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Exodus 31:3

    Exodus 31:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I have given him the spirit of God and made him wise and full of knowledge and expert in every sort of handwork,

    Webster's Revision

    and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

    World English Bible

    and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 31:3

    I have filled him with the spirit of God - See Clarke's note on Exodus 28:3.

    In wisdom - חכמה, chochmah, from חכם chacham, to be wise, skillful, or prudent, denoting the compass of mind and strength of capacity necessary to form a wise man: hence our word wisdom, the power of judging what is wise or best to be done; from the Saxon, to teach, to advise, and to judge; hence the doom or judgment of the well taught, wise, or prudent man.

    Understanding - תבונה tebunah, from בן ban or bun, to separate, distinguish, discern; capacity to comprehend the different parts of a work, how to connect, arrange, etc., in order to make a complete whole.

    Knowledge - דעת daath, denoting particular acquaintance with a person or thing; practical, experimental knowledge.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 31:3

    Wisdom, understanding, Knowledge - Or, that "right judgment in all things" for which we especially pray on Whitsunday; the perceptive faculty; and experience, a practical acquaintance with facts.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 31:3

    31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God; and Ex 31:6. In the hearts of all that are wise - hearted I have put wisdom. Skill in common employments is the gift of God; It is he that puts even this wisdom into the inward parts, Job 38:36. He teacheth the husbandman discretion, Isa 28:26, and the tradesman too, and he must have the praise of it.