1 Kings 7:1-12 (Douay-Rheims)

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1 And Solomon built his own house in thirteen years, and brought it to perfection. 2 He built also the house of the forest of Libanus; the length of it was a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty cubits, and the height thirty cubits: and four galleries between pillars of cedar: for he had cut cedar trees into pillars. 3 And he covered the whole vault with boards of cedar, and it was held up with five and forty pillars. And one row had fifteen pillars, 4 Set one against another, 5 And looking one upon another, with equal space between the pillars, and over the pillars were square beams in all things equal. 6 And he made a porch of pillars of fifty cubits in length, and thirty cubits in breadth: and another porch before the greater porch, and pillars, and chapiters upon the pillars. 7 He made also the porch of the throne wherein is the seat of judgment; and covered it with cedar wood from the floor to the top. 8 And in the midst of the porch, was a small house, where he sat in judgment of the like work. He made also a house for the daughter of Pharao (whom Solomon had taken to wife) of the same work, as this porch; 9 All of costly stones, which were sawed by a certain rule and measure, both within and without: from the foundation to the top of the walls, and without, unto the great court. 10 And the foundations were of costly stones, great stones of ten cubits or eight cubits. 11 And above there were costly stones of equal measure hewed, and in like manner planks of cedar. 12 And the great court was made round with three rows of hewed stones, and one row of planks of cedar, which also was observed in the inner court of the house of the Lord, and in the porch of the house.
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