New International Version
He took the tablets of the covenant law and placed them in the ark, attached the poles to the ark and put the atonement cover over it.
King James Bible
And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark:
Darby Bible Translation
And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and put the staves in the ark, and put the mercy-seat above on the ark.
World English Bible
He took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the poles on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark.
Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh and putteth the testimony unto the ark, and setteth the staves on the ark, and putteth the mercy-seat on the ark above;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And put the testimony into the ark - That is, the two tables on which the ten commandments had been written. See Exodus 25:16. The ark, the golden table with the shew-bread, the golden candlestick, and the golden altar of incense, were all in the tabernacle, within the veil or curtains, which served as a door, Exodus 40:22, Exodus 40:24, Exodus 40:26. And the altar of burnt-offering was by the door, Exodus 40:29. And the brazen laver, between the tent of the congregation and the brazen altar, Exodus 40:30; still farther outward, that it might be the first thing the priests met with when entering into the court to minister, as their hands and feet must be washed before they could perform any part of the holy service, Exodus 40:31, Exodus 40:32. When all these things were thus placed, then the court that surrounded the tabernacle, which consisted of posts and hangings, was set up, Exodus 40:33.
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LibraryJuly 7. "And the Glory of the Lord Filled the Tabernacle" (Ex. Xl. 35).
"And the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle" (Ex. xl. 35). In the last chapter of Exodus we read all the Lord commanded Moses to do, and that as he fulfilled these commands the glory of the Lord descended and filled the tabernacle till there was no room for Moses, and from that time the pillar of cloud overshadowed them, their guide, their protection. And so we have been building as the Lord Himself commanded, and now the temple is to be handed over to Him to be possessed and filled. He will …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.
As the LORD commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved.
Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you.
Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law that I will give you.
Put the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Place.
Then he spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering over the tent, as the LORD commanded him.
Then I came back down the mountain and put the tablets in the ark I had made, as the LORD commanded me, and they are there now.
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