2 Chronicles 3:8
New International Version
He built the Most Holy Place, its length corresponding to the width of the temple--twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide. He overlaid the inside with six hundred talents of fine gold.

New Living Translation
He made the Most Holy Place 30 feet wide, corresponding to the width of the Temple, and 30 feet deep. He overlaid its interior with 23 tons of fine gold.

English Standard Version
And he made the Most Holy Place. Its length, corresponding to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and its breadth was twenty cubits. He overlaid it with 600 talents of fine gold.

Berean Study Bible
Then he made the Most Holy Place; its length corresponded to the width of the temple, twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide, and he overlaid the inside with six hundred talents of fine gold.

New American Standard Bible
Now he made the room 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.

New King James Version
And he made the Most Holy Place. Its length was according to the width of the house, twenty cubits, and its width twenty cubits. He overlaid it with six hundred talents of fine gold.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he made the most holy place; its length corresponded to the width of the temple, 30 feet, and its width was 30 feet. He overlaid it with forty-five thousand pounds of fine gold.

Contemporary English Version
The most holy place was nine meters square, and its walls were covered with over 20 tons of fine gold.

Good News Translation
The inner room, called the Most Holy Place, was 30 feet long and 30 feet wide, which was the full width of the Temple. Twenty-five tons of gold were used to cover the walls of the Most Holy Place;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he made the most holy place; its length corresponded to the width of the temple, 30 feet, and its width was 30 feet. He overlaid it with 45,000 pounds of fine gold.

International Standard Version
With respect to the Most Holy Place in the Temple, its length across the width of the Temple was 20 cubits, and its width extended 20 cubits. Solomon overlaid it with 600 talents of pure gold.

NET Bible
He made the most holy place; its length was 30 feet, corresponding to the width of the temple, and its width 30 feet. He plated it with 600 talents of fine gold.

New Heart English Bible
He made the most holy house: its length, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and its breadth twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He made the most holy place. It was as long as the temple was wide, 30 feet long. It was also 30 feet wide. He overlaid it with 45,000 pounds of fine gold.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he made the most holy place; the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

New American Standard 1977
Now he made the room 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he made the house of the holy of holies, its length was twenty cubits, according to the breadth of the house, and its breadth was twenty cubits, and he covered it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

King James 2000 Bible
And he made the most holy place, the length of it was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth of it twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And he made the most holy house: the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he built the holy of holies, its length was according to the front of the other house, the breadth of the house was twenty cubits, and the length twenty cubits: and he gilded it with pure gold for cherubs, to the amount of six hundred talents.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also the house of the holy of holies: the length of it according to the breadth of the temple, twenty cubits, and the breadth of it in like manner twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with plates of gold, amounting to about six hundred talents.

Darby Bible Translation
And he made the house of the most holy place, the length of which was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and its breadth twenty cubits; and he covered it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

English Revised Version
And he made the most holy house; the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he made the most holy house, the length of which was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth of it twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

World English Bible
He made the most holy house: its length, according to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and its breadth twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh the most holy house: its length is by the front of the breadth of the house twenty cubits, and its breadth twenty cubits, and he covereth it with good gold, to six hundred talents;
Study Bible
The Temple's Interior
7He overlaid its beams, thresholds, walls, and doors with gold, and he carved cherubim on the walls. 8Then he made the Most Holy Place; its length corresponded to the width of the temple, twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide, and he overlaid the inside with six hundred talents of fine gold. 9The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid the upper area with gold.…
Cross References
Exodus 26:33
And you are to hang the veil from the clasps and place the Ark of the Testimony behind the veil. So the veil will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.

1 Kings 6:16
He partitioned off the twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

the most holy

Exodus 26:33
And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.

