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The lowest floor was five cubits wide, the middle floor six cubits and the third floor seven. He made offset ledges around the outside of the temple so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls.
King James Bible
The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.
American Standard Version
The nethermost story was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for on the outside he made offsets in the wall of the house round about, that the beams'should not have hold in the walls of the house.
Young's Literal Translation
The lowest couch, five by the cubit is its breadth; and the middle, six by the cubit is its breadth; and the third, seven by the cubit is its breadth, for withdrawings he hath put to the house round about, without -- not to lay hold on the walls of the house.
1 Kings 6:6 Additional TranslationsTreasury of Scripture Knowledge
narrowed rests. or, narrowings, or rebatements
1 Kings 6:6 Parallel CommentariesBeams Broad Chamber Cubits Fastened Five Hold House Lowest Middle Nethermost Offsets Outside Rests Round Seven Side-Structure Six Story Third Wall Walls WideBeams Broad Chamber Cubits Fastened Five Hold House Lowest Middle Nethermost Offsets Outside Rests Round Seven Side-Structure Six Story Third Wall Walls WideTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Kings 6:5 Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms.
1 Kings 6:7 In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.
Ezekiel 41:6 The side rooms were on three levels, one above another, thirty on each level. There were ledges all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side rooms, so that the supports were not inserted into the wall of the temple.