Exodus 37:4
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New Living Translation
Then he made poles from acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.

King James Bible
And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.

Darby Bible Translation
And he made staves of acacia-wood and overlaid them with gold.

World English Bible
He made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.

Young's Literal Translation
and he maketh staves of shittim wood, and overlayeth them with gold,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

37:1-9 These several ornaments where with the tabernacle was furnished, the people were not admitted to see, but the priests only; and therefore it was requisite they should be thus largely described, particularly to them. And Moses would thus shew the great care which he and his workmen took to make every thing exactly according to the pattern shewed him in the mount. Thus he appeals to every reader concerning his fidelity to him that appointed him, in all his house. And thus he teacheth us to have respect to all God's commandments, even to every jot and tittle of them. In these verse s we have an account of the making of the ark with its glorious and significant appurtenances, the mercy - seat and the cherubim. Consider these three together, and they represent the glory of a holy God, the sincerity of a holy heart, and the communion that is between them by a Mediator. It is the glory of a holy God that he dwelleth between the cherubim, that is, is continually attended by the blessed angels, whose swiftness was signified by the wings of the cherubim, and their unanimity in their services, by their faces being one towards another. It is the character of an upright heart, that, like the ark of the testimony, it hath the law of God hid and kept in it. By Jesus Christ the great propitiation there is reconciliation made, and a communion settled, between us and God: he interposeth between us and God's displeasure; and through him we become entitled to God's favour.

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Cross References
Exodus 25:5
tanned ram skins and fine goatskin leather; acacia wood;

Exodus 37:3
He cast four gold rings and attached them to its four feet, two rings on each side.

Exodus 37:5
He inserted the poles into the rings at 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 Temple's main room--the Holy Place--but not from the outside. They are still there to this day.

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