'Gold' in the Bible
The first [river] is named Pishon; it flows around the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
The gold of that land is good; bdellium (a fragrant, valuable resin) and the onyx stone are found there.
Now Abram was extremely rich in livestock and in silver and in gold.
When the camels had finished drinking, Eliezer took a gold ring weighing a half-shekel and two bracelets for her hands weighing ten shekels in gold,
The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great (wealthy, powerful); He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and maids, and camels and donkeys.
Then the servant brought out jewelry of silver, jewelry of gold, and articles of clothing, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and her mother.
Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand, and dressed him in [official] vestments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
Please remember, the money which we found in the mouths of our sacks we have brought back to you from the land of Canaan. Is it likely then that we would steal silver or gold from your master’s house?
But every woman shall [insistently] ask her neighbor and any woman who lives in her house, for articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons and daughters. In this way you are to plunder the Egyptians [leaving bondage with great possessions that are rightfully yours].”
Speak so that all of the people [of Israel] may hear, and tell every man to ask from his neighbor, and every woman to ask from her neighbor, articles of silver, and articles of gold.”
Now the Israelites had acted in accordance with the word of Moses; and they had asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing.
You shall not make other gods [to worship] besides Me; gods of silver or gods of gold, you shall not make [these lifeless idols] for yourselves.
This is the offering you are to receive from them: gold, silver, and bronze,
You shall overlay the ark with pure gold, overlay it inside and out, and you shall make a gold border (frame) around its top.
You shall cast four gold rings for it and attach them to the four feet, two rings on either side.
You shall make [carrying] poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold,
“You shall make a mercy seat (cover) of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
You shall make two cherubim (winged angelic figures) of [solid] hammered gold at the two ends of the mercy seat.
You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a border of gold around the top of it.
You shall make a rim of a hand width around it; you shall make a gold border for the rim around it.
You shall make four gold rings for it and fasten them at the four corners that are on the table’s four legs.
You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold, so that the table may be carried with them.
You shall make its plates [for the showbread] and its cups [for incense] and its pitchers and bowls for sacrificial drink offerings; you shall make them of pure gold.
“You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base and its shaft shall be made of hammered work; its cups, its calyxes and its flowers shall be all of one piece with it.
Their calyxes and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold.
Its snuffers and their trays shall be of pure gold.
It shall be made from a talent (50-80 lbs.) of pure gold, including all these utensils.
You shall make fifty gold hooks, and fasten the curtains together with the hooks; and the tabernacle shall be one unit.
You shall overlay the boards with gold and make their rings of gold to hold the bars. You shall overlay the bars with gold.
You shall hang it on four pillars (support poles) of acacia wood overlaid with gold, with gold hooks, on four silver sockets.
You shall make five pillars (support poles) of acacia wood to support the hanging curtain and overlay them with gold. Their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall cast five [base] sockets of bronze for them.
They are to use the gold and the blue and the purple and the scarlet fabric and fine twisted linen [from the people],
and they shall make the ephod of gold and blue, purple, and scarlet fabric and fine twisted linen, skillfully woven and [beautifully] worked.
And the skillfully woven sash, which is on the ephod shall be made of the same material: of gold, of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric and fine twisted linen.
With the work of a jeweler, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones according to the names of the sons of Israel. You shall have them set in filigree [settings] of gold.
You shall make filigree [settings] of gold,
and you are to make two chains of pure gold like twisted cords, and fasten the corded chains to the settings.
“You are to make a breastpiece of judgment, the work of a skilled and talented craftsman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric and of fine twisted linen.
and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree.
You shall make for the breastpiece chains of pure gold twisted like cords.
You shall make on the breastpiece two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastpiece.
You shall put the two twisted cords of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastpiece.
You shall make two gold rings and put them at the two ends of the breastpiece, on its inside edge next to the ephod.
You are to make two gold rings and attach them to the lower part of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod in front, close to the place where it is joined, above the skillfully woven sash of the ephod.
You shall make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric all around its hem, with gold bells between them;
a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around the [bottom] hem of the robe.
“You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engravings of a signet, ‘Holy to the Lord.’
You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns; and you shall make a gold molding all around it.
You shall make the poles of acacia wood overlaid with gold.
to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,
So Aaron replied to them, “Take off the gold rings that are in the ears of your wives, your sons and daughters, and bring them to me.”
