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Exodus 28:16

    Exodus 28:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Foursquare it shall be and double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is to be square, folded in two, a hand-stretch long and a hand-stretch wide.

    Webster's Revision

    Foursquare it shall be and double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.

    World English Bible

    It shall be square and folded double; a span shall be its length of it, and a span its breadth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Foursquare it shall be and double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.

    Definitions for Exodus 28:16

    Foursquare - Squared; four cornered.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 28:16

    Four-square it shall be - Here we have the exact dimensions of this breastplate, or more properly breast-piece or stomacher. It was a span in length and breadth when doubled, and consequently two spans long one way before it was doubled. Between these doublings, it is supposed, the Urim and Thummim were placed. See Clarke on Exodus 28:30 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 28:16

    Doubled - To give it stability, or to form what was used as a bag for the Urim and Thummim: the latter appears to be the more likely.