Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And thou, take best spices of liquid myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon the half two hundred and fifty, and of sweet myrtle two hundred and fifty,

New American Standard Bible

"Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty,

King James Version

Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,

Holman Bible

“Take for yourself the finest spices: 12½ pounds of liquid myrrh, half as much (6¼ pounds) of fragrant cinnamon, 6¼ pounds of fragrant cane,

International Standard Version

"You are to take for yourself the finest spices: 500 shekelsby weight of liquid myrrh, half as much fragrant cinnamon (250 shekels), 250 shekels of fragrant reeds,

A Conservative Version

Take thou also to thee the chief spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty,

American Standard Version

Take thou also unto thee the chief spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred'shekels , and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty,

Amplified

Take the best spices: of liquid myrrh 500 shekels, of sweet-scented cinnamon half as much, 250 shekels, of fragrant calamus 250 shekels,

Bible in Basic English

Take the best spices, five hundred shekels' weight of liquid myrrh, and of sweet cinnamon half as much, that is, two hundred and fifty shekels, and two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet calamus,

Julia Smith Translation

Take thou to thee spices of head of flowing myrrh, five hundred: and fragrant cinnamon of its half, fifty and two hundred; and fragrant reed, fifty and two hundred.

King James 2000

Take also unto you the finest spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet-smelling cinnamon half as much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet-smelling cane two hundred and fifty shekels,

Lexham Expanded Bible

"And take for yourself top quality balsam oils, five hundred [shekels of] flowing myrrh, half [as much]--two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant reed,

Modern King James verseion

Take also to you principal spices, five hundred shekels of pure myrrh, and half as much of sweet cinnamon, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet calamus,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Take principal spices: of pure myrrh five hundred sicles, of sweet cinnamon half so much, two hundred and fifty sicles:

NET Bible

"Take choice spices: twelve and a half pounds of free-flowing myrrh, half that -- about six and a quarter pounds -- of sweet-smelling cinnamon, six and a quarter pounds of sweet-smelling cane,

New Heart English Bible

"Also take fine spices: of liquid myrrh, five hundred shekels; and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, even two hundred and fifty; and of fragrant cane, two hundred and fifty;

The Emphasized Bible

Thou, therefore, take to thee - principal spices, - self-flowing myrrh, five hundred, and fragrant cinnamon, half as much, two hundred and fifty, and, fragrant cane, two hundred and fifty;

Webster

Take thou also to thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half as much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,

World English Bible

"Also take fine spices: of liquid myrrh, five hundred shekels; and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, even two hundred and fifty; and of fragrant cane, two hundred and fifty;

Youngs Literal Translation

And thou, take to thyself principal spices, wild honey five hundred shekels; and spice-cinnamon, the half of that, two hundred and fifty; and spice-cane two hundred and fifty;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

בּשׂם בּשׂם 
Besem 
Usage: 29

of pure
דּרור 
D@rowr 
Usage: 8

מור מר 
More 
Usage: 12

חמשּׁה חמשׁ 
Chamesh 
Usage: 343

מאיה מאה 
me'ah 
Usage: 581

shekels, and of sweet
בּשׂם בּשׂם 
Besem 
בּשׂם בּשׂם 
Besem 
Usage: 29
Usage: 29

קנּמון 
Qinnamown 
Usage: 3

מחצית 
Machatsiyth 
Usage: 16

so much
מחצית 
Machatsiyth 
Usage: 16

מאיה מאה 
me'ah 
Usage: 581

and fifty
חמשּׁים 
Chamishshiym 
חמשּׁים 
Chamishshiym 
Usage: 163
Usage: 163

קנה 
Qaneh 
Usage: 62

מאיה מאה 
me'ah 
Usage: 581

Context Readings

The Anointing Oil

22 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 23 And thou, take best spices of liquid myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon the half two hundred and fifty, and of sweet myrtle two hundred and fifty, 24 and of cassia five hundred, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin;


Cross References

Song of Songs 4:14

Spikenard and saffron; Calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; Myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan of Uzal traded in thy markets: wrought iron, cassia, and calamus were in thy traffic.

Jeremiah 6:20

To what purpose should there come to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing unto me.

Ezekiel 27:22

The merchants of Sheba and Raamah were thy traffickers: they furnished thy markets with all the choice spices, and with all precious stones and gold.

Exodus 37:29

And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of fragrant drugs, according to the work of the perfumer.

Psalm 45:8

Myrrh and aloes, cassia, are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

Proverbs 7:17

I have perfumed my couch with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Song of Songs 1:3

Thine ointments savour sweetly; Thy name is an ointment poured forth: Therefore do the virgins love thee.

Song of Songs 1:13

A bundle of myrrh is my beloved unto me; He shall pass the night between my breasts.

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