2 Chronicles 3:10
New International Version
For the Most Holy Place he made a pair of sculptured cherubim and overlaid them with gold.

New Living Translation
He made two figures shaped like cherubim, overlaid them with gold, and placed them in the Most Holy Place.

English Standard Version
In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim of wood and overlaid them with gold.

Berean Study Bible
In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim of sculptured work, and he overlaid them with gold.

King James Bible
And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.

New King James Version
In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim, fashioned by carving, and overlaid them with gold.

New American Standard Bible
Then he made two sculptured cherubim in the room of the Most Holy Place and overlaid them with gold.

NASB 1995
Then he made two sculptured cherubim in the room of the holy of holies and overlaid them with gold.

NASB 1977
Then he made two sculptured cherubim in the room of the holy of holies and overlaid them with gold.

Amplified Bible
And in the Holy of Holies he made two sculptured cherubim, and overlaid them with gold.

Christian Standard Bible
He made two cherubim of sculptured work, for the most holy place, and he overlaid them with gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He made two cherubim of sculptured work, for the most holy place, and he overlaid them with gold.

American Standard Version
And in the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he made in the house of Holiness two Cherubim, a secure work, and he overlaid them in gold.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he made two cherubs in the most holy house, wood-work, and he gilded them with gold.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon had two statues of winged creatures made to put in the most holy place, and he covered them with gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also in the house of the holy of holies two cherubims of image work: and he overlaid them with gold.

English Revised Version
And in the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.

Good News Translation
The king also had his workers make two winged creatures out of metal, cover them with gold, and place them in the Most Holy Place,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the most holy place he made two sculptured angels and covered them with gold.

International Standard Version
He crafted two cherubim from wood, overlaid them with gold, and placed them in the Most Holy Place in the Temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And in the most holy place he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.

Literal Standard Version
And he makes two cherubim in the most holy house, image work, and he overlays them with gold;

NET Bible
In the most holy place he made two images of cherubim and plated them with gold.

New Heart English Bible
In the most holy house he made two cherubim of sculptured work; and he overlaid them with gold.

World English Bible
In the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work; and they overlaid them with gold.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh in the most holy house two cherubs, image work, and he overlayeth them with gold;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cherubim
10In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim of sculptured work, and he overlaid them with gold. 11The total wingspan of the cherubim was twenty cubits. One wing of the first cherub was five cubits long and touched the wall of the temple, and its other wing was five cubits long and touched the wing of the other cherub.…

Cross References
Exodus 25:18
Make two cherubim of hammered gold at the ends of the mercy seat,

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

2 Chronicles 3:11
The total wingspan of the cherubim was twenty cubits. One wing of the first cherub was five cubits long and touched the wall of the temple, and its other wing was five cubits long and touched the wing of the other cherub.


Treasury of Scripture

And in the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work, and overlaid them with gold.

two cherubims

1 Kings 6:23-28
And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high…

image work.









(10) Two cherubims.--1Kings 6:23-28. They were made of oleaster, plated with gold.

Of image work.--Literally, a work of statuary. The Hebrew word meaning "statuary" occurs here only, and looks suspicious. The Vulg. renders opere statuario; the LXX. "a work of logs"; the Syriac "a durable work." With the last three renderings comp. 1Kings 6:23, "wood (or blocks) of oleaster," a specially hard wood. The rendering of the LXX. suggests that the original reading may have been ma'as?h '?cim, "woodwork."

And overlaid.--Heb., and they overlaid.

Verse 10. - Image work. The word in the Hebrew text (צַעֲצֻעִים) translated thus in our Authorized Version is a word unknown. Gesenius traces it to "an unused" Hebrew root צוַע, of Arabic derivation (meaning "to carry on the trade of a goldsmith"), and offers to translate it "statuary" work with the Vulgate (opus statuarium). The parallel (1 Kings 6:23) gives simply "wood of oil" (not "olive," Nehemiah 8:15), i.e. the oleaster tree wood. It is obvious that some of the characters of these words would go some way to make the other unknown word. But it must be confessed that our text shows no external indications of a corrupt reading.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In the Most Holy
קֹ֤דֶשׁ (qō·ḏeš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

Place
בְּבֵֽית־ (bə·ḇêṯ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

he made
וַיַּ֜עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

two
שְׁנַ֔יִם (šə·na·yim)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

cherubim
כְּרוּבִ֣ים (kə·rū·ḇîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3742: Probably an order of angelic beings

of sculptured
צַעֲצֻעִ֑ים (ṣa·‘ă·ṣu·‘îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6816: Things formed, images

work,
מַעֲשֵׂ֖ה (ma·‘ă·śêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

and he overlaid
וַיְצַפּ֥וּ (way·ṣap·pū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6823: To lay out, lay over

them with gold.
זָהָֽב׃ (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky


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