1 Kings 7:4
New International Version
Its windows were placed high in sets of three, facing each other.

New Living Translation
On each end of the long hall were three rows of windows facing each other.

English Standard Version
There were window frames in three rows, and window opposite window in three tiers.

Berean Study Bible
There were three rows of high windows facing one another in three tiers.

King James Bible
And there were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks.

New King James Version
There were windows with beveled frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three tiers.

New American Standard Bible
There were artistic window frames in three rows, and window was opposite window at three intervals.

NASB 1995
There were artistic window frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three ranks.

NASB 1977
And there were artistic window frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three ranks.

Amplified Bible
There were artistic window frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three tiers.

Christian Standard Bible
There were three rows of window frames, facing each other in three tiers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There were three rows of window frames, facing each other in three tiers.

American Standard Version
And there were beams in three rows, and window was over against window in three ranks.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And three rows of balconies, and adjacent to each other three times.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and there were three chambers, and space against space in three rows.

Contemporary English Version
Three rows of windows on each side faced each other,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Set one against another,

English Revised Version
And there were prospects in three rows, and light was over against light in three ranks.

Good News Translation
On each of the two side walls there were three rows of windows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The windows were in three rows facing each other on opposite sides [of the palace].

International Standard Version
with three rows of framed windows facing each other in three ranks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there were beams in three rows; and light was over against light in three ranks.

Literal Standard Version
And frames [are] in three rows, and window [is] toward window three times.

NET Bible
There were three rows of windows arranged in sets of three.

New Heart English Bible
There were beams in three rows, and window was over against window in three ranks.

World English Bible
There were beams in three rows, and window was over against window in three ranks.

Young's Literal Translation
And windows are in three rows, and sight is over-against sight three times.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon Builds His Palace
3The house was roofed with cedar above the beams that rested on the pillars—forty-five beams, fifteen per row. 4There were three rows of high windows facing one another in three tiers. 5All the doorways had rectangular frames, with the openings facing one another in three tiers.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:3
The house was roofed with cedar above the beams that rested on the pillars--forty-five beams, fifteen per row.

1 Kings 7:5
All the doorways had rectangular frames, with the openings facing one another in three tiers.


Treasury of Scripture

And there were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks.

windows

1 Kings 6:5
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 6:4
And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

Isaiah 54:12
And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.









Verse 4. - And there were windows [שְׁקֻפִים same word as in 1 Kings 6:4, i.e., beams or lattices. Keil understands, beam layers; and Bahr, ubergelegte Balken. The LXX. has πλευρῶν] in three rows [or tiers. All we can say is that there is a possible reference to three stories formed by the three rows of beams], and light [lit., outlook. מֶחְזָה probably means a wide outlook. LXX. χῶρα, aspectus, prospectus] was against light in three ranks [Heb. three times. The meaning is that the side chambers were so built and arranged that the rooms had their windows exactly vis-a-vis in each of the three stories. Josephus explains, θυρώμασι τριγλύφοις, windows in three divisions, but this is no explanation of the words "light against light," etc. Fergusson understands the three outlooks to mean, first, the clerestory windows (that there was a clerestory he infers from Josephus Ant., 7:05.2), who describes this palace as "in the Corinthian manner," which cannot mean, he says, "the Corinthian order, which was not then invented, but after the fashion of a Corinthian oecus, which was a hall with a clerestory");

(2) a range of openings under the cornice of the walls; and

(3) a range of open doorways. But all this is conjecture.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There were three
שְׁלֹשָׁ֣ה (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

rows
טוּרִ֑ים (ṭū·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2905: A row, a wall

of [high] windows
וּשְׁקֻפִ֖ים (ū·šə·qu·p̄îm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8261: An embrasure, opening with bevelled jam

facing each other
וּמֶחֱזָ֥ה (ū·me·ḥĕ·zāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4237: Light, place of seeing, a window

in three
שָׁלֹ֥שׁ (šā·lōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

tiers.
פְּעָמִֽים׃ (pə·‘ā·mîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence


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