Exodus 25:21
New International Version
Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law that I will give you.

New Living Translation
Place inside the Ark the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, which I will give to you. Then put the atonement cover on top of the Ark.

English Standard Version
And you shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.

Berean Study Bible
Set the mercy seat atop the ark, and put the Testimony that I will give you into the ark.

King James Bible
And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

New King James Version
You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you.

New American Standard Bible
Then you shall put the atoning cover on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you.

NASB 1995
“You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you.

NASB 1977
“And you shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I shall give to you.

Amplified Bible
You shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony which I will give you.

Christian Standard Bible
Set the mercy seat on top of the ark and put the tablets of the testimony that I will give you into the ark.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Set the mercy seat on top of the ark and put the testimony that I will give you into the ark.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt put the mercy-seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will put the Mercy Seat on the ark from above and you will put in the ark the testimony that I shall give to you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt set the propitiatory on the ark above, and thou shalt put into the ark the testimonies which I shall give thee.

Contemporary English Version
Inside it place the two flat stones with the Ten Commandments on them and put the gold lid on top of the chest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In which thou shalt put the testimony that I will give thee.

Good News Translation
Put the two stone tablets inside the Box and put the lid on top of it.

International Standard Version
You are to put the Mercy Seat on top of the ark, and put the Testimony that I'll give you into the ark.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt put the ark-cover above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

Literal Standard Version
And you have put the propitiatory covering on the Ark above, and you put the Testimony which I give to you into the Ark;

New American Bible
This cover you shall then place on top of the ark. In the ark itself you are to put the covenant which I will give you.

NET Bible
You are to put the atonement lid on top of the ark, and in the ark you are to put the testimony I am giving you.

New Revised Standard Version
You shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark; and in the ark you shall put the covenant that I shall give you.

New Heart English Bible
You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I will give you.

World English Bible
You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I will give you.

Young's Literal Translation
'And thou hast put the mercy-seat on the ark above, and unto the ark thou dost put the testimony which I give unto thee;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Mercy Seat
20And 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. 21Set the mercy seat atop the ark, and put the Testimony that I will give you into the ark. 22And I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony; I will speak with you about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.…

Cross References
Exodus 16:34
And Aaron placed it in front of the Testimony, to be preserved just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Exodus 25:16
And place inside the ark the Testimony, which I will give you.

Exodus 26:34
Put the mercy seat on the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place.

Exodus 30:6
Place the altar in front of the veil that is before the ark of the Testimony--before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony--where I will meet with you.

Exodus 40:20
Moses took the Testimony and placed it in the ark, attaching the poles to the ark; and he set the mercy seat atop the ark.

Leviticus 16:2
And the LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron not to enter freely into the Most Holy Place behind the veil in front of the mercy seat on the ark, or else he will die, because I appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.

Leviticus 16:13
He is to put the incense on the fire before the LORD, and the cloud of incense will cover the mercy seat above the Testimony, so that he will not die.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall put the mercy seat above on the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.

mercy seat

Exodus 25:17
And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

Exodus 26:34
And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.

Romans 10:4
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

in

Exodus 25:16
And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.











Verse 21. - Thou shalt put the mercy seat above the ark. Rather, "upon the ark" - "thou shalt cover the ark with it." This had not been expressed previously, though the dimensions (ver. 17), compared with those of the ark (ver. 10), would naturally have suggested the idea. In the ark thou shalt put the testimony. This is a mere repetition of verse 16, marking the special importance which attached to the provision.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Set
וְנָתַתָּ֧ (wə·nā·ṯa·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the mercy seat
הַכַּפֹּ֛רֶת (hak·kap·pō·reṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3727: Propitiatory

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

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

and put
תִּתֵּן֙ (tit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the Testimony
הָ֣עֵדֻ֔ת (hā·‘ê·ḏuṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5715: Testimony

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I will give
אֶתֵּ֖ן (’et·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

you
אֵלֶֽיךָ׃ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

into
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the ark.
הָ֣אָרֹ֔ן (hā·’ā·rōn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 727: A chest, ark


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