1 Kings 6:18
New International Version
The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; no stone was to be seen.

New Living Translation
Cedar paneling completely covered the stone walls throughout the Temple, and the paneling was decorated with carvings of gourds and open flowers.

English Standard Version
The cedar within the house was carved in the form of gourds and open flowers. All was cedar; no stone was seen.

Berean Study Bible
The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen.

King James Bible
And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

New King James Version
The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with ornamental buds and open flowers. All was cedar; there was no stone to be seen.

New American Standard Bible
There was cedar inside the house, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; everything was cedar, there was no stone visible.

NASB 1995
There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen.

NASB 1977
And there was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen.

Amplified Bible
The cedar on the house within had wood carvings in the shape of gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; no stone was visible.

Christian Standard Bible
The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with ornamental gourds and flower blossoms. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with ornamental gourds and flower blossoms. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen.

American Standard Version
And there was cedar on the house within, carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Contemporary English Version
The inside walls were lined with cedar to hide the stones, and the cedar was decorated with carvings of gourds and flowers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the house was covered within with cedar, having the turnings, and the joints thereof artfully wrought and carvings projecting out: all was covered with boards of cedar: and no stone could be seen in the wall at all.

English Revised Version
And there was cedar on the house within, carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Good News Translation
The cedar panels were decorated with carvings of gourds and flowers; the whole interior was covered with cedar, so that the stones of the walls could not be seen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gourds and flowers were carved into the cedar paneling inside the temple. Everything was [covered with] cedar. No stone could be seen.

International Standard Version
Cedar carvings in the form of gourds and blooming flowers covered the entire interior of the Temple so that no stone could be seen.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the cedar on the house within was carved with knops and open flowers; all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Literal Standard Version
And the cedar for the house within [is] carvings of knobs and openings of flowers; the whole [is] cedar, there is not a stone seen.

NET Bible
The inside of the temple was all cedar and was adorned with carvings of round ornaments and of flowers in bloom. Everything was cedar; no stones were visible.

New Heart English Bible
And the inside of the house was cedar, carved with buds and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

World English Bible
There was cedar on the house within, carved with buds and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

Young's Literal Translation
And the cedar for the house within is carvings of knobs and openings of flowers; the whole is cedar, there is not a stone seen.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Temple's Interior
17And the main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long. 18The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen. 19Solomon also prepared the inner sanctuary within the temple to set the ark of the covenant of the LORD there.…

Cross References
1 Kings 6:17
And the main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.

1 Kings 6:19
Solomon also prepared the inner sanctuary within the temple to set the ark of the covenant of the LORD there.

1 Kings 7:24
Below the rim, ornamental buds encircled it, ten per cubit all the way around the Sea, cast in two rows as a part of the Sea.

Psalm 74:6
and smashing all the carvings with hatchets and picks.


Treasury of Scripture

And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

knops.

2 Kings 4:39
And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not.

open flowers.









Verse 18. - And the cedar of the house within [lit. cedar (wood) was placed against the house inside] was carved with knops [Heb. sculpture of gourds. The sculpture is in apposition to cedar. The authorities are divided as to the kind of sculpture intended. Keil thinks they were bassi relievi; Bahr contends that, like those of the Egyptian monuments, they were sunken, פְּקָעִים is generally assumed to be synonymous with פְּקֻעֹת "squirting cucumbers" (2 Kings 4:39, note). Bahr, however, justly observes that a deadly fruit, such as this is described to have been, was hardly likely to be employed in the decoration of the sanctuary, and he would render the word "buds." Keil thinks the gourds were oval ornaments, something like the wild gourd, which ran in rows along the walls. See the illustration, "Slab from Kouyunjik," Dict. Bib. 2 p. 49] and open flowers [lit. burstings of flowers. These words again are very variously interpreted. Thenius: festoons of flowers; Keil: open flower buds; Gesen.: expanded flowers]: all was cedar; there was no stone seen. [Really, the cedar was no more seen than the stone, for this in turn was overlaid with gold (ver. 22.)]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
The cedar
וְאֶ֤רֶז (wə·’e·rez)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 730: A cedar tree

paneling inside
פְּנִ֔ימָה (pə·nî·māh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6441: Toward the side or inside, within

the temple
הַבַּ֙יִת֙ (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

was carved
מִקְלַ֣עַת (miq·la·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4734: A sculpture

with gourds
פְּקָעִ֔ים (pə·qā·‘îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6497: Gourd (shaped) ornaments

and open
וּפְטוּרֵ֖י (ū·p̄ə·ṭū·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6358: Opened, a bud

flowers.
צִצִּ֑ים (ṣiṣ·ṣîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6731: Glistening, a burnished plate, a flower, a wing

Everything
הַכֹּ֣ל (hak·kōl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

was cedar;
אֶ֔רֶז (’e·rez)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 730: A cedar tree

not
אֵ֥ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

a stone
אֶ֖בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

could be seen.
נִרְאָֽה׃ (nir·’āh)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see


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