1 Kings 6:23
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New International Version
For the inner sanctuary he made a pair of cherubim out of olive wood, each ten cubits high.

King James Bible
And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high.

Darby Bible Translation
And he made in the oracle two cherubim of olive-wood, ten cubits high;

World English Bible
In the oracle he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh within the oracle two cherubs, of the oil-tree, ten cubits is their height;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The whole house he overlaid with gold - It is impossible to calculate this expense, or the quantity of gold employed in this sacred building.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

two cherubims These were distinct from, and much larger than those which covered the mercy-seat.

Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way...

Exodus 25:18-22 And you shall make two cherubim of gold, of beaten work shall you make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat...

Exodus 37:7-9 And he made two cherubim of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat...

2 Chronicles 3:10-13 And in the most holy house he made two cherubim of image work, and overlaid them with gold...

Psalm 18:10 And he rode on a cherub, and did fly: yes, he did fly on the wings of the wind.

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth.

Isaiah 37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwell between the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth...

Ezekiel 10:2 And he spoke to the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub...

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things...

olive tree. or, oily trees. [heb] trees of oil

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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
Exodus 37:7
Then he made two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.

1 Kings 6:24
One wing of the first cherub was five cubits long, and the other wing five cubits--ten cubits from wing tip to wing tip.

1 Kings 6:31
For the entrance to the inner sanctuary he made doors out of olive wood that were one fifth of the width of the sanctuary.

1 Kings 6:32
And on the two olive-wood doors he carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid the cherubim and palm trees with hammered gold.

2 Chronicles 3:10
For the Most Holy Place he made a pair of sculptured cherubim and overlaid them with gold.

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