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Exodus 25:10-20 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Ark

10 “They are to make an ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.[a] 11 Overlay it with pure gold; overlay it both inside and out. Also make a gold molding all around it. 12 Cast four gold rings for it and place them on its four feet, two rings on one side and two rings on the other side. 13 Make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. 14 Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark in order to carry the ark with them. 15 The poles are to remain in the rings of the ark; they must not be removed from it. 16 Put the tablets of the testimony that I will give you into the ark. 17 Make a mercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.[b] 18 Make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat. 19 Make one cherub at one end and one cherub at the other end. At its two ends, make the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat. 20 The cherubim are to have wings spread out above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and are to face one another. The faces of the cherubim should be toward the mercy seat.


  1. Exodus 25:10 Lit two and a half cubits its length, one and a half cubits its width, and one and a half cubits its height
  2. Exodus 25:17 Lit two and a half cubits its length, one and a half cubits its width

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