Exodus 25:10
New International Version
"Have them make an ark of acacia wood--two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.

New Living Translation
“Have the people make an Ark of acacia wood—a sacred chest 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.

English Standard Version
“They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Two cubits and a half shall be its length, a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height.

Berean Study Bible
And they are to construct an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.

King James Bible
And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

New King James Version
“And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

New American Standard Bible
“Now they shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.

NASB 1995
"They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.

NASB 1977
“And they shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.

Amplified Bible
“They shall make an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.

Christian Standard Bible
“They are to make an ark of acacia wood, forty-five inches long, twenty-seven inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are to make an ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.

American Standard Version
And they shall make an ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall make an ark of the wood of the box tree, two cubits and a half its length, and a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt make the ark of testimony of incorruptible wood; the length of two cubits and a half, and the breadth of a cubit and a half, and the height of a cubit and a half.

Contemporary English Version
Tell the people to build a chest of acacia wood 110 centimeters long, 66 centimeters wide, and 66 centimeters high.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Frame an ark of setim wood, the length whereof shall be of two cubits and a half: the breadth, a cubit and a half: the height, likewise, a cubit and a half.

English Revised Version
And they shall make an ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

Good News Translation
"Make a Box out of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Make an ark of acacia wood 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.

International Standard Version
"They are to make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall make an ark of acacia-wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

Literal Standard Version
And they have made an ark of shittim wood; two cubits and a half its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height;

NET Bible
"They are to make an ark of acacia wood--its length is to be three feet nine inches, its width two feet three inches, and its height two feet three inches.

New Heart English Bible
"They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Its length shall be three feet eight inches , its breadth two feet three inches , and two feet three inches its height.

World English Bible
"They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Its length shall be two and a half cubits, its breadth a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height.

Young's Literal Translation
'And they have made an ark of shittim wood; two cubits and a half its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Ark of the Covenant
10And they are to construct an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 11Overlay it with pure gold both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.…

Cross References
Hebrews 9:4
containing the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. Inside the ark were the gold jar of manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.

Exodus 35:12
the ark with its poles and mercy seat, and the veil to shield it;

Exodus 37:1
Bezalel went on to construct the ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.

Numbers 3:31
Their duties were the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the articles of the sanctuary used with them, and the curtain--all the service for these items.

Numbers 4:5
Whenever the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons are to go in, take down the veil of the curtain, and cover the ark of the Testimony with it.

Deuteronomy 10:1
At that time the LORD said to me, "Chisel out two stone tablets like the originals, come up to Me on the mountain, and make an ark of wood.

Deuteronomy 10:3
So I made an ark of acacia wood, chiseled out two stone tablets like the originals, and went up the mountain with the two tablets in my hands.


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

an ark.

Exodus 37:1-3
And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: …

Deuteronomy 10:1-3
At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood…

2 Chronicles 8:11
And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.









THE ARK.

(10) They shall make an ark.--Aron, the word here rendered "ark," is an entirely different word from that previously so translated in Genesis 6:14; Exodus 2:3, which is tebah. Aron is properly a chest or coffer of small dimensions, used to contain money or other valuables (2Kings 12:9-10; 2Chronicles 25:8-11, &c.). In one place it is applied to a mummy-case (Genesis 1:26). Here it designates a wooden chest three feet nine inches long, two feet three inches broad, and two feet three inches deep. The primary object of the ark was to contain the two tables of stone, written with the finger of God, which Moses was to receive before he came down from the mount. (See Exodus 24:12, and comp. Exodus 20:16.) Sacred coffers were important parts of the furniture of temples in Egypt. They usually contained the image or emblem of some deity, and were constructed so as to be readily carried in processions.

Verses 10-22. - THE PATTERN OF THE ARK. - Moses is first shown, not the pattern of the tabernacle, but the patterns of those things which it was to contain - the ark, the table of shew-bread, and the seven-branched candlestick, or lamp-stand, with its appurtenances. The ark, as the very most essential part of the entire construction, is described first. Verse 10. - Thou shalt make an ark of shittim wood. Arks were an ordinary part of the religious furniture of temples in Egypt, and were greatly venerated. They usually contained a figure or emblem, of some deity. Occasionally they were in the shape of boats; but the most ordinary form was that of a cupboard or chest. They were especially constructed for the purpose of being carried about in a procession, and had commonly rings at the side, through which poles were passed on such occasions. It must be freely admitted, that the general idea of the "Ark," as well as certain points in its ornamentation, was adopted from the Egyptian religion. Egyptian arks were commonly of sycamore wood. Two cubits and a half, etc. As there is no reason to believe that the Hebrew cubit differed seriously from the cubits of Greece and Rome, we may safely regard the Ark of the Covenant as a chest or box, three feet nine inches long, two feet three inches wide, and two feet three inches deep.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And they are to construct
וְעָשׂ֥וּ (wə·‘ā·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

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

of acacia
שִׁטִּ֑ים (šiṭ·ṭîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 7848: Acacia (a tree and a wood)

wood,
עֲצֵ֣י (‘ă·ṣê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

two
אַמָּתַ֨יִם (’am·mā·ṯa·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

and a half cubits
וָחֵ֜צִי (wā·ḥê·ṣî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2677: The half, middle

long,
אָרְכּ֗וֹ (’ā·rə·kōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 753: Length

a cubit
וְאַמָּ֤ה (wə·’am·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

and a half
וָחֵ֙צִי֙ (wā·ḥê·ṣî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2677: The half, middle

wide,
רָחְבּ֔וֹ (rā·ḥə·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7341: Breadth, width

and a cubit
וְאַמָּ֥ה (wə·’am·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

and a half
וָחֵ֖צִי (wā·ḥê·ṣî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2677: The half, middle

high.
קֹמָתֽוֹ׃ (qō·mā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6967: Height


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