17 “And you shall (A)make [a]an atoning cover of pure gold, [b]two and a half cubits [c]long and one and a half cubits [d]wide. 18 You shall make two cherubim of gold; make them of hammered work [e]at the two ends of the atoning cover. 19 Make one cherub [f]at one end and one cherub [g]at the other end; you shall make the cherubim of one piece [h]with the atoning cover at its two ends. 20 And (B)the cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the atoning cover with their wings and [i]facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the atoning cover. 21 Then (C)you shall put the atoning cover [j]on top of the ark, and (D)in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. 22 (E)There I will meet with you; and from above the atoning cover, from (F)between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about [k]every commandment that I will give you for the sons of Israel.

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  1. Exodus 25:17 Also called a mercy seat, and so throughout the ch; i.e., where blood was sprinkled on the Day of Atonement
  2. Exodus 25:17 About 3.7 ft. long and 2.2 ft. wide or 1.1 m and 68 cm
  3. Exodus 25:17 Lit its length
  4. Exodus 25:17 Lit its width
  5. Exodus 25:18 Lit from
  6. Exodus 25:19 Lit from
  7. Exodus 25:19 Lit from
  8. Exodus 25:19 Lit from
  9. Exodus 25:20 Lit their faces to
  10. Exodus 25:21 Lit above, upon
  11. Exodus 25:22 Lit all that I will command

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