Exodus 39:4
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New International Version
They made shoulder pieces for the ephod, which were attached to two of its corners, so it could be fastened.

King James Bible
They made shoulderpieces for it, to couple it together: by the two edges was it coupled together.

Darby Bible Translation
They made shoulder-pieces for it, joining it: at its two ends was it joined together.

World English Bible
They made shoulder straps for it, joined together. At the two ends it was joined together.

Young's Literal Translation
shoulder-pieces they have made for it, joining; at its two ends it is joined.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They did beat the gold into thin plates - For the purpose, as it is supposed, of cutting it into wires (פתילם) or threads; for to twist or twine is the common acceptation of the root פתל pathal. I cannot suppose that the Israelites had not then the art of making gold thread, as they possessed several ornamental arts much more difficult: but in the present instance, figures made in a more solid form than that which could have been effected by gold thread, might have been required.

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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 28:7
It is to have two shoulder pieces attached to two of its corners, so it can be fastened.

Exodus 39:3
They hammered out thin sheets of gold and cut strands to be worked into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen--the work of skilled hands.

Exodus 39:5
Its skillfully woven waistband was like it--of one piece with the ephod and made with gold, and with blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and with finely twisted linen, as the LORD commanded Moses.

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