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 upon the ark:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he tooke and put the testimony into the Arke, and set the staues on the Arke, and put the Mercie-seat aboue vpon the Arke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he took the testimony and put {it} into the ark, and attached the poles to the ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy-seat above upon the ark:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he took the law and put it inside the ark, and put the rods at its side and the cover over it;
- Basic English Bible

And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and put the staves in the ark, and put the mercy-seat above on the ark.
- Darby Bible

And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staffs on the ark, and put the mercy-seat above upon the ark:
- Webster's Bible

He took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the poles on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark.
- World English Bible

And he taketh and putteth the testimony unto the ark, and setteth the staves on the ark, and putteth the mercy-seat on the ark above;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the ark-cover above upon the ark.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Exodus 40

  • Dexter Martin
    Exodus to me shows that the people of God were stubborn, they were living in bondage and they wanted to continue living that way, as slaves. They did not believe that God would have brought them out.
  • Joseph Appiah
    We realise from this chapter that the cloud of the glory of God came upon the tabernacle after all the work and instructions given to Moses and the people had been fully executed to completion. This tells us that God will always and only honour total obedience and complete faithfulness to service. There is no tolerance for partial obedience and partial service with the LORD. If we therefore want the glory and honour of the LORD in ourlives and ministries, then it requires complete and total obedience to the WORD OF GOD and to the specific assignment and instructions that HE JEHOVAH has given us as individuals and as a a Church. The question we then need to be asking ourselves is 'are we totally obeying the WORD OF GOD? ' Are you giving total and complete obedience and faithfulness to the specific assignment and instructions the LORD has given us as individuals and as a Church or family?
  • Lovemore sebastain
    we must always seek holyness,, live by it, knowing that our lord is our redeemer.the Israelites rested in the glory of god and moved in the glory of god so must be a christian

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