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1 Kings 6:1-7 (English Standard Version)

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Solomon Builds the Temple

1 1In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, 2he began to build the house of the LORD. 2 3The house that King Solomon built for the LORD was sixty cubitsa long, twenty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high. 3 The vestibule in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits long, equal to the width of the house, and ten cubits deep in front of the house. 4 And 4he made for the house windows with recessed frames.b 5 5He also built a structurec against the wall of the house, running around the walls of the house, both the nave and 6the inner sanctuary. And he made 7side chambers all around. 6 The lowest storyd was five cubits broad, the middle one was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad. For around the outside of the house he made offsets on the wall in order that the supporting beams should not be inserted into the walls of the house. 7 When the house was built, 8it was with stone prepared at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron was heard in the house while it was being built.
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