And thou shalt makestaves of shittimwood, and overlay them with gold.14
And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.
The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.
And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
And thou shalt make a mercy seat of puregold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
And thou shalt maketwocherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the twoends of the mercy seat.19
And makeonecherub on the one end, and the othercherub on the otherend: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the twoends thereof.
And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high,covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
And thou shalt put the mercy seatabove upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the twocherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.23
Thou shalt also make a table of shittimwood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.