1 Kings 6
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.
2And 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
3And 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.
4And for the house
he made windows of narrow lights.
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:
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.
7And 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.
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.
he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.
10And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they
rested on the house with timber of cedar.
the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,
this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments
to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:
13And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people
14So Solomon built the house, and
15And 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.
16And 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.
17And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.
18And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all
was cedar; there was no stone seen.
the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
20And 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
21So 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.
22And 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.
23And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high.
24And 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.
25And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubims were of one measure and
26The height of the one cherub was
ten cubits, and so was it of the other cherub.
he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, 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.
28And he overlaid
the cherubims with gold.
29And he carved all
the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.
30And the floors of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.
31And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and
side posts were a fifth part of the wall.
two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid
them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.
33So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, a fourth part of the wall.
34And the two doors were of fir tree: the two leaves of the one door were folding,
and the two leaves of the other door were folding.
he carved thereon cherubims and palm trees and open flowers: and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved work.
36And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar
37In the fourth year was the foundation
of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:
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.