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Exodus 26:14

    Exodus 26:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams'skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And then you are to make a cover for the tent, of sheepskins coloured red, and a cover of leather over that.

    Webster's Revision

    And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams'skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.

    World English Bible

    You shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sea cow hides above.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 26:14

    Rams' skins dyed red - See Clarke's note on Exodus 25:5. This was the third covering; and what is called the badgers' skins was the fourth. See Clarke's note on Exodus 25:5. Why there should have been four coverings does not appear. They might have been designed partly for respect; and partly to keep off dust and dirt, and the extremely fine sand which in that desert rises as it were on every breeze; and partly to keep off the intense heat of the sun, which would otherwise have destroyed the poles, bars, boards, and the whole of the wood work. As to the conjecture of some that "the four coverings were intended the better to keep off the rain," it must appear unfounded to those who know that in that desert rain was rarely ever seen.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 26:14

    26:14 Badger skins - So we translate it, but it should rather seem to have been some strong sort of leather, (but very fine) for we read of the best sort of shoes made of it. Eze 16:10.