NASB — 1 Kings 7 — KJV

Solomon’s Palace

1 Now aSolomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house. 2 aHe built the house of the forest of Lebanon; its length was 100 Icubits and its width 50 cubits and its height 30 cubits, on four rows of cedar pillars with cedar beams on the pillars. 3 It was paneled with cedar above the side chambers which were on the 45 pillars, 15 in each row. 4 [There were artistic window] frames in three rows, and window was opposite window in three ranks. 5 All the doorways and doorposts [had] squared [artistic] frames, and window was opposite window in three ranks.

[1] a1K 3:1; 9:10; 2Ch 8:1
[2] II.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in. a1K 10:17, 21; 2Ch 9:16

6 ¶ Then he made athe hall of pillars; its length was 50 cubits and its width 30 cubits, and a porch [was] in front of them and pillars and a bthreshold in front of them.

[6] a1K 7:12 bEzk 41:25, 26

7 ¶ He made the hall of the athrone where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and bit was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.

[7] aPs 122:5; Pv 20:8 b1K 6:15, 16

8 ¶ His house where he was to live, the other court inward from the hall, was of the same workmanship. aHe also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter, bwhom Solomon had married.

[8] a1K 9:24; 2Ch 8:11 b1K 3:1

9 ¶ All these were of costly stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside to the great court.

10 ¶ The foundation was of costly stones, [even] large stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits. 11 And above were costly stones, stone cut according to measure, and cedar. 12 So athe great court all around [had] three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams even as the inner court of the house of the LORD, and bthe porch of the house.

[12] a1K 6:36 b1K 7:6

Hiram’s Work in the Temple

13 ¶ Now aKing Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre. 14 aHe was a widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and bhe was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill for doing any work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and cperformed all his work.

[13] a2Ch 2:13, 14; 4:11
[14] a2Ch 2:14 bEx 28:3; 31:3-5; 35:31; 36:1 c2Ch 4:11-16

15 ¶ He fashioned athe two pillars of bronze; beighteen cubits was the height of one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits Imeasured the circumference of both. 16 He also made two capitals of molten bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five Icubits and the height of the other capital was five cubits. 17 [There were] nets of network and twisted threads of chainwork for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital. 18 So he made the pillars, and two rows around on the one network to cover the capitals which were on the top of the pomegranates; and so he did for the other capital. 19 The capitals which [were] on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily design, four cubits. 20 [There were] capitals on the two pillars, even above [and] close to the Irounded projection which was beside the network; and athe pomegranates [numbered] two hundred in rows around IIboth capitals. 21 aThus he set up the pillars at the bporch of the nave; and he set up the right pillar and named it IJachin, and he set up the left pillar and named it IIBoaz. 22 On the top of the pillars was lily design. So the work of the pillars was finished.

[15] ILit went around the other pillar a2K 25:17; 2Ch 3:15; 4:12; Jr 52:21 b1K 7:41
[16] II.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
[20] ILit belly IILit on the other capital a1K 7:42; 2Ch 3:16; 4:13; Jr 52:23
[21] II.e. he shall establish III.e. in it is strength a2Ch 3:17 b1K 6:3

23aNow he made the sea of bcast [metal] ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits, and Ithirty cubits in circumference. 24 Under its brim agourds went around encircling it ten to a cubit, bcompletely surrounding the sea; the gourds were in two rows, cast Iwith the rest. 25 aIt stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; and the sea [was set] on top of them, and all their rear parts [turned] inward. 26 It was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, [as] a lily blossom; it could hold two thousand baths.

[23] ILit a line of 30 cubits went around it a2Ch 4:2 b2K 16:17; 25:13
[24] ILit in its casting a1K 6:18 b2Ch 4:3
[25] a2Ch 4:4, 5; Jr 52:20

27 ¶ Then ahe made the ten stands of bronze; the length of each stand was four cubits and its width four cubits and its height three cubits. 28 This was the design of the stands: they had borders, even borders between the Iframes, 29 and on the borders which were between the Iframes [were] lions, oxen and cherubim; and on the Iframes there [was] a pedestal above, and beneath the lions and oxen [were] wreaths of hanging work. 30 Now each stand had four bronze wheels with bronze axles, and its four feet had supports; beneath the basin [were] cast supports with wreaths at each side. 31 Its opening inside the crown at the top [was] a cubit, and its opening [was] round like the design of a pedestal, a cubit and a half; and also on its opening [there were] engravings, and their borders were square, not round. 32 The four wheels [were] underneath the borders, and the axles of the wheels [were] on the stand. And the height of a wheel [was] a cubit and a half. 33 The workmanship of the wheels [was] like the workmanship of a chariot wheel. Their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs [were] all cast. 34 Now [there were] four supports at the four corners of each stand; its supports [were] part of the stand itself. 35 On the top of the stand [there was] a circular form half a Icubit high, and on the top of the stand its IIstays and its borders [were] part of it. 36 He engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders, cherubim, lions and palm trees, according to the clear space on each, with wreaths [all] around. 37 aHe made the ten stands like this: all of them had one casting, one measure and one form.

