The door to the stairs was at the south side of the temple. Winding stairs went up to the second floor and from there to the third floor.
He completed the temple with a roof of cedar beams and cross-planks.a10
Then he built the side rooms all around the temple. They were seven and a half feet high. He attached them to the temple with cedarwood.
The LORD's word came to Solomon,
Regarding this temple that you are building: If you follow my laws, enact my regulations, and keep all my commands faithfully, then I will fulfill for you my promise that I made to your father David.
I will live among the Israelites. I won't abandon my people Israel.
So Solomon constructed the temple and completed it.
He built the walls within the temple with cedar planks, paneled from the floor to the ceiling. He overlaid the floor of the temple with pine planks.
At the back of the temple he built thirty feet of cedar panels from the floor to the ceiling. Solomon built the inner sanctuary, the most holy place.
In front of this, the main hall was sixty feet.
The cedar inside the temple was carved with gourds and blossoming flowers. The whole thing was cedar. No stone was seen.
He set up the inner sanctuary inside the temple so that he could put the chest containing the LORD's covenant there.
The inner sanctuary was thirty feet in length, width, and height. Solomon overlaid it with pure gold and covered the altar with cedar.b21
Solomon covered the temple's interior with pure gold. He placed gold chains in front of the inner sanctuary and covered it with gold.
He overlaid the whole temple inside with gold until the temple was completely covered. He covered the whole altar that was in the inner sanctuary with gold.
He made two winged creatures of olive wood for the inner sanctuary, each fifteen feet high.