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כַפֹּרֶת ark covering, mercy seat


Exod.25[17] And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

[18] And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.

[19] And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.

[20] 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.

[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.

[22] And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.


Exod.26[34] And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.


Exod.30[6] And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.


Exod.31[7] The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,

Exod.35[12] The ark, and the staves thereof, with the mercy seat, and the vail of the covering,


Exod.37[6] And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof. [7] And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat; [8] One cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on the two ends thereof. [9] And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims.


Exod.39[35] The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat,


Exod.40[20] And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark:


Lev.16[2] And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.

[13] And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not: [14] And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times. [15] Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:


Num.7[89] And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.


1Chr.28[11] Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,


Heb.9[5] And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.


H3727 כּפּרת kapporeth kap-po'-reth

From H3722; a lid (used only of the cover of the sacred Ark): - mercy seat


BDB Definition:

1) mercy-seat, place of atonement

1a) the golden plate of propitiation on which the High Priest sprinkled the seat 7 times on the Day of Atonement symbolically reconciling Jehovah and His chosen people

1a1) the slab of gold on top of the ark of the covenant which measured 2.5 by 1.5 cubits; on it and part of it were the two golden cherubim facing each other whose outstretched wings came together above and constituted the throne of God

Part of Speech: noun feminine


Total KJV Occurrences: 27


mercy, 27

Exo_25:17-22 (7), Exo_26:34, Exo_31:6-7 (2), Exo_35:12, Exo_37:6-9 (5), Exo_39:35, Exo_40:20, Lev_16:2 (2), Lev_16:13-15 (5), Num_7:89, 1Ch_


G2435 hilasterion hil-as-tay'-ree-on


Neuter of a derivative of G2433; an expiatory (place or thing), that is, (concretely) an atoning victim, or (specifically) the lid of the Ark (in the Temple): - mercyseat, propitiation.


Thayer Definition:

1) relating to an appeasing or expiating, having placating or expiating force, expiatory; a means of appeasing or expiating, a propitiation

1a) used of the cover of the ark of the covenant in the Holy of Holies, which was sprinkled with the blood of the expiatory victim on the annual day of atonement (this rite signifying that the life of the people, the loss of which they had merited by their sins, was offered to God in the blood as the life of the victim, and that God by this ceremony was appeased and their sins expiated); hence the lid of expiation, the propitiatory

1b) an expiatory sacrifice

1c) a expiatory victim

Part of Speech: noun neuter


G2434 hilasmos hil-as-mos'

atonement, that is, (concretely) an expiator: - propitiation.


Thayer Definition:

1) an appeasing, propitiating

2) the means of appeasing, a propitiation

Part of Speech: noun masculine


G2434 hilasmos

Total KJV Occurrences: 2


propitiation, 2

1Jo_2:2, 1Jo_4:10


G2435 hilaste?rion

Total KJV Occurrences: 2


mercyseat, 1


propitiation, 1


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