1 Kings 6:17
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New International Version
The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.

King James Bible
And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

Darby Bible Translation
And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].

World English Bible
The house, that is, the temple before [the oracle], was forty cubits [long].

Young's Literal Translation
And forty by the cubit was the house, it is the temple before it.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The walls of the ceiling - See the note on 1 Kings 6:9.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Kings 6:16 He built twenty cubits on the rear part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the ceiling; he built them for it on the inside as an inner sanctuary, even as the most holy place.

1 Kings 6:18 There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen.

Great Preparations for a Great Work
'And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David. 2. And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 3. Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the Lord his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet. 4. But now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. That part of Palestine in which the celebrated mountains of Lebanon are situated, is the border country adjoining Syria, having Sidon for its seaport, and Land, nearly adjoining the city of Damascus, on the north. This metropolitan city of Syria, and capital of the kingdom of Damascus, was strongly fortified; and during the border conflicts it served as a cover to the Assyrian army. Bunyan, with great reason, supposes that, to keep
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Kings 6:16
He partitioned off 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.

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

2 Chronicles 3:5
He paneled the main hall with juniper and covered it with fine gold and decorated it with palm tree and chain designs.

Ezekiel 41:2
The entrance was ten cubits wide, and the projecting walls on each side of it were five cubits wide. He also measured the main hall; it was forty cubits long and twenty cubits wide.

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