1 Kings 6
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1And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.1Now it came about in the four hundred and eightieth year after the sons of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.
2Now the house which King Solomon built for the LORD, its length was sixty cubits, its width twenty, and its height thirty cubits.2As for the house which King Solomon built for the LORD, its length was sixty cubits and its width twenty cubits and its height thirty cubits.
3The vestibule in front of the sanctuary of the house was twenty cubits long across the width of the house, and the width of the vestibule extended ten cubits from the front of the house.3The porch in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits in length, corresponding to the width of the house, and its depth along the front of the house was ten cubits.
4And he made for the house windows with beveled frames.4Also for the house he made windows with artistic frames.
5Against the wall of the temple he built chambers all around, against the walls of the temple, all around the sanctuary and the inner sanctuary. Thus he made side chambers all around it.5Against the wall of the house he built stories encompassing the walls of the house around both the nave and the inner sanctuary; thus he made side chambers all around.
6The lowest chamber was five cubits wide, the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for he made narrow ledges around the outside of the temple, so that the support beams would not be fastened into the walls of the temple.6The lowest story was five cubits wide, and the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for on the outside he made offsets in the wall of the house all around in order that the beams would not be inserted in the walls of the house.
7And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.7The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.
8The doorway for the middle story was on the right side of the temple. They went up by stairs to the middle story, and from the middle to the third.8The doorway for the lowest side chamber was on the right side of the house; and they would go up by winding stairs to the middle story, and from the middle to the third.
9So he built the temple and finished it, and he paneled the temple with beams and boards of cedar.9So he built the house and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.
10And he built side chambers against the entire temple, each five cubits high; they were attached to the temple with cedar beams.10He also built the stories against the whole house, each five cubits high; and they were fastened to the house with timbers of cedar.
11Then the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying:11Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon saying,
12Concerning this temple which you are building, if you walk in My statutes, execute My judgments, keep all My commandments, and walk in them, then I will perform My word with you, which I spoke to your father David.12"Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes and execute My ordinances and keep all My commandments by walking in them, then I will carry out My word with you which I spoke to David your father.
13And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel.”13"I will dwell among the sons of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel."
14So Solomon built the temple and finished it.14So Solomon built the house and finished it.
15And he built the inside walls of the temple with cedar boards; from the floor of the temple to the ceiling he paneled the inside with wood; and he covered the floor of the temple with planks of cypress.15Then he built the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar; from the floor of the house to the ceiling he overlaid the walls on the inside with wood, and he overlaid the floor of the house with boards of cypress.
16Then he built the twenty-cubit room at the rear of the temple, from floor to ceiling, with cedar boards; he built it inside as the inner sanctuary, as the Most Holy Place.16He built twenty cubits on the rear part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the ceiling; he built them for it on the inside as an inner sanctuary, even as the most holy place.
17And in front of it the temple sanctuary was forty cubits long.17The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.
18The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with ornamental buds and open flowers. All was cedar; there was no stone to be seen.18There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen.
19And he prepared the inner sanctuary inside the temple, to set the ark of the covenant of the LORD there.19Then he prepared an inner sanctuary within the house in order to place there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
20The inner sanctuary was twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and twenty cubits high. He overlaid it with pure gold, and overlaid the altar of cedar.20The inner sanctuary was twenty cubits in length, twenty cubits in width, and twenty cubits in height, and he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the altar with cedar.
21So Solomon overlaid the inside of the temple with pure gold. He stretched gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary, and overlaid it with gold.21So Solomon overlaid the inside of the house with pure gold. And he drew chains of gold across the front of the inner sanctuary, and he overlaid it with gold.
22The whole temple he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the temple; also he overlaid with gold the entire altar that was by the inner sanctuary.22He overlaid the whole house with gold, until all the house was finished. Also the whole altar which was by the inner sanctuary he overlaid with gold.
23Inside the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.23Also in the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.
24One wing of the cherub was five cubits, and the other wing of the cherub five cubits: ten cubits from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other.24Five cubits was the one wing of the cherub and five cubits the other wing of the cherub; from the end of one wing to the end of the other wing were ten cubits.
25And the other cherub was ten cubits; both cherubim were of the same size and shape.25The other cherub was ten cubits; both the cherubim were of the same measure and the same form.
26The height of one cherub was ten cubits, and so was the other cherub.26The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was the other cherub.
27Then he set the cherubim inside the inner room; and they stretched out the wings of the cherubim so that the wing of the one touched one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall. And their wings touched each other in the middle of the room.27He placed the cherubim in the midst of the inner house, and the wings of the cherubim were spread out, so that the wing of the one was touching the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub was touching the other wall. So their wings were touching each other in the center of the house.
28Also he overlaid the cherubim with gold.28He also overlaid the cherubim with gold.
29Then he carved all the walls of the temple all around, both the inner and outer sanctuaries, with carved figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers.29Then he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved engravings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, inner and outer sanctuaries.
30And the floor of the temple he overlaid with gold, both the inner and outer sanctuaries.30He overlaid the floor of the house with gold, inner and outer sanctuaries.
31For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood; the lintel and doorposts were one-fifth of the wall.31For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood, the lintel and five-sided doorposts.
32The two doors were of olive wood; and he carved on them figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees.32So he made two doors of olive wood, and he carved on them carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees.
33So for the door of the sanctuary he also made doorposts of olive wood, one-fourth of the wall.33So also he made for the entrance of the nave four-sided doorposts of olive wood
34And the two doors were of cypress wood; two panels comprised one folding door, and two panels comprised the other folding door.34and two doors of cypress wood; the two leaves of the one door turned on pivots, and the two leaves of the other door turned on pivots.
35Then he carved cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers on them, and overlaid them with gold applied evenly on the carved work.35He carved on it cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers; and he overlaid them with gold evenly applied on the engraved work.
36And he built the inner court with three rows of hewn stone and a row of cedar beams.36He built the inner court with three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams.
37In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.37In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.
38And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished in all its details and according to all its plans. So he was seven years in building it.38In the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished throughout all its parts and according to all its plans. So he was seven years in building it.
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