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Exodus 28:36 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO JEHOVAH.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and grave upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You shall also make a plate of pure gold and shall engrave on it, like the engravings of a seal, ‘Holy to the LORD.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and engrave upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And thou shalt make a thin plate of pure gold, and engrave on it, as the engravings of a seal, Holiness to Jehovah!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And thou shalt make a burnished plate, of pure gold,—and shalt engrave thereupon, like the engravings of a seal-ring, Holiness to Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And thou hast made a flower of pure gold, and hast opened on it—openings of a signet—'Holy to Jehovah;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou shalt make also a plate of the purest gold: wherein thou shalt grave with engraver's work, Holy to the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and graue vpon it, [like] the engrauings of a signet, HOLINES TO THE LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and thou shalt grave on it [as] the graving of a signet, Holiness of the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and grave upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO YAHWEH.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And thou shalt make 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
a plate 6731
{6731} Prime
From H6692; properly glistening, that is, a burnished plate; also a flower (as bright colored); a wing (as gleaming in the air).
[of] pure 2889
{2889} Prime
From H2891; pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense).
gold, 2091
{2091} Prime
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
and grave 6605
{6605} Prime
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
it, [like] the engravings 6603
{6603} Prime
Passive participle of H6605; sculpture (in low or high relief or even intaglio).
of a signet, 2368
{2368} Prime
From H2856; a signature ring.
{6944} Prime
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity.
TO YHW יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Exodus 28:36-38

_ _ plate — literally, a petal of a flower, which seems to have been the figure of this golden plate, which was tied with a ribbon of blue on the front of the mitre, so that every one facing him could read the inscription.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 28:31-39.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Exodus 28:36

On the golden plate fixed upon Aaron's forehead, like an half coronet, reaching, as the Jews say, from ear to ear, must be engraven, Holiness to the Lord — Aaron must hereby be minded, that God is holy, and that his priests must be holy. The high priest must be consecrated to God, and so must all his ministrations. All that attend in God's house must have holiness to the Lord engraven upon their foreheads, that is, they must he holy, devoted to the Lord, and designing his glory in all they do. This must appear in their forehead, in an open profession of their relation to God, as those that are not ashamed to own it, and in a conversation answerable to it. It must likewise be engraven like the engravings of a signet, so deep, so durable; not painted, so as it may he washed off, but sincere and lasting.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Exodus 28:36

And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and grave upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, (o) HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

(o) Holiness belongs to the Lord: for he is most holy, and nothing unholy may appear before him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a plate of pure gold:
The word tzitz, which we translate a plate, properly signifies a flower. It is rendered by the LXX πεταλον, a leaf, and is called nezer, a crown in
Exodus 29:6 And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
and διαδημα, a diadem, by the author of the book of Wisdom, 28:24. Josephus says that it was adorned with three rows of the flower which the Greeks call κυανος. It was two fingers broad, of a circular form, suited to the shape of the head, and so long that it reached from ear to ear, and was fastened upon a blue lace or ribband, which was tied behind the head; and as the plate reached only half round the head, the remaining part of the ribband was highly ornamented with artificial flowers.

grave upon it:

Exodus 28:9 And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel:
Exodus 28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, [like] the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.


Exodus 39:30 And they made the plate of the holy crown [of] pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, [like to] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
Leviticus 8:9 And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, [even] upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This [is it] that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
Leviticus 19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God [am] holy.
Psalms 93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.
Ezekiel 43:12 This [is] the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about [shall be] most holy. Behold, this [is] the law of the house.
Zechariah 14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; ... Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
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Ex 28:9, 11; 29:6; 39:30. Lv 8:9; 10:3; 19:2. Ps 93:5. Ezk 43:12. Zc 14:20. He 7:26; 12:14. 1P 1:15; 2:9. Rv 21:27.

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- Joey Va (4/27/2015 6:21:54 AM)
im likeing the fact that they have placed the fathers name in the holy name kjv but have they corrected the son name as well ?
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