1 Kings 6:18
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New International Version
The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; no stone was to be seen.

New Living Translation
Cedar paneling completely covered the stone walls throughout the Temple, and the paneling was decorated with carvings of gourds and open flowers.

English Standard Version
The cedar within the house was carved in the form of gourds and open flowers. All was cedar; no stone was seen.

New American Standard Bible
There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen.

King James Bible
And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with ornamental gourds and flower blossoms. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen.

International Standard Version
Cedar carvings in the form of gourds and blooming flowers covered the entire interior of the Temple so that no stone could be seen.

NET Bible
The inside of the temple was all cedar and was adorned with carvings of round ornaments and of flowers in bloom. Everything was cedar; no stones were visible.

New Heart English Bible
And the inside of the house was cedar, carved with buds and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gourds and flowers were carved into the cedar paneling inside the temple. Everything was [covered with] cedar. No stone could be seen.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the cedar on the house within was carved with knops and open flowers; all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

New American Standard 1977
And there was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the cedar of the house within was carved with wild gourds and open flowers. All was cedar; no stone was seen.

King James 2000 Bible
And the cedar of the house inside was carved with knobs and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

American King James Version
And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

American Standard Version
And there was cedar on the house within, carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the house was covered within with cedar, having the turnings, and the joints thereof artfully wrought and carvings projecting out: all was covered with boards of cedar: and no stone could be seen in the wall at all.

Darby Bible Translation
And the cedar of the house within was carved with colocynths and half-open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

English Revised Version
And there was cedar on the house within, carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the cedar of the house within was carved with knobs and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

World English Bible
There was cedar on the house within, carved with buds and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Young's Literal Translation
And the cedar for the house within is carvings of knobs and openings of flowers; the whole is cedar, there is not a stone seen.
Study Bible
The Temple's Interior
17The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long. 18There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen. 19Then he prepared an inner sanctuary within the house in order to place there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.…
Cross References
1 Kings 6:17
The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.

1 Kings 6:19
Then he prepared an inner sanctuary within the house in order to place there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

1 Kings 7:24
Under its brim gourds went around encircling it ten to a cubit, completely surrounding the sea; the gourds were in two rows, cast with the rest.

Psalm 74:6
And now all its carved work They smash with hatchet and hammers.
Treasury of Scripture

And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

knops. or, gourds.
Pekaim, `artificial knops,' in the shape of {colocynths} or wild gourds, as the word denotes. (See note on

2 Kings 4:39 And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild …

open flowers. or, openings of flowers

Verse 18. - And the cedar of the house within [lit. cedar (wood) was placed against the house inside] was carved with knops [Heb. sculpture of gourds. The sculpture is in apposition to cedar. The authorities are divided as to the kind of sculpture intended. Keil thinks they were bassi relievi; Bahr contends that, like those of the Egyptian monuments, they were sunken, פְּקָעִים is generally assumed to be synonymous with פְּקֻעֹת "squirting cucumbers" (2 Kings 4:39, note). Bahr, however, justly observes that a deadly fruit, such as this is described to have been, was hardly likely to be employed in the decoration of the sanctuary, and he would render the word "buds." Keil thinks the gourds were oval ornaments, something like the wild gourd, which ran in rows along the walls. See the illustration, "Slab from Kouyunjik," Dict. Bib. 2 p. 49] and open flowers [lit. burstings of flowers. These words again are very variously interpreted. Thenius: festoons of flowers; Keil: open flower buds; Gesen.: expanded flowers]: all was cedar; there was no stone seen. [Really, the cedar was no more seen than the stone, for this in turn was overlaid with gold (ver. 22.)] And the cedar of the house within,.... With which the inside of the place was lined:

was carved with knops; of an oval form; so the Targum says, they had the appearance of eggs; and Ben Gersom likewise, that they were in the form of eggs:

and open flowers; not in the figure of buds, but flowers blown, and open, as lilies and others; so the Targum:

all was cedar; the wainscotting of the house, the sides of it at least, if not the floor, and the carved work of it; and this was done, that the gold might be laid upon it, which could not be done on stone as on wood: and all was so covered, that

there was no stone seen; of which the outward walls were built: all this denotes the inward beauty of the church, and the curious workmanship of the Spirit of God in the hearts of his people, whereby they become all glorious within, adorned with the graces of the blessed Spirit, their stony hearts being kept out of sight, yea, taken away. 6:15-38 See what was typified by this temple. 1. Christ is the true Temple. In him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead; in him meet all God's spiritual Israel; through him we have access with confidence to God. 2. Every believer is a living temple, in whom the Spirit of God dwells, 1Co 3:16. This living temple is built upon Christ as its Foundation, and will be perfect in due time. 3. The gospel church is the mystical temple. It grows to a holy temple in the Lord, enriched and beautified with the gifts and graces of the Spirit. This temple is built firm, upon a Rock. 4. Heaven is the everlasting temple. There the church will be fixed. All that shall be stones in that building, must, in the present state of preparation, be fitted and made ready for it. Let sinners come to Jesus as the living Foundation, that they may be built on him, a part of this spiritual house, consecrated in body and soul to the glory of God.
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