The entrance to the side-chambers of the middle [floor] was in the right side of the house; and they went up by winding stairs into the middle [floor], and out of the middle into the third.
And he built the house, and finished it; and covered a the house with beams and boards of cedar.
And he built the floors against all the house, five cubits high; and they b held to the house by the timbers of cedar.
And the word of Jehovah came to Solomon saying,
As to this house which thou art building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and practise mine ordinances, c and keep all my commandments to walk in them, then will I perform my word as to thee which I spoke unto David thy father;
and I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.
And Solomon built the house and finished it.
And he built d the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, from the floor of the house to the walls e of the roof; he overlaid [them] on the inside with wood, and overlaid the floor of the house with boards of cypress.
And he built twenty cubits of the innermost part of the house, both floor and walls, f with boards of cedar; and he built [them] for it within, to [be] the oracle, the most holy place. g17
And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].
And the cedar of the house within was carved with colocynths h and half-open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.
And he prepared the oracle in the midst of the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of Jehovah.
And the oracle within i was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof; and he overlaid it with pure gold; and he overlaid the cedar-wood altar j --
and Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold, and shut off the oracle in front with chains of gold, and overlaid it with gold.
And the whole house he overlaid with gold, the whole house entirely; also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.
And he made in the oracle two cherubim of olive-wood, k ten cubits high;