9532. And thou shall overlay it with pure gold. That this signifies what is representative of this good from mercy, is evident from the signification of "overlaying with gold," as being a representative of good; for by "gold" is signified the good of love (see n. 113, 1551, 1552, 5658, 6914, 6917). Wherefore this good was represented by "gold," when this was overlaid. That it denotes from mercy, is because all the good of love is from mercy; which also is signified by "shittim wood," in that it was overlaid with gold (n. 9528).