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1 Kings 6:1-7 (New American Standard)

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The Building of the Temple

1 1Now it came about in the four hundred and eightieth year after the sons 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, that he abegan to build the house of the LORD. 2 As for the house which King Solomon built for the LORD, its length was sixty bcubits and its width twenty cubits and its height thirty cubits. 3 The porch in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits cin length, dcorresponding to the width of the house, and its edepth along the front of the house was ten cubits. 4 Also for the house 2he made windows with artistic frames. 5 3Against the wall of the house he built stories encompassing the walls of the house around both the nave and the 4inner sanctuary; thus he made 5side chambers all around. 6 The lowest story was five cubits wide, and the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for on the outside he fmade offsets in the wall of the house all around in order that the beams would not gbe inserted in the walls of the house. 7 6The house, while it was being built, was built of stone hprepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.
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