Exodus 25:13-15

13 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
14 Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.
15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.

Exodus 25:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
ESV
13 You shall make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
NLT
13 Make poles from acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.
MSG
13 Make poles from acacia wood and cover them with a veneer of gold
CSB
13 Make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.

Exodus 25:13-15 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS 25

In this chapter an order is given for a freewill offering towards various things for the worship and service of God, and the materials to be offered, which would be useful and acceptable, are mentioned particularly, Ex 25:1-7, as also another order to build a sanctuary for God, after a model that he would give, Ex 25:8,9, and, an ark to put in the law on tables of stone, the fashion of which, and the various things belonging to it, are described, Ex 25:10-16, and a mercy seat with cherubim on it to be set over the ark, where the Lord promises to meet Moses and commune with him, Ex 25:17-22 and a table with various appurtenances to it to place the shewbread on, Ex 25:23-30 and a candlestick of gold, whose parts are described, and all the instruments relative to it, Ex 25:31-40.

Exodus 25:13-15 In-Context

11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.
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 Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
14 Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.
15 The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed.
16 Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you.
17 “Make an atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 28; Exodus 27:6; Exodus 30:5; Exodus 37:28
  • 2. Exodus 27:7; Exodus 40:20; 1 Chronicles 15:15
  • 3. 1 Kings 8:8
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