Exodus 39:35
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English Standard Version
the ark of the testimony with its poles and the mercy seat;

King James Bible
The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat,

American Standard Version
the ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy-seat;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The table, with the vessels thereof, and the loaves of proposition:

English Revised Version
the ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy-seat;

Webster's Bible Translation
The ark of the testimony, and its staffs, and the mercy-seat,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Preparation of the priests' clothes. - Previous to the description of the dress itself, we have a statement in Exodus 39:1 of the materials employed, and the purpose to which they were devoted ("cloths of service," see at Exodus 31:10). The robes consisted of the ephod (Exodus 39:2-7, as in Exodus 28:6-12), the choshen or breastplate (Exodus 39:8-21, as in Exodus 28:15-29), the mel or over-coat (Exodus 39:22-26, as in Exodus 28:31-34); the body-coats, turbans, drawers, and girdles, for Aaron and his sons (Exodus 39:27-29, as in Exodus 28:39-40, and Exodus 28:42). The Urim and Thummim are not mentioned (cf. Exodus 28:30). The head-dresses of the ordinary priests, which are simply called "bonnets" in Exodus 28:40, are called "goodly bonnets" or "ornamental caps" in Exodus 39:28 of this chapter (מגבּעת פּארי, from פּאר an ornament, cf. פּאר ornatus fuit). The singular, "girdle," in Exodus 39:29, with the definite article, "the girdle," might appear to refer simply to Aaron's girdle, i.e., the girdle of the high priest; but as there is no special description of the girdles of Aaron's sons (the ordinary priests) in Exodus 29:40, where they are distinctly mentioned and called by the same name (abnet) as the girdle of Aaron himself, we can only conclude that they were of the same materials and the same form and make as the latter, and that the singular, האבנט, is used here either in the most general manner, or as a generic noun in a collective sense (see Ges. 109, 1). The last thing mentioned is the diadem upon Aaron's turban (Exodus 39:30, Exodus 39:31, as in Exodus 28:36-38), so that the order in which the priests' robes are given here is analogous to the position in which the ark of the covenant and the golden altar stand to one another in the directions concerning the sacred things in ch. 25-30. "For just as all the other things are there placed between the holy ark and the golden altar as the two poles, so here all the rest of the priests' robes are included between the shoulder-dress, the principal part of the official robes of the high priest, and the golden frontlet, the inscription upon which rendered it the most striking sign of the dignity of his office" (Baumgarten).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the mercy seat

Exodus 25:17 And you shall make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof...

Hebrews 9:5,8 And over it the cherubim of glory shadowing the mercy seat; of which we cannot now speak particularly...

Cross References
Exodus 39:34
the covering of tanned rams' skins and goatskins, and the veil of the screen;

Exodus 39:36
the table with all its utensils, and the bread of the Presence;

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