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Exodus 25:15

    Exodus 25:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The rods are to be kept in the rings, and never taken out.

    Webster's Revision

    The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.

    World English Bible

    The poles shall be in the rings of the ark. They shall not be taken from it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.

    Definitions for Exodus 25:15

    Ark - Box; chest.
    Staves - Rods; clubs.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 25:15

    The staves - shall not be taken from it - Because it should ever be considered as in readiness to be removed, God not having told them at what hour he should command them to strike their tents. If the staves were never to be taken out, how can it be said, as in Numbers 4:6, that when the camp should set forward, they should put in the staves thereof, which intimates that when they encamped, they took out the staves, which appears to be contrary to what is here said? To reconcile these two places, it has been supposed, with great show of probability, that besides the staves which passed through the rings of the ark, and by which it was carried, there were two other staves or poles in the form of a bier or handbarrow, on which the ark was laid in order to be transported in their journeyings, when it and its own staves, still in their rings, had been wrapped up in the covering of what is called badgers' skins and blue cloth. The staves of the ark itself, which might be considered as its handles simply to lift it by, were never taken out of their rings; but the staves or poles which served as a bier were taken from under it when they encamped.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 25:15

    They shall not be taken from it - This direction was probably given in order that the ark might not be touched by the hand (compare 2 Samuel 6:6).