1 Kings 6:31
New International Version
For the entrance to the inner sanctuary he made doors out of olive wood that were one fifth of the width of the sanctuary.

New Living Translation
For the entrance to the inner sanctuary, he made double doors of wild olive wood with five-sided doorposts.

English Standard Version
For the entrance to the inner sanctuary he made doors of olivewood; the lintel and the doorposts were five-sided.

Berean Study Bible
For the entrance to the inner sanctuary, Solomon constructed doors of olive wood with five-sided doorposts.

King James Bible
And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.

New King James Version
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood; the lintel and doorposts were one-fifth of the wall.

New American Standard Bible
And for the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood, the lintel, and five-sided doorposts.

NASB 1995
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood, the lintel and five-sided doorposts.

NASB 1977
And for the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood, the lintel and five-sided doorposts.

Amplified Bible
For the entrance of the Holy of Holies he made two [folding] doors of olive wood, the lintel (header above the door) and five-sided doorposts (frames).

Christian Standard Bible
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary, he made olive wood doors. The pillars of the doorposts were five-sided.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary, he made olive wood doors. The pillars of the doorposts were five-sided.

American Standard Version
And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive-wood: the lintel and door-posts were a fifth part of the wall .

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And for the door of the Holy Place he made a door of wood, its door posts of firm size, and they were strong.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And for the door-way of the oracle he made doors of juniper wood, there were porches in a four-fold way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in the entrance of the oracle he made little doors of olive tree, and posts of five corners,

English Revised Version
And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive wood: the lintel and door posts were a fifth part of the wall.

Good News Translation
A double door made of olive wood was set in place at the entrance of the Most Holy Place; the top of the doorway was a pointed arch.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He made doors for the entrance to the inner room out of olive wood. The doorposts had five sides.

International Standard Version
Solomon also provided doors, lintels, and five-sided doorposts for the entrance to the inner sanctuary.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And for the entrance of the Sanctuary he made doors of olive-wood, the door-posts within the frame having five angles.

Literal Standard Version
as for the opening of the oracle, he made doors of the oil-tree; the lintel [and] doorposts [are] a fifth [of the wall].

NET Bible
He made doors of olive wood at the entrance to the inner sanctuary; the pillar on each doorpost was five-sided.

New Heart English Bible
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood: the lintel and door posts were a fifth part of the wall.

World English Bible
For the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive wood: the lintel [and] door posts were a fifth part [of the wall].

Young's Literal Translation
as to the opening of the oracle, he made doors of the oil-tree; the lintel, side-posts, a fifth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Doors
31 For the entrance to the inner sanctuary, Solomon constructed doors of olive wood with five-sided doorposts. 32The double doors were made of olive wood, and he carved into them cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers and overlaid the cherubim and palm trees with hammered gold.…

Cross References
Exodus 12:7
They are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.

1 Kings 6:23
In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim, each ten cubits high, out of olive wood.

1 Kings 6:30
And he overlaid the temple floor with gold in both the inner and outer sanctuaries.

1 Kings 6:32
The double doors were made of olive wood, and he carved into them cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers and overlaid the cherubim and palm trees with hammered gold.

Ezekiel 41:23
Both the outer sanctuary and the inner sanctuary had double doors,


Treasury of Scripture

And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.

doors

John 10:9
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Ephesians 3:18
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

a fifth part.









(31) Doors.--The two doors of olive wood, from the Holy place into the Oracle, which as a rule stood open, showing the veil and the golden chains, were of moderate size. If our version (as is probable) is correct, the outside measure of the lintel and post was a fifth part of the wall, that is, four cubits, or six feet. Each door, therefore, would be something less than six feet by three. The description of the gilding states with minute accuracy that in overlaying the whole of these doors with gold, gold was "spread," that is, made to cover the carvings in relief (the cherubim of 1Kings 6:35); in the other doors the gold was fitted, probably beaten into shape, over the carved work.

Verse 31. - And for the entering of the oracle, he made doors [which hung on golden hinges (1 Kings 7:50] of olive tree [see on ver. 23)], the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall. [The meaning of the Hebrew words has been much disputed. See Gesen. Thesaur, 1. pp. 43-45. Gesen. himself interprets as A.V.: crepido cum postibus erat quinta pars, i.e., quintam parietis partem occupabat. The Rabbins: the "entablature with side posts and threshold formed a pentagon." But a pentagonal doorway is without example in Eastern architecture. Thenius: "the strength (אַיִל is generally taken as an architectural term = crepido portae, or entablature) of the posts was a fifth." Rawlinson: "the lintel was one-fifth of wall, and each door post one-fifth of its height;" in which case the doorway would of course be a square of four cubits. But perhaps the rendering of A.V. (with which Keil and Bahr also agree) is more natural. The meaning, consequently, would be that the entrance to the oracle, inclusive of the side posts which helped to form it, occupied one-fifth of the extent of the cedar partition. The entrance to the house (ver. 33) was one-fourth of the wall of the house.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For the entrance
פֶּ֣תַח (pe·ṯaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

of the inner sanctuary,
הַדְּבִ֔יר (had·də·ḇîr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1687: Perhaps (a place of) speaking (the innermost room of Solomon's temple)

[Solomon] constructed
עָשָׂ֖ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

doors
דַּלְת֣וֹת (dal·ṯō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1817: Something swinging, the valve of a, door

of olive
שָׁ֑מֶן (šā·men)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8081: Grease, liquid, richness

wood
עֲצֵי־ (‘ă·ṣê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

with five-sided
חֲמִשִֽׁית׃ (ḥă·mi·šîṯ)
Number - ordinal feminine singular
Strong's 2549: Fifth, a fifth

doorposts.
מְזוּז֖וֹת (mə·zū·zō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4201: A doorpost, gatepost


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