Mercy-Seat
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Mercy-Seat

1 Chronicles 28:11, the cover of the Ark of the Covenant, which see. The Hebrew word means a cover, but contains an allusion to the covering or forgiving of sins, Psalm 32:1. In the New Testament it is designated by a Greek word meaning "the propitiatory," or "expiatory," Hebrews 9:4,5. It was approached only by the high priest, and not without the blood of atonement, to show that the divine mercy can be granted only through the blood of Christ, Romans 3:25.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews kapporeth, a "covering;" LXX. and N.T., hilasterion; Vulg., propitiatorium), the covering or lid of the ark of the covenant (q.v.). It was of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, or perhaps rather a plate of solid gold, 2 1/2 cubits long and 1 1/2 broad (Exodus 25:17; 30:6; 31:7). It is compared to the throne of grace (Hebrews 9:5; Ephesians 2:6). The holy of holies is called the "place of the mercy-seat" (1 Chronicles 28:11: Leviticus 16:2).

It has been conjectured that the censer (thumiaterion, meaning "anything having regard to or employed in the burning of incense") mentioned in Hebrews 9:4 was the "mercy-seat," at which the incense was burned by the high priest on the great day of atonement, and upon or toward which the blood of the goat was sprinkled (Leviticus 16:11-16; Comp. Numbers 7:89 and Exodus 25:22).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MERCY-SEAT, THE

mur'-si-set (kapporeth; New Testament hilasterion, Hebrews 9:5): The name for the lid or covering of the ark of the covenant (Exodus 25:17, etc.). The Old Testament term means "covering," then, like the New Testament word, "propitiatory" (compare kipper, "to cover guilt," "to make atonement"). The ark contained the two tables of stone which witnessed against the sin of the people. The blood of sacrifice, sprinkled on the mercy-seat on the great day of atonement, intercepted, as it were, this condemning testimony, and effected reconciliation between God and His people. See ATONEMENT; ATONEMENT, DAY OF; PROPITIATION; ARK OF THE COVENANT. In Romans 3:25, Jesus is said to be set forth as "a propitiation (literally, "propitiatory"), through faith, in his blood," thus fulfilling the idea of the mercy-seat (compare Hebrews 9:5, 7, 11, 12, etc.).

W. Shaw Caldecott

Greek
2435. hilasterion -- propitiatory
... mercy seat. ... an expiatory (place or thing), ie (concretely) an atoning victim, or
(specially) the lid of the Ark (in the Temple) -- mercyseat, propitiation. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3727. kapporeth -- propitiatory
... seat. Word Origin from the same as kopher Definition propitiatory NASB
Word Usage mercy seat (27). mercy seat. From kaphar; a lid ...
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Library

The Mercy-Seat.
... DEVOUT EXERCISES. 452. " The Mercy-seat. 452. LM Stowell. The Mercy-seat.
1 From every stormy wind that blows, From every swelling ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/452 the mercy-seat.htm

Invitation to the Mercy-Seat.
... MOURNING AND CONSOLATION. 575. " Invitation to the Mercy-seat. 575. 11s.
& 10s. M. Spiritual Songs. Invitation to the Mercy-seat. ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/575 invitation to the.htm

Approach, My Soul, the Mercy-Seat
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First CCXXV Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat.
Where JESUS answers prayer; There humbly fall before His feet,. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/ccxxv approach my soul the.htm

Approach, My Soul, the Mercy-Seat
... SACRAMENTS AND RITES Holy Communion: Introits 303. Approach, my soul, the
mercy-seat. CM ... DOXOLOGY. Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat,. Where Jesus answers ...
/.../holy communion introits 303 approach.htm

Retreat. LM
... LM. The Mercy-Seat. ... From every stormy wind that blows, From every swelling tide of
woes, There is a calm, a sure retreat;" 'Tis found before the mercy-seat. ...
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Importance of Small Things in Religion
... the presence of the Most High God. The lid of the ark, as you will remember
was called the mercy-seat. The whole ark was one of ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 6 1860/importance of small things in.htm

