Babylon hammered the whole world to pieces. But see how that ‘hammer’ has been broken and shattered! 1 See what an object of horror Babylon has become among the nations!
He decorates it with overlays of silver and gold. He uses hammer and nails to fasten it 1 together so that it will not fall over.
And now 1 they are tearing down 2 all its engravings 3 with axes 4 and crowbars. 5
You are to make two cherubim 1 of gold; you are to make them of hammered metal on the two ends of the atonement lid.
Their buds and their branches were of one piece; 1 all of it was one hammered piece of pure gold.
Their buds and their branches will be one piece, 1 all of it one hammered piece of pure gold.
As the temple was being built, only stones shaped at the quarry 1 were used; the sound of hammers, pickaxes, or any other iron tool was not heard at the temple while it was being built.
Her left 1 hand reached for the tent peg, her right hand for the workmen’s hammer. She “hammered” 2 Sisera, she shattered his skull, 3 she smashed his head, 4 she drove the tent peg through his temple. 5
So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers presented by those who had been burned up, and they were hammered out as a covering for the altar.
My message is like a fire that purges dross! 1 It is like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces! 2 I, the Lord, so affirm it! 3
This is how the lampstand was made: 1 It was beaten work in gold; 2 from its shaft to its flowers it was beaten work. According to the pattern which the Lord had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.
“Make 1 two trumpets of silver; you are to make 2 them from a single hammered piece. 3 You will use them 4 for assembling the community and for directing the traveling of the camps.
King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; 600 measures 1 of hammered gold were used for each shield.
He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered metal on the two ends of the atonement lid,
He made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered metal; its base and its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its blossoms were from the same piece. 1
As for the censers of these men who sinned at the cost of their lives, 1 they must be made 2 into hammered sheets for covering the altar, because they presented them before the Lord and sanctified them. They will become a sign to the Israelites.”
A blacksmith works with his tool 1 and forges metal over the coals. He forms it 2 with hammers; he makes it with his strong arm. He gets hungry and loses his energy; 3 he drinks no water and gets tired.
They hammered the gold into thin sheets and cut it into narrow strips to weave 1 them into the blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and into the fine linen, the work of an artistic designer.
1 “You are to make a lampstand 2 of pure gold. The lampstand is to be made of hammered metal; its base and its shaft, its cups, 3 its buds, and its blossoms are to be from the same piece. 4
The craftsman encourages the metalsmith, the one who wields the hammer encourages 1 the one who pounds on the anvil. He approves the quality of the welding, 2 and nails it down so it won’t fall over.”