1 Kings 7:7
New International Version
He built the throne hall, the Hall of Justice, where he was to judge, and he covered it with cedar from floor to ceiling.

New Living Translation
Solomon also built the throne room, known as the Hall of Justice, where he sat to hear legal matters. It was paneled with cedar from floor to ceiling.

English Standard Version
And he made the Hall of the Throne where he was to pronounce judgment, even the Hall of Judgment. It was finished with cedar from floor to rafters.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
He made the hall of the throne where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.

King James Bible
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

Christian Standard Bible
He made the Hall of the Throne where he would judge--the Hall of Judgment. It was paneled with cedar from the floor to the rafters.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon's throne was in Justice Hall, where he judged cases. This hall was completely lined with cedar.

Good News Translation
The Throne Room, also called the Hall of Judgment, where Solomon decided cases, had cedar panels from the floor to the rafters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He made the Hall of the Throne where he would judge--the Hall of Judgment. It was paneled with cedar from the floor to the rafters.

International Standard Version
He constructed the Judgment Hall for the throne room where he would be ruling, paneling it with cedar from floor to ceiling.

NET Bible
He also made a throne room, called "The Hall of Judgment," where he made judicial decisions. It was paneled with cedar from the floor to the rafters.

New Heart English Bible
He made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to rafters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He made the Hall of Justice, where he sat on his throne and served as judge. The hall was covered with cedar from floor to ceiling.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he made the porch of the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment; and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

New American Standard 1977
And he made the hall of the throne where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he made a porch for the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment; and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

King James 2000 Bible
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

American King James Version
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

American Standard Version
And he made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there was the Porch of seats where he would judge, the porch of judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also the porch of the throne, wherein is the seat of judgment: and covered it with cedar wood from the floor to the top.

Darby Bible Translation
And he made the porch for the throne where he judged, the porch of judgment; and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

English Revised Version
And he made the porch of the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

World English Bible
He made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

Young's Literal Translation
And the porch of the throne where he judgeth -- the porch of judgment -- he hath made, and it is covered with cedar from the floor unto the floor.
Study Bible
Solomon Builds His Palace
6Solomon made his colonnade fifty cubits long and thirty cubits wide, with a portico in front of it and a canopy with pillars in front of the portico. 7In 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. 8And the palace where Solomon would live, set further back, was of similar construction. He also made a palace like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had married.…
Cross References
1 Kings 6:15
He lined the interior walls with cedar paneling from the floor of the temple to the ceiling, and he covered the floor with cypress boards.

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 and inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.

Psalm 122:5
For there the thrones of judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.

Proverbs 20:8
A king who sits on a throne to judge sifts out all evil with his eyes.

Treasury of Scripture

Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

a porch

1 Kings 6:3
And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house.

for the throne

1 Kings 10:18-20
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold…

Psalm 122:5
For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

of judgment

1 Kings 3:9,28
Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? …

Proverbs 20:8
A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.







Lexicon
In addition, he built
עָשָׂ֑ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a hall
וְאוּלָ֤ם (wə·’ū·lām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 197: A vestibule

for the throne,
הַכִּסֵּא֙ (hak·kis·sê)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3678: Seat of honor, throne

the Hall
אֻלָ֥ם (’u·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 197: A vestibule

of Justice,
הַמִּשְׁפָּ֖ט (ham·miš·pāṭ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

where
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

he was to judge.
יִשְׁפָּט־ (yiš·pāṭ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

It was paneled
וְסָפ֣וּן (wə·sā·p̄ūn)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5603: To hide by covering, to roof, wainscot, to reserve

with cedar
בָּאֶ֔רֶז (bā·’e·rez)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 730: A cedar tree

from floor
מֵהַקַּרְקַ֖ע (mê·haq·qar·qa‘)
Preposition-m, 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.
הַקַּרְקָֽע׃ (haq·qar·qā‘)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7172: Floor, of a, building, the sea
(7) The porch (or hall) of judgment was clearly a separate building, not described in the text, except as having been floored and ceiled with cedar. Mr. Fergusson, comparing it "with the remains of Assyrian and Persian examples," supposes it to have been square, supported on four pillars in the centre, between which the throne stood, and having openings on the four sides for the public, the king, and his officers.

Verse 7. - Then he made a porch [or the porch] for the throne where he might Judge [i.e., it was at once audience chamber (throne room, ch. 10:18) and court of justice], even the porch of judgment [Stanley remarks that this "porch, or gate of justice, still kept alive the likeness of the old patriarchal custom of sitting in judgment at the gate." He then refers to the "gate of justice" at Granada and the "Sublime Porte "at Constantinople. It is, perhaps, not quite so certain that "this porch was the gem and centre of the whole empire," or that because it was so much thought of a similar but smaller porch was erected for the queen (ver. 8) ("Jewish Ch.," 2. p. 195)]: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other. [Heb. from the floor to the floor, as marg. Gesenius understands these words to mean, "from one floor to the other," i.e., to the cieling (the floor of the other story); in other words, the walls from bottom to top. So the Vulg., a pavimento usque ad summitatem, and Syr., a fundamento ad coelum ejus usque, which have led Thenius to suggest the reading עַד קּורות (unto the beams) instead of עַדהַקַּרְקַע. Keil thinks the ceiling served as the floor of an upper story, built over the porch of judgment, but, as Bahr observes, no such upper story is even hinted at elsewhere. It seems to me that, on the whole, the A.V. rendering is to be retained, the meaning being that the whole space, both of wall and cieling, from one side of the floor to the opposite side, was covered with cedar.] 7:1-12 All Solomon's buildings, though beautiful, were intended for use. Solomon began with the temple; he built for God first, and then his other buildings. The surest foundations of lasting prosperity are laid in early piety. He was thirteen years building his house, yet he built the temple in little more than seven years; not that he was more exact, but less eager in building his own house, than in building God's. We ought to prefer God's honour before our own ease and satisfaction.
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