From Every Stormy Wind that Blows
... There is a calm, a sure retreat; 'Tis found beneath the mercy-seat. ... A place than
all beside more sweet; It is the bloodstained mercy-seat. ...
/.../daily prayer through the week.htm

The Day of Atonement
... And the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at
all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy-seat, which is ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the day of atonement.htm

The Fact of the Redeemer's Return was Foreshadowed in the Ritual ...
... Fourth, the goat of the sin-offering was killed and its blood brought within the
veil and sprinkled both upon and before the mercy-seat. (vs.15). ...
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July 4 Evening
... Toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be. ... I will meet with
thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat. ...
/.../anonymous/daily light on the daily path/july 4 evening.htm

Thesaurus
Mercyseat (1 Occurrence)
... blood," thus fulfilling the idea of the mercy-seat (compare Hebrews 9:5, 7, 11,
12, etc.). W. Shaw Caldecott. Multi-Version Concordance Mercyseat (1 Occurrence) ...
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Mercy-seat (23 Occurrences)
Mercy-seat. Mercyseat, Mercy-seat. Merdiful . Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews ...
WBS). Mercyseat, Mercy-seat. Merdiful . Reference Bible.
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Ark-cover (21 Occurrences)
... 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. ...
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Cherubs (52 Occurrences)
... (WEB YLT). Exodus 25:18 and thou hast made two cherubs of gold, beaten work
dost thou make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat; (YLT). ...
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Propitiation (4 Occurrences)
... sinners. In Romans 3:25 and Hebrews 9:5 (AV, "mercy-seat") the Greek word
hilasterion is used. It is the word employed by the LXX. ...
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Cherub (21 Occurrences)
... animals. Two cherubim were placed on the mercy-seat of the ark; two of
colossal size overshadowed it in Solomon's temple. Ezekiel ...
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Wings (81 Occurrences)
... Hebrews 9:5 And over it were the winged ones of glory with their wings covering
the mercy-seat; about which it is not possible now to say anything in detail. ...
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Upward (74 Occurrences)
... Exodus 25:20 The cherubim shall spread out their wings upward, covering the mercy
seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. ...
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Screening (3 Occurrences)
... Exodus 25:20 And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the
mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy...
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Spreading (74 Occurrences)
... Exodus 25:20 And the cherubs have been spreading out wings on high, covering the
mercy-seat over with their wings, and their faces 'are' one towards another ...
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Concordance
Mercy-seat (23 Occurrences)

Romans 3:25
He it is whom God put forward as a Mercy-seat, rendered efficacious through faith in His blood, in order to demonstrate His righteousness-- because of the passing over, in God's forbearance, of the sins previously committed--
(WEY DBY)

Hebrews 9:5
And above the ark were the Cherubim denoting God's glorious presence and overshadowing the Mercy-seat. But I cannot now speak about all these in detail.
(WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

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.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 25:18
And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work shalt thou make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 25:19
And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat shall ye make the cherubim on the two ends thereof.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 25:20
And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 25:21
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.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 25:22
And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 26:34
And thou shalt put the mercy-seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 30:6
And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 31:7
the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy-seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the Tent,
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 35:12
the ark, and the staves thereof, the mercy-seat, and the veil of the screen;
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:6
And he made a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half 'was' the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:7
And he made two cherubim of gold; of beaten work made he them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat;
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:8
one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat made he the cherubim at the two ends thereof.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 37:9
And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat were the faces of the cherubim.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 39:35
the ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy-seat;
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Exodus 40:20
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:
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Leviticus 16:2
and Jehovah said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil, before the mercy-seat which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy-seat.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Leviticus 16:13
and he shall put the incense upon the fire before Jehovah, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy-seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Leviticus 16:15
Then shall he kill the goat of the sin-offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with his blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy-seat, and before the mercy-seat:
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Numbers 7:89
And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with him, then he heard the Voice speaking unto him from above the mercy-seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim: and he spake unto him.
(ASV DBY WBS YLT)

