1 Chronicles 28:18
New International Version
and the weight of the refined gold for the altar of incense. He also gave him the plan for the chariot, that is, the cherubim of gold that spread their wings and overshadow the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

New Living Translation
He designated the amount of refined gold for the altar of incense. Finally, he gave him a plan for the LORD’s “chariot”—the gold cherubim whose wings were stretched out over the Ark of the LORD’s Covenant.

English Standard Version
for the altar of incense made of refined gold, and its weight; also his plan for the golden chariot of the cherubim that spread their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
the weight of the refined gold for the altar of incense; and the plans for the chariot of the gold cherubim that spread their wings and overshadowed the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

King James Bible
And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

New King James Version
and refined gold by weight for the altar of incense, and for the construction of the chariot, that is, the gold cherubim that spread their wings and overshadowed the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
and for the altar of incense, refined gold by weight; and gold for the model of the chariot, and the cherubim that spread out their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

NASB 1995
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the model of the chariot, even the cherubim that spread out their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

NASB 1977
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the model of the chariot, even the cherubim, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

Amplified Bible
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the model of the chariot of the cherubim that spread their wings and covered the ark of the LORD’S covenant.

Christian Standard Bible
the weight of refined gold for the altar of incense; and the plans for the chariot of the gold cherubim that spread out their wings and cover the ark of the LORD’s covenant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the weight of refined gold for the altar of incense; and the plans for the chariot of the gold cherubim that spread out their wings and cover the ark of the LORD’s covenant.

American Standard Version
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot, even the cherubim, that spread out their wings , and covered the ark of the covenant of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Peshitta omits this verse.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he shewed him the weight of the utensils of the altar of incense, which was of pure gold, and the plan of the chariot of the cherubs that spread out their wings, and overshadowed the ark of the covenant of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
the gold incense altar, and the gold statue of a chariot for the winged creatures which were on the lid of the sacred chest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And for the altar of incense, he gave the purest gold: and to make the likeness of the chariot of the cherubims spreading their wings, and covering the ark of the covenant of the Lord.

English Revised Version
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight: and gold for the pattern of the chariot, even the cherubim, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

Good News Translation
and how much pure gold in making the altar on which incense was burned and in making the chariot for the winged creatures that spread their wings over the LORD's Covenant Box.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and the refined gold for the altar of incense. He also gave Solomon the plans for the chariot, that is, the gold angels with their wings spread to cover the ark of the LORD's promise.

International Standard Version
refined gold for the altar of incense, by weight, along with his plans for crafting the golden chariot for the cherubim that spread out their wings to cover the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot, even the cherubim, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
and for the altar of incense, refined gold by weight, and for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubim of gold, spreading and covering over the Ark of the Covenant of YHWH.

NET Bible
and for the refined gold of the incense altar. He gave him the blueprint for the seat of the gold cherubim that spread their wings and provide shelter for the ark of the LORD's covenant.

New Heart English Bible
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot, the cherubim that spread out their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

World English Bible
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot, [even] the cherubim, that spread out [their wings], and covered the ark of the covenant of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and for the altar of perfume refined gold by weight, and for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubs of gold -- spreading and covering over the ark of the covenant of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Plans for the Temple
17the weight of the pure gold for the forks, sprinkling bowls, and pitchers; the weight of each gold dish; the weight of each silver bowl; 18the weight of the refined gold for the altar of incense; and the plans for the chariot of the gold cherubim that spread their wings and overshadowed the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 19“All this,” said David, “all the details of this plan, the LORD has made clear to me in writing by His hand upon me.”…

Cross References
Exodus 25:18
Make two cherubim of hammered gold at the ends of the mercy seat,

Exodus 25:20
And the cherubim are to have wings that spread upward, overshadowing the mercy seat. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the mercy seat.

Exodus 30:1
"You are also to make an altar of acacia wood for the burning of incense.

1 Chronicles 28:17
the weight of the pure gold for the forks, sprinkling bowls, and pitchers; the weight of each gold dish; the weight of each silver bowl;


Treasury of Scripture

And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubim, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

the altar

Exodus 30:1-10
And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou make it…

1 Kings 7:48
And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread was,

the chariot

Exodus 25:18-22
And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat…

1 Samuel 4:4
So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.

1 Kings 6:23-30
And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high…









Verse 18. - By the chariot of the cherubims, is of course not meant that the cherubim had a chariot, but that they constituted the chariot of Jehovah (Psalm 18:11).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
the weight
בַּמִּשְׁקָ֑ל (bam·miš·qāl)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4948: Weight, weighing

of the refined
מְזֻקָּ֖ק (mə·zuq·qāq)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2212: To strain, extract, clarify

gold
זָהָ֥ב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

for the altar
וּלְמִזְבַּ֧ח (ū·lə·miz·baḥ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4196: An altar

of incense;
הַקְּטֹ֛רֶת (haq·qə·ṭō·reṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7004: Smoke, odor of (burning) sacrifice, incense

and the plans
וּלְתַבְנִ֣ית (ū·lə·ṯaḇ·nîṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8403: Structure, a model, resemblance

for the chariot
הַמֶּרְכָּבָ֗ה (ham·mer·kā·ḇāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4818: A chariot

of the gold
זָהָב֙ (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

cherubim
הַכְּרֻבִ֤ים (hak·kə·ru·ḇîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3742: Probably an order of angelic beings

that spread [their wings]
לְפֹ֣רְשִׂ֔ים (lə·p̄ō·rə·śîm)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

and overshadowed
וְסֹכְכִ֖ים (wə·sō·ḵə·ḵîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5526: To entwine as a, screen, to fence in, cover over, protect

the ark
אֲר֥וֹן (’ă·rō·wn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 727: A chest, ark

of the covenant
בְּרִית־ (bə·rîṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1285: A covenant

of the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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