6:23 In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubs of olive wood; each stood 15 feet 1 high. 6:24 Each of the first cherub’s wings was seven and a half feet long; its entire wingspan was 15 feet. 2 6:25 The second cherub also had a wingspan of 15 feet; it was identical to the first in measurements and shape. 3 6:26 Each cherub stood 15 feet high. 4 6:27 He put the cherubs in the inner sanctuary of the temple. 5 Their wings were spread out. One of the first cherub’s wings touched one wall and one of the other cherub’s wings touched the opposite wall. The first cherub’s other wing touched the second cherub’s other wing in the middle of the room. 6 6:28 He plated the cherubs with gold.
1 tn Heb “ten cubits” (a cubit was a unit of measure roughly equivalent to 18 inches or 45 cm).
2 tn Heb “The first wing of the [one] cherub was five cubits, and the second wing of the cherub was five cubits, ten cubits from the tips of his wings to the tips of his wings.”
3 tn Heb “and the second cherub was ten cubits, the two cherubs had one measurement and one shape.”
4 tn Heb “the height of the first cherub was ten cubits; and so was the second cherub.”
5 tn Heb “in the midst of the inner house,” i.e., in the inner sanctuary.
6 tn Heb “and their wings were in the middle of the room, touching wing to wing.”