Exodus 37:9
New International Version
The cherubim had their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the cover.

New Living Translation
The cherubim faced each other and looked down on the atonement cover. With their wings spread above it, they protected it.

English Standard Version
The cherubim spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy seat were the faces of the cherubim.

Berean Study Bible
And the cherubim had wings that spread upward, overshadowing the mercy seat. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the mercy seat.

King James Bible
And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims.

New King James Version
The cherubim spread out their wings above, and covered the mercy seat with their wings. They faced one another; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

New American Standard Bible
And the cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the atoning cover with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the atoning cover.

NASB 1995
The cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

NASB 1977
And the cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

Amplified Bible
The cherubim spread out their wings upward, covering and protecting the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were [looking downward] toward the mercy seat.

Christian Standard Bible
They had wings spread out. They faced each other and covered the mercy seat with their wings. The faces of the cherubim were looking toward the mercy seat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They had wings spread out. They faced each other and covered the mercy seat with their wings. The faces of the cherubim were looking toward the mercy seat.

American Standard Version
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Cherubim were spreading their wings above and overshadowing with their wings over the Mercy Seat and their faces, one facing the other; the faces of the Cherubim were over the Mercy Seat.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
overshadowing the propitiatory with their wings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Spreading their wings, and covering the propitiatory, and looking one towards the other, and towards it.

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
The winged creatures faced each other across the lid, and their outspread wings covered it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The angels had their wings spread above the throne of mercy, overshadowing it. They faced each other, looking at the throne of mercy.

International Standard Version
The cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the Mercy Seat with their wings and facing each other. The faces of the cherubim were turned toward the Mercy Seat.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, screening the ark-cover with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the ark-cover were the faces of the cherubim.

Literal Standard Version
and the cherubim are spreading out wings on high, covering over the propitiatory covering with their wings, and their faces [are] toward one another; the faces of the cherubim have been toward the propitiatory covering.

NET Bible
The cherubim were spreading their wings upward, overshadowing the atonement lid with their wings. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the atonement lid.

New Heart English Bible
The cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

World English Bible
The cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

Young's Literal Translation
and the cherubs are spreading out wings on high, covering over the mercy-seat with their wings, and their faces are one towards another; towards the mercy-seat have the faces of the cherubs been.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Constructing the Ark
8one cherub on one end and one on the other, all made from one piece of gold. 9 And the cherubim had wings that spread upward, overshadowing the mercy seat. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the mercy seat.

Cross References
Exodus 37:8
one cherub on one end and one on the other, all made from one piece of gold.

Exodus 37:10
He also made the table of acacia wood two cubits long, a cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high.

1 Kings 6:27
And he placed the cherubim inside the innermost room of the temple. Since their wings were spread out, the wing of the first cherub touched one wall, while the wing of the second cherub touched the other wall, and in the middle of the room their wingtips touched.


Treasury of Scripture

And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seat were the faces of the cherubim.

cherubims spread

Genesis 3:24
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Genesis 28:12
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

Isaiah 6:2
Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

to the mercy seatward

Exodus 25:20
And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

Ephesians 3:10
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

1 Peter 1:12
Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the cherubim
הַכְּרֻבִים֩ (hak·kə·ru·ḇîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3742: Probably an order of angelic beings

had wings
כְנָפַ֜יִם (ḵə·nā·p̄a·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

that spread
פֹּרְשֵׂ֨י (pō·rə·śê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

upward.
לְמַ֗עְלָה (lə·ma‘·lāh)
Preposition-l | Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

They faced
וּפְנֵיהֶ֖ם (ū·p̄ə·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

each
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

other
אָחִ֑יו (’ā·ḥîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

and overshadowed
סֹֽכְכִ֤ים (sō·ḵə·ḵîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5526: To entwine as a, screen, to fence in, cover over, protect

the mercy seat
הַכַּפֹּ֔רֶת (hak·kap·pō·reṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3727: Propitiatory

with their wings,
בְּכַנְפֵיהֶם֙ (bə·ḵan·p̄ê·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

their faces
פְּנֵ֥י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

looking toward
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the mercy seat.
הַכַּפֹּ֔רֶת (hak·kap·pō·reṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3727: Propitiatory


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