Exodus 37 NIV

The Ark

37:1-9pp -- Ex 25:10-20

1 Bezalel1 made the ark2 of acacia wood--two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.a

References for Exodus 37:1

    • a 37:1 - That is, about 3 3/4 feet (about 1.1 meters) long and 2 1/4 feet (about 0.7 meter) wide and high
      2 He overlaid it with pure gold,3 both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it.

      References for Exodus 37:2

        • 3 37:2 - ver 11,26
          3 He cast four gold rings for it and fastened them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other.
          4 Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
          5 And he inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.
          6 He made the atonement cover4 of pure gold--two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.b

          References for Exodus 37:6

            • b 37:6 - That is, about 3 3/4 feet (about 1.1 meters) long and 2 1/4 feet (about 0.7 meter) wide
              7 Then he made two cherubim5 out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.

              References for Exodus 37:7

              8 He made one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; at the two ends he made them of one piece with the cover.
              9 The cherubim had their wings spread upward, overshadowing6 the cover with them. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the cover.7

              References for Exodus 37:9

              The Table

              37:10-16pp -- Ex 25:23-29

              10 Theyc made the table8 of acacia wood--two cubits long, a cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high.d

              References for Exodus 37:10

                • c 37:10 - Or "He"; also in verses 11-29
                • d 37:10 - That is, about 3 feet (about 0.9 meter) long, 1 1/2 feet (about 0.5 meter) wide, and 2 1/4 feet (about 0.7 meter) high
                  11 Then they overlaid it with pure gold9 and made a gold molding around it.

                  References for Exodus 37:11

                      12 They also made around it a rim a handbreadthe wide and put a gold molding on the rim.

                      References for Exodus 37:12

                        • e 37:12 - That is, about 3 inches (about 8 centimeters)
                          13 They cast four gold rings for the table and fastened them to the four corners, where the four legs were.
                          14 The rings10 were put close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table.

                          References for Exodus 37:14

                              15 The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold.
                              16 And they made from pure gold the articles for the table--its plates and dishes and bowls and its pitchers for the pouring out of drink offerings.

                              The Lampstand

                              37:17-24pp -- Ex 25:31-39

                              17 They made the lampstand11 of pure gold and hammered it out, base and shaft; its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms were of one piece with it.

                              References for Exodus 37:17

                              18 Six branches extended from the sides of the lampstand--three on one side and three on the other.
                              19 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms were on one branch, three on the next branch and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.
                              20 And on the lampstand were four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.
                              21 One bud was under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair--six branches in all.
                              22 The buds and the branches were all of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.12

                              References for Exodus 37:22

                              23 They made its seven lamps,13 as well as its wick trimmers and trays, of pure gold.

                              References for Exodus 37:23

                              24 They made the lampstand and all its accessories from one talentf of pure gold.

                              References for Exodus 37:24

                                • f 37:24 - That is, about 75 pounds (about 34 kilograms)

                                  The Altar of Incense

                                  37:25-28pp -- Ex 30:1-5

                                  25 They made the altar of incense14 out of acacia wood. It was square, a cubit long and a cubit wide, and two cubits highg--its horns15 of one piece with it.

                                  References for Exodus 37:25

                                    • g 37:25 - That is, about 1 1/2 feet (about 0.5 meter) long and wide, and about 3 feet (about 0.9 meter) high
                                      26 They overlaid the top and all the sides and the horns with pure gold, and made a gold molding around it.
                                      27 They made two gold rings16 below the molding--two on opposite sides--to hold the poles used to carry it.

                                      References for Exodus 37:27

                                          28 They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.17

                                          References for Exodus 37:28

                                          29 They also made the sacred anointing oil18 and the pure, fragrant incense19--the work of a perfumer.

                                          References for Exodus 37:29