1 Kings 7:3
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New International Version
It was roofed with cedar above the beams that rested on the columns--forty-five beams, fifteen to a row.

New Living Translation
The hall had a cedar roof. Above the beams on the pillars were forty-five side rooms, arranged in three tiers of fifteen each.

English Standard Version
And it was covered with cedar above the chambers that were on the forty-five pillars, fifteen in each row.

New American Standard Bible
It was paneled with cedar above the side chambers which were on the 45 pillars, 15 in each row.

King James Bible
And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It was paneled above with cedar at the top of the chambers that rested on 45 pillars, 15 per row.

International Standard Version
There were 45 pillars paneled with cedar above the side chambers, with rows of fifteen pillars,

NET Bible
The roof above the beams supported by the pillars was also made of cedar; there were forty-five beams, fifteen per row.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The hall was covered with cedar above the side rooms, which were supported by 45 pillars

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams that lay on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was covered with cedar above the beams, that lay on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row.

American King James Version
And it was covered with cedar above on the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.

American Standard Version
And it was covered with cedar above over the forty and five beams, that were upon the pillars; fifteen in a row.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he covered the whole vault with boards of cedar, and it was held up with five and forty pillars. And one row had fifteen pillars,

Darby Bible Translation
and it was covered with cedar above upon the side-chambers, which were on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row.

English Revised Version
And it was covered with cedar above over the forty and five beams, that were upon the pillars; fifteen in a row.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row.

World English Bible
It was covered with cedar above over the forty-five beams, that were on the pillars; fifteen in a row.

Young's Literal Translation
and it is covered with cedar above, on the sides that are on the forty and five pillars, fifteen in the row.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-12 All Solomon's buildings, though beautiful, were intended for use. Solomon began with the temple; he built for God first, and then his other buildings. The surest foundations of lasting prosperity are laid in early piety. He was thirteen years building his house, yet he built the temple in little more than seven years; not that he was more exact, but less eager in building his own house, than in building God's. We ought to prefer God's honour before our own ease and satisfaction.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - And it was covered [or roofed] with cedar above [cf. 6:9, 15] upon the beams [צְלָעות lit., ribs, the word used in 1 Kings 6:5 of the side chambers, and in 1 Kings 6:34 (in the masculine) of the leaves of the doors], that lay on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row. [Rawlinson, al. are much exercised to reconcile this statement with that of ver. 2, which speaks of four rows, But the explanation is very simple, viz., that the "forty-five, fifteen in a row" does not refer to the pillars but to the side chambers or compartments (A.V., "beams"). The description is so very loose and general that positive statements are out of place, but the meaning certainly appears to be this, that there was a roofing of cedar over the side chambers (which rested upon the pillars mentioned in ver. 2) forty-five in number, fifteen in a row. It is true the Masoretic punctuation is against this view. It is also clear that the LXX. understood the numbers forty-five and fifteen to refer to the pillars, for they have essayed to cut the knot by reading three rows instead of "four rows," in ver. 2. Similarly the Arab. in ver. 3 reads sixty instead of forty-five; obviously another desperate attempt to solve the difficulty by a corruption of the text. But the solution suggested above is so simple and natural that we can hardly be wrong in adopting it. Bahr says positively that forty-five pillars could not have supported a structure 100 cubits by 50 cubits, "nor could the building have been named ' forest of Lebanon' from forty-five scattered pillars." It would follow hence, that there were side chambers only on three sides of the building, as was the case in the temple. And if (as has been inferred from vers. 4, 5) a three-storied structure is here described; if, that is to say, the forty-five chambers were divided fifteen to a tier or story, it is highly probable that they would be distributed six to each long side and three to the rear (Bahr). This arrangement - a court surrounded by a colonnade and galleries - is still found in the East; as all travellers know. And in its favour it may be said that it is such as to have been suggested by the plan of the temple. The ground plan is the same, with this difference, that a courtyard occupies the place of the temple proper.]

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it was covered with cedar above the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row. On the second floor were three rows of pillars, fifteen in a row, which made forty five, that stood to east, north, and south; and upon these pillars beams, which were the floor of the third story, over which was a roof of cedar wood.



1 Kings 7:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon Builds his Palace
2He built the house of the forest of Lebanon; its length was 100 cubits and its width 50 cubits and its height 30 cubits, on four rows of cedar pillars with cedar beams on the pillars. 3It was paneled with cedar above the side chambers which were on the 45 pillars, 15 in each row. 4There were artistic window frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three ranks.…
Cross References
1 Kings 7:2
He built the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon a hundred cubits long, fifty wide and thirty high, with four rows of cedar columns supporting trimmed cedar beams.

1 Kings 7:4
Its windows were placed high in sets of three, facing each other.
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And it was covered with cedar above on the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.

beams [heb] ribs

1 Kings 6:5 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, …

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