Exodus 25:11
New International Version
Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.

New Living Translation
Overlay it inside and outside with pure gold, and run a molding of gold all around it.

English Standard Version
You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and outside shall you overlay it, and you shall make on it a molding of gold around it.

Berean Study Bible
Overlay it with pure gold both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.

King James Bible
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

New King James Version
And you shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and shall make on it a molding of gold all around.

New American Standard Bible
You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding around it.

NASB 1995
“You shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding around it.

NASB 1977
“And you shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and you shall make a gold molding around it.

Amplified Bible
You shall overlay the ark with pure gold, overlay it inside and out, and you shall make a gold border (frame) around its top.

Christian Standard Bible
Overlay it with pure gold; overlay it both inside and out. Also make a gold molding all around it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Overlay it with pure gold; overlay it both inside and out. Also make a gold molding all around it.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And overlay it with pure gold on the outside, and from within you shall overlay it, and you shall make for it a crown of gold encircling.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt gild it with pure gold, thou shalt gild it within and without; and thou shalt make for it golden wreaths twisted round about.

Contemporary English Version
Cover it inside and out with pure gold and put a gold edging around the lid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt overlay it with the purest gold within and without: and over it thou shalt make a golden crown round about:

English Revised Version
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

Good News Translation
Cover it with pure gold inside and out and put a gold border all around it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cover it with pure gold inside and out, and put a gold molding around it.

International Standard Version
You are to overlay it with pure gold—you are to overlay it inside and outside—and you are to make a gold molding around it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

Literal Standard Version
and you have overlaid it [with] pure gold, you overlay it inside and outside, and you have made a ring of gold on it all around.

NET Bible
You are to overlay it with pure gold--both inside and outside you must overlay it, and you are to make a surrounding border of gold over it.

New Heart English Bible
You shall overlay it with pure gold. You shall overlay it inside and outside, and you shall make a gold molding around it.

World English Bible
You shall overlay it with pure gold. You shall overlay it inside and outside, and you shall make a gold molding around it.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast overlaid it with pure gold, within and without thou dost overlay it, and thou hast made on it a ring of gold round about.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Ark of the Covenant
10And they are to construct an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 11Overlay it with pure gold both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. 12Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, two rings on one side and two on the other.…

Cross References
Hebrews 9:4
containing the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. Inside the ark were the gold jar of manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.

Exodus 25:12
Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, two rings on one side and two on the other.

Exodus 25:24
Overlay it with pure gold and make a gold molding around it.

Exodus 30:3
Overlay with pure gold the top and all the sides and horns, and make a molding of gold around it.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and without shall you overlay it, and shall make on it a crown of gold round about.

Exodus 25:24
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.

Exodus 30:3
And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about.

1 Kings 6:20
And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.









(11) Thou shalt overlay it with pure gold.--It is possible, but scarcely probable, that gilding is intended. Gilding was well known in Egypt long before the time of Moses, and may have been within the artistic powers of some of the Hebrews. But it is a process requiring much apparatus, and less likely to have been practised in the desert than the far simpler one of overlaying with gold plates. Gold plate would also have been regarded as more suitable, because more valuable. It is the Jewish tradition that gold plates were employed.

crown of gold--i.e., a rim or border of gold, carried round the edge of the chest at the top. The object was probably to keep the kapporeth, or mercy-seat, in place.

Verse 11. - Thou shalt overlay it with pure gold. Or, "cover it with pure gold." As gilding was well known in Egypt long before the time of the exodus, it is quite possible that the chest was simply gilt without and within. It may, however, have been overlaid with thin plates of gold (a practice also known in Egypt, and common elsewhere) - which is the view taken by the Jewish commentators. The crown of gold was probably an ornamental moulding or edging round the top of the chest.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Overlay
וְצִפִּיתָ֤ (wə·ṣip·pî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6823: To lay out, lay over

it with pure
טָה֔וֹר (ṭā·hō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2889: Clean, pure

gold
זָהָ֣ב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

both inside
מִבַּ֥יִת (mib·ba·yiṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

and out,
וּמִח֖וּץ (ū·mi·ḥūṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

and make
וְעָשִׂ֧יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

a gold
זָהָ֖ב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

molding
זֵ֥ר (zêr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2213: A chaplet, a border moulding

around it.
סָבִֽיב׃ (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around


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