22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring(A) weighing a beka[a] and two gold bracelets(B) weighing ten shekels.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 24:22 That is, about 1/5 ounce or about 5.7 grams
  2. Genesis 24:22 That is, about 4 ounces or about 115 grams

So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron.

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22 All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the Lord.

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24 And he said, “I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring(A) from your share of the plunder.(B)” (It was the custom of the Ishmaelites(C) to wear gold earrings.)

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12 Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold
    is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.(A)

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