1 Kings 7:7
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New International Version
He built the throne hall, the Hall of Justice, where he was to judge, and he covered it with cedar from floor to ceiling.

New Living Translation
Solomon also built the throne room, known as the Hall of Justice, where he sat to hear legal matters. It was paneled with cedar from floor to ceiling.

English Standard Version
And he made the Hall of the Throne where he was to pronounce judgment, even the Hall of Judgment. It was finished with cedar from floor to rafters.

New American Standard Bible
He made the hall of the throne where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.

King James Bible
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He made the Hall of the Throne where he would judge--the Hall of Judgment. It was paneled with cedar from the floor to the rafters.

International Standard Version
He constructed the Judgment Hall for the throne room where he would be ruling, paneling it with cedar from floor to ceiling.

NET Bible
He also made a throne room, called "The Hall of Judgment," where he made judicial decisions. It was paneled with cedar from the floor to the rafters.

New Heart English Bible
He made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to rafters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He made the Hall of Justice, where he sat on his throne and served as judge. The hall was covered with cedar from floor to ceiling.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he made the porch of the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment; and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

New American Standard 1977
And he made the hall of the throne where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he made a porch for the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment; and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

King James 2000 Bible
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

American King James Version
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

American Standard Version
And he made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also the porch of the throne, wherein is the seat of judgment: and covered it with cedar wood from the floor to the top.

Darby Bible Translation
And he made the porch for the throne where he judged, the porch of judgment; and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

English Revised Version
And he made the porch of the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

World English Bible
He made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

Young's Literal Translation
And the porch of the throne where he judgeth -- the porch of judgment -- he hath made, and it is covered with cedar from the floor unto the floor.
Study Bible
Solomon Builds his Palace
6Then he made the hall of pillars; its length was 50 cubits and its width 30 cubits, and a porch was in front of them and pillars and a threshold in front of them. 7He made the hall of the throne where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor. 8His house where he was to live, the other court inward from the hall, was of the same workmanship. He also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter, whom Solomon had married.…
Cross References
1 Kings 6:15
Then he built the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar; from the floor of the house to the ceiling he overlaid the walls on the inside with wood, and he overlaid the floor of the house with boards of cypress.

1 Kings 6:16
He built twenty cubits on the rear part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the ceiling; he built them for it on the inside as an inner sanctuary, even as the most holy place.

Psalm 122:5
For there thrones were set for judgment, The thrones of the house of David.

Proverbs 20:8
A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.
Treasury of Scripture

Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

a porch

1 Kings 6:3 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the …

for the throne

1 Kings 10:18-20 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with …

Psalm 122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …

of judgment

1 Kings 3:9,28 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your …

Proverbs 20:8 A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

from one side of the floor the other [heb] from floor to floor

(7) The porch (or hall) of judgment was clearly a separate building, not described in the text, except as having been floored and ceiled with cedar. Mr. Fergusson, comparing it "with the remains of Assyrian and Persian examples," supposes it to have been square, supported on four pillars in the centre, between which the throne stood, and having openings on the four sides for the public, the king, and his officers.

Verse 7. - Then he made a porch [or the porch] for the throne where he might Judge [i.e., it was at once audience chamber (throne room, ch. 10:18) and court of justice], even the porch of judgment [Stanley remarks that this "porch, or gate of justice, still kept alive the likeness of the old patriarchal custom of sitting in judgment at the gate." He then refers to the "gate of justice" at Granada and the "Sublime Porte "at Constantinople. It is, perhaps, not quite so certain that "this porch was the gem and centre of the whole empire," or that because it was so much thought of a similar but smaller porch was erected for the queen (ver. 8) ("Jewish Ch.," 2. p. 195)]: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other. [Heb. from the floor to the floor, as marg. Gesenius understands these words to mean, "from one floor to the other," i.e., to the cieling (the floor of the other story); in other words, the walls from bottom to top. So the Vulg., a pavimento usque ad summitatem, and Syr., a fundamento ad coelum ejus usque, which have led Thenius to suggest the reading עַד קּורות (unto the beams) instead of עַדהַקַּרְקַע. Keil thinks the ceiling served as the floor of an upper story, built over the porch of judgment, but, as Bahr observes, no such upper story is even hinted at elsewhere. It seems to me that, on the whole, the A.V. rendering is to be retained, the meaning being that the whole space, both of wall and cieling, from one side of the floor to the opposite side, was covered with cedar.] Then he made a porch for the throne,.... The ivory throne on which he sat to hear and try causes, 1 Kings 10:18,

where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: which had its name from thence; this was either in his house in the forest of Lebanon, or in his palace at Jerusalem; the former seems best:

and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor unto the other; that is, the whole floor. 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.
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