1 Kings 8:7-9 NIV

7 The cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and overshadowed1 the ark and its carrying poles.

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8 These poles were so long that their ends could be seen from the Holy Place in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are still there today.2

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9 There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets3 that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.

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