1 Kings 6:9
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New International Version
So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks.

New Living Translation
After completing the Temple structure, Solomon put in a ceiling made of cedar beams and planks.

English Standard Version
So he built the house and finished it, and he made the ceiling of the house of beams and planks of cedar.

New American Standard Bible
So he built the house and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

King James Bible
So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he finished building the temple, he paneled it with boards and planks of cedar.

International Standard Version
After Solomon built the Temple and finished it, he covered the Temple with beams and planks made of cedar.

NET Bible
He finished building the temple and covered it with rafters and boards made of cedar.

New Heart English Bible
So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he had finished building the walls, he roofed the temple with rows of cedar beams and planks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered in the house with planks of cedar over beams.

New American Standard 1977
So he built the house and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So he built the house and finished it and covered the house with work of cedar placed in order.

King James 2000 Bible
So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

American King James Version
So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

American Standard Version
So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So he built the house, and finished it: end he covered the house with roofs of cedar.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

English Revised Version
So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

Webster's Bible Translation
So he built the house and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

World English Bible
So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth the house, and completeth it, and covereth the house with beams and rows of cedars.
Study Bible
The Chambers
8The doorway for the lowest 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. 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.…
Cross References
1 Kings 6:8
The doorway for the lowest 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.

1 Kings 6:10
He also built the stories against the whole house, each five cubits high; and they were fastened to the house with timbers of cedar.

1 Kings 6:14
So Solomon built the house and finished it.

1 Kings 6:38
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.

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

So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

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1 Kings 6:14,38 So Solomon built the house, and finished it…

with beams and boards of cedar. or, the vault beams and the ceilings with cedar.

(9) And covered--that is, roofed the house with a roof of cedar beams and boarding thereon. Some have supposed that he "covered" the outside walls with cedar, so that the whole should still look like a wooden tabernacle; but this is not necessarily implied, and is in itself unlikely.

Verse 9. - So he built the house and finished it [i.e., the exterior (see on ver. 14)] and covered [i.e., roofed, same word Deuteronomy 33:21; Jeremiah 22:14; Haggai 1:4. There is no reference to the lining of cedar which was applied to the interior. That is described in ver. 15] the house with beams and boards [Heb. rows, ranks. The same word is used of soldiers 2 Kings 11:8, 15] of cedar. [It has been universally held till quite lately that the roof was either vaulted (Thenius) or flat (Bahr, Keil). But Mr. Fergussen has alleged some reasons for believing that it was a span or gable roof. It is true that Oriental buildings almost invariably have externally flat(internally arched) roofs. In Palestine, because of the scarcity of timber, no other form is possible. But the temple, as we have seen, was constructed after the model of the tabernacle, and the latter, as the name almost implies, and as necessity would require, had a ridged roof (see Dict. Bib. 3 p. 1453). It does not necessarily follow, however, as Fergusson assumes, that the temple followed the tabernacle in this respect. It is obvious that when a "house was built unto the name of the Lord," the form of the tent might be abandoned as inappropriate. It is true that this shape would be consecrated to them by many centuries of use, but it is also possible that in a house it would strike them as altogether bizarre.] So he built the house, and finished it,.... The body of it, the walls of the holy and most holy place, with the chambers on the sides of them, and the porch at the end that led into them:

and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar; with hollow boards, as the Targum, which formed an arch ceiling to it, and made it look very grand and beautiful; and then over them were laid beams and planks of cedar, not properly as a flat roof to it, but rather as a flooring for other buildings; for upon this, as in 1 Kings 6:10, there were chambers built. 9, 10. built the house—The temple is here distinguished from the wings or chambers attached to it—and its roofing was of cedar-wood.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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