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1 Kings 6:1-7 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Building the Temple

1 Solomon [began to] build the temple for the Lord in the four hundred eightieth year after the Israelites came out from the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of his reign over Israel, in the second month, in the month of Ziv.ab 2 The temple that King Solomon built for the Lord was 90 feetc long, 30 feetd wide, and 45 feete high. 3 The portico in front of the temple sanctuary was 30 feetf long extending across the temple's width, and 15 feet deepg in front of the temple.h 4 He also made windows with beveled framesi for the temple. 5 He then built a chambered structurej along the temple wall, encircling the walls of the temple, that is, the sanctuary and the inner sanctuary. And he made side chambersk all around. 6 The lowest chamber was seven and a half feetl wide, the middle was nine feetm wide, and the third was 10 and a half feetn wide. He also provided offset ledges for the temple all around the outside so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls. 7 The temple's construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.
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