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°.
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°.
 ILit founding of Solomon to build III.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in. a1K 6:2
 a1K 6:3
 ILit great house IILit put on it palm trees a1K 6:17
 ILit overlaid...for beauty IIOr country of gold
 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°.
10 ¶ aThen 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.
 ILit cherubim of sculptured work aEx 25:18-20; 1K 6:23-28
 ILit other
 ILit and their faces to
 aEx 26:31
15 ¶ aHe 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°.
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The place, and time of building the Temple.
1 ¶ Then Solomonº beganºª to buildºª² the houseº of the LORDº at Jerusalemº in mountº Moriah,º where² [the LORD] appearedºª unto Davidº his father,º in the placeº that² Davidº had preparedºª in the threshingfloorº of Ornanº the Jebusite.º 2 And he beganºª to buildºª in the secondº [day] of the secondº month,º in the fourthº yearº of his reign.º
The measure and ornaments of the house.
3 ¶ Now these² [are the things wherein] Solomonº was instructedºª for the buildingºª² of the houseº of God.º The lengthº by cubitsº after the firstº measureº [was] threescoreº cubits,º and the breadthº twentyº cubits.º 4 And the porchº that² [was] in² the frontº [of the house], the lengthº [of it was] according to²² the breadthº of the house,º twentyº cubits,º and the heightº [was] an hundredº and twenty:º and he overlaidºª it withinº² with pureº gold.º 5 And the greaterº houseº he cieledºª with firº tree,º which he overlaidºª with fineº gold,º and setºª thereon² palm treesº and chains.º 6 And he garnishedºª² the houseº with preciousº stonesº for beauty:º and the goldº [was] goldº of Parvaim.º 7 He overlaidºª also² the house,º the beams,º the posts,º and the wallsº thereof, and the doorsº thereof, with gold;º and gravedºª cherubimsº on² the walls.º 8 And he madeºª² the most¹ holyº house,º the lengthº whereof [was] according toº² the breadthº of the house,º twentyº cubits,º and the breadthº thereof twentyº cubits:º and he overlaidºª it with fineº gold,º [amounting] to sixº hundredº talents.º 9 And the weightº of the nailsº [was] fiftyº shekelsº of gold.º And he overlaidºª the upper chambersº with gold.º
 1K 6:2; 1Ch 28:11.
 Jn 10:23; Ac 3:11; 5:12.
 1K 6:15, 21.
 1Ch 29:2, 8; Is 54:11; Rv 21:18.
 Ex 26:1, 29; 1K 6:20, 30, 35; Ezk 7:20.
 Ex 26:33; 1K 6:19; He 9:3, 9; 10:19.
11 ¶ And the wingsº of the cherubimsº [were] twentyº cubitsº long:º oneº wingº [of the one cherub was] fiveº cubits,º reachingºª to the wallº of the house:º and the otherº wingº [was likewise] fiveº cubits,º reachingºª to the wingº of the otherº cherub.º 12 And [one] wingº of the otherº cherubº [was] fiveº cubits,º reachingºª to the wallº of the house:º and the otherº wingº [was] fiveº cubitsº [also], joiningº to the wingº of the otherº cherub.º 13 The wingsº of these² cherubimsº spread themselves forthºª twentyº cubits:º and they² stoodºª on² their feet,º and their facesº [were] inward.º
The vail and pillars.
14 ¶ And he madeºª² the vailº [of] blue,º and purple,º and crimson,º and fine linen,º and wroughtºª cherubimsº thereon.² 15 Also he madeºª beforeº the houseº twoº pillarsº of thirtyº and fiveº cubitsº high,º and the chapiterº that² [was] on² the topº of each of them [was] fiveº cubits.º 16 And he madeºª chains,º [as] in the oracle,º and putºª [them] on² the headsº of the pillars;º and madeºª an hundredº pomegranates,º and putºª [them] on the chains.º 17 And he reared upºª² the pillarsº beforeº² the temple,º oneº on the right hand,º² and the otherº on the left;º² and calledºª the nameº of that on the right handº¹ª Jachin,º and the nameº of that on the leftº Boaz.º
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