2 Chronicles 3:9
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New International Version
The gold nails weighed fifty shekels. He also overlaid the upper parts with gold.

New Living Translation
The gold nails that were used weighed 20 ounces each. He also overlaid the walls of the upper rooms with gold.

English Standard Version
The weight of gold for the nails was fifty shekels. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

Berean Study Bible
The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid the upper area with gold.

New American Standard Bible
The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold.

King James Bible
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

Christian Standard Bible
The weight of the nails was twenty ounces of gold, and he overlaid the ceiling with gold.

Contemporary English Version
Five hundred and seventy grams of gold was used to cover the heads of the nails. The walls of the small storage rooms were also covered with gold.

Good News Translation
twenty ounces of gold were used for making nails, and the walls of the upper rooms were also covered with gold.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The weight of the nails was 20 ounces of gold, and he overlaid the ceiling with gold.

International Standard Version
The gold nails weighed 50 shekels. He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold.

NET Bible
The gold nails weighed 50 shekels; he also plated the upper areas with gold.

New Heart English Bible
The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He overlaid the upper rooms with gold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The gold nails weighed 20 ounces. He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

New American Standard 1977
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid the upper rooms with gold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

King James 2000 Bible
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

American King James Version
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

American Standard Version
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also nails of gold, and the weight of every nail was fifty sicles: the upper chambers also he overlaid with gold.

Darby Bible Translation
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he covered the upper chambers with gold.

English Revised Version
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

World English Bible
The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He overlaid the upper rooms with gold.

Young's Literal Translation
and the weight of the nails is fifty shekels of gold, and the upper chambers he hath covered with gold.
Study Bible
The Temple's Interior
8Then he made the Most Holy Place; its length corresponded to the width of the temple, twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide, and he overlaid the inside with six hundred talents of fine gold. 9The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid the upper area with gold.
Cross References
1 Chronicles 28:11
Then David gave his son Solomon the plans for the portico of the temple, its buildings, storehouses, upper rooms, inner rooms, and the room for the mercy seat.

2 Chronicles 3:10
In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim of sculptured work, and he overlaid them with gold.

Treasury of Scripture

And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.







(9) And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold.--Literally, And a weight for nails for shekels--fifty in gold. The LXX. and Vulg. take this to mean that the weight of each nail was fifty shekels; and this is probably right, for fifty shekels as a total would be a trifling sum to record along with six hundred talents. The nails were used to fasten the golden plates to the wooden wainscoting of the edifice.

Whatever may be thought of the apparently incredible quantities of gold and silver stated to have been amassed by David for the Temple (1Chronicles 22:14; 1Chronicles 29:4; 1Chronicles 29:7), it is clear that no inconsiderable amount of the former metal would be required for the plating of the chambers as described in this chapter. And it is well known, from their own monuments, that the Babylonian sovereigns of a later age were in the habit of thus adorning the houses of their gods. Nebuchadnezzar, for instance, who restored the great temple of Borsippa, says: "E-zida, the strong house, in the midst thereof I caused to make, with silver, gold, alabaster, bronze . . . cedar I caused to adorn (or, completed) its sibir. The cedar of the roof (?) of the shrines of Nebo with gold I caused to clothe." In another inscription we read: "The shrine of Nebo, which is amid E-Sagili, its threshold, its bolt, and its babnaku, with gold I caused to clothe." And again: "The cedar roof of the oracle I caused to clothe with bright silver." The Assyrian Esarhaddon, a century earlier, boasts that he built ten castles in Assyria and Accad, and "made them shine like day with silver and gold."

And he overlaid.--And the upper chambers he covered with gold. The chambers over the Holy of holies are mentioned in 1Chronicles 28:11. The two statements of this verse are peculiar to the chronicle. The Syriac and Arabic omit the verse.

Verse 9. - The weight of the nails, fifty shekels of gold. According to the above scale, therefore, this weight would be a twelve-thousandth part for the nails of all the weight of the overlaying plates of gold. The upper chambers. This is the first mention of these "chambers" in the present description, but they have been alluded to by the Chronicle writer before, in 1 Chronicles 28:11. What or where they were is as yet not certainly ascertained. Presumably they were the highest tier of those chambers which surrounded three sides of the main building. But some think they were a superstructure to the holy of holies; others, high chambers in the supposed very lofty superstructure of the porch. Both of these suppositions seem to us of the unlikeliest. It would, however, be much more satisfactory, considering that all the subject before and after treats of the most holy place, to be able to connect this expression in some way with it, nor is there any reason evident for overlaying richly with gold the aforesaid chambers (2 Chronicles 9:4 compared with 2 Chronicles 22:11) of the third tier. 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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