11Now it came about in the fourhundred and eightiethyear after the sons of Israelcame out of the land of Egypt, in the fourthyear of Solomon'sreignoverIsrael, in the month of Zivwhich is the secondmonth, that he abegan to build the house of the LORD.
As for the housewhichKingSolomonbuilt for the LORD, its length was sixtybcubits and its widthtwenty cubits and its heightthirtycubits.
The porch in front of the nave of the house was twentycubitscin length, dcorresponding to the width of the house, and its edepthalong the front of the house was tencubits.
Also for the house2he madewindows with artistic frames.
53Against the wall of the house he builtstoriesencompassing the walls of the housearound both the nave and the 4innersanctuary ; thus he made5sidechambersallaround.
The loweststory was fivecubitswide, and the middle was sixcubitswide, and the third was sevencubitswide ; for on the outside he fmadeoffsets in the wall of the houseallaround in order that the beams would not gbe inserted in the walls of the house.
76The house, while it was being built, was built of stonehprepared at the quarry, and there was neitherhammernoraxenoranyirontoolheard in the house while it was being built.