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mercy seat

noun

  1. Bible.
    1. the gold covering on the ark of the covenant, regarded as the resting place of God. Exodus 25:17–22.
    2. the throne of God.
  2. South Midland and Southern U.S. mourners' bench.


mercy seat

noun

  1. Old Testament the gold platform covering the Ark of the Covenant and regarded as the throne of God where he accepted sacrifices and gave commandments (Exodus 25:17, 22)
  2. Christianity the throne of God


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mercy seat1

First recorded in 1520–30
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Example Sentences

But the veil and the outer chamber stood between the sinful people and the mercy-seat.

He draws near with boldness to the mercy-seat, now the very throne itself of grace.

For, whilst our God proclaims forgiveness from the mercy-seat as the worshippers stand before it, He is also a consuming fire.

During those six long years of conflict, her hope had been inspired, and her comfort found, at the mercy-seat.

But over the ark was made a mercy seat: of which we shall speak in the proeme of the fourth book.

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