1 Kings 7:7
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English Standard Version
And he made the Hall of the Throne where he was to pronounce judgment, even the Hall of Judgment. It was finished with cedar from floor to rafters.

King James Bible
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

American Standard Version
And he made the porch of the throne where he was to judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also the porch of the throne, wherein is the seat of judgment: and covered it with cedar wood from the floor to the top.

English Revised Version
And he made the porch of the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from floor to floor.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.

1 Kings 7:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Erection of the royal palace. - 1 Kings 7:1 is closely connected in form with 1 Kings 6:38, and contains a summary account of the building, which is more minutely described in 1 Kings 7:2-12. "And Solomon built his house (his palace) in thirteen years, and finished (in that time) all his house." The thirteen years are to be reckoned after the completion of the temple in seven years, so that the two buildings were executed in twenty years (1 Kings 9:10). The expression כּל־בּיתו is used, because the palace consisted of several buildings connected together; namely, (1) the house of the forest of Lebanon (1 Kings 7:2-5); (2) the pillar-hall with the porch (1 Kings 7:6); (3) the throne-room and judgment-hall (1 Kings 7:7); (4) the king's dwelling-house and the house of Pharaoh's daughter (1 Kings 7:8). That all these buildings were only different portions of the one royal palace, and the house of the forest of Lebanon was not a summer residence of Solomon erected on Lebanon itself, as many of the earlier commentators supposed, is indisputably evident, not only from the first verse when correctly interpreted, but also and still more clearly from the fact that when the buildings of Solomon are spoken of afterwards (see 1 Kings 9:1, 1 Kings 9:10, 1 Kings 9:15, and 1 Kings 10:12), we only read of the house of Jehovah and the house of the king, that is to say, of the temple and one palace. The description of the several portions of this palace is so very brief, that it is impossible to form a distinct idea of its character. The different divisions are given in 1 Kings 7:1-8 in their natural order, commencing at the back and terminating with the front (1 Kings 7:8), and there then follows in 1 Kings 7:9-12 the description of the stones that were used.

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a porch

1 Kings 6:3 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house...

for the throne

1 Kings 10:18-20 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold...

Psalm 122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it...

of judgment

1 Kings 3:9,28 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad...

Proverbs 20:8 A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

from one side of the floor the other [heb] from floor to floor

Cross References
1 Kings 6:15
He lined the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar. From the floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling, he covered them on the inside with wood, and he covered the floor of the house with boards of cypress.

1 Kings 6:16
He built twenty cubits of the rear of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls, and he built this within as an inner sanctuary, as the Most Holy Place.

Psalm 122:5
There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.

Proverbs 20:8
A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows all evil with his eyes.

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