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 1 Kings 6:1 - 38
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 6
6:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the four hundred and eightieth F17 year after the Israelites had come out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the LORD.
 
6:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The temple that King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubits long, twenty wide and thirty high. F18
 
6:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The portico at the front of the main hall of the temple extended the width of the temple, that is twenty cubits, F19 and projected ten cubits F20 from the front of the temple.
 
6:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He made narrow clerestory windows in the temple.
 
6:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms.
 
6:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The lowest floor was five cubits F21 wide, the middle floor six cubits F22 and the third floor seven. F23 He made offset ledges around the outside of the temple so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls.
 
6:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.
 
6:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The entrance to the lowest F24 floor was on the south side of the temple; a stairway led up to the middle level and from there to the third.
 
6:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks.
 
6:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And he built the side rooms all along the temple. The height of each was five cubits, and they were attached to the temple by beams of cedar.
 
6:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The word of the LORD came to Solomon:
 
6:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, carry out my regulations and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.
 
6:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel."
 
6:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Solomon built the temple and completed it.
 
6:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He lined its interior walls with cedar boards, paneling them from the floor of the temple to the ceiling, and covered the floor of the temple with planks of pine.
 
6:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He partitioned off twenty cubits F25 at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.
 
6:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits F26 long.
 
6:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; no stone was to be seen.
 
6:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He prepared the inner sanctuary within the temple to set the ark of the covenant of the LORD there.
 
6:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The inner sanctuary was twenty cubits long, twenty wide and twenty high. F27 He overlaid the inside with pure gold, and he also overlaid the altar of cedar.
 
6:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Solomon covered the inside of the temple with pure gold, and he extended gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary, which was overlaid with gold.
 
6:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So he overlaid the whole interior with gold. He also overlaid with gold the altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary.
 
6:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the inner sanctuary he made a pair of cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits F28 high.
 
6:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
One wing of the first cherub was five cubits long, and the other wing five cubits - ten cubits from wing tip to wing tip.
 
6:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The second cherub also measured ten cubits, for the two cherubim were identical in size and shape.
 
6:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The height of each cherub was ten cubits.
 
6:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He placed the cherubim inside the innermost room of the temple, with their wings spread out. The wing of one cherub touched one wall, while the wing of the other touched the other wall, and their wings touched each other in the middle of the room.
 
6:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He overlaid the cherubim with gold.
 
6:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the walls all around the temple, in both the inner and outer rooms, he carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers.
 
6:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He also covered the floors of both the inner and outer rooms of the temple with gold.
 
6:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood with five-sided jambs.
 
6:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And on the two olive wood doors he carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid the cherubim and palm trees with beaten gold.
 
6:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the same way he made four-sided jambs of olive wood for the entrance to the main hall.
 
6:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He also made two pine doors, each having two leaves that turned in sockets.
 
6:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers on them and overlaid them with gold hammered evenly over the carvings.
 
6:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And he built the inner courtyard of three courses of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams.
 
6:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid in the fourth year, in the month of Ziv.
 
6:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the eighth month, the temple was finished in all its details according to its specifications. He had spent seven years building it.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F17 Hebrew; Septuagint four hundred and fortieth
F18 That is, about 90 feet (about 27 meters) long and 30 feet (about 9 meters) wide and 45 feet (about 13.5 meters) high
F19 That is, about 30 feet (about 9 meters)
F20 That is, about 15 feet (about 4.5 meters)
F21 That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters); also in verses 10 and 24
F22 That is, about 9 feet (about 2.7 meters)
F23 That is, about 10 1/2 feet (about 3.1 meters)
F24 Septuagint; Hebrew middle
F25 That is, about 30 feet (about 9 meters)
F26 That is, about 60 feet (about 18 meters)
F27 That is, about 30 feet (about 9 meters) long, wide and high
F28 That is, about 15 feet (about 4.5 meters)

 
 

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