So all the people took off the gold rings that were in their ears and brought them to Aaron.
And he took the gold from their hands, and fashioned it with an engraving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
I said to them, ‘Let whoever has gold [jewelry], take it off.’ So they gave it to me; then I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf.”
So Moses returned to the Lord, and said, “Oh, these people have committed a great sin [against You], and have made themselves a god of gold.
‘Take from among you an offering to the Lord. Whoever has a willing heart, let him bring it as the Lord’s offering: gold, silver, and bronze,
Then all whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches, earrings or nose rings, signet rings, and necklaces, all jewels of gold; everyone bringing an offering of gold to the Lord.
to devise artistic designs to work in gold, silver, and bronze,
He made fifty gold hooks and joined the curtains together with the hooks, so that the tabernacle became a unit.
He overlaid the boards and the bars with gold and made their rings of gold as holders for the bars.
For the veil (partition curtain) he made four support poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold; their hooks were gold, and he cast for them four silver sockets.
and [he made] the five support poles with their hooks, and overlaid their [ornamental] tops and connecting rings with gold; but their five sockets were bronze.
And he overlaid it with pure gold inside and out, and made a molding (border) of gold to go all around [the top of it].
He cast four rings of gold for it on its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other side.
He made carrying poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
Bezalel made the mercy seat of pure gold; it was two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide.
He made two cherubim of hammered gold; he made them at the two ends of the mercy seat,
He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a border of gold for it all around [its top].
He made a rim for it [just under the top] a hand width wide all around, and a border of gold around its rim.
He cast four rings of gold for it and fastened the rings to the four corners that were at its four legs.
Bezalel made the carrying poles of acacia wood to carry the table and overlaid them with gold.
He made the utensils which were to be on the table, its dishes and its pans [for bread], its bowls and its jars for pouring drink offerings, of pure gold.
Then he made the lampstand (menorah) of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work, its base and its [center] shaft; its cups, its calyxes, and its flowers were all of one piece with it.
Their calyxes and their branches were of one piece with it; all of it was a single hammered work of pure gold.
He made its seven lamps with its snuffers and its trays of pure gold.
He made the lampstand and all its utensils from a talent of pure gold.
He overlaid it with pure gold, its top, its sides all around and its horns; he also made a rim of gold around it.
He made two rings of gold for it under its rim, on its two opposite sides, as holders for the poles [to pass through] to carry it.
He made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
All the gold that was used for the work, in all the building and furnishing of the sanctuary, the gold from the wave offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
Bezalel made the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric, and fine twisted linen.
Then Bezalel and Oholiab hammered the gold [into thin sheets] and cut it into threads to work into the blue, purple, and scarlet fabric, and into the fine linen, the work of a skilled craftsman.
The skillfully woven sash with which to bind it, which was on the ephod [to hold it in place], was like its workmanship, of the same material: of gold and of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric, and fine twisted linen, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
They made the onyx stones, set in settings of gold filigree; they were engraved as signets are engraved, with the names of [the twelve tribes of] the sons of Israel.
Bezalel made the breastpiece, the work of a skillful craftsman, like the workmanship of the ephod: of gold and of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric, and fine twisted linen.
and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper; they were mounted in settings of gold filigree.
And they made on the breastpiece twisted chains like cords of pure gold.
They made two settings of gold filigree and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastpiece.
Then they put the two twisted cords of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastpiece.
They put the [other] two ends of the two cords on the two filigree settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front of it.
They made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastpiece, on its inner edge which was next to the ephod.
Furthermore, they made two [other] gold rings and attached them to the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, at the front of it, close to the place where it is joined, above the woven sash of the ephod.
They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates around the hem of the robe;
They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription, like the engravings of a signet, “Holy to the Lord.”
the pure gold lampstand and its lamps, with the lamps placed in order, all its utensils, and the oil for the light;
He also put the turban on Aaron’s head, and on it, in the front, Moses placed the golden plate, the holy crown, just as the Lord had commanded him.
He shall keep the lamps burning on the pure gold lampstand before the Lord continually.
You shall set the bread of the Presence (showbread) in two rows, six in a row, on the pure gold table before the Lord.
the twelve golden bowls, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the bowls being a hundred and twenty shekels;
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