2 Chronicles 3:5-15 (New International Version)

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5 He paneled the main hall with pine and covered it with fine gold and decorated it with palm tree1 and chain designs. 6 He adorned the temple with precious stones. And the gold he used was gold of Parvaim. 7 He overlaid the ceiling beams, doorframes, walls and doors of the temple with gold, and he carved cherubim2 on the walls. 8 He built the Most Holy Place,3 its length corresponding to the width of the temple--twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide. He overlaid the inside with six hundred talentsa of fine gold. 9 The gold nails4 weighed fifty shekels.b He also overlaid the upper parts with gold. 10 In the Most Holy Place he made a pair5 of sculptured cherubim and overlaid them with gold. 11 The total wingspan of the cherubim was twenty cubits. One wing of the first cherub was five cubitsc long and touched the temple wall, while its other wing, also five cubits long, touched the wing of the other cherub. 12 Similarly one wing of the second cherub was five cubits long and touched the other temple wall, and its other wing, also five cubits long, touched the wing of the first cherub. 13 The wings of these cherubim6 extended twenty cubits. They stood on their feet, facing the main hall.d 14 He made the curtain7 of blue, purple and crimson yarn and fine linen, with cherubim8 worked into it. 15 In the front of the temple he made two pillars,9 which [together] were thirty-five cubitse long, each with a capital10 on top measuring five cubits.
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