And it came to pass in the fourhundredandeightiethyear after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourthyear of Solomon'sreign over Israel, in the monthZif, which is the secondmonth, that he began to build the house of the LORD.2
And the house which kingSolomonbuilt for the LORD, the length thereof was threescorecubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirtycubits.3
And the porchbefore the temple of the house,twentycubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and tencubits was the breadth thereof before the house.4
And for the house he madewindows of narrowlights.5
And against the walla of the house he builtchambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he madechambers round about:6
The nethermostchamber was fivecubitsbroad, and the middle was sixcubitsbroad, and the third was sevencubitsbroad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.7
And the house, when it was in building , was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of ironheard in the house, while it was in building .