Verse 9. "They drew out the staves" - As the ark was no longer to be carried about, these were unnecessary.
Verse 10. "There was nothing in the ark save" - The Chaldee paraphrases thus: "There was nothing put in the ark but the two tables which Moses placed there, after the first had been broken on account of the calf which they made in Horeb, and the two other tables had been confirmed which were written with writing expressed in the TEN WORDS."
Verse 11. "When the priests were come out" - After having carried the ark into the holy of holies, before the sacred service had commenced.