Exodus 25:11
New International Version
Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.

New Living Translation
Overlay it inside and outside with pure gold, and run a molding of gold all around it.

English Standard Version
You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay it, and you shall make on it a molding of gold around it.

Berean Study Bible
Overlay it with pure gold both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding around it.

New King James Version
And you shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and shall make on it a molding of gold all around.

King James Bible
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

Christian Standard Bible
Overlay it with pure gold; overlay it both inside and out. Also make a gold molding all around it.

Contemporary English Version
Cover it inside and out with pure gold and put a gold edging around the lid.

Good News Translation
Cover it with pure gold inside and out and put a gold border all around it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Overlay it with pure gold; overlay it both inside and out. Also make a gold molding all around it.

International Standard Version
You are to overlay it with pure gold—you are to overlay it inside and outside—and you are to make a gold molding around it.

NET Bible
You are to overlay it with pure gold--both inside and outside you must overlay it, and you are to make a surrounding border of gold over it.

New Heart English Bible
You shall overlay it with pure gold. You shall overlay it inside and outside, and you shall make a gold molding around it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cover it with pure gold inside and out, and put a gold molding around it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding around it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt cover it with pure gold; within and without shalt thou cover it and shalt make upon it a moulding of gold round about.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay it, and shall make upon it a molding of gold round about.

American King James Version
And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and without shall you overlay it, and shall make on it a crown of gold round about.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt gild it with pure gold, thou shalt gild it within and without; and thou shalt make for it golden wreaths twisted round about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold within and without: and over it thou shalt make a golden crown round about:

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold: inside and outside shalt thou overlay it; and shalt make upon it a border of gold round about.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold around it.

World English Bible
You shall overlay it with pure gold. You shall overlay it inside and outside, and you shall make a gold molding around it.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast overlaid it with pure gold, within and without thou dost overlay it, and thou hast made on it a ring of gold round about.
Study Bible
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. 12Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, two rings on one side and two on the other.…
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 25:12
Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, two rings on one side and two on the other.

Exodus 25:24
Overlay it with pure gold and construct a gold molding around it.

Exodus 30:3
Overlay with pure gold the top and all the sides and horns, and make a molding of gold all around it.

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and without shall you overlay it, and shall make on it a crown of gold round about.

Exodus 25:24
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.

Exodus 30:3
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.

1 Kings 6:20
And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.







Lexicon
Overlay
וְצִפִּיתָ֤ (wə·ṣip·pî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6823: To lay out, lay over

it with pure
טָה֔וֹר (ṭā·hō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2889: Clean, pure

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

both inside
מִבַּ֥יִת (mib·ba·yiṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

and out,
וּמִח֖וּץ (ū·mi·ḥūṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

and make
וְעָשִׂ֧יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

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

molding
זֵ֥ר (zêr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2213: A chaplet, a border moulding

around it.
סָבִֽיב׃ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around
(11) Thou shalt overlay it with pure gold.--It is possible, but scarcely probable, that gilding is intended. Gilding was well known in Egypt long before the time of Moses, and may have been within the artistic powers of some of the Hebrews. But it is a process requiring much apparatus, and less likely to have been practised in the desert than the far simpler one of overlaying with gold plates. Gold plate would also have been regarded as more suitable, because more valuable. It is the Jewish tradition that gold plates were employed.

crown of gold--i.e., a rim or border of gold, carried round the edge of the chest at the top. The object was probably to keep the kapporeth, or mercy-seat, in place.

Verse 11. - Thou shalt overlay it with pure gold. Or, "cover it with pure gold." As gilding was well known in Egypt long before the time of the exodus, it is quite possible that the chest was simply gilt without and within. It may, however, have been overlaid with thin plates of gold (a practice also known in Egypt, and common elsewhere) - which is the view taken by the Jewish commentators. The crown of gold was probably an ornamental moulding or edging round the top of the chest. 25:10-22 The ark was a chest, overlaid with gold, in which the two tables of the law were to be kept. These tables are called the testimony; God in them testified his will. This law was a testimony to the Israelites, to direct them in their duty, and would be a testimony against them, if they transgressed. This ark was placed in the holy of holies; the blood of the sacrifices was sprinkled, and the incense burned, before it, by the high priest; and above it appeared the visible glory, which was the symbol of the Divine presence. This was a type of Christ in his sinless nature, which saw no corruption, in personal union with his Divine nature, atoning for our sins against it, by his death. The cherubim of gold looked one towards another, and both looked downward toward the ark. It denotes the angels' attendance on the Redeemer, their readiness to do his will, their presence in the assemblies of saints, and their desire to look into the mysteries of the gospel. It was covered with a covering of gold, called the mercy-seat. God is said to dwell, or sit between the cherubim, on the mercy-seat. There he would give his law, and hear supplicants, as a prince on his throne.
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