2 Chronicles 3:6
New International Version
He adorned the temple with precious stones. And the gold he used was gold of Parvaim.

New Living Translation
He decorated the walls of the Temple with beautiful jewels and with gold from the land of Parvaim.

English Standard Version
He adorned the house with settings of precious stones. The gold was gold of Parvaim.

Berean Study Bible
He adorned the temple with precious stones for beauty, and its gold was from Parvaim.

New American Standard Bible
Further, he adorned the house with precious stones; and the gold was gold from Parvaim.

King James Bible
And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

Christian Standard Bible
He adorned the temple with precious stones for beauty, and the gold was the gold of Parvaim.

Contemporary English Version
He used precious stones to decorate the temple, and he used gold imported from Parvaim

Good News Translation
The king decorated the Temple with beautiful precious stones and with gold imported from the land of Parvaim.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He adorned the temple with precious stones for beauty, and the gold was the gold of Parvaim.

International Standard Version
The Temple was adorned with precious stones, including gold from the Orient.

NET Bible
He decorated the temple with precious stones; the gold he used came from Parvaim.

New Heart English Bible
He garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He covered the building with gems to beautify it and used gold from Parvaim.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty; and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

New American Standard 1977
Further, he adorned the house with precious stones; and the gold was gold from Parvaim.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he also covered the house with precious stones for beauty, and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

King James 2000 Bible
And he adorned the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

American King James Version
And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

American Standard Version
And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty; and he gilded it with gold of the gold from Pharuim.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He paved also the floor of the temple with most precious marble, of great beauty.

Darby Bible Translation
And he overlaid the house with precious stones for beauty; and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

English Revised Version
And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

World English Bible
He garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

Young's Literal Translation
and he overlayeth the house with precious stone for beauty, and the gold is gold of Parvaim,
Study Bible
The Temple's Interior
5He paneled the main room with cypress, which he overlaid with fine gold and decorated with palm tree and chain designs. 6He adorned the temple with precious stones for beauty, and its gold was from Parvaim. 7He overlaid its beams, thresholds, walls, and doors with gold, and he carved cherubim on the walls.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 3:5
He paneled the main room with cypress, which he overlaid with fine gold and decorated with palm tree and chain designs.

2 Chronicles 3:7
He overlaid its beams, thresholds, walls, and doors with gold, and he carved cherubim on the walls.

Treasury of Scripture

And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.

garnished [heb] covered

1 Chronicles 29:2,8
Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance…

Isaiah 54:11,12
O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires…

Revelation 21:18-21
And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass…







Lexicon
He adorned
וַיְצַ֧ף (way·ṣap̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6823: To lay out, lay over

the temple
הַבַּ֛יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

with precious
יְקָרָ֖ה (yə·qā·rāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3368: Precious, rare, splendid, weighty

stones
אֶ֥בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

for beauty,
לְתִפְאָ֑רֶת (lə·ṯip̄·’ā·reṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8597: Beauty, glory

and its gold
וְהַזָּהָ֖ב (wə·haz·zā·hāḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

[was]
זְהַ֥ב (zə·haḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

from Parvaim.
פַּרְוָֽיִם׃ (par·wā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6516: Parvaim -- a region from which Solomon obtained gold for the temple
(6) Garnished.--Overlaid (2Chronicles 3:4) the chamber.

Precious stones.--See 1Chronicles 29:2; and 1Kings 10:11, which relates that Hiram's fleet brought "precious stones" from Ophir for Solomon. But no mention of this kind of decoration is made in 1 Kings 6. The Vulgate explains the phrase as meaning a floor of costly marble.

Gold of Parvaim.--Perhaps Farwa, an auriferous region in S. Arabia. Others connect the word with the Sanskrit p-rva, "eastern," and seek Parvaim, like Ophir, in India. The name does not recur in the Old Testament.

Verse 6. - He garnished. The verb employed is (e) of ver. 4, supra (Revelation 21:19). Precious stones. The exact manner in which these were applied or fixed is not stated. What the precious stones were, however, need not be doubtful (1 Chronicles 29:2; the obvious references for which passage, Isaiah 54:11, 12 and Revelation 21:18-21, cannot be forgotten. See also Ezekiel 27:16; Song of Solomon 5:14; Lamentations 4:7). For beauty; i.e. to add beauty to the house. Parvaim. What this word designates, or, if a place, where the place was, is not known. Gesenius ('Lexicon,' sub vet.) would derive it from a Sanskrit word, purva, meaning "oriental." Hitzig suggests another Sanskrit word, paru, meaning "hill," and indicating the "twin hills" of Arabia (Prof., 6:7. § 11) as the derivation. And Knobel suggests that it is a form of Sepharvaim, the Syriac and Jonathan Targum version of Sephar (Genesis 10:30). The word does not occur in any other Bible passage (see Dr. Smith's 'Bible Dictionary,' vol. it. p. 711). 3:1-17 The building of the temple. - There is a more particular account of the building of the temple in #1Ki 6". It must be in the place David had prepared, not only which he had purchased, but which he had fixed on by Divine direction. Full instructions enable us to go about our work with certainty and to proceed therein with comfort. Blessed be God, the Scriptures are enough to render the man of God thoroughly furnished for every good work. Let us search the Scriptures daily, beseeching the Lord to enable us to understand, believe, and obey his word, that our work and our way may be made plain, and that all may be begun, continued, and ended in him. Beholding God, in Christ, his true Temple, more glorious than that of Solomon's, may we become a spiritual house, a habitation of God through the Spirit.
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