Exodus 39:23
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New International Version
with an opening in the center of the robe like the opening of a collar, and a band around this opening, so that it would not tear.

King James Bible
And there was an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.

Darby Bible Translation
and the opening of the cloak in its middle, as the opening of a coat of mail; a binding was round about the opening, that it should not rend.

World English Bible
The opening of the robe in its midst was like the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding around its opening, that it should not be torn.

Young's Literal Translation
and the opening of the upper robe is in its midst, as the opening of a habergeon, a border is to its opening round about, it is not rent;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As the hole of a habergeon - The habergeon or hauberk was a small coat of mail, something in form of a half shirt, made of small iron rings curiously united together. It covered the neck and breast, was very light, and resisted the stroke of a sword. Sometimes it went over the whole head as well as over the breast. This kind of defensive armor was used among the Asiatics, particularly the ancient Persians, among whom it is still worn. It seems to have been borrowed from the Asiatics by the Norman crusaders.

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The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 28:32
with an opening for the head in its center. There shall be a woven edge like a collar around this opening, so that it will not tear.

Exodus 39:24
They made pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen around the hem of the robe.

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