“Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;”
King James Version (KJV)
9:4 Having the golden censer - Used by the high priest only, on the great day of atonement. And the ark, or chest, of the covenant - So called from the tables of the covenant contained therein. Wherein was the manna - The monument of God's care over Israel. And Aaron's rod - The monument of the regular priesthood. And the tables of the covenant - The two tables of stone, on which the ten commandments were written by the finger of God the most venerable monument of all.
Heb 9:4 Which had the golden censer. The critics are divided whether the Greek word "thumiasterion" rendered "censer" refers to the golden censer or to the altar of incense. Both the Common and Revised Versions have adopted "censer", which is probably correct. In the golden censer was burned incense in the Most Holy Place, when the High Priest entered it once a year (Le 16:12). The altar of incense stood against the veil of the Most Holy Place. The ark of the covenant. See Ex 25:10-16. This chest, made of acacia wood and overlaid with gold, was the most sacred thing in the tabernacle. Wherein [was] the gold pot that had manna. See Ex 16:32-34. And Aaron's rod that budded. See Nu 17:1-11. And The tables of the covenant. See De 10:1-5. The two stone tables of the law. All these but the tables had been removed before the temple was built (1Ki 8:9). Many hold that they were by the ark, not in it. See De 31:26 Nu 17:10. The ark itself disappeared when the temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar.