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The Making of the Ark

37:1 Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; its length was three feet nine inches, its width two feet three inches, and its height two feet three inches. 37:2 He overlaid it with pure gold, inside and out, and he made a surrounding border1 of gold for it. 37:3 He cast four gold rings for it that he put2 on its four feet, with3 two rings on one side and two rings on the other side. 37:4 He made poles of acacia wood, overlaid them with gold, 37:5 and put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark in order to carry the ark.

37:6 He made4 an atonement lid of pure gold; its length was three feet nine inches, and its width was two feet three inches. 37:7 He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered metal on the two ends of the atonement lid, 37:8 one cherub on one end5 and one cherub on the other end.6 He made the cherubim from the atonement lid on its two ends. 37:9 The cherubim were spreading their wings7 upward, overshadowing the atonement lid with their wings. The cherubim8 faced each other,9 looking toward the atonement lid.10


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