2 Chronicles 3:13
New International Version
The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits. They stood on their feet, facing the main hall.

New Living Translation
So the wingspan of the two cherubim side by side was 30 feet. They stood on their feet and faced out toward the main room of the Temple.

English Standard Version
The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits. The cherubim stood on their feet, facing the nave.

Berean Study Bible
So the total wingspan of these cherubim was twenty cubits. They stood on their feet, facing the main room.

King James Bible
The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward.

New King James Version
The wings of these cherubim spanned twenty cubits overall. They stood on their feet, and they faced inward.

New American Standard Bible
The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet facing the main room.

NASB 1995
The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet facing the main room.

NASB 1977
The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet facing the main room.

Amplified Bible
The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits. The cherubim stood on their feet, their faces toward the Holy Place (the main room).

Christian Standard Bible
The wingspan of these cherubim was 30 feet. They stood on their feet and faced the larger room.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wingspan of these cherubim was 30 feet. They stood on their feet and faced the larger room.

American Standard Version
The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were toward the house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The wings of these Cherubim were spread out twenty cubits, and those were standing on their feet and their faces were inward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the wings of these cherubs expanded were of the length of twenty cubits: and they stood upon their feet, and their faces were toward the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the wings of the two cherubims were spread forth, and were extended twenty cubits: and they stood upright on their feet, and their faces were turned toward the house without.

English Revised Version
The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were toward the house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They stood on their feet and faced the main hall.

International Standard Version
The wings of these cherubim extended for 20 cubits as they stood on their feet and faced the front of the Temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits; and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward.

Literal Standard Version
The wings of these cherubim are spreading forth twenty cubits, and they are standing on their feet and their faces [are] inward.

NET Bible
The combined wingspan of these cherubim was 30 feet. They stood upright, facing inward.

New Heart English Bible
The wings of these cherubim were extended thirty-four feet and five inches: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were toward the house.

World English Bible
The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were toward the house.

Young's Literal Translation
The wings of these cherubs are spreading forth twenty cubits, and they are standing on their feet and their faces are inward.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cherubim
12The wing of the second cherub also measured five cubits and touched the wall of the temple, while its other wing measured five cubits and touched the wing of the first cherub. 13So the total wingspan of these cherubim was twenty cubits. They stood on their feet, facing the main room.

Cross References
2 Chronicles 3:12
The wing of the second cherub also measured five cubits and touched the wall of the temple, while its other wing measured five cubits and touched the wing of the first cherub.

2 Chronicles 3:14
He made the veil of blue, purple, and crimson yarn and fine linen, with cherubim woven into it.


Treasury of Scripture

The wings of these cherubim spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward.

inward.

Exodus 25:20
And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.









(13) The wings of these cherubims.--Or, These wings of the cherubim.

Spread themselves forth.--Were outspreading (participle), 1Chronicles 28:18.

And they stood.--Were standing. They were ten cubits high (1Kings 6:26).

Inward.--See margin. Translate, toward the chamber. The cherubs did not face each other like the cherubim on the mercy seat (Exodus 25:20).

Verse 13. - Their faces were inward; Hebrew, "were to the house," viz. to the holy place. The position of these cherubim, both as to wings and faces, was clearly different from that of those for the tabernacle of Moses. There they "cover the mercy-seat with their wings, and their faces are one to another... toward the mercy-seat were the faces of the cherubim" (Exodus 25:20; Exodus 37:9). May this alteration in the time of Solomon indicate possibly one more advance in the developing outlook of Divine mercy to a whole world? Neither this place nor the parallel makes it certain whether the cherubim, that are here said to stand on their feet, stood on the ground, as some say they did. As regards those of the tabernacle, the prepositions used in Exodus 25:18, 19 and Exodus 37:7, 8 appear to lay stress on their position being a fixture at and on each extremity of the mercy-seat.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the total wingspan
כַּנְפֵי֙ (kan·p̄ê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

of these
הָאֵ֔לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

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

[was] twenty
עֶשְׂרִ֑ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 6242: Twenty, twentieth

cubits.
אַמּ֣וֹת (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

They
וְהֵ֛ם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

stood
עֹמְדִ֥ים (‘ō·mə·ḏîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their feet,
רַגְלֵיהֶ֖ם (raḡ·lê·hem)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

facing
וּפְנֵיהֶ֥ם (ū·p̄ə·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

the [main] room.
לַבָּֽיִת׃ (lab·bā·yiṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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