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.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After you put into the ark the words of my promise which I will give you, place the throne of mercy on top.

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt put the seat of reconciliation above upon the ark, and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt put the mercy-seat above on the ark, and shalt put in the ark the testimony that I shall give thee.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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;
Study Bible
The Mercy Seat
20The cherubim are to have wings spread upward, overshadowing the mercy seat, and they are to face one another. The faces of the cherubim should look 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 commune with you about all that I command you regarding the Israelites.…
Cross References
Exodus 16:34
So Aaron placed it before the Testimony to be preserved, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Exodus 25:16
And put into 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.

Numbers 7:89
When Moses entered the Tent of Meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the mercy seat on the Ark of the Testimony. Thus the LORD spoke to him.

Numbers 17:4
Place the staffs in the Tent of Meeting in front of the Testimony, where I meet with you.

1 Kings 8:9
There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the LORD had made a covenant with the Israelites after they had come out of the land of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 23:11
Then Jehoiada and his sons brought out the king's son, put the crown on him, presented him with the Testimony, and proclaimed him king. They anointed him and shouted, "Long live the king!"

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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

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

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

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