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

King James Bible
But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

American Standard Version
And Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon built his own house in thirteen years, and brought it to perfection.

English Revised Version
And Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And thus he made upon the door of the Holy Place posts of olive wood from a fourth (of the wall)," i.e., a framework which occupied a fourth of the breadth of the wall, or was five cubits broad (see at 1 Kings 6:31), "and two doors of cypress wood, two leaves each door turning," i.e., each of the folding doors consisting of two leaves, each of which was made to turn by itself, so that it could be opened and shut alone (without the other; קלעים is probably only a copyist's error for צלעים). Cypress wood was chosen for the folding doors of the Holy Place, and not olive wood, as in the case of the Most Holy Place, probably because it is lighter in weight, and therefore less likely to sink. It is questionable here what idea we are to form of the division of each folding door into two leaves, each of which turned by itself: whether we are to think of each wing as divided lengthwise into two narrow leaves, or as divided half way up, so that the lower half could be opened without the upper. I agree with Merz in thinking the latter the more probable assumption; for the objection made by Thenius, on the ground that doors of this kind are only seen in the houses of the peasantry, is an idle assertion which cannot be proved. In a doorway of five cubits in breadth, after reckoning the doorposts the width of the two wings could not be more than two cubits each. And if such a door had been divided into two halves, each half would have been only one cubit wide, so that when open it would not have furnished the requisite room for one man conveniently to pass through. On the other hand, we may assume that a folding door of four cubits in breadth, if made in just proportions, would be eight cubits high. And a door of such a height might easily be divided into two halves, so that only the lower half (of two cubits in breadth and about four in height) was opened for the daily entrance of the priests into the Holy Place. These doors probably opened outwards, like those in front of the Most Holy Place.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thirteen years

1 Kings 9:10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,

2 Chronicles 8:1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house,

Ecclesiastes 2:4,5 I made me great works; I built me houses; I planted me vineyards...

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Cross References
1 Kings 3:1
Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt. He took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her into the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD and the wall around Jerusalem.

1 Kings 6:38
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.

1 Kings 9:1
As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build,

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,

2 Chronicles 8:1
At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house,

Ecclesiastes 2:4
I made great works. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself.

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