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Exodus 28:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Foursquare it shall be [and] double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled; a span [shall be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the breadth thereof.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “It shall be square [and] folded double, a span in length and a span in width.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Foursquare it shall be, [being] doubled; a span [shall be] its length, and a span [shall be] its breadth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Square shall it be, doubled; a span the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Four-square, shall it be, double,—a span the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— it is square, doubled, a span its length, and a span its breadth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— It shall be four square and doubled: it shall be the measure of a span both in length and in breadth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Foure square it shall be being doubled; a spanne shalbe the length thereof, and a span shalbe the breadth thereof.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou shalt make it square: it shall be double; of a span the length of it, and of a span the breadth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled; a span [shall be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the breadth thereof.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Foursquare 7251
{7251} Prime
רָבַע
raba`
{raw-bah'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7250 through the idea of sprawling at all fours (or possibly the reverse is the order of derivation); compare H0702); properly to be four (sided); used only as denominative of H7253; to be quadrate.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
it shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
[being] doubled; 3717
{3717} Prime
כָּפַל
kaphal
{kaw-fal'}
A primitive root; to fold together; figuratively to repeat.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
a span 2239
{2239} Prime
זֶרֶת
zereth
{zeh'-reth}
From H2219; the spread of the fingers, that is, a span.
[shall be] the length 753
{0753} Prime
אֹרֶךְ
'orek
{o'-rek}
From H0748; length.
thereof, and a span 2239
{2239} Prime
זֶרֶת
zereth
{zeh'-reth}
From H2219; the spread of the fingers, that is, a span.
[shall be] the breadth 7341
{7341} Prime
רֹחַב
rochab
{ro'-khab}
From H7337; width (literally or figuratively).
thereof.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 28:15-29.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 28:15-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Exodus 28:16

(i) Foursquare it shall be [being] doubled; a span [shall be] the length thereof, and a span [shall be] the breadth thereof.

(i) The description of the breastplate.

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