[27] a1K 7:38; 2K 25:13; 2Ch 4:14
[28] IOr crossbars
[29] IOr crossbars
[35] II.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in. IILit hands
[37] a2Ch 4:14

38aHe made ten basins of bronze, one basin held forty baths; each basin [was] four cubits, [and] on each of the ten stands [was] one basin. 39 Then he set the stands, five on the right side of the house and five on the left side of the house; and he set the sea [of cast metal] on the right side of the house eastward toward the south.

[38] aEx 30:18; 2Ch 4:6

40 ¶ Now Hiram made the basins and the shovels and the bowls. So Hiram finished doing all the work which he performed for King Solomon [in] the house of the LORD: 41 the two pillars and the [two] bowls of the capitals which [were] on the top of the atwo pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals which [were] on the top of the pillars; 42 and the afour hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowls of the capitals which [were] on the tops of the pillars; 43 and the ten stands with the ten basins on the stands; 44 and athe one sea and the twelve oxen under the sea; 45 and athe pails and the shovels and the bowls; even all these utensils which Hiram made for King Solomon [in] the house of the LORD [were] of polished bronze. 46 aIn the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between bSuccoth and cZarethan. 47 Solomon left all the utensils [unweighed], because [they were] too many; athe weight of the bronze could not be ascertained.

[41] a1K 7:17, 18
[42] a1K 7:20
[44] a1K 7:23, 25
[45] aEx 27:3; 2Ch 4:16
[46] a2Ch 4:17 bGn 33:17; Jsh 13:27 cJsh 3:16
[47] a1Ch 22:3, 14

48 ¶ Solomon made all the furniture which [was in] the house of the LORD: athe golden altar and the golden table on which [was] the bbread of the Presence; 49 and the lampstands, five on the right side and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary, of pure gold; and athe flowers and the lamps and the tongs, of gold; 50 and the cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the afirepans, of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, [and] for the doors of the house, [that is], of the nave, of gold.

[48] aEx 30:1-3; 37:10-29; 2Ch 4:8 bEx 25:30
[49] aEx 25:31-38
[50] aEx 27:3; 2K 25:15

51aThus all the work that King Solomon performed [in] the house of the LORD was finished. And bSolomon brought in the things dedicated by his father David, the silver and the gold and the utensils, [and] he put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.

[51] a2Ch 5:1 b2S 8:11; 1Ch 18:11; 2Ch 5:1


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The building of Solomon's house.

1 ¶ But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

[1] 1K 9:10; 2Ch 8:1; Ec 2:4; Mt 6:33.

Of the house of Lebanon.

2 ¶ 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. 3 And [it was] covered with cedar above upon the beams, that [lay] on forty five pillars, fifteen [in] a row. 4 And [there were] windows [in] three rows, and light [was] against light [in] three ranks. 5 And all the doors and posts [were] square, with the windows: and light [was] against light [in] three ranks.

[2] 1K 9:19; 10:17; 2Ch 9:16; So 7:4.
[3] 1K 6:5.
[4] 1K 6:4; 7:5; Is 54:12; Ezk 40:16, 22, 25, 29, 33, 36; 41:26.
[5] 1K 7:5.

Of the porch of pillars.

6 ¶ 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.

[6] 1K 7:6.

Of the porch of judgment.

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] 1K 3:9, 28; 6:3; 10:18; Ps 122:5; Pv 20:8; Is 9:7.

Of the house for Pharaoh's daughter.

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. 9 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. 10 And the foundation [was of] costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits. 11 And above [were] costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars. 12 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.

[8] 1K 3:1; 9:24; 2K 20:4; 2Ch 8:11.
[9] 1K 5:17; 7:10.
[10] Is 28:16; 54:11; 1Co 3:10; Rv 21:19.
[11] Ep 2:20; 1P 2:5.
[12] 1K 6:36; Jn 10:23; Ac 3:11; 5:12.

Hiram's work of the two pillars.

13 ¶ And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. 14 He [was] a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work. 15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about. 16 And he made two chapiters [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 cubits: 17 [And] nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which [were] upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter. 18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that [were] upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter. 19 And the chapiters that [were] upon the top of the pillars [were] of lily work in the porch, four cubits. 20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars [had pomegranates] also above, over against the belly which [was] by the network: and the pomegranates [were] two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter. 21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz. 22 And upon the top of the pillars [was] lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.

[13] 1K 7:40; 2Ch 2:13; 4:11.
[14] Ex 31:2; 35:30; 36:1, 8; 2Ch 2:14; 4:16; Is 28:26.
[15] 1K 7:21; 2K 25:13, 16, 17; 2Ch 3:15; 4:12; Jr 52:21.
[16] Ex 36:38; 38:17, 19, 28; 2Ch 4:12.
[17] Ex 28:14, 22, 24; 39:15; 2K 25:17.
[18] Ex 28:14, 22, 24; 39:15; 2K 25:17.
[19] 1K 6:18, 32; 7:22.
[20] 2K 25:17; 2Ch 3:16; 4:13; Jr 52:22.
[21] Ru 4:21; 2S 7:12; 1K 6:3; 7:12; 2Ch 3:17; Is 9:7; 45:24; Ezk 40:48; Mt 16:18; Ga 2:9; Rv 3:12.

