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{Genesis 24:22} And it came to pass, x1961 as x834 the camels 1581 had done 3615 z8765 drinking, 8354 z8800 that the man 376 took 3947 z8799 a golden 2091 earring 5141 of half a shekel 1235 weight, 4948 and two 8147 bracelets 6781 for x5921 her hands 3027 of ten 6235 [shekels] weight 4948 of gold; 2091
took:
"And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well." {Gen 24:30} + "And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which [are] in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring [them] unto me. ... And all the people brake off the golden earrings which [were] in their ears, and brought [them] unto Aaron." {Exd 32:2-3} + "Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on [her] royal [apparel], and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house." {Est 5:1} + "Can a maid forget her ornaments, [or] a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number." {Jer 2:32} + "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; ... But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works." {1Tm 2:9-10} + "Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;" {1Pe 3:3} + "Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous:" {1Pe 3:8}
earring:
or, jewel for the forehead, "And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which [are] in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring [them] unto me. ... And all the people brake off the golden earrings which [were] in their ears, and brought [them] unto Aaron." {Exd 32:2-3} + "The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, ... The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails." {Isa 3:19-23} + "I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck. ... And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head." {Ezk 16:11-12}; From the word being in the singular number, it is not likely to have been an ear-ring, or a "jewel for the forehead," but "a jewel for the nose, a nose-ring," which is in use throughout Arabia and Persia, particularly among young women. It is very properly translated επιρρινον, "an ornament for the nose," by Symmachus; and Sir John Chardin informs us, that "it is a custom in almost all the East, for the women to wear rings in their noses, in the left nostril, which is bored low down in the middle. These rings are of gold, and have commonly two pearls and one ruby between, placed in the ring. I never saw a girl or young woman in Arabia or in all Persia, who did not wear a ring after this manner in her nostril."
of half:
"My lord, hearken unto me: the land [is worth] four hundred shekels of silver; what [is] that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead. ... And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current [money] with the merchant." {Gen 23:15-16}
bracelets:
The word rendered "bracelet," from a root which signifies "to join or couple together," may imply whatever may clasp round the arms and legs; for rings and ornaments are worn round both by females in India and Persia. The small part of the leg, and the whole arm, from the shoulder to the wrist, are generally decorated in this way. As these were given to Rebekah for "her hands," it sufficiently distinguishes them from similar ornaments for the ankles.

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