| 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 Ziv, which is the second month,
that he began to build the house of Jehovah. 2 And the house which king
Solomon built for Jehovah, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the
breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits.
3 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. 4 And for the house he made
windows of fixed lattice-work. 5 And against the wall of the house he
built stories round about, against the walls of the house round about, both
of the temple and of the oracle; and he made side-chambers round about.
6 The nethermost story was five cubits broad, and the middle was six
cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for on the outside he
made offsets in the wall of the house round about, that the
beams should not have hold in the walls of the house. 7 And the house,
when it was in building, was built of stone made ready at the quarry; and
there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house,
while it was in building. 8 The door for the middle side-chambers was in
the right side of the house: and they went up by winding stairs into the
middle story, and out of the middle into the third. 9 So he built
the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of
cedar. 10 And he built the stories against all the house, each five cubits
high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.|
11 And the word of Jehovah came to Solomon, saying, 12 Concerning this
house which thou art building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute
mine ordinances, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I
establish my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father. 13 And I
will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people
14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it. 15 And he built the
walls of the house within with boards of cedar: from the floor of the house
unto the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the inside with wood; and
he covered the floor of the house with boards of fir. 16 And he built
twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the
floor unto the walls of the ceiling: he built them for it
within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place. 17 And the house,
that is, the temple before the oracle, was forty cubits long.
18 And there was cedar on the house within, carved with knops and open
flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen. 19 And he prepared an
oracle in the midst of the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant
of Jehovah. 20 And within the oracle was a space of twenty cubits
in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height
thereof; and he overlaid it with pure gold: and he covered the altar with
cedar. 21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he drew
chains of gold across before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.
22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until all the house was
finished: also the whole altar that belonged to the oracle he overlaid with
23 And in the oracle he made two cherubim of olive-wood, each ten cubits
high. 24 And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits
the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto
the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits. 25 And the other cherub
was ten cubits: both the cherubim were of one measure and one form. 26 The
height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other cherub.
27 And he set the cherubim within the inner house; and the wings of the
cherubim were stretched forth, so that the wing of the one touched the one
wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their
wings touched one another in the midst of the house. 28 And he overlaid
the cherubim with gold.
29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved
figures of cherubim and palm-trees and open flowers, within and without.
30 And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.
31 And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive-wood: the
lintel and door-posts were a fifth part of the wall. 32 So
he made two doors of olive-wood; and he carved upon them carvings of
cherubim and palm-trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he
spread the gold upon the cherubim, and upon the palm-trees. 33 So also
made he for the entrance of the temple door-posts of olive-wood, out of a
fourth part of the wall; 34 and two doors of fir-wood: the two
leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door
were folding. 35 And he carved thereon cherubim and palm-trees and
open flowers; and he overlaid them with gold fitted upon the graven work.
36 And he built the inner court with three courses of hewn stone, and a
course of cedar beams.
37 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Jehovah laid, in
the month Ziv. 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.
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