1 Kings 6:19,20
And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD…

Hebrews 9:3,9
And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; …







Lexicon
Then he made
וַיַּ֙עַשׂ֙ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

the Most Holy
קֹ֣דֶשׁ (qō·ḏeš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

Place;
בֵּֽית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

its length
אָרְכּ֞וֹ (’ā·rə·kōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 753: Length

corresponded to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the width
רֹֽחַב־ (rō·ḥaḇ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7341: Breadth, width

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

twenty
עֶשְׂרִ֔ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6242: Twenty, twentieth

cubits [long]
אַמּ֣וֹת (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

and twenty
עֶשְׂרִ֑ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6242: Twenty, twentieth

cubits
אַמּ֣וֹת (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

wide,
וְרָחְבּ֖וֹ (wə·rā·ḥə·bōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7341: Breadth, width

and he overlaid [the inside]
וַיְחַפֵּ֙הוּ֙ (way·ḥap·pê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2645: To cover, to veil, to encase, protect

with six
שֵׁ֥שׁ (šêš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

hundred
מֵאֽוֹת׃ (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

talents
לְכִכָּרִ֖ים (lə·ḵik·kā·rîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3603: A round, a round district, a round loaf, a round weight, a talent (a measure of weight or money)

of fine
ט֔וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

gold.
זָהָ֣ב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky
(c) THE HOLY OF HOLIES, OR CHANCEL, WITH THE CHERUBIM AND THE VAIL (2Chronicles 3:8-14).

(8) The most holy house.--The chamber of the Holy of holies, or chancel, called also the oracle (D?bir), 1Kings 6:5. (So 2Chronicles 3:10.)

The length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits.--Its length before the breadth of the house was twenty cubits. (See Note on 2Chronicles 3:4.)

And the breadth thereof twenty cubits.--1Kings 6:20 adds that the height also was twenty cubits, so that the chamber formed a perfect cube.

Six hundred talents.--The weight of gold thus expended on the plating of the walls of the inner shrine is not given in Kings. Solomon's whole yearly revenue was 666 talents (1Kings 10:14).

Verse 8. - The most holy house. The writer proceeds from speaking of "the greater house" (ver. 5), or holy place, to the "holy of holies." The parallel (1 Kings 6:20) adds the height, as also 20 cubits. Six hundred talents. It is impossible to assert with any accuracy the money value intended here. Six hundred talents of gold is an amazing proportion of the yearly revenue of 666 talents of gold, spoken of in 1 Kings 10:14. This latter amount is worth, in Keil's estimate, about three million and three quarters of our money, but in Peele's estimate nearer double that! The Hebrew, Phoenician, and Assyrian unit of weight is the same, and one quite different from the Egyptian. The silver talent (Hebrew, ciccar, כִּכָּר) contained 60 manehs, each maneh being equal to 50 shekels, and a shekel being worth 220 grains; i.e. there were 3000 shekels, or 660,000 grains, in such talent. But the gold talent con-rained 100 manehs, the maneh 100 shekels, and the shekel 132 grains, making this gold talent the equivalent of 10,000 shekels, or 1,320,000 grains. The "holy shekel," or "shekel of the sanctuary," could be either of gold or silver (Exodus 38:4, 5). (For some treatment of this still unsatisfactory subject, see Dr. Smith's . Bible Dictionary,' 3:1727-1736; and Conder's ' Handbook to the Bible,' 2nd edit., pp. 64-78, 81.) 3:1-17 The building of the temple. - There is a more particular account of the building of the temple in #1Ki 6". It must be in the place David had prepared, not only which he had purchased, but which he had fixed on by Divine direction. Full instructions enable us to go about our work with certainty and to proceed therein with comfort. Blessed be God, the Scriptures are enough to render the man of God thoroughly furnished for every good work. Let us search the Scriptures daily, beseeching the Lord to enable us to understand, believe, and obey his word, that our work and our way may be made plain, and that all may be begun, continued, and ended in him. Beholding God, in Christ, his true Temple, more glorious than that of Solomon's, may we become a spiritual house, a habitation of God through the Spirit.
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