2 Chronicles 5:8
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English Standard Version
The cherubim spread out their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim made a covering above the ark and its poles.

King James Bible
For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

American Standard Version
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So that the cherubims spread their wings over the place, in which the ark was set, and covered the ark itself and its staves.

English Revised Version
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above:

Webster's Bible Translation
For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark, and the staffs of it above.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The first part of the celebration was the transfer of the ark from Mount Zion to the temple (2 Chronicles 5:2-14), and in connection with this we have the words in which Solomon celebrates the entry of the Lord into the new temple (2 Chronicles 6:1-11). This section has been already commented on in the remarks on 1 Kings 8:1-21, and we have here, consequently, only to set down briefly those discrepancies between our account and that other, which have any influence upon the meaning. - In 2 Chronicles 5:3 the name of the month, האתנים בּירח (1 Kings 8:2), with which the supplementary clause, "that is the seventh month," is there connected, is omitted, so that we must either change החדשׁ into בּחרשׁ, or supply the name of the month; for the festival is not the seventh month, but was held in that month.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the staves

Exodus 25:12-15 And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it...

Exodus 37:3-5 And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings on the one side of it...

Numbers 4:6 And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 5:7
Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, in the inner sanctuary of the house, in the Most Holy Place, underneath the wings of the cherubim.

2 Chronicles 5:9
And the poles were so long that the ends of the poles were seen from the Holy Place before the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen from outside. And they are there to this day.

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