The Lord said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses(A) into the Most Holy Place(B) behind the curtain(C) in front of the atonement cover(D) on the ark, or else he will die. For I will appear(E) in the cloud(F) over the atonement cover.

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16 In this way he will make atonement(A) for the Most Holy Place(B) because of the uncleanness and rebellion of the Israelites, whatever their sins have been. He is to do the same for the tent of meeting,(C) which is among them in the midst of their uncleanness.

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16 He partitioned off twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.(A)

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50 the pure gold basins, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes(A) and censers;(B)

and the gold sockets for the doors of the innermost room, the Most Holy Place, and also for the doors of the main hall of the temple.

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The priests then brought the ark of the Lord’s covenant(A) to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place,(B) and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim.(C)

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He built the Most Holy Place,(A) its length corresponding to the width of the temple—twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide. He overlaid the inside with six hundred talents[a] of fine gold.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 3:8 That is, about 23 tons or about 21 metric tons

The priests then brought the ark(A) of the Lord’s covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim.

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And he measured the length of the inner sanctuary; it was twenty cubits, and its width was twenty cubits across the end of the main hall.(A) He said to me, “This is the Most Holy Place.(B)

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A tabernacle(A) was set up. In its first room were the lampstand(B) and the table(C) with its consecrated bread;(D) this was called the Holy Place.(E) Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place,(F)

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