New International Version
His arms are rods of gold set with topaz. His body is like polished ivory decorated with lapis lazuli.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His hands - gold rings set with the beryl - This really seems to refer to gold rings set with precious stones on the fingers, and perhaps to circlets or bracelets about the wrists. Some suppose it to refer to the roundness and exquisite symmetry of the hand and fingers. תרשיש tarshish, which we translate beryl, a gem of a sea-green tint, had better be translated chrysolite, which is of a gold color.
His belly - bright ivory overlaid with sapphires - This must refer to some garment set with precious stones which went round his waist, and was peculiarly remarkable. If we take it literally, the sense is plain enough. His belly was beautifully white, and the blue veins appearing under the skin resembled the sapphire stone. But one can hardly think that this was intended.
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The contents of this book justify the description of it in the title, i. 1, as the "loveliest song"--for that is the meaning of the Hebrew idiom "song of songs." It abounds in poetical gems of the purest ray. It breathes the bracing air of the hill country, and the passionate love of man for woman and woman for man. It is a revelation of the keen Hebrew delight in nature, in her vineyards and pastures, flowers and fruit trees, in her doves and deer and sheep and goats. It is a song tremulous from …
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and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky.
the second row shall be turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald;
the fourth row shall be topaz, onyx and jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings.
the fourth row was topaz, onyx and jasper. They were mounted in gold filigree settings.
It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
"Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with lapis lazuli.
This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel.
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