearted did spin - They had before learned this art, they were wise-hearted; and now they practice it, and God condescends to require and accept their services. In building this house of God, all were ambitious to do something by which they might testify their piety to God, and their love for his worship. The spinning practiced at this time was simple, and required little apparatus. It was the plain distaff or twirling pin, which might be easily made out of any wood they met with in the wilderness.
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'And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord's offering to the work....' --EXODUS xxxv. 21. This is the beginning of the catalogue of contributions towards the erection of the Tabernacle in the wilderness. It emphasises the purely spontaneous and voluntary character of the gifts. There was plenty of compulsory work, of statutory contribution, in the Old Testament system of worship. Sacrifices and tithes and other things …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Every skilled woman spun with her hands and brought what she had spun--blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen.
The leaders brought onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.
Then Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the LORD had given ability and who was willing to come and do the work.
2 Kings 23:7
He also tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes that were in the temple of the LORD, the quarters where women did weaving for Asherah.
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