1 Kings 6:2-12 NIV

2 The temple that King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubits long, twenty wide and thirty high.a

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    • l 6:2 - That is, about 90 feet long, 30 feet wide and 45 feet high or about 27 meters long, 9 meters wide and 14 meters high
      3 The portico at the front of the main hall of the temple extended the width of the temple, that is twenty cubits,b and projected ten cubitsc from the front of the temple.

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        • m 6:3 - That is, about 30 feet or about 9 meters; also in verses 16 and 20
        • n 6:3 - That is, about 15 feet or about 4.5 meters; also in verses 23-26
          4 He made narrow windows high up in the temple walls.

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          5 Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms.

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              6 The lowest floor was five cubitsd wide, the middle floor six cubitse and the third floor seven.f He made offset ledges around the outside of the temple so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls.

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                • o 6:6 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters; also in verses 10 and 24
                • p 6:6 - That is, about 9 feet or about 2.7 meters
                • q 6:6 - That is, about 11 feet or about 3.2 meters
                  7 In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.

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                  8 The entrance to the lowestg floor was on the south side of the temple; a stairway led up to the middle level and from there to the third.

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                    • r 6:8 - Septuagint; Hebrew "middle"
                      9 So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks.

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                          10 And he built the side rooms all along the temple. The height of each was five cubits, and they were attached to the temple by beams of cedar.
                          11 The word of the LORD came to Solomon:

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                          12 “As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father.

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