1 Kings 6:4
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New International Version
He made narrow windows high up in the temple walls.

New Living Translation
Solomon also made narrow recessed windows throughout the Temple.

English Standard Version
And he made for the house windows with recessed frames.

New American Standard Bible
Also for the house he made windows with artistic frames.

King James Bible
And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also made windows with beveled frames for the temple.

International Standard Version
Solomon also constructed windows in the Temple with specially designed frames.

NET Bible
He made framed windows for the temple.

New Heart English Bible
For the house he made windows of fixed lattice work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He also made latticed windows for the temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And for the house he made windows broad within, and narrow without.

New American Standard 1977
Also for the house he made windows with artistic frames.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And for the house he made windows broad within and narrow without.

King James 2000 Bible
And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

American King James Version
And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

American Standard Version
And for the house he made windows of fixed lattice-work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he made in the temple oblique windows.

Darby Bible Translation
And for the house he made closed windows with fixed lattices.

English Revised Version
And for the house he made windows of fixed lattice-work.

Webster's Bible Translation
And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

World English Bible
For the house he made windows of fixed lattice work.

Young's Literal Translation
and he maketh for the house windows of narrow lights.
Study Bible
Solomon Builds the Temple
3The porch in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits in length, corresponding to the width of the house, and its depth along the front of the house was ten cubits. 4Also for the house he made windows with artistic frames. 5Against the wall of the house he built stories encompassing the walls of the house around both the nave and the inner sanctuary; thus he made side chambers all around.…
Cross References
1 Kings 6:3
The porch in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits in length, corresponding to the width of the house, and its depth along the front of the house was ten cubits.

Ezekiel 40:16
There were shuttered windows looking toward the guardrooms, and toward their side pillars within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. And there were windows all around inside; and on each side pillar were palm tree ornaments.

Ezekiel 41:16
The thresholds, the latticed windows and the galleries round about their three stories, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, and from the ground to the windows (but the windows were covered),
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And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

windows of narrow lights. or, windows broad within, and narrow without; or, skewed and closed

1 Kings 6:4 And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

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Ezekiel 40:16 And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their …

Ezekiel 41:26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and …

(4) Windows of narrow lights.--The marginal reading, "windows broad within and narrow without"--splayed as in ordinary Gothic architecture--is supported by very good authorities; but the most probable meaning is "windows with fixed beams"--that is, with fixed lattices, like jalousies, useful for ventilation, but immovable, so that no one could look out or in.

Verse 4. - And for the house he made windows of narrow lights. [There has been much disputation over these words. The older expositors generally follow (as does the marg.) the Chaldee and Rabbins: "windows broad within and narrow without;" windows, i.e. somewhat like the loopholes of ancient castles. The windows of the temple would then have resembled those of Egyptian sacred buildings. (It is not implied that there was any conscious imitation of Egypt, though Fergusson surely forgets the affinity with Pharaoh (1 Kings 3:1), the trade with Egypt (1 Kings 10:28), and the favour with which some Egyptian fashions were regarded (Song of Solomon 1:9), when he contends that the chosen people would never take the buildings of their ancestral enemy for a model.) But this meaning is not supported by the original (שְׁקֻפִים אֲטֻמִים), the literal interpretation of which is "closed beams" (cf. chap. 7:4, 5), and which the most competent scholars now understand to mean "closed or fixed lattices, i.e., the lattices or the temple windows were not movable, as in domestic architecture (2 Kings 1:2; 2 Kings 13, 17; Daniel 6:10). So Gesenius, De Wette, Keil, Bahr, al.] And for the house he made windows of narrow lights. Or "open, shut" (o), which could be both, having shutters to them, to open or shut at pleasure; windows which they could open, and look through at them, or shut when they pleased; the Targum is,

"open within, and shut without;''

or, as others understand it, they were wide within, and narrow without; by being narrow without, the house was preserved from bad weather, as well as could not so easily be looked into by those without; and by being broader within, the light that was let in spread itself within the house; which some interpret only of the holy place, the most holy place having, as they suppose, no windows in it, which yet is not certain: now these windows may denote the word and ordinances of the church of God, whereby light is communicated to men; which in the present state is but narrow or small, in comparison of the new Jerusalem church state, and the ultimate glory; and especially so it was under the legal dispensation, which was very obscure; see Sol 2:9 Isaiah 55:8.

(o) "apertas clausas", Vatablus; "perspectui accommodas, clausas", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. 4. windows of narrow lights—that is, windows with lattices, capable of being shut and opened at pleasure, partly to let out the vapor of the lamps, the smoke of the frankincense, and partly to give light [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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