The door for the middlechamber was in the rightsidea of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.9
So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.10
And then he builtchambers against all the house,fivecubitshigh: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.11
And the word of the LORD came to Solomon,saying ,
Concerning this house which thou art in building , if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:13
And I will dwellamong the children of Israel, and will not forsake my peopleIsrael.14
So Solomonbuilt the house, and finished it.
And he built the walls of the housewithin with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the cieling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.16
And he builttwentycubits on the sides of the house,both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the mostholy place.
And the house, that is, the templebefore it, was fortycubits long.
And the cedar of the housewithin was carved with knopsb and openflowers: all was cedar; there was no stoneseen .
And the oracle he preparedin the housewithin, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.20
And the oracle in the forepart was twentycubits in length, and twentycubits in breadth, and twentycubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with purecgold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.21
So Solomonoverlaid the housewithin with puregold: and he made a partition by the chains of goldbefore the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.22
And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.23
And within the oracle he madetwocherubims of olivedtree, each tencubitshigh.