1 Chronicles 28:11
Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch 'of the temple', and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper rooms thereof, and of the inner chambers thereof, and of the place of the mercy-seat;
(ASV BBE DBY WBS)

Subtopics

Mercy-Seat

Mercy-Seat in Solomon's Temple

Mercy-Seat: Bezaleel Given Wisdom to Make

Mercy-Seat: Christ

Mercy-Seat: Covered With a Cloud of Incense on the Day of Atonement

Mercy-Seat: Description of

Mercy-Seat: God: Appeared Over in the Cloud

Mercy-Seat: God: Dwelt Over

Mercy-Seat: God: Spoke from Above

Mercy-Seat: Made by Bezaleel

Mercy-Seat: Made of Pure Gold

Mercy-Seat: Materials of, to be a Freewill offering

Mercy-Seat: Moses Commanded to Make

Mercy-Seat: Placed on the Ark of the Testimony

Mercy-Seat: Placed Upon the Ark of Testimony

Mercy-Seat: Sprinkled With Blood

Mercy-Seat: The Blood of Sacrifices on the Day of Atonement Sprinkled

Mercy-Seat: The Cherubim Formed out of, and at Each End of It

Mercy-Seat: The Shekinah Upon

Mercy-Seat: The Throne of Grace

Related Terms

Mercy-seat (23 Occurrences)

Ark-cover (21 Occurrences)

Cherubs (52 Occurrences)

Propitiation (4 Occurrences)

Cherub (21 Occurrences)

Wings (81 Occurrences)

Upward (74 Occurrences)

Screening (3 Occurrences)

Spreading (74 Occurrences)

Ends (108 Occurrences)

Vail (44 Occurrences)

Cherubim (63 Occurrences)

Covering (191 Occurrences)

Poles (58 Occurrences)

Faces (158 Occurrences)

Curtain (60 Occurrences)

Staffs (47 Occurrences)

Dieth (192 Occurrences)

Sprinkle (37 Occurrences)

Seat (256 Occurrences)

Cover (254 Occurrences)

Staves (50 Occurrences)

Bull (114 Occurrences)

Veil (67 Occurrences)

Mercy (467 Occurrences)

Chooses (36 Occurrences)

Furniture (24 Occurrences)

People's (37 Occurrences)

Spread (257 Occurrences)

Breadth (100 Occurrences)

Behind (188 Occurrences)

Piece (93 Occurrences)

Cubits (156 Occurrences)

Holies (23 Occurrences)

Beaten (73 Occurrences)

Priest (500 Occurrences)

Slaughtered (72 Occurrences)

Cubit (51 Occurrences)

Sin-offering (115 Occurrences)

Slaughter (121 Occurrences)

Sprinkled (55 Occurrences)

Bullock (95 Occurrences)

Stretch (73 Occurrences)

Finger (35 Occurrences)

Half (135 Occurrences)

Length (135 Occurrences)

Cloud (119 Occurrences)

Met (118 Occurrences)

Whenever (123 Occurrences)

Maketh (399 Occurrences)

Ark (212 Occurrences)

Pure (160 Occurrences)

Sacrifice (300 Occurrences)

Goat (92 Occurrences)

Appear (111 Occurrences)

Thereof (845 Occurrences)

Vestibule (36 Occurrences)

Utensils (72 Occurrences)

Overshadowing (5 Occurrences)

Winged (69 Occurrences)

Ward (27 Occurrences)

Former (107 Occurrences)

Thereupon (22 Occurrences)

Rendered (30 Occurrences)

Efficacious (2 Occurrences)

Darkness (177 Occurrences)

Demonstrate (5 Occurrences)

Divination (25 Occurrences)

Dwell (474 Occurrences)

Denoting (1 Occurrence)

Detail (19 Occurrences)

Discuss (8 Occurrences)

Mercy's (2 Occurrences)

Merdiful (1 Occurrence)

Particularly (4 Occurrences)

Previously (44 Occurrences)

Parlors (1 Occurrence)

Buildings (28 Occurrences)

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