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Exodus 28:7

    Exodus 28:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and so it shall be joined together.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It shall have the two shoulder pieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and so it shall be joined together.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It shall have two shoulder-pieces joined to the two ends thereof, that it may be joined together.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is to have two bands stitched to it at the top of the arms, joining it together.

    Webster's Revision

    It shall have two shoulder-pieces joined to the two ends thereof, that it may be joined together.

    World English Bible

    It shall have two shoulder straps joined to the two ends of it, that it may be joined together.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It shall have two shoulderpieces joined to the two ends thereof; that it may be joined together.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 28:7

    Compare Exodus 39:4. The ephod consisted of two principal pieces of cloth, one for the back and the other for the front, joined together by shoulder straps (see Exodus 28:27 note). Below the arms, probably just above the hips, the two pieces were kept in place by a band attached to one of the pieces. On the respect in which the ephod of the High priest was held, see 1 Samuel 2:28; 1 Samuel 14:3; 1 Samuel 21:9; 1 Samuel 23:6-9; 1 Samuel 30:7. But an ephod made of linen appears to have been a recognized garment not only for the common priests 1 Samuel 22:18, but also for those who were even temporarily engaged in the service of the sanctuary 1 Samuel 2:18; 2 Samuel 6:14; 1 Chronicles 15:27.