1 Kings 6:17
New International Version
The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.

New Living Translation
The main room of the Temple, outside the Most Holy Place, was 60 feet long.

English Standard Version
The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.

Berean Study Bible
And the main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.

King James Bible
And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

New King James Version
And in front of it the temple sanctuary was forty cubits long.

New American Standard Bible
The house, that is, the main room in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.

NASB 1995
The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.

NASB 1977
And the house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.

Amplified Bible
The [rest of the] house, that is, the temple in front of the Holy of Holies, was forty cubits long.

Christian Standard Bible
The temple, that is, the sanctuary in front of the most holy place, was sixty feet long.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The temple, that is, the sanctuary in front of the most holy place, was 60 feet long.

American Standard Version
And the house, that is, the temple before the oracle , was forty cubits long .

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The house was forty cubits, that is, the inner temple.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the temple was forty cubits in extent,

Contemporary English Version
The temple's main room was 18 meters long, and it was in front of the most holy place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the temple itself before the doors of the oracle was forty cubits long.

English Revised Version
And the house, that is, the temple before the oracle, was forty cubits long.

Good News Translation
The room in front of the Most Holy Place was 60 feet long.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The 60-foot-long room at the front of the temple served as the main hall.

International Standard Version
The rest of the main nave in the front was 40 cubits long.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the house, that is, the temple before [the Sanctuary], was forty cubits long.

Literal Standard Version
And [this area of] the house was forty by the cubit; it [is the area of] the temple before My face.

NET Bible
The main hall in front of the inner sanctuary was 60 feet long.

New Heart English Bible
In front of the temple sanctuary was sixty-eight feet and eleven inches.

World English Bible
The house, that is, the temple before [the oracle], was forty cubits [long].

Young's Literal Translation
And forty by the cubit was the house, it is the temple before it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Temple's Interior
16He 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. 17 And the main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long. 18The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen.…

Cross References
1 Kings 6:16
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.

1 Kings 6:18
The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen.

2 Chronicles 3:5
He paneled the main room with cypress, which he overlaid with fine gold and decorated with palm trees and chains.

Ezekiel 41:2
The width of the entrance was ten cubits, and the sides of the entrance were five cubits on each side. He also measured the length of the outer sanctuary to be forty cubits, and the width to be twenty cubits.


Treasury of Scripture

And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.









Verse 17. - And the house, that is, the temple before it [or, the anterior temple. The portion of the structure before the oracle is sometimes called, as here, "the house;" sometimes (as in ver, 5) "the temple; sometimes (as in ver. 4) "the temple of the house;" or, as here again, "the front temple," לִפְנַי is supposed to be an adjective formed from לִפְנֵי. Thenius, however, supposes that דְּבִיר (oracle) has fallen out of the text. Our author now describes the division of the building into holy and most holy place] was forty cubits long.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the main hall
הַהֵיכָ֥ל (ha·hê·ḵāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

in front of [this room]
לִפְנָֽי׃ (lip̄·nāy)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6440: The face

was
הָיָ֣ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

forty
וְאַרְבָּעִ֥ים (wə·’ar·bā·‘îm)
Conjunctive waw | Number - common plural
Strong's 705: Forty

cubits [long].
בָּאַמָּ֖ה (bā·’am·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base


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