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Exodus 37:1-9 Modern English Version (MEV)

Making the Ark of the Covenant

37 Now Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood. Its length was two and a half cubits, and its width a cubit and a half, and its height a cubit and a half.[a] He overlaid it with pure gold, inside and out, and made a gold molding for it all around. He cast four rings of gold for it on its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other side of it. He made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry the ark.

He made the mercy seat of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide. He made two cherubim of gold. He made them of hammered metal on the two ends of the mercy seat: one cherub on one end, and one cherub on the other end. Of one piece with the mercy seat he made the cherubim on its two ends. The cherubim spread out their wings upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other. The faces of the cherubim were looking toward the mercy seat.


  1. Exodus 37:1 About 3¾ feet long and 2¼ feet wide and high, or 1.1 meters long and 68 centimeters wide and high; similarly in v. 6.
Modern English Version (MEV)

The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.


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