1 Kings 6:18
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New American Standard Bible
There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And the cedar of the house within was carved with colocynths and half-open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

World English Bible
There was cedar on the house within, carved with buds and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Young's Literal Translation
And the cedar for the house within is carvings of knobs and openings of flowers; the whole is cedar, there is not a stone seen.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Knops and open flowers - Rather, "gourds and opening flower-buds." Imitations of the vegetable world are among the earliest of architectural ornaments. They abound in the architecture of Egypt and Persia. In that of Assyria they occur more sparingly.

1 Kings 6:18 Parallel Commentaries

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The Temple and Its Dedication
The long-cherished plan of David to erect a temple to the Lord, Solomon wisely carried out. For seven years Jerusalem was filled with busy workers engaged in leveling the chosen site, in building vast retaining walls, in laying broad foundations,--"great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones,"--in shaping the heavy timbers brought from the Lebanon forests, and in erecting the magnificent sanctuary. 1 Kings 5:17. Simultaneously with the preparation of wood and stone, to which task many thousands
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Historical Books.
1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

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
Then he prepared an inner sanctuary within the house in order to place there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

1 Kings 7:24
Under its brim gourds went around encircling it ten to a cubit, completely surrounding the sea; the gourds were in two rows, cast with the rest.

Psalm 74:6
And now all its carved work They smash with hatchet and hammers.

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