And he inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.
He made the atonement cover1 of pure gold--two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.a7
Then he made two cherubim2 out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
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.
The cherubim had their wings spread upward, overshadowing3 the cover with them. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the cover.4
Theyb made the table5 of acacia wood--two cubits long, a cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high.c11
Then they overlaid it with pure gold6 and made a gold molding around it.
They also made around it a rim a handbreadthd wide and put a gold molding on the rim.
They cast four gold rings for the table and fastened them to the four corners, where the four legs were.
The rings7 were put close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table.
The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold.