1 Kings 8:7
New International Version
The cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and overshadowed the ark and its carrying poles.

New Living Translation
The cherubim spread their wings over the Ark, forming a canopy over the Ark and its carrying poles.

English Standard Version
For the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.

Berean Study Bible
For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and overshadowed the ark and its poles.

King James Bible
For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

New King James Version
For the cherubim spread their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.

New American Standard Bible
For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its carrying poles from above.

NASB 1995
For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles from above.

NASB 1977
For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles from above.

Amplified Bible
For the cherubim spread their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its [carrying] poles from above.

Christian Standard Bible
For the cherubim were spreading their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim covered the ark and its poles from above.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the cherubim were spreading their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim covered the ark and its poles from above.

American Standard Version
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the Cherubim spread their wings in the holy place and were overshadowing with their wings over the Ark and over its poles from above.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the cherubs spread out their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubs covered the ark and its holy things above.

Contemporary English Version
whose wings covered both the chest and the poles used for carrying it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and covered the art, and the staves thereof above.

English Revised Version
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

Good News Translation
Their outstretched wings covered the box and the poles it was carried by.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the angels' outstretched wings were over the place where the ark [rested], the angels became a covering above the ark and its poles.

International Standard Version
The wings of the cherubim spread over the resting place for the ark, so that the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles when viewed from above.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

Literal Standard Version
for the cherubim are spreading forth two wings to the place of the Ark, and the cherubim cover over the Ark, and over its poles from above;

NET Bible
The cherubs' wings extended over the place where the ark sat; the cherubs overshadowed the ark and its poles.

New Heart English Bible
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles above.

World English Bible
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles above.

Young's Literal Translation
for the cherubs are spreading forth two wings unto the place of the ark, and the cherubs cover over the ark, and over its staves from above;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Ark Enters the Temple
6Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, beneath the wings of the cherubim. 7For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and overshadowed the ark and its poles. 8The poles extended far enough that their ends were visible from the Holy Place in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are there to this day.…

Cross References
Hebrews 9:5
Above the ark were the cherubim of glory, overshadowing the mercy seat. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.

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.

1 Kings 6:27
And he placed the cherubim inside the innermost room of the temple. Since their wings were spread out, the wing of the first cherub touched one wall, while the wing of the second cherub touched the other wall, and in the middle of the room their wingtips touched.

1 Kings 8:6
Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, beneath the wings of the cherubim.

1 Kings 8:8
The poles extended far enough that their ends were visible from the Holy Place in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are there to this day.


Treasury of Scripture

For the cherubim spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

spread
פֹּרְשִׂ֣ים (pō·rə·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

their wings
כְּנָפַ֔יִם (kə·nā·p̄a·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

over
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the place
מְק֖וֹם (mə·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

of the ark
הָאָר֥וֹן (hā·’ā·rō·wn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 727: A chest, ark

and overshadowed
וַיָּסֹ֧כּוּ (way·yā·sōk·kū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5526: To entwine as a, screen, to fence in, cover over, protect

the ark
הָֽאָר֑וֹן (hā·’ā·rō·wn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 727: A chest, ark

and
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

its poles.
בַּדָּ֖יו (bad·dāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of


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