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 1 Kings 6 - 7
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6:1-38 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 Now R218 it came about in the four hundred and eightieth year after the sons of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv which is the second month, that he began F230 to build the house of the LORD. 2 As for the house which King Solomon built for the LORD, its length was sixty cubits F231 and its width twenty cubits and its height thirty cubits. 3 The porch in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits in F232 length, corresponding F233 to the width of the house, and its depth F234 along the front of the house was ten cubits. 4 Also for the house he R219 made windows with artistic frames. 5 Against R220 the wall of the house he built stories encompassing the walls of the house around both the nave and the inner R221 sanctuary; thus he made side R222 chambers all around. 6 The lowest story was five cubits wide, and the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for on the outside he made F235 offsets in the wall of the house all around in order that the beams would not be F236 inserted in the walls of the house. 7 The R223 house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared F237 at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built. 8 The doorway for the lowest F238 side chamber was on the right side of the house; and they would go up by winding stairs to the middle story, and from the middle to the third. 9 So he R224 built the house and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks F239 of cedar. 10 He also built the stories against the whole house, each five cubits F240 high; and they were F241 fastened to the house with timbers of cedar.

11 Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon saying, 12 "Concerning this house which you are building, if R225 you will walk in My statutes and execute My ordinances and keep all My commandments by walking in them, then I will carry out My word with you which I spoke to David your father. 13 "I R226 will dwell among the sons of Israel, and will R227 not forsake My people Israel." 14 So R228 Solomon built the house and finished it.

15 Then he built R229 the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar; from the floor of the house to the ceiling F242 he overlaid the walls on the inside with wood, and he overlaid the floor of the house with boards of cypress. 16 He R230 built twenty cubits on the rear part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the ceiling; F243 he built them for it on the inside as an inner sanctuary, even as the R231 most holy place. 17 The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits F244 long. 18 There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds R232 and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen. 19 Then he prepared an inner sanctuary within the house in order to place there the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 20 The F245 inner sanctuary was twenty cubits in length, twenty cubits in width, and twenty cubits in height, and he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the altar with cedar. 21 So Solomon overlaid the inside of the house with pure gold. And he drew chains of gold across the front of the inner sanctuary, and he overlaid it with gold. 22 He overlaid the whole house with gold, until all the house was finished. Also the R233 whole altar which was by the inner sanctuary he overlaid with gold. 23 Also R234 in the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high. 24 Five cubits was the one wing of the cherub and five cubits the other wing of the cherub; from the end of one wing to the end of the other wing were ten cubits. 25 The other cherub was ten cubits; both the cherubim were of the same measure and the same form. 26 The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was the other cherub. 27 He placed the cherubim in the midst of the inner house, and the R235 wings of the cherubim were spread out, so that the wing of the one was touching the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub was touching the other wall. So their wings were touching each other in the center of the house. 28 He also overlaid the cherubim with gold. 29 Then he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved engravings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, inner and outer sanctuaries. 30 He overlaid the floor of the house with gold, inner and outer sanctuaries. 31 For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood, the lintel and five-sided doorposts. 32 So he made two doors of olive wood, and he carved on them carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees. 33 So also he made for the entrance of the nave four-sided doorposts of olive wood 34 and two R236 doors of cypress wood; the two leaves of the one door turned on pivots, and the two leaves F246 of the other door turned on pivots. 35 He carved on it cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers; and he overlaid them with gold evenly applied on the engraved work. 36 He R237 built the inner court with three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams. 37 In R238 the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv. 38 In the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished throughout all its parts and according to all its plans. So he was seven years in building it.

7:1-51 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 Now Solomon R239 was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house. 2 He R240 built the house of the forest of Lebanon; its length was 100 cubits F247 and its width 50 cubits and its height 30 cubits, on four rows of cedar pillars with cedar beams on the pillars. 3 It was paneled with cedar above the side chambers which were on the 45 pillars, 15 in each row. 4 There were artistic window frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three ranks. 5 All the doorways and doorposts had squared artistic frames, and window was opposite window in three ranks. 6 Then he made the R241 hall of pillars; its length was 50 cubits and its width 30 cubits, and a porch was in front of them and pillars and a threshold R242 in front of them. 7 He made the hall of the throne R243 where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it R244 was paneled with cedar from floor to floor. 8 His house where he was to live, the other court inward from the hall, was of the same workmanship. He R245 also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter, whom R246 Solomon had married. 9 All these were of costly stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court. 10 The foundation was of costly stones, even large stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits. 11 And above were costly stones, stone cut according to measure, and cedar. 12 So the R247 great court all around had three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams even as the inner court of the house of the LORD, and the R248 porch of the house.

13 Now King R249 Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre. 14 He R250 was a widow's son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and he R251 was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill for doing any work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and performed R252 all his work. 15 He fashioned the R253 two pillars of bronze; eighteen R254 cubits was the height of one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits measured F248 the circumference of both. 16 He also made two capitals of molten bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five cubits F249 and the height of the other capital was five cubits. 17 There were nets of network and twisted threads of chainwork for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital. 18 So he made the pillars, and two rows around on the one network to cover the capitals which were on the top of the pomegranates; and so he did for the other capital. 19 The capitals which were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily design, four cubits. 20 There were capitals on the two pillars, even above and close to the rounded F250 projection which was beside the network; and the R255 pomegranates numbered two hundred in rows around both F251 capitals. 21 Thus R256 he set up the pillars at the porch R257 of the nave; and he set up the right pillar and named it Jachin, F252 and he set up the left pillar and named it Boaz. F253 22 On the top of the pillars was lily design. So the work of the pillars was finished. 23 Now R258 he made the sea of cast R259 metal ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits, and thirty F254 cubits in circumference. 24 Under its brim gourds R260 went around encircling it ten to a cubit, completely R261 surrounding the sea; the gourds were in two rows, cast with F255 the rest. 25 It R262 stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them, and all their rear parts turned inward. 26 It was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, as a lily blossom; it could hold two thousand baths. 27 Then he R263 made the ten stands of bronze; the length of each stand was four cubits and its width four cubits and its height three cubits. 28 This was the design of the stands: they had borders, even borders between the frames, F256 29 and on the borders which were between the frames F257 were lions, oxen and cherubim; and on the frames F257 there was a pedestal above, and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work. 30 Now each stand had four bronze wheels with bronze axles, and its four feet had supports; beneath the basin were cast supports with wreaths at each side. 31 Its opening inside the crown at the top was a cubit, and its opening was round like the design of a pedestal, a cubit and a half; and also on its opening there were engravings, and their borders were square, not round. 32 The four wheels were underneath the borders, and the axles of the wheels were on the stand. And the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half. 33 The workmanship of the wheels was like the workmanship of a chariot wheel. Their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs were all cast. 34 Now there were four supports at the four corners of each stand; its supports were part of the stand itself. 35 On the top of the stand there was a circular form half a cubit F258 high, and on the top of the stand its stays F259 and its borders were part of it. 36 He engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders, cherubim, lions and palm trees, according to the clear space on each, with wreaths all around. 37 He R264 made the ten stands like this: all of them had one casting, one measure and one form. 38 He R265 made ten basins of bronze, one basin held forty baths; each basin was four cubits, and on each of the ten stands was one basin. 39 Then he set the stands, five on the right side of the house and five on the left side of the house; and he set the sea of cast metal on the right side of the house eastward toward the south. 40 Now Hiram made the basins and the shovels and the bowls. So Hiram finished doing all the work which he performed for King Solomon in the house of the LORD: 41 the two pillars and the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the two R266 pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; 42 and the four R267 hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the tops of the pillars; 43 and the ten stands with the ten basins on the stands; 44 and the R268 one sea and the twelve oxen under the sea; 45 and the R269 pails and the shovels and the bowls; even all these utensils which Hiram made for King Solomon in the house of the LORD were of polished bronze. 46 In R270 the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth R271 and Zarethan. R272 47 Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because they were too many; the R273 weight of the bronze could not be ascertained.

48 Solomon made all the furniture which was in the house of the LORD: the R274 golden altar and the golden table on which was the bread R275 of the Presence; 49 and the lampstands, five on the right side and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary, of pure gold; and the R276 flowers and the lamps and the tongs, of gold; 50 and the cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the firepans, R277 of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold. 51 Thus R278 all the work that King Solomon performed in the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon R279 brought in the things dedicated by his father David, the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.

F91 Lit built
F92 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
F93 Lit in its length
F94 Lit on the face of
F95 Lit width
F96 Lit gave
F97 Lit take hold
F98 Lit finished
F99 So with Gr and versions; M.T. middle
F100 Lit rows
F101 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
F102 Lit took hold
F103 Lit walls of ceiling
F104 Lit walls
F105 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
F106 Lit before
F107 So with Gr; M.T. curtains
F108 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
F109 Lit went around the other pillar
F110 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
F111 Lit belly
F112 Lit on the other capital
F113 I.e. he shall establish
F114 I.e. in it is strength
F115 Lit a line of 30 cubits went around it
F116 Lit in its casting
F117 Or crossbars
F118 Or crossbars
F119 I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
F120 Lit hands


R218 2 Chronicles 3:1,2
R219 Ezekiel 40:16; 41:16
R220 Ezekiel 41:6
R221 1 Kings 6:16,19,20
R222 Ezekiel 41:5
R223 Exodus 20:25; Deuteronomy 27:5,6
R224 1 Kings 6:14,38
R225 2 Samuel 7:5-16; 1 Kings 9:4
R226 Exodus 25:8; 29:45; Leviticus 26:11
R227 Deuteronomy 31:6; Joshua 1:5; Hebrews 13:5
R228 1 Kings 6:9,38
R229 1 Kings 7:7
R230 2 Chronicles 3:8
R231 Exodus 26:33,34; Leviticus 16:2; 1 Kings 8:6; Hebrews 9:3
R232 1 Kings 7:24
R233 Exodus 30:1,3,6
R234 Exodus 37:7-9; 2 Chronicles 3:10-12
R235 Exodus 25:20; 37:9; 1 Kings 8:7
R236 Ezekiel 41:23-25
R237 1 Kings 7:12; Jeremiah 36:10
R238 1 Kings 6:1
R239 1 Kings 3:1; 9:10; 2 Chronicles 8:1
R240 1 Kings 10:17,21; 2 Chronicles 9:16
R241 1 Kings 7:12
R242 Ezekiel 41:25,26
R243 Psalms 122:5; Proverbs 20:8
R244 1 Kings 6:15,16
R245 1 Kings 9:24; 2 Chronicles 8:11
R246 1 Kings 3:1
R247 1 Kings 6:36
R248 1 Kings 7:6
R249 2 Chronicles 2:13,14; 4:11
R250 2 Chronicles 2:14
R251 Exodus 28:3; 31:3-5; 35:31;
R252 2 Chronicles 4:11-16
R253 2 Kings 25:17; 2 Chronicles 3:15; 4:12; Jeremiah 52:21
R254 1 Kings 7:41
R255 1 Kings 7:42; 2 Chronicles 3:16; 4:13; Jeremiah 52:23
R256 2 Chronicles 3:17
R257 1 Kings 6:3
R258 2 Chronicles 4:2
R259 2 Kings 16:17; 25:13
R260 1 Kings 6:18
R261 2 Chronicles 4:3
R262 2 Chronicles 4:4,5; Jeremiah 52:20
R263 1 Kings 7:38; 2 Kings 25:13; 2 Chronicles 4:14
R264 2 Chronicles 4:14
R265 Exodus 30:18; 2 Chronicles 4:6
R266 1 Kings 7:17,18
R267 1 Kings 7:20
R268 1 Kings 7:23,25
R269 Exodus 27:3; 2 Chronicles 4:16
R270 2 Chronicles 4:17
R271 Genesis 33:17; Joshua 13:27
R272 Joshua 3:16
R273 1 Chronicles 22:3,14
R274 Exodus 30:1-3; 37:10-29; 2 Chronicles 4:8
R275 Exodus 25:30
R276 Exodus 25:31-38
R277 Exodus 27:3; 2 Kings 25:15
R278 2 Chronicles 5:1
R279 2 Samuel 8:11; 1 Chronicles 18:11; 2 Chronicles 5:1


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