Exodus 25:15

15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.

Read Exodus 25:15 Using Other Translations

The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.
The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it.
These carrying poles must stay inside the rings; never remove them.

What does Exodus 25:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Exodus 25:15

The staves shall be in the rings of the ark
Not only be put into them, but remain in them, yea, always:

they shall not be taken from it;
or, as the Septuagint version is, be immovable; so that those gold rings in the ark may signify the churches of Christ, which are instrumental to bear his name, and spread his truth in the world, comparable to rings for their circular form, being the purest and most perfect bodies of men on earth, and to gold rings for their worth and value, preciousness, excellency, and duration; and with whom the ministers of the Gospel, comparable to golden staves, are always to be, and never depart from them: or else they may signify the perfect and precious doctrines of Christ, in which his ministers are always to be; either in meditation on them, or in preaching of them, and by which they are always to abide, see ( 1 Timothy 4:15 1 Timothy 4:16 ) .

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