Exodus 25:10

NET ©

“They are to make an ark of acacia wood – its length is to be three feet nine inches, its width two feet three inches, and its height two feet three inches.

NIV ©

"Have them make a chest of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.

NASB ©

"They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high.

NLT ©

"Make an Ark of acacia wood––a sacred chest 3 3/4 feet long, 2 1/4 feet wide, and 2 1/4 feet high.

MSG ©

"First let them make a Chest using acacia wood: make it three and three-quarters feet long and two and one-quarter feet wide and deep.

BBE ©

And they are to make an ark of hard wood; two and a half cubits long, and a cubit and a half wide and high.

NRSV ©

They shall make an ark of acacia wood; it shall be two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.

NKJV ©

"And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

KJV
And they shall make
<06213> (8804)
an ark
<0727>
[of] shittim
<07848>
wood
<06086>_:
two cubits
<0520>
and a half
<02677>
[shall be] the length
<0753>
thereof, and a cubit
<0520>
and a half
<02677>
the breadth
<07341>
thereof, and a cubit
<0520>
and a half
<02677>
the height
<06967>
thereof.
HEBREW
wtmq
<06967>
yuxw
<02677>
hmaw
<0520>
wbxr
<07341>
yuxw
<02677>
hmaw
<0520>
wkra
<0753>
yuxw
<02677>
Mytma
<0520>
Myjs
<07848>
yue
<06086>
Nwra
<0727>
wvew (25:10)
<06213>
LXXM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
poihseiv
<4160>  
V-FAI-2S
kibwton
<2787>  
N-ASF
marturiou
<3142>  
N-GSN
ek
<1537>  
PREP
xulwn
<3586>  
N-GPN
ashptwn
 
A-GPN
duo
<1417>  
N-NUI
phcewn
<4083>  
N-GPM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
hmisouv
 
A-GSN
to
<3588>  
T-ASN
mhkov
<3372>  
N-ASN
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
phceov
<4083>  
N-GSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
hmisouv
 
A-GSN
to
<3588>  
T-ASN
platov
<4114>  
N-ASN
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
phceov
<4083>  
N-GSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
hmisouv
 
A-GSN
to
<3588>  
T-ASN
uqov
<5311>  
N-ASN
NET © [draft] ITL
“They are to make
<06213>
an ark
<0727>
of acacia
<07848>
wood
<06086>
– its length
<0753>
is to be three feet nine inches
<02677>

<0520>
, its width
<07341>
two feet three inches
<02677>

<0520>
, and its height
<06967>
two feet three inches
<02677>

<0520>
.
NET © Notes

sn This section begins with the ark, the most sacred and important object of Israel’s worship. Verses 10-15 provide the instructions for it, v. 16 has the placement of the Law in it, vv. 17-21 cover the mercy lid, and v. 22 the meeting above it. The point of this item in the tabernacle is to underscore the focus: the covenant people must always have God’s holy standard before them as they draw near to worship. A study of this would focus on God’s nature (he is a God of order, precision, and perfection), on the usefulness of this item for worship, and on the typology intended.

tn The word “ark” has long been used by English translations to render אָרוֹן (’aron), the word used for the wooden “box,” or “chest,” made by Noah in which to escape the flood and by the Israelites to furnish the tabernacle.

tn The size is two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. The size in feet and inches is estimated on the assumption that the cubit is 18 inches (see S. R. Driver, Exodus, 267).