Exodus 25:13
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New International Version
Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.

King James Bible
And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.

Darby Bible Translation
And make staves of acacia-wood and overlay them with gold.

World English Bible
You shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast made staves of shittim wood, and hast overlaid them with gold,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A crown of gold round about - A border, or, as the Septuagint have it, κυματια χρυσα στεπτα κυκλω, waves of gold wreathed round about.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 25:28 And you shall make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.

Exodus 27:6 And you shall make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.

Exodus 30:5 And you shall make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.

Exodus 37:4 And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.

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 on the ark:

Numbers 4:6,8,11,14 And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue...

1 Chronicles 15:15 And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with the staves thereon...

The Bread of the Presence
'Thou shalt set upon the table shew-bread before Me alway.'--EXODUS xxv. 30. I suspect that to many readers the term 'shew-bread' conveys little more meaning than if the Hebrew words had been lifted over into our version. The original expression, literally rendered, is 'bread of the face'; or, as the Revised Version has it in the margin, 'presence bread,' and the meaning of that singular designation is paraphrased and explained in my text: 'Thou shalt set upon the table, bread of the presence before
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

April the Thirteenth Pure Gold
"Thou shalt overlay it with pure gold.... And there I will meet with thee." --EXODUS xxv. 10-22. I must put my best into my preparations, and then the Lord will honour my work. My part is to be of "pure gold" if my God is to dwell within it. I must not satisfy myself with cheap flimsy and then assume that the Lord will be satisfied with it. He demands my very best as a condition of His enriching Presence. My prayers must be of "pure gold" if He is to meet me there. There must be nothing vulgar
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Word
The third way to escape the wrath and curse of God, and obtain the benefit of redemption by Christ, is the diligent use of ordinances, in particular, the word, sacraments, and prayer.' I begin with the best of these ordinances. The word . . . which effectually worketh in you that believe.' 1 Thess 2:13. What is meant by the word's working effectually? The word of God is said to work effectually when it has the good effect upon us for which it was appointed by God; when it works powerful illumination
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Man's Chief End
Q-I: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Here are two ends of life specified. 1: The glorifying of God. 2: The enjoying of God. I. The glorifying of God, I Pet 4:4: That God in all things may be glorified.' The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions. I Cor 10:01. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' Everything works to some end in things natural and artificial;
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Exodus 25:5
ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood;

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

Exodus 25:14
Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.

1 Kings 8:8
These poles were so long that their ends could be seen from the Holy Place in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are still there today.

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