1  Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood--two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 2  He overlaid it with pure gold, both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it. 3  He cast four gold rings for it and fastened them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 4  Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold. 5  And he inserted the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark to carry it.

6  He made the atonement cover of pure gold--two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. 7  Then he made two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. 8  He made one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; at the two ends he made them of one piece with the cover. 9  The cherubim had their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim faced each other, looking toward the cover.