1 Kings 6:27

1 Kings 6:27

And he set the cherubim within the inner house
The holy of holies:

and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims;
the carvers that framed them, they wrought them in that form; or impersonally, the wings of the cherubim were stretched out; this was the position of them, they overshadowed and covered the mercy seat and ark, and even the other two cherubim that were at the ends of the mercy seat:

so that the wing of the one touched the one wall;
the southern wall:

and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall;
the northern wall; they reached from wall to wall, even the whole breadth of the house, which was twenty cubits, as their wings thus spread were, ( 1 Kings 6:24 1 Kings 6:25 ) ( 2 Chronicles 3:11 ) ;

and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house;
which was ten cubits, and that was the spread of the wings of each of them; so that the wing of the right side of the one, stretched out, touched the wing of the left side of the other fit the same position; in ( 2 Chronicles 3:13 ) ; their faces are said to be "inward", or "toward the house"; either toward the holy place, and so faced those that came into that and saw them; or towards the inner part of the holy of holies, their backs being to the holy place, or their faces were inward, and looked obliquely to each other.