1 Kings 6
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1And it comes to pass, in the four hundred and eightieth year of the going out of the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, in the fourth year—in the month of Ziv, it [is] the second month—of the reigning of Solomon over Israel, that he builds the house for YHWH. 2As for the house that King Solomon has built for YHWH, its length [is] sixty cubits, and its breadth twenty, and its height thirty cubits. 3As for the porch on the front of the temple of the house, its length [is] twenty cubits on the front of the breadth of the house; its breadth [is] ten by the cubit on the front of the house; 4and he makes frames of narrowing windows for the house.

5And he builds a couch against the wall of the house all around, [even] the walls of the house all around, of the temple and of the oracle, and makes sides all around. 6The lowest couch, its breadth [is] five by the cubit; and the middle, its breadth [is] six by the cubit; and the third, its breadth [is] seven by the cubit, for he has put withdrawings of the house all around outside—not to lay hold on the walls of the house.

7And the house, in its being built, has been built of perfect stone [that was] brought; and hammer and the axe—any instrument of iron—was not heard in the house in its being built.

8The opening of the middle side [is] at the right shoulder of the house, and with windings they go up on the middle one, and from the middle one to the third. 9And he builds the house, and completes it, and covers the house [with] beams and rows of cedars. 10And he builds the couch against all the house, its breadth [is] five cubits, and it takes hold of the house by cedar-wood.

11And the word of YHWH is to Solomon, saying, 12“This house that you are building—if you walk in My statutes, and do My judgments, indeed, have done all My commands, to walk in them, then I have established My word with you, which I spoke to your father David, 13and have dwelt in the midst of the sons of Israel, and do not forsake My people Israel.”

14And Solomon builds the house and completes it;

15and he builds the walls of the house within with beams of cedar, from the floor of the house to the walls of the ceiling; he has overlaid the inside with wood, and covers the floor of the house with ribs of fir. 16And he builds the twenty cubits on the sides of the house with ribs of cedar, from the floor to the walls; and he builds for it within, for the oracle, for the Holy of Holies. 17And [this area of] the house was forty by the cubit; it [is the area of] the temple before My face. 18And the cedar for the house within [is] carvings of knobs and openings of flowers; the whole [is] cedar, there is not a stone seen. 19And he has prepared the oracle in the midst of the house within, to put the Ark of the Covenant of YHWH there. 20And before the oracle [is] twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and its height [is] twenty cubits; and he overlays it with gold refined, and overlays the altar with cedar. 21And Solomon overlays the house within with gold refined, and causes [it] to pass over in chains of gold before the oracle, and overlays it with gold. 22And he has overlaid the whole of the house with gold, until the completion of all the house; and the whole of the altar that the oracle has, he has overlaid with gold.

23And he makes two cherubim of the oil-tree within the oracle; their height [is] ten cubits; 24and the first wing of the cherub [is] five cubits, and the second wing of the cherub five cubits—ten cubits from the ends of his wings even to the ends of his wings; 25and the second cherub [is] ten by the cubit; one measure and one form [are] of the two cherubim, 26the height of the first cherub [is] ten by the cubit, and so [is] the second cherub; 27and he sets the cherubim in the midst of the inner house, and they spread out the wings of the cherubim, and a wing of the first comes against the wall, and a wing of the second cherub is coming against the second wall, and their wings [stretched] into the midst of the house, coming wing against wing; 28and he overlays the cherubim with gold,

29and he has carved all around the walls of the house with engravings of carvings, cherubim, and palm trees, and openings of flowers, inside and outside. 30And he has overlaid the floor of the house with gold, inside and outside;

31as for the opening of the oracle, he made doors of the oil-tree; the lintel [and] doorposts [are] a fifth [of the wall]. 32And the two doors [are] of the oil-tree, and he has carved on them carvings of cherubim, and palm-trees, and openings of flowers, and overlaid with gold, and he causes the gold to go down on the cherubim and on the palm-trees.

33And so he has made for the opening of the temple, doorposts of the oil-tree, from the fourth [of the wall]. 34And the two doors [are] of fir-tree, the two sides of the first door are revolving, and the two hangings of the second door are revolving. 35And he has carved cherubim, and palms, and openings of flowers, and overlaid the carved work with straightened gold.

36And he builds the inner court, three rows of hewn work, and a row of beams of cedar.

37In the fourth year the house of YHWH has been founded, in the month of Ziv, 38and in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul (the eighth month), the house has been finished in all its matters, and in all its ordinances, and he builds it [in] seven years.

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