New American Standard Bible
He overlaid the main room with cypress wood and overlaid it with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
King James Bible
And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.
Darby Bible Translation
And the greater house he boarded with cypress-wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set on it palm-trees and chains.
World English Bible
The greater house he made a ceiling with fir wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
Young's Literal Translation
And the large house he hath covered with fir-trees, and he doth cover it with good gold, and causeth to ascend on it palms and chains,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The greater house - i. e., the holy place, or main chamber of the temple, intervening between the porch and the holy of holies (so in 2 Chronicles 3:7).
He cieled with fir tree - Rather, "he covered," or "lined." The reference is not to the ceiling, which was entirely of wood, but to the walls and floor, which were of stone, with a covering of planks (marginal reference). The word translated "fir" bears probably in this place, not the narrow meaning which it has in 2 Chronicles 2:8, where it is opposed to cedar, but a wider one, in which cedar is included.
Palm trees and chains - See 1 Kings 6:29. The "chains" are supposed to be garlands or festoons.
1 Kings 6:17
The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.
2 Chronicles 3:6
Further, he adorned the house with precious stones; and the gold was gold from Parvaim.
Song of Solomon 1:17
"The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.
There were shuttered windows looking toward the guardrooms, and toward their side pillars within the gate all around, and likewise for the porches. And there were windows all around inside; and on each side pillar were palm tree ornaments.
It was carved with cherubim and palm trees; and a palm tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces,
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