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6:1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after
the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth
year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second
month, that he began to build the house of the LORD..(when
6:2-4 And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length
thereof was threescore cubits and the
breadth thereof twenty cubits and the height thereof thirty cubits. And
the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length
thereof, according to the breadth of the house and ten cubits was the breadth
thereof before the house. And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.
6:5 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about,
against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the
oracle and he made chambers round about.
6:6-18 The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad and the middle
was six cubits broad and the third was seven cubits broad, for without
in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams
should not be fastened in the walls of the house. And the house, when it
was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither,
so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in
the house, while it was in building. The door for the middle chamber was
in the right side of the house and they went up with winding stairs into
the middle chamber and out of the middle into the third. So he built the
house and finished it and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.
And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high and
they rested on the house with timber of cedar. And the word of the LORD
came to Solomon, saying, Concerning this house which you are in building,
if you will walk in my statutes and execute my judgments and keep all my
commandments to walk in them, then will I perform my word with you, which
I spake unto David thy father. And I will dwell among the children of Israel
and will not forsake my people Israel. So Solomon built the house and finished
it. And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both
the floor of the house and the walls of the ceiling and he covered them
on the inside with wood and covered the floor of the house with planks
of fir. And he built twenty cubits
on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of
cedar. He even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for
the most holy place. And the house, that is, the temple before it, was
forty cubits long. And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops.(an
ornament resembling a small gourd
or an egg, on the cedar wainscot
in the temple and on the
castings on the brim of the
brazen or molten sea).and
open flowers. All was cedar. There was no stone seen.
6:19-23 And the oracle
he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of
the LORD. And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits
in length and twenty cubits in breadth and twenty cubits in the height
thereof. And he overlaid it with pure gold and so covered the altar which
was of cedar. So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold. And
he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle and he overlaid
it with gold. And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished
all the house. Also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid
with gold. And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each
ten cubits high.
6:38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth
month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof and according
to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.
7:1-6 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years and he
finished all his house. He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon.
The length thereof was an hundred cubits and the breadth thereof fifty
cubits and the height thereof thirty cubits,
upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. And
it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay on forty five
pillars, fifteen in a row. And there were windows in three rows and light
was against light in three ranks.
or rows of window).And all the
doors and posts were square with the windows, where light was against light
in three ranks. And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was
fifty cubits and the breadth thereof thirty cubits. And the porch was before
them. And the other pillars and the thick beam were before them.
7:7 Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even
the porch of judgment. And it was covered with cedar from one side of the
floor to the other.
7:8 And his house where he dwelt had another court within the porch,
which was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter,
whom he had taken to wife,
like unto this porch.
7:9-12 All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of
hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation
unto the coping and so on the outside toward the great court. And the foundation
was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits and stones
of eight cubits. And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewed
stones and cedars. And the great court round about was with three rows
of hewed stones and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the
house of the LORD and for the porch of the house.
7:15,16 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece
and a line of twelve cubits did compass
either of them about. And he made two chapiters.(the
ornamental head or capital of a pillar).of
molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars. The height of the one
chapiter was five cubits and the height of the other chapiter was five
7:23 And he made a molten
sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other. It was round all about
and his height was five cubits and a line of thirty cubits did compass
it round about.
7:26 And it was an handbreadth
thick and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers
of lilies. It contained two
here says two thousand, but original word is a limited word here and means
'thousand'; original is expanded in 2Chronicles
4:5, where it properly states three thousand)
7:46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground
between Succoth and Zarthan.