1 Kings 6:16
New International Version
He partitioned off twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.

New Living Translation
He partitioned off an inner sanctuary—the Most Holy Place—at the far end of the Temple. It was 30 feet deep and was paneled with cedar from floor to ceiling.

English Standard Version
He built twenty cubits of the rear of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls, and he built this within as an inner sanctuary, as the Most Holy Place.

Berean Study Bible
He partitioned off the twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he lined thirty feet of the rear of the temple with cedar boards from the floor to the surface of the ceiling, and he built the interior as an inner sanctuary, the most holy place.

Contemporary English Version
The most holy place was in the back of the temple, and it was nine meters square. Cedar boards standing from floor to ceiling separated it from the rest of the temple.

Good News Translation
An inner room, called the Most Holy Place, was built in the rear of the Temple. It was 30 feet long and was partitioned off by cedar boards reaching from the floor to the ceiling.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he lined 30 feet of the rear of the temple with cedar boards from the floor to the surface of the ceiling, and he built the interior as an inner sanctuary, the most holy place.

International Standard Version
He lined 20 cubits of the rear part of the Temple from floor to ceiling with cedar boards specially constructed for the inside to serve as the Most Holy Place.

NET Bible
He built a wall 30 feet in from the rear of the temple as a partition for an inner sanctuary that would be the most holy place. He paneled the wall with cedar planks from the floor to the rafters.

New Heart English Bible
He built thirty-four feet and five inches on the back part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the beams, and he built this within as an inner sanctuary, the most holy place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He sectioned off a 30-foot-long room at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from the floor to the rafters. He built it to serve as an inner room, the most holy place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor unto the joists; he even built them for himself within, for a Sanctuary, even for the most holy place.

New American Standard 1977
And 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he built twenty cubits on the end of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar; and he built an oracle in the house, which is the holy of holies.

King James 2000 Bible
And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it inside, even for the inner sanctuary, even for the most holy place.

American King James Version
And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

American Standard Version
And he built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor unto the walls of the ceiling : he built them for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he built the twenty cubits from the top of the wall, one side from the floor to the beams, and he made it from the oracle to the most holy place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built up twenty cubits with boards of cedar at the hinder part of the temple, from the floor to the top: and made the inner house of the oracle to be the holy of holies.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built twenty cubits of the innermost part of the house, both floor and walls, with boards of cedar; and he built [them] for it within, to [be] the oracle, the most holy place.

English Revised Version
And he built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor unto the walls: he even built them for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

World English Bible
He built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls [of the ceiling]: he built [them] for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth the twenty cubits on the sides of the house with ribs of cedar, from the floor unto the walls; and he buildeth for it within, for the oracle, for the holy of holies.
Study Bible
The Temple's Interior
15He lined the interior walls with cedar paneling from the floor of the temple to the ceiling, and he covered the floor with cypress boards. 16He partitioned off the twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple and inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place. 17And the main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.…
Cross References
Hebrews 9:3
Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place,

Exodus 26:33
And you are to hang the veil from the clasps and place the Ark of the Testimony behind the veil. So the veil will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.

Exodus 26:34
Put the mercy seat on the Ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place.

Leviticus 16:2
And the LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron not to enter freely into the Most Holy Place behind the veil in front of the mercy seat on the ark, or else he will die, because I appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.

1 Kings 6:5
Against the walls of the temple and the inner sanctuary, Solomon built a chambered structure all around the temple, in which he constructed the side rooms.

1 Kings 6:17
And the main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.

1 Kings 7:7
In addition, he built a hall for the throne, the Hall of Justice, where he was to judge. It was paneled with cedar from floor to ceiling.

1 Kings 8:6
Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, beneath the wings of the cherubim.

2 Chronicles 3:8
Then he made the Most Holy Place; its length corresponded to the width of the temple, twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide, and he overlaid the inside with six hundred talents of fine gold.

Ezekiel 41:4
Then he measured the room adjacent to the inner sanctuary to be twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide. And he said to me, "This is the Most Holy Place."

Treasury of Scripture

And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

built them

1 Kings 6:5,19,20
And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about: …

1 Kings 8:6
And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims.

Exodus 25:21,22
And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee…







Lexicon
He partitioned off
וַיִּבֶן֩ (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

the twenty
עֶשְׂרִ֨ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6242: Twenty, twentieth

cubits
אַמָּ֜ה (’am·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

at
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the rear
מִֽיַּרְכְּתֵ֤י (mî·yar·kə·ṯê)
Preposition-m | Noun - fdc
Strong's Hebrew 3411: Flank, side, extreme parts, recesses

of the temple
הַבַּ֙יִת֙ (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

with cedar
אֲרָזִ֔ים (’ă·rā·zîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 730: A cedar tree

boards
בְּצַלְע֣וֹת (bə·ṣal·‘ō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6763: A rib, a side, a, timber, plank

from floor
הַקַּרְקַ֖ע (haq·qar·qa‘)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7172: Floor, of a, building, the sea

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

ceiling
הַקִּיר֑וֹת (haq·qî·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7023: A wall

to form
וַיִּ֤בֶן (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

within [the temple]
מִבַּ֣יִת (mib·ba·yiṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

and inner sanctuary,
לִדְבִ֔יר (liḏ·ḇîr)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1687: Perhaps (a place of) speaking (the innermost room of Solomon's temple)

the Most Holy Place.
לְקֹ֖דֶשׁ (lə·qō·ḏeš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity
(16, 17) These verses describe the division of the Temple, by a partition from floor to ceiling of cedar wood, into "the Oracle," or Holy of Holies, occupying twenty cubits of the length, and the rest of the house, exclusive of the porch, occupying forty cubits. The cedar panelling was carved throughout with (see margin) "gourds and open flowers," probably festooned, as usual in ancient architecture. In all this the influence of the Tyrian architects was probably felt.

Verse 16. - And he built twenty cubits on [Heb. from] the sides of the house both the floor and the walls [Heb. as in ver. 15, "from the floor to the walls" (or beams). If קִירות is a copyist's error, it is repeated here] with boards of cedar [He is now speaking of the wooden partition which separated the oracle from the temple of the house. At a distance of 20 cubits, measured along the sides from the west end of the house, he erected a cedar wall which reached from the floor to the cieling] he even built them [i.e., the 20 cubits] for it [the house] within [The meaning is clear, though the construction is somewhat involved, viz., that he reared this partition inside the house to separate a portion for the oracle] even for the oracle [Heb. an oracle] even for the most holy place [Heb. for the holy of holies]. 6:15-38 See what was typified by this temple. 1. Christ is the true Temple. In him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead; in him meet all God's spiritual Israel; through him we have access with confidence to God. 2. Every believer is a living temple, in whom the Spirit of God dwells, 1Co 3:16. This living temple is built upon Christ as its Foundation, and will be perfect in due time. 3. The gospel church is the mystical temple. It grows to a holy temple in the Lord, enriched and beautified with the gifts and graces of the Spirit. This temple is built firm, upon a Rock. 4. Heaven is the everlasting temple. There the church will be fixed. All that shall be stones in that building, must, in the present state of preparation, be fitted and made ready for it. Let sinners come to Jesus as the living Foundation, that they may be built on him, a part of this spiritual house, consecrated in body and soul to the glory of God.
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