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Exodus 38:29

    Exodus 38:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The brass which was given was seventy talents, two thousand four hundred shekels;

    Webster's Revision

    And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

    World English Bible

    The brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand four hundred shekels.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 38:29

    According to the estimate of the shekel that has here been adopted, the weight of the metals mentioned in this chapter would be nearly as follows, in avoirdupois weight:

    Gold 1 ton 4 cwt. 2 qrs. 13 lbs. Silver 4 tons 4 cwt. 2 qrs. 20 lbs. Bronze 2 tons 19 cwt. 2 qrs. 11 lbs.

    The value of the gold, if pure, in our money would be 175,075 British pounds, 13 shillings, and of the silver, 38,034 British pounds, 15 shillings 10d. These quantities of the precious metals come quite within the limits of probability, if we consider the condition of the Israelites when they left Egypt (see Exodus 25:3 note), and the object for which the collection was made. Many have remarked that the quantities collected for the tabernacle are insignificant when compared with the hoards of gold and silver collected in the East in recent times, as well as in ancient times.