1 Kings 6:18
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English Standard Version
The cedar within the house was carved in the form of gourds and open flowers. All was cedar; no stone was seen.

King James Bible
And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

American Standard Version
And there was cedar on the house within, carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the house was covered within with cedar, having the turnings, and the joints thereof artfully wrought and carvings projecting out: all was covered with boards of cedar: and no stone could be seen in the wall at all.

English Revised Version
And there was cedar on the house within, carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the cedar of the house within was carved with knobs and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

וגו הבּית is placed at the head absolutely: "As for the house which thou art building (בּנה, a participle), if thou walkest in my statutes, ... I will set up my word, which I spake to thy father David." The reference is to the promise in 2 Samuel 7:12. of the everlasting establishment of this throne. God would fulfil this for Solomon if he would walk in the commandments of the Lord, as his father had already urged upon him when he handed over the kingdom (1 Kings 2:3). The promise in 1 Kings 6:13, "I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel," does not contain a second promise added to the one given in 2 Samuel 7:12., but simply a special application of it to the building of the temple which had already been commenced. The eternal establishment of the throne of David involved the dwelling of God among His people, or rather is founded upon it. This dwelling of God is now to receive a new and lasting realization. The temple is to be a pledge that the Lord will maintain for His people His covenant of grace and His gracious presence. In this respect the promised, "I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel, and not forsake my people Israel," is a confirmation of the word which Jehovah had spoken to David, although, so far as the actual words are concerned, it is more closely connected with Leviticus 26:11, when the highest blessing attendant upon the faithful observance of the commandments of God is summed up in the promise, "I will make my abode among you, and my soul will not despise you."

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knops. or, gourds.
Pekaim, `artificial knops,' in the shape of {colocynths} or wild gourds, as the word denotes. (See note on

2 Kings 4:39 And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full...

;) the full- blown flowers of which must have been very ornamental.

open flowers. or, openings of flowers

Cross References
1 Kings 6:17
The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.

1 Kings 6:19
The inner sanctuary he prepared in the innermost part of the house, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

1 Kings 7:24
Under its brim were gourds, for ten cubits, compassing the sea all around. The gourds were in two rows, cast with it when it was cast.

Psalm 74:6
And all its carved wood they broke down with hatchets and hammers.

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