Hebrews 9:5
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English Standard Version
Above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.

King James Bible
And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

American Standard Version
and above it cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy-seat; of which things we cannot now speak severally.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And over it were the cherubims of glory overshadowing the propitiatory: of which it is not needful to speak now particularly.

English Revised Version
and above it cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy-seat; of which things we cannot now speak severally.

Webster's Bible Translation
And over it the cherubim of glory shadowing the mercy-seat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

Weymouth New Testament
And above the ark were the Cherubim denoting God's glorious presence and overshadowing the Mercy-seat. But I cannot now speak about all these in detail.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Cherubim of glory (χερουβεὶν δόξης)

Setting forth or exhibiting the divine glory. The word signifies living creatures, and they are described as ζῶα. Hence usually with the neuter article τὰ. See Isaiah 6:2, Isaiah 6:3; Ezekiel 1:5-10; Ezekiel 10:5-20, and comp. Revelation 4:6-8. Nothing could be more infelicitous than the A.V. rendering of ζῶα beasts.

Shadowing the mercy-seat (κατασκιάζοντα τὸ ἱλαστήριον)

Κατασκιάζειν, N.T.o, olxx, occasionally in Class. Throwing their shadow down upon the mercy-seat. For, ἱλασρήριον, see on Romans 3:25. Used in lxx to translate כַּפֹרֶט, the place of covering sin, the throne of mercy above the ark.

Particularly (κατὰ μέρος)

In detail; his main point being the twofold division of the tabernacle. The phrase N.T.o. Note the completeness of the list of articles of furniture in the tabernacle, even to the inclusion of things which had no connection with worship; also the emphasis on the costliness of the articles - gold. The writer will say all that can be said for this transitory, shadowy tabernacle; but all that he can say about the costliness of the apparatus only emphasizes the inferior and unspiritual character of the worship. The vessels are superior to the service.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

over.

Exodus 25:17-22 And you shall make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof...

Exodus 37:6-9 And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof...

Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother...

Numbers 7:89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him...

1 Samuel 4:4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from there the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts...

1 Kings 8:6,7 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place...

2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwell between the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone...

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth.

Psalm 99:1 The LORD reigns; let the people tremble: he sits between the cherubim; let the earth be moved.

Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things...

the mercy-seat.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Leviticus 16:2,13 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother...

1 Chronicles 28:11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof...

Cross References
Exodus 25:17
"You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth.

Exodus 25:18
And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work shall you make them, on the two ends of the mercy seat.

Exodus 25:20
The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.

Leviticus 16:2
and the LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron your brother not to come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the ark, so that he may not die. For I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.

1 Kings 8:7
For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.

Romans 9:4
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.

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