2 Chronicles 5:8
New International Version
The cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and covered 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
The cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim made a covering above 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 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 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, so that the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles.

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

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

Amplified Bible
for the cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, making a covering above the ark and its carrying poles.

Christian Standard Bible
And the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark so that the cherubim formed a cover above the ark and its poles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark so that the cherubim formed a cover above the ark and its poles.

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
And the Cherubim were extending over the place of the Ark and the Cherubim were covering over the Ark and over its poles from above.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the cherubs stretched out their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubs covered the ark, and its staves above.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
So that the cherubims spread their wings over the place, in which the ark was set, and covered the ark itself and its staves.

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
The angels' outstretched wings were over the place where the ark [rested] so that the angels became a covering above the ark and its poles.

International Standard Version
The wings of the cherubim extended over where the ark and its carrying poles had been placed,

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
and the cherubim are spreading out wings over 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
and the cherubs are spreading out wings over 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
7Then 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. 8For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and overshadowed the ark and its poles. 9The poles of the ark extended far enough that their ends were visible from in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are there to this day.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 5:7
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.

2 Chronicles 5:9
The poles of the ark extended far enough that their ends were visible from 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 wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

the staves

Exodus 25:12-15
And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it…

Exodus 37:3-5
And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it…

Numbers 4:6
And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.









(8) For the cherubims spread forth their wings.--Rather, And the cherubim were spreading forth wings. Kings has for (ki); making the sentence an explanation of the last clause of 2Chronicles 5:7.

Covered.--Kings has the technical term for the cherubim "covering" the ark (Exodus 25:20; 1Chronicles 28:18). In Hebrew writing, the difference is marked by the transposition of a single letter. Perhaps, therefore, our present reading is a clerical error.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
וַיִּהְי֤וּ (way·yih·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

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
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

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

and overshadowed
וַיְכַסּ֧וּ (way·ḵas·sū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

the ark
הָאָר֥וֹן (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


Jump to Previous
Ark Carrying Cherubim Cherubs Cover Covered Covering Forth Outstretched Poles Rods Spread Spreading Staffs Staves Thereof Wings
Jump to Next
Ark Carrying Cherubim Cherubs Cover Covered Covering Forth Outstretched Poles Rods Spread Spreading Staffs Staves Thereof Wings
Links
2 Chronicles 5:8 NIV
2 Chronicles 5:8 NLT
2 Chronicles 5:8 ESV
2 Chronicles 5:8 NASB
2 Chronicles 5:8 KJV

2 Chronicles 5:8 BibleApps.com
2 Chronicles 5:8 Biblia Paralela
2 Chronicles 5:8 Chinese Bible
2 Chronicles 5:8 French Bible
2 Chronicles 5:8 Clyx Quotations

OT History: 2 Chronicles 5:8 For the cherubim spread forth their wings (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)
2 Chronicles 5:7
Top of Page
Top of Page