Exodus 37:1-9 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