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Exodus 25:10-22 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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10 "Make an Ark of acacia wood -- a sacred chest 3 3/4 feet long, 2 1/4 feet wide, and 2 1/4 feet high. 10 "Have them make a chest of acacia wood--two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
11 Overlay it inside and outside with pure gold, and put a molding of gold all around it. 11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.
12 Cast four rings of gold for it, and attach them to its four feet, two rings on each side. 12 Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other.
13 Make poles from acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. 13 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
14 Fit the poles into the rings at the sides of the Ark to carry it. 14 Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the chest to carry it.
15 These carrying poles must never be taken from the rings; they are to be left there permanently. 15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.
16 When the Ark is finished, place inside it the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, which I will give to you." 16 Then put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you.
17 "Then make the Ark's cover -- the place of atonement -- out of pure gold. It must be 3 3/4 feet long and 2 1/4 feet wide. 17 "Make an atonement cover of pure gold--two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.
18 Then use hammered gold to make two cherubim, and place them at the two ends of the atonement cover. 18 And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
19 Attach the cherubim to each end of the atonement cover, making it all one piece. 19 Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends.
20 The cherubim will face each other, looking down on the atonement cover with their wings spread out above it. 20 The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover.
21 Place inside the Ark the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, which I will give to you. Then put the atonement cover on top of the Ark. 21 Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you.
22 I will meet with you there and talk to you from above the atonement cover between the gold cherubim that hover over the Ark of the Covenant. From there I will give you my commands for the people of Israel." 22 There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.