1 Kings 7
The Scriptures (ISR 1998)

1And Shelomoh built his own house for thirteen years, and he completed his entire house.

2And he built the house of the forest of Leḇanon. It was one hundred cubits long, and fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high, with four rows of cedar columns, and cedar beams on the columns.

3And it was panelled with cedar above the beams that were on forty-five columns, fifteen to a row.

4And there were windows with narrowed frames in three rows, and window was opposite window, three times.

5And all the doorways and doorposts had square frames. And window was opposite window, three times.

6And he made the porch of the columns, fifty cubits long and thirty cubits wide. And the porch was in front of them, and the columns and the roof was in front of them.

7And he made a hall for the throne, the Hall of Right-ruling, where he ruled. And it was panelled with cedar from floor to floor.

8And the house where he was to dwell, in the other courtyard, within the hall was of like workmanship. And Shelomoh made a house like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had taken.

9All these were of precious stone hewn to size, sawed with a saw, inside and out, from the foundation to the coping, and also on the outside to the great courtyard.

10And the foundation was of precious stone, large stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.

11And above were precious stones, hewn to size, and cedar wood.

12So the great courtyard all around had three rows of hewn stones and a row of cedar beams, as was the inner courtyard of the House of יהוה and the porch of the House.

13And Sovereign Shelomoh sent and brought Ḥiram from Tsor.

14He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tsor, a bronze worker. And he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill in working with all kinds of bronze work. So he came to Sovereign Shelomoh and did all his work.

15And he cast two columns of bronze, each one eighteen cubits high, and a line of twelve cubits measured the circumference of each.

16And he made two capitals of cast bronze, to put on the tops of the columns – the height of one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits –

17a lattice network, with wreaths of chainwork, for the capitals which were on top of the columns, seven chains for one capital and seven for the other capital.

18And he made the columns, and two rows of pomegranates above the network all around to cover the capitals that were on top, and so he did for the other capital.

19And the capitals that were on top of the columns in the hall were in the shape of lilies, four cubits.

20And there were capitals above also on the two columns, by the bulge which was next to the network. And the pomegranates were two hundred, in rows on each of the capitals all around.

21And he set up the columns by the porch of the hĕḵal. And he set up the column on the right and called its name Yaḵin, and he set up the column on the left and called its name Bo‛az.

22And on the top of the columns was lily work. Thus the work of the columns was completed.

23And he made the Sea of cast metal, ten cubits from one rim to the other, round all about, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured around it.

24And below its rim were ornaments all around, ten to a cubit, all the way around the Sea. The ornaments were cast in two rows when it was cast.

25It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, and three facing west, and three facing south, and three facing east. And the Sea was set upon them, and all their back parts were inward.

26And it was a handbreadth thick, and its rim was shaped like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths.

27And he made ten stands of bronze, each stand was four cubits long, and four cubits wide, and three cubits high.

28And this is how the stands were made: They had side panels, and the side panels were between frames,

29and on the side panels that were between the frames were lions, oxen, and keruḇim, and a pedestal above on the frame. Below the lions and oxen were wreaths of beaten work.

30And each stand had four bronze wheels and axles of bronze, and its four feet had supports. Under the basin were cast supports beside each wreath.

31And its opening inside the crown at the top was one cubit. And the opening was round, like the work of the pedestal, one and a half cubits. And also on the opening were engravings, but the side panels were square, not round.

32And the four wheels were under the side panels, and the axles of the wheels were joined to the stand, and the height of a wheel was one and a half cubits.

33And the wheels were made like chariot wheels. Their axle pins, and their rims, and their spokes, and their hubs were all cast.

34And there were four supports at the four corners of each stand, its supports were of the stand itself.

35And on the top of the stand, half a cubit in height – round all around. And on the top of the stand, its flanges and its side panels were of the same.

36And on the plates of its flanges and on its side panels he engraved keruḇim, lions, and palm trees, according to the clear space on each, with wreaths all around.

37He made the ten stands like this: all of them were of one mould, one measure, and one shape.

38And he made ten basins of bronze; each basin contained forty baths, and each basin was four cubits, one basin on each of the ten stands.

39And he put five stands on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house, and he put the Sea on the right side of the house to the east, facing the south.

40And Ḥiram made the pots and the shovels and the bowls. And Ḥiram completed doing all the work that he was to do for Sovereign Shelomoh on the House of יהוה:

41the two columns, and the bowl-shaped capitals that were on top of the columns, and the two networks covering the two bowl-shaped capitals which were on top of the columns;

42and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowl-shaped capitals that were on top of the columns;

43and the ten stands, and the ten basins on the stands;

44and the one Sea, and twelve oxen under the Sea;

45and the pots, and the shovels, and the bowls. And all these utensils which Ḥiram made for Sovereign Shelomoh for the House of יהוה were of polished bronze.

46The sovereign had them cast in clay in the district of Yardĕn between Sukkoth and Tsarethan.

47And Shelomoh left all the utensils unweighed, because they were many, nor was the weight of the bronze searched out.

48So Shelomoh made all the utensils for the House of יהוה: the altar of gold, and the table of gold on which was the showbread;

49and the lampstands of refined gold, five on the right side and five on the left in front of the Speaking Place, with the flowers and the lamps and the snuffers of gold;

50and the basins, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the ladles, and the fire holders of refined gold, and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the Most Set-apart Place, and for the doors of the house of the Hĕḵal.

51Thus all the work which Sovereign Shelomoh had done for the House of יהוה was completed. And Shelomoh brought in the set-apart items of his father Dawiḏ: the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the House of יהוה.

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