NASB — 2 Chronicles 3 — KJV

The Temple Construction in Jerusalem

1 aThen Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where [the LORD] had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared bon the threshing floor of IOrnan the Jebusite. 2 He began to build on the second [day] in the second month Iof the fourth year of his reign.

[1] IIn 2S 24:18, Araunah a1K 6:1 b1Ch 21:18
[2] ILit in

Dimensions and Materials of the Temple

3 Now these are the Ifoundations which aSolomon laid for building the house of God. The length in IIcubits, according to the old standard [was] sixty cubits, and the width twenty cubits. 4 The porch which was in front of the house awas as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits, and the height 120; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold. 5 He overlaid athe Imain room with cypress wood and overlaid it with fine gold, and IIornamented it with palm trees and chains. 6 Further, he Iadorned the house with precious stones; and the gold was gold from IIParvaim. 7 aHe also overlaid the house with gold—the beams, the thresholds and its walls and its doors; and he bcarved cherubim on the walls.

[3] ILit founding of Solomon to build III.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in. a1K 6:2
[4] a1K 6:3
[5] ILit great house IILit put on it palm trees a1K 6:17
[6] ILit overlaid...for beauty IIOr country of gold
[7] a1K 6:20-22 b1K 6:29-35

8 ¶ Now he made athe Iroom of the holy of holies: its length across the width of the house [was] twenty cubits, and its width [was] twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, [amounting] to 600 talents. 9 The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid athe upper rooms with gold.

[8] ILit house aEx 26:33; 1K 6:16
[9] a1Ch 28:11

10aThen he made two Isculptured cherubim in the room of the holy of holies and overlaid them with gold. 11 The wingspan of the cherubim [was] twenty cubits; the wing of one, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and [its] other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub. 12 The wing of the other cherub, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house; and [its] other wing of five cubits was attached to the wing of the Ifirst cherub. 13 The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet Ifacing the [main] room. 14 aHe made the veil of violet, purple, crimson and fine linen, and he worked cherubim on it.

[10] ILit cherubim of sculptured work aEx 25:18-20; 1K 6:23-28
[12] ILit other
[13] ILit and their faces to
[14] aEx 26:31

15aHe also made two pillars for the front of the house, thirty-five cubits Ihigh, and the capital on the top of each [was] five cubits. 16 He made chains in the inner sanctuary and placed [them] on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates and placed [them] on the chains. 17 aHe erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.

[15] ILit long a1K 7:15-20
[17] a1K 7:21


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The place, and time of building the Temple.

1 ¶ Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where [the LORD] appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. 2 And he began to build in the second [day] of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

[1] Gn 22:2, 14; 2S 24:18; 1K 6:1; 1Ch 21:18; 22:1.
[2] 1K 6:1.

The measure and ornaments of the house.

3 ¶ Now these [are the things wherein] Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure [was] threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits. 4 And the porch that [was] in the front [of the house], the length [of it was] according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height [was] an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold. 5 And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains. 6 And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold [was] gold of Parvaim. 7 He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on the walls. 8 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof [was] according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, [amounting] to six hundred talents. 9 And the weight of the nails [was] fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.

[3] 1K 6:2; 1Ch 28:11.
[4] Jn 10:23; Ac 3:11; 5:12.
[5] 1K 6:15, 21.
[6] 1Ch 29:2, 8; Is 54:11; Rv 21:18.
[7] Ex 26:1, 29; 1K 6:20, 30, 35; Ezk 7:20.
[8] Ex 26:33; 1K 6:19; He 9:3, 9; 10:19.

The cherubims.

10 And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.

[10] 1K 6:23.

11 ¶ And the wings of the cherubims [were] twenty cubits long: one wing [of the one cherub was] five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing [was likewise] five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub. 12 And [one] wing of the other cherub [was] five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing [was] five cubits [also], joining to the wing of the other cherub. 13 The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces [were] inward.

[13] Ex 25:20.

The vail and pillars.

14 ¶ And he made the vail [of] blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon. 15 Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that [was] on the top of each of them [was] five cubits. 16 And he made chains, [as] in the oracle, and put [them] on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put [them] on the chains. 17 And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

[14] Ex 26:31; Mt 27:51; He 9:3; 10:20.
[15] 1K 7:15; Jr 52:20.
[16] 1K 6:21; 7:20.
[17] 1K 7:21.


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