Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.

New American Standard Bible

"The cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat.

King James Version

And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

Holman Bible

The cherubim are to have wings spread out above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and are to face one another. The faces of the cherubim should be toward the mercy seat.

International Standard Version

The cherubim are to spread their wings upward, covering the Mercy Seat with their wings and facing each other. The faces of the cherubim is to be turned toward the Mercy Seat.

A Conservative Version

And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy-seat.

Amplified

And the cherubim shall spread out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, facing each other and looking down toward the mercy seat.

Bible in Basic English

And their wings are to be outstretched over the cover, and the winged ones are to be opposite one another, facing the cover.

Darby Translation

And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings over it, covering over with their wings the mercy-seat, and their faces opposite to one another: toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be turned.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the cherubim shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the seat of reconciliation with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the seat of reconciliation shall the faces of the cherubim be.

Julia Smith Translation

And the cherubs shall be spreading their wings on high, covering with their wings over the cover; and their faces each to the other; to the cover shall be the faces of the cherubs.

King James 2000

And the cherubim shall stretch forth their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall face one another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the cherubim will be [with] outspread wings above, covering with their wings over the atonement cover {and facing each other}; the faces of the cherubim will be toward the atonement cover.

Modern King James verseion

And the cherubs shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, and their faces each toward the other; toward the mercy-seat shall the cherubs' faces be.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the cherubims shall stretch their wings abroad over on high, and cover the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another: even to the mercy seat ward, shall the faces of the cherubims be.

NET Bible

The cherubim are to be spreading their wings upward, overshadowing the atonement lid with their wings, and the cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the atonement lid.

New Heart English Bible

The cherubim shall spread out their wings upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.

The Emphasized Bible

And the cherubim shall be spreading out two wings on high - making a shelter with their wings over the propitiatory, with their faces one towards the other, - towards the propitiatory, shall be the faces of the cherubim.

Webster

And the cherubim shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; towards the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.

World English Bible

The cherubim shall spread out their wings upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward one another. The faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the cherubs have been spreading out wings on high, covering the mercy-seat over with their wings, and their faces are one towards another -- towards the mercy-seat are the faces of the cherubs.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּרוּב 
K@ruwb 
Usage: 91

כּנף 
Kanaph 
Usage: 109

on high
מעל 
Ma`al 
Usage: 140

שׂכך סכך 
Cakak 
Usage: 23

the mercy seat
כּפּרת 
Kapporeth 
Usage: 27

with their wings
כּנף 
Kanaph 
Usage: 109

and their faces
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

to another
אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

כּפּרת 
Kapporeth 
Usage: 27

shall the faces
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of the cherubims
כּרוּב 
K@ruwb 
Usage: 91

Context Readings

Instructions For Making The Ark Of The Covenant

19 And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat shall ye make the cherubim on the two ends thereof. 20 And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. 21 And thou shalt put the mercy-seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.


Cross References

1 Kings 8:7

For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

1 Chronicles 28:18

and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot, even the cherubim, that spread out their wings , and covered the ark of the covenant of Jehovah.

Hebrews 9:5

and above it cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy-seat; of which things we cannot now speak severally.

Genesis 28:12

And he dreamed. And behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

Exodus 25:18

And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work shalt thou make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat.

2 Chronicles 3:10

And in the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.

Isaiah 6:1-5

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple.

Ezekiel 1:20

Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went; thither was the spirit to go: and the wheels were lifted up beside them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

Ezekiel 28:14

Thou wast the anointed cherub that covereth: and I set thee,'so that thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

Matthew 24:31

And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

John 1:51

And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

1 Corinthians 4:9

For, I think, God hath set forth us the apostles last of all, as men doomed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, both to angels and men.

1 Corinthians 11:10

for this cause ought the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels.

Ephesians 3:10

to the intent that now unto the principalities and the powers in the heavenly places might be made known through the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Colossians 2:10

and in him ye are made full, who is the head of all principality and power:

Hebrews 1:14

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?

1 Peter 1:12

To whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things, which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven; which things angel desire to look into.

1 Peter 3:22

who is one the right hand of God, having gone into heaven; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

Revelation 5:11-12

And I saw, and I heard a voice of many angels round about the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

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