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1 Kings 6:8-23 (Holman Christian Standard)

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8 The door for the lowesta side chamber was on the right side of the temple. They went up a stairwayb to the middle [chamber], and from the middle to the third. 9 When he finished building the temple, he paneled it with boards and planks of cedar. 10 He built the chambers along the entire temple, joined to the temple with cedar beams; [each story was] seven and a half feetc high. 11 The word of the Lord came to Solomon: 12 "As for this temple you are building-if you walk in My statutes, execute My ordinances, and keep all My commandments by walking in them, I will fulfill My promise to you, which I made to your father David. 13 I will live among the Israelites and not abandon My people Israel." 14 When Solomon finished building the temple,d 15 he paneled the interior temple walls with cedar boards; from the temple floor to the surface of the ceiling he overlaid the interior with wood. He also overlaid the floor with cypress boards. 16 Then he lined 30 feete of the rear of the temple with cedar boards from the floor to the surface of the ceiling,f and he built the interior as an inner sanctuary, the most holy place. 17 The temple, that is, the sanctuary in front of the most holy place,g was 60 feeth long. 18 The cedar paneling inside the temple was carved with [ornamental] gourds and flower blossoms. Everything was cedar; not a stone could be seen. 19 He prepared the inner sanctuary inside the temple to put the ark of the Lord's covenant there. 20 The interior of the sanctuary was 30 feeti long, 30 feet wide, and 30 feet high; he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the cedar altar. 21 Next, Solomon overlaid the interior of the temple with pure gold, and he hungj gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuaryk and overlaid it with gold. 22 So he added the gold overlay to the entire temple until everything was completely finished, including the entire altar that belongs in the inner sanctuary. 23 In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim 15 feetl high out of olive wood.
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