1 Kings 6:38
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English Standard Version
And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished in all its parts, and according to all its specifications. He was seven years in building it.

King James Bible
And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

American Standard Version
And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in the eleventh year in the month Bul (which is the eighth month) the house was finished in all the works thereof, and in all the appurtenances thereof: and he was seven years in building it.

English Revised Version
And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul (which is the eighth month) was the house finished throughout all its parts, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

1 Kings 6:38 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And two doors (i.e., folding doors, sc. he made; וּשׁתּי is also governed by עשׂה in 1 Kings 6:31) of olive wood, and carved upon them carved work," etc., as upon the walls (1 Kings 6:29), "and overlaid them with gold, spreading the gold upon the cherubs and palms" (ירד, hiphil of רדד), i.e., he spread gold-leaf upon them, so that, as Rashi observes, all the figures, the elevations and depressions of the carved work, were impressed upon the coating of gold-leaf, and were thus plainly seen. Thenius infers from this explanatory clause, that the gilding upon the walls and doors was most probably confined to the figures engraved, and did not extend over the whole of the walls and doors, because, if the doors had been entirely overlaid with gold, the gilding of the carved work upon them would have followed as a matter of course. But this inference is a very doubtful one. For if it followed as a matter of course from the gilding of the entire doors that the carved work upon them was overlaid with gold, it would by no means follow that the overlaying was such as to leave the carved work visible or prominent, which this clause affirms. Moreover, a partial gilding of the walls would not coincide with the expression כּל־הבּית עד־תּם in 1 Kings 6:22, since these words, which are used with emphasis, evidently affirm more than "that such (partial) gilding was carried out everywhere throughout the temple proper." The doors in front of the Most Holy Place did not render the curtain mentioned in 2 Chronicles 3:14 unnecessary, as many suppose. This curtain may very well have been suspended within the doors; so that even when the doors were opened outwards on the entrance of the high priest, the curtain formed a second covering, which prevented the priests who were ministering in the Holy Place and court from looking in.

(Note: H. Merz (Herzog's Cycl.) now admits this, whereas he formerly agreed with Ewald and others in denying the existence of the curtain in Solomon's temple, and regarded the curtain (veil) in Matthew 27:51-52 as an arbitrary addition made by Herod out of his princely caprice, thus overlooking the deep symbolical meaning which the veil or curtain possessed.)

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finished

Ezra 6:14,15 And the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo...

Zechariah 4:9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it...

Zechariah 6:13-15 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule on his throne...

throughout, etc. or, with all the appurtenances thereof, and with all the ordinances thereof.

seven years

1 Kings 6:1,9 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt...

1 Kings 7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Ezra 3:8-13 Now in the second year of their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel...

Ezra 6:15 And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

John 2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you raise it up in three days?

Cross References
1 Kings 6:9
So he built the house and finished it, and he made the ceiling of the house of beams and planks of cedar.

1 Kings 6:14
So Solomon built the house and finished it.

1 Kings 6:37
In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.

1 Kings 7:1
Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished his entire house.

1 Kings 9:10
At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house,

Ezra 5:11
And this was their reply to us: 'We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are rebuilding the house that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

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