Of the molten sea.

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. 24 And under the brim of it round about [there were] knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about: the knops [were] cast in two rows, when it was cast. 25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea [was set] above upon them, and all their hinder parts [were] inward. 26 And it [was] an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.

[23] Ex 30:18; 38:8; 2K 25:13; 2Ch 4:2; Jr 52:17, 20.
[24] Ex 25:31; 37:17; 1K 6:18; 2Ch 4:3.
[25] 2Ch 4:4; Jr 52:20; Ezk 1:10; Mt 28:19; Mk 16:15; Lk 24:47; 1Co 9:9; Rv 4:6.
[26] 1K 6:18, 32, 35; 7:19, 38; 2Ch 4:3, 5, 6; Jr 52:21; Ezk 45:14.

Of the ten bases.

27 ¶ And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits [was] the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it. 28 And the work of the bases [was] on this [manner]: they had borders, and the borders [were] between the ledges: 29 And on the borders that [were] between the ledges [were] lions, oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges [there was] a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen [were] certain additions made of thin work. 30 And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver [were] undersetters molten, at the side of every addition. 31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above [was] a cubit: but the mouth thereof [was] round [after] the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it [were] gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round. 32 And under the borders [were] four wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels [were joined] to the base: and the height of a wheel [was] a cubit and half a cubit. 33 And the work of the wheels [was] like the work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, [were] all molten. 34 And [there were] four undersetters to the four corners of one base: [and] the undersetters [were] of the very base itself. 35 And in the top of the base [was there] a round compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof [were] of the same. 36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about. 37 After this [manner] he made the ten bases: all of them had one casting, one measure, [and] one size.

[27] 2K 25:13, 16; 2Ch 4:14; Jr 52:17, 20.
[28] 1K 7:28.
[29] Gn 3:24; Ex 25:18; 37:7; 1K 6:27; 7:25; Ezk 1:10; 10:14; 41:18; Ho 5:14; He 9:5; 1P 2:5; Rv 4:6; 5:5.
[30] Ezk 1:15; 3:13; 10:10.
[32] 1K 7:32.
[33] Ezk 1:16, 18.
[36] 1K 6:29, 32, 35; 7:29; Ezk 40:31, 37; 41:18, 25.

Of the ten lavers,

38 ¶ Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: [and] every laver was four cubits: [and] upon every one of the ten bases one laver. 39 And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against the south.

[38] Ex 30:17, 28; 38:8; 40:11; 2Ch 4:6; Zc 13:1; He 9:10; 10:22; 1Jn 1:7; Rv 7:14.
[39] 2Ch 4:6, 10.

and all the vessels.

40 ¶ And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD: 41 The two pillars, and the [two] bowls of the chapiters that [were] on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which [were] upon the top of the pillars; 42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, [even] two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that [were] upon the pillars; 43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases; 44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea; 45 And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, [were of] bright brass. 46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan. 47 And Solomon left all the vessels [unweighed], because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out. 48 And Solomon made all the vessels that [pertained] unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread [was], 49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right [side], and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs [of] gold, 50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers [of] pure gold; and the hinges [of] gold, [both] for the doors of the inner house, the most holy [place, and] for the doors of the house, [to wit], of the temple. 51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated; [even] the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD.

[40] Ex 24:6; 39:32; 1K 7:13, 28, 45; 2K 25:14; 2Ch 4:8, 11; Jr 52:18.
[41] 1K 7:15, 17; 2Ch 4:12.
[42] 1K 7:42.
[43] 1K 7:27.
[44] 1K 7:23.
[45] Ex 27:3; 38:3; Lv 8:31; 1S 2:13; 2Ch 4:16; Ezk 46:20; Zc 14:21.
[46] Gn 33:17; Jsh 3:16; 1K 4:12; 2Ch 4:17.
[47] 1Ch 22:14, 16; 2Ch 4:18.
[48] Ex 25:23; 30:1; 37:10, 25; 39:36, 38; 40:22, 26; Lv 24:5; 2Ch 4:8, 19; Ezk 40:39, 42; 41:22; 44:16; Mal 1:12; 1Co 10:21.
[49] Ex 25:31, 38; 37:17; 39:37; 40:24; Nu 4:9; 2Ch 4:7, 20; Zc 4:1, 11; Mt 5:14; Rv 1:20; 2:1.
[50] Ex 25:29; Lv 16:12; Nu 7:86; 2Ch 4:21.
[51] Ex 40:33; 2S 8:7; 1Ch 18:7, 10; 26:26; 28:11; 29:2; 2Ch 5:1; Ezr 6:15; Zc 4:9.


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