1 Kings 7
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1And Solomon was thirteen years building his own house. And he finished all his house. 2And he built the house of the forest of Lebanon. Its length was a hundred cubits, and its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. 3And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams that lay on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row. 4And windows were in three rows, and window was against window in three rows. 5And all the doors and posts were square with the windows. And the front of a window was against a window in three rows.

6And he made a porch of pillars. Its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth thirty cubits. And the porch was before them, and the pillars and the roof were over them.

7And he made a porch of the throne where he judged, the porch of judgment. And it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

8As to his house where he lived, the other court was within the porch, as this work was. Solomon also made a house for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken, like this porch.

9All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewn stones, sawed with saws, inside and out, even from the foundation to the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court.

10And the foundation was of costly stones, huge stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits. 11And above were costly stones, according to the measures of hewn stone and cedar. 12And the great court all around was with three rows of hewn stone, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.

13And King Solomon sent and brought Hiram out of Tyre. 14He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze. And he was filled with wisdom and understanding, and cunning to work all works in bronze. And he came to King Solomon and did all his work.

15For he cast two pillars of bronze, eighteen cubits was the height of the one pillar. And a line of twelve cubits went around the second pillar. 16And he made two capitals of molten bronze to set upon the tops of the pillars. The height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital five cubits. 17He made grids, a network of grids with twisted threads of chain-work for the capitals upon the top of the pillars: seven for the one capital, and seven for the other capital. 18And he made the pillars. And two rows were all around upon the one grating to cover the capitals upon the top with the pomegranates. And so he did for the other capital. 19And the capitals upon the top of the pillars in the porch were lily-work, four cubits. 20And the capitals on the two pillars had pomegranates upon the upper part, over against the belly which was by the grating; and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows all around upon the other capital. 21And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple. And he set up the right pillar and called its name Jachin. And he set up the left pillar and called its name Boaz. 22And upon the top of the pillars was lily-work. So the work of the pillars was finished.

23And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from brim to brim, all around it. And its height was five cubits, and a line of thirty cubits went around it. 24And under its brim were ornamental buds, going around it, ten in a cubit, going all around the sea. The ornamental buds were cast in two rows when it was cast. 25It stood upon twelve oxen, three facing the north, and three facing the west, and three facing the south, and three facing the east. The sea was set on top of them, and all their back parts were pointed inward. 26And it was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was fashioned like the brim of a cup with a bud of a lily. It contained two thousand baths.

27And he made ten bases of bronze, four cubits the length of the one base, and four cubits its breadth, and three cubits its height. 28And the work of the bases was this way: they had borders, and the borders were between the stays. 29And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubim. And a pedestal was upon the stays above. And beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging-work. 30And the one base had four bronze wheels and axles of bronze. And its four feet were supports to them; under the basin were cast supports with wreaths at each side. 31And its mouth within and above the capital was a cubit. And its mouth was round like the work of a pedestal, a cubit and half of a cubit. And also upon the opening were carvings; and their borders were square, not round. 32And under the borders were four wheels. And the axles of the wheels were in the base. And the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half. 33And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their axles, and their rims, and their hub, and their spokes were all cast. 34And there were four supports to the four corners of one base, and the supports were of the very base itself. 35And in the top of the base was a round compass of a half a cubit high. And on the top of the base its sides and its borders were of the same casting. 36And he engraved cherubim, lions, and palm trees on the plates of its sides, and on its borders, as the place of each, with wreaths all around. 37So he made the ten bases, one casting, one measure, one form was to them all.

38And he made ten basins of bronze. One basin contained forty baths. The one basin was four cubits, one basin upon the one base, and so for the ten bases. 39And he put five bases on the right side of the house and five on the left side of the house. And he set the sea on the right side of the house, toward the southeast.

40And Hiram made the basins and the shovels and the bowls. So Hiram finished doing all the work that he did for King Solomon for the house of the LORD: 41Two pillars, and the bowls of the capitals on the top of the two pillars, and the two gratings to cover the two bowls of the capitals upon the top of the pillars, 42And the four hundred pomegranates for the two gratings; two rows of pomegranates for each grating, to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were upon the face of the pillars, 43And the ten bases, and ten basins on the bases, 44And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea, 45And the pots, and the shovels, and the basins. All these vessels which Hiram made for King Solomon for the house of the LORD were of burnished bronze. 46The king cast them in the plain of Jordan, in the thick soil of the ground between Succoth and Zarethan. 47And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed because they were exceeding many; the weight of the bronze was not measured.

48And Solomon made all the vessels in the house of the LORD: the altar of gold and the table of gold upon which was the Bread of the Presence; 49And the lampstands of pure gold, five on the right and five on the left, in front of the Holy of Holies, with the flowers and the lamps and the tongs of gold; 50And the bowls and the snuffers and the basins and the spoons and the firepans of pure gold, and the hinges of gold for the doors of the inner house, the Holy of Holies, and for the doors of the house, the temple.

51So all the work that King Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated: the silver and the gold and the vessels he had put into the treasuries of the house of the LORD.

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