1 Kings 6:10
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
As already stated, he built a complex of rooms on three sides of the building, attached to the Temple walls by cedar timbers. Each story of the complex was 7- 1/2 feet high.

English Standard Version
He built the structure against the whole house, five cubits high, and it was joined to the house with timbers of cedar.

New American Standard Bible
He also built the stories against the whole house, each five cubits high; and they were fastened to the house with timbers of cedar.

King James Bible
And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He built the chambers along the entire temple, joined to the temple with cedar beams; each story was 7 1/2 feet high.

International Standard Version
He constructed this structure to adjoin the entire Temple, five cubits high, and fastened it to the Temple with cedar timbers.

NET Bible
He built an extension all around the temple; it was seven and a half feet high and it was attached to the temple by cedar beams.

New Heart English Bible
He built the stories against all the house, each five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He built [each story of the] annex 7 1/2 feet high alongside the entire temple. Its cedar beams were attached to the temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he built the stories of the side-structure against all the house, each five cubits high; and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

New American Standard 1977
He also built the stories against the whole house, each five cubits high; and they were fastened to the house with timbers of cedar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And then he built the wing against all the house, five cubits high; and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

King James 2000 Bible
And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

American King James Version
And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

American Standard Version
And he built the stories against all the house, each five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built a floor over all the house five cubits in height, and he covered the house with timber of cedar.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built the floors against all the house, five cubits high; and they held to the house by the timbers of cedar.

English Revised Version
And he built the stories against all the house, each five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

Webster's Bible Translation
And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

World English Bible
He built the stories against all the house, each five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth the couch against all the house, five cubits is its height, and it taketh hold of the house by cedar-wood.
Study Bible
The Chambers
9So he built the house and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar. 10He also built the stories against the whole house, each five cubits high; and they were fastened to the house with timbers of cedar. 11Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon saying,…
Cross References
1 Kings 6:9
So he built the house and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

1 Kings 6:11
Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon saying,

Song of Solomon 1:17
"The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.

Ezekiel 41:6
The side chambers were in three stories, one above another, and thirty in each story; and the side chambers extended to the wall which stood on their inward side all around, that they might be fastened, and not be fastened into the wall of the temple itself.
Treasury of Scripture

And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

Verse 10. - And then [Heb. omits] he built chambers [Heb. the floor (הַיָּצִועַ). The word (masculine) is here again used of the entire side structure] against all the house, five cubits high [i.e., each story was five cubits (7.5 feet). The three stories would altogether measure fifteen cubits, and of course something must be allowed for joists, floors, etc. The entire height of the side structure (exterior) would consequently be about 18 or 20 cubits. And as the house was internally 30 cubits high, the exterior measurement would probably be about 32 cubits. It has hence been inferred that between the side structure and the top of temple wall there would be a clear space of 12 or 14 cubits, in which the windows were inserted. But this is based on the assumption that the side structure had a flat roof, which is by no means certain. If the roof leaned against the walls of the house, with a low pitch, there would still be space amply sufficient for the clerestory windows. Rawlinson's diagram (p. 511), which gives 80 cubits as the height from basement to ridge of roof, and only allows 20 cubits for height of walls, practically makes the house 20 instead of 30 cubits high, for it is hardly likely that it had an open roof. In fact, we know that it had a cieling (ver. 14), which must have been at the height of 30 cubits (see the diagrams on p. 102. In

(1) house and side structure are represented with flat, in

(2) with ridged or sloping roofs),

unless there was an upper chamber above the house, as to which see ver. 20. Rawlinson's diagram has this further defect, that he allows nothing for thickness of joists, floors, and cielings. If we allow one cubit for each floor, then, on his plan, there would be little or no room left for the windows. This verse is hardly to be considered as a repetition of ver. 5, the side structure being here mentioned in connexion with its height and the materials used in its construction] and they rested on [the meaning of the Heb. וַיֶּאֶחֹז has been much disputed. It is uncertain what is the nominative, Solomon (as in וַיִּבֶן), or the "floor" (just referred to in קומָתו). Gesenius understands the former, and renders, "he covered the house," etc. Thenius, "he fastened the floor," etc. Keil adopts the latter alternative, "it held to the house with cedar beams." It may be urged against this rendering (as also against Thenius's) that beams which merely rested on the walls would hardly bind or hold the side structure to the main building. But it is almost impossible to decide between these interpretations. We may either render "he covered," etc. (with Chald., Vulg.) in which case ver. 10 would agree with ver. 9 (each, i.e., would refer to the roofing; ver. 9 to roof of temple; ver. 10 to roof of side structure and its stories); or we may take the words to mean "it laid hold of, i.e., rested on] the house with timber of cedar. At this point the historian interrupts his description of the building to record the gracious promise made to the king during its erection. It should, perhaps, be stated that this (vers. 11-14) is omitted in the Vat. LXX. But it has every mark of genuineness.] And then he built chambers against all the house five cubits high,.... Which some understand of the same chambers in 1 Kings 6:5; here made mention of again for the sake of giving the height of them, not before given; but they were built against, or upon the wall of the house, these against, or rather upon the whole house itself; and are the chambers referred to; see Gill on 1 Kings 6:2; which consisting of three stories of ninety cubits, raised the whole house to an equal height with the porch, 2 Chronicles 3:4; as is there intended (x); these are the upper chambers in 2 Chronicles 3:9; and they rested on the house with timber of cedar; or on the timber of cedar, the beams of cedar, with which the house was covered, as in 1 Kings 6:9; on these the chambers rested, being built upon them; and in one of these chambers the disciples might be after Christ's ascension, Acts 1:13.

(x) Vid. Joseph. Antiqu. ut supra. (l. 8. c. 3. sect. 2.) 10. chambers … five cubits high—The height of the whole three stories was therefore about fifteen cubits.

they rested on the house with timber of cedar—that is, because the beams of the side stones rested on the ledges of the temple wall. The wing was attached to the house; it was connected with the temple, without, however, interfering injuriously with the sanctuary [Keil].6:1-10 The temple is called the house of the Lord, because it was directed and modelled by him, and was to be employed in his service. This gave it the beauty of holiness, that it was the house of the Lord, which was far beyond all other beauties. It was to be the temple of the God of peace, therefore no iron tool must be heard; quietness and silence suit and help religious exercises. God's work should be done with much care and little noise. Clamour and violence often hinder, but never further the work of God. Thus the kingdom of God in the heart of man grows up in silence, Mr 